Side Dish Ideas for a Baby Shower with 40 People?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: I have been asked to make a “side” dish (side is in quotes because it’s my understanding there won’t be a main entree) for my close friend’s baby shower. We will have the capability to reheat, but not cook, before the shower. Any ideas on a dish that can feed a crowd and doesn’t contain too many expensive ingredients?

The dish also needs to be mommy-to-be friendly (every dish I think of contains something on the do-not-eat list!). I’m estimating there will be 40 people present. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Sent by Lily

Editor: Take a look at these articles for some ideas!

  • Looking for a Make-Ahead Menu for a Baby Shower
  • Help Me Plan a No-Cook Menu for an Afternoon Baby Shower!
  • What Should I Serve at an Afternoon Baby Shower?

Readers, what ideas do you have?