I want to use entree dishes in some metaphor. Essentially I want to oppose having just the bare main element of the dish, to having it with thick sauce or dressing, or alternatively, with many side dishes.
What I'm looking for is colloquial or "colorful" phrases for the ends of the spectrum on both these options. In other languages, you can hear terms such as a dish being served "with nothing" as opposed to "with everything" (literal translation), or a dish being served "dry" as a term for not having any sauce, even if it's not at all dry and can be rather moist.
Note: Phrases which apply only to one kind of dish, e.g. a cut of meat, or pies, or stews or what-not are also potentially relevant.