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25 Dinner Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd


Feeding a Crowd has never been easier with these Dinner Recipes that are designed to satisfy a multitude.

Dinner Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

From hearty casseroles to savory one-pot wonders, these recipes ensure that no one leaves the table hungry, turning every gathering into a feast to remember, without having to break the bank!

1. Favorite Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is a crowd favorite for anyone who wants to make enough food to feed a small army. This recipe is cheap, easy, and satisfying. You also check off all the major food groups.

2.Best Lasagna Recipe

Another amazing big pan recipe is a hearty lasagna. You can customize lasagnas in every way imaginable and make them match any diet or dietary restriction. Not to mention that these freeze super well, so you can meal prep multiple weeks out.

3. Church Supper Spaghetti

This recipe features all the toppings for an incredible enchilada, but over pasta instead. This is a great choice for potlucks or any sort of get-together where you need a quick recipe that can feed a crowd.

4. Pasta e Fagioli Olive Garden Copycat

This recipe is one of the best in the Olive Garden menu and is packed with veggies and great flavors that anyone can enjoy. Not to mention, this recipe tastes even better when it’s homemade.

5. Burrito Pie

This is essentially an enchilada casserole, and so easy to pull together! You simply layer the beans and meat over tortillas with taco sauce and green peppers to create several delicious layers.

6. Polish Casserole

This casserole is super easy to prepare and is also a great recipe that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Put the sauerkraut in or keep it on the side; this recipe tastes great either way!

7. Arugula Tomato Cheese Pizza 

Homemade pizza isn’t just a great crowd-pleasing food, it’s also a stand-out for getting everyone into the kitchen. You can get all of your family members or guests involved with the production and let them decorate to their heart’s content.

8. Southwest Chicken Casserole 

This chicken casserole goes beautifully with sliced avocados, sour cream, and even a little salsa. It’s an extremely easy-to-make crowd-pleaser because it is all made in the pan you bake it in and cooks in under an hour.

9. Seafood Gumbo 

With gumbo, the trick is to get the roux the right color. You should try to get the roux a dark walnut brown for the best, richest flavor. Gumbo also needs a long time to get the right flavor profile and become the best it can be. Slow-cooked is best!

10. Smothered Baked Chicken Burritos 

Baked burritos are a great option for a family who has a lot going on. If you only have a few moments to prep a meal, you need something that will be ready to roll in under 30 minutes. Luckily, this recipe is about 30 minutes total from prep to completion.

11. Rosemary Orange Glazed Pork Loin 

Pork and citrus seem to go hand in hand. This recipe adds rosemary for a delicious savory twist, and the decadent glaze is to die for! Pork is an amazing blank canvas on which you can build amazing flavor profiles on.

12. Best BBQ Chicken 

This recipe can either be done on the grill or in the oven, but either way, it’s yummy! To make sure it doesn’t burn, baste the BBQ sauce on near the end of the process. This way, the flavors still get into the meat, but you don’t have to worry about burning sugar or spices.

13. Best Taco Meatloaf 

If you’ve ever looked at a meatloaf and wondered how you can spice it up, this recipe is for you. Topped with cheddar, Monterrey Jack cheese, and salsa, this recipe is super easy for a quick weeknight meal.

14. Cabbage Roll Casserole 

Another Polish-inspired dish, this recipe is super easy and a great way to get rid of a lot of cabbage at once. It’s garlicky, low-carb, and delicious.

15. Easy Stuffed Shells 

Stuffed shells are a classic Italian stuff-and throw-in-the-oven recipe for after-work or sports practice. These can be made with any sauce or ground meat you want; no matter what, it will be amazing!

16. Baked Balsamic Chicken Breast 

Balsamic can be a hard ingredient to find uses for. This recipe uses half a cup of balsamic, so it packs in the flavor! This recipe is also super simple and can be done in as few as 30 minutes.

17. Oven-Baked Beef Tacos 

Baking tacos doesn’t have to be a messy affair. You put all the fillings in while the shells are in the pan and at the end of the night, you only have one pan to clean up.

18. Greek Tortellini Salad 

A tortellini salad is a great, rich choice for a summer salad. Feta cheese, tomatoes, and olives all work together for a refreshing side dish or meal.

19. New Orleans Style Gumbo 

As we said above, gumbo needs a strong roux. This recipe features roux as dark as chocolate, and that makes the gumbo hold its shape and has the consistency of gravy. Crab meat is added at the end to protect its delicate flavor.

20. Red Lentil Soup 

This Greek-style lentil soup is creamy without any dairy and has a delicious sour kick from the healthy amount of lemon juice in this recipe. You can add feta cheese for the topping, but this recipe can stay vegan if you want.

21. White Pesto Spinach Lasagna 

This lasagna recipe is great with a lot of fresh veggies inside. Mushrooms and spinach work amazingly with the creamy pesto sauce. For best results use a blend of cheeses.

22. Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Pork carnitas are a great, classic Mexican dish that takes a while to cook, but only about five minutes to prep. You can use this meat as a base for countless Mexican dishes from tacos to enchiladas and even mole.

23. Rudy’s Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn 

Creamed corn is great as a side dish and this recipe will make it a staple at your dinner table. It’s cheap, you can use canned corn from your cupboard and can be made in a large batch to feed a crowd.

24. Baked Mac & Cheese Bites 

Mini macaroni and cheese bites are perfect to pass around at a party as appetizers. You could even make a big batch, freeze them, and then bake fresh when you want a small macaroni and cheese craving satisfied.

25. Million Dollar Chicken Casserole 

While some of these ingredients sound unorthodox, they work together to create a delicious casserole that’s easily frozen and baked quickly. It’s a great way to get rid of a leftover rotisserie chicken too.

Feeding a crowd doesn’t have to be difficult or too long a process. You can come up with something incredible without too much work or too many dishes to do. After all, that means you can spend all your time hosting and enjoying all the praise you’ll get from making these recipes!