(Closed) Need main dish ideas for Reception?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Is there anything you are considering as main dishes? What kind of reception are you having or what feeling are looking for?

Post # 6
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Check out restaurant’s web pages, they’ll have some good ideas.

We are having beef tenderloin/crabcake and stuffed mushrooms.

Post # 7
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hmm, it seems like you’re serving sort of comfort foods that would be served at family parties (which I think is awesome!) Maybe think of some dishes that would be served at family gatherings (in your family) and go from there?

Post # 8
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Roasted chicken (like a whole chicken cut into section, bone in) is always good and super easy, but still delicious. And I would think budget friendly. Maybe Kabobs, chicken or beef. Pulled pork would be easy too, you can cook that in crockpots and transfer into a different dish, super easy,not time consuuming, good, and feeds a lot of people. I don’t know if any of that would work. Good luck!

Post # 9
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

How about a chicken dish? Chicken marsala, chicken parm, and lemon chicken are usually crowd pleasers, and probably not terribly difficult to prepare for a group that size.

You can’t go wrong with a nice big vat of rigatoni or some other pasta, either.

Post # 10
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i’m having a spring wedding at our dinner we are serving baked chicken topped with some sort of mushroom and cheese melt, a spring salad (apricots, strawberries, all kinds of greens, along with a raspberry vinegret), baked berad rolls and fettucine choice of alfredo or marinera sauce

Post # 11
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some ideas that are minimal work and can be made ahead of time:

Pulled pork with rolls and toppings: coleslaw, pickles, extra BBQ sauce, etc. (people can create their own pulled pork sandwich). Sides: macaroni salad, coleslaw, baked beans and corn.

Pasta dishes that freeze and reheat well: baked ziti, stuffed shells (could do several different kinds: 4-cheese, cheese and sausage, mushroom and spinach), lasagna (could do with and without meat)

“Upscale” BBQ Bar: have burgers, chicken, steak, etc. and a topping bar with your regular toppings and maybe some different toppings like bacon, blue cheese or gorganzola crumbles, Guinness BBQ sauce, sautéed onions and mushrooms, avocado slices

Taco bar: have several fillings (ground beef, carne asada meat, chicken and wilted green), then a toppings bar with several different salsas (a salsa verde, some fruit salsas, a tomatillo salsa), avocado slices, onions, cheese, block olives, warm tortillas, etc.

Post # 12
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second the Taco/BBQ bar ideas… you could do a pasta bar/food station as well. They all sound easy to prep and guests should be happy with a variety to choose from!

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