These 10 crowd-pleasing dinners are the perfect go-to recipes when you need to feed a lot of people. Not only are all of them delicious, but they also free you up in the kitchen.
Since there isn’t a single difficult recipe in the bunch, you can put everything together in a flash. Then you can enjoy the fun and conversation.
Your guests will certainly think you’re a brilliant host. After all, your cool calmness belies what tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.
Enjoy Your Guests
A lot of party hosts make the mistake of getting too bogged down in details. Instead, they should be having fun with the guests. This is your opportunity to shine in more ways than one.
10 Crowd-Pleasing Dinners
When you have to feed a large crowd, choose one of these easy but delicious dinners. If you have more people than the recipe feeds, you can easily multiply the number of ingredients to have enough food.
Shepherd’s pie has got to be one of my husband’s and my all-time favorite comfort foods. I like it because it’s super easy to make. We both like it because it’s delicious and filling. It has a wonderful blend of flavors from the meat, potatoes, vegetables, and cheese. What’s more is you serve it warm…
Teriyaki chicken and broccoli is an easy dinner to cook when you’re hungry but don’t have much time. For this reason, I like to get a rotisserie chicken from Costco. All I have to do is chop it up and toss it into whatever I’m cooking. You’ll also love the fact that this is a…
This Crock Pot ranch chicken recipe is quick, easy, and extremely flavorful. I’ve made a lot of chicken dishes in the slow cooker, but this one is now a favorite. It’s nice to have one-pot or one-pan meals. In fact, some of my other slow cooker chicken dishes include this chicken stew for two and…
My version of ground beef stroganoff gives new meaning to delicious food that’s super easy to make. Not only can you make it with a few ingredients, but it also doesn’t take long from start to finish. You can have the family dinner on the table in a flash. Fortunately, this is easy to make…
Mini stuffed peppers make the perfect party food and budget-friendly family dinner. Not only are they delicious but they’re also colorful and festive. You can also season them any way you want, according to the rest of your meal. Both my husband and I grew up eating stuffed bell peppers, and we both enjoyed them…
This creamy chicken and rice casserole satisfies the need for comfort food. Basically, it’s warm, tasty, and tamps down the hunger without making you feel stuffed. And if you use chicken thighs or drumsticks, you can have a family dinner under $10, even with a vegetable on the side. Anyone who lives in the South…
Budget-Friendly Family Dinner Sausage and peppers over yellow rice satisfies my husband’s and my appetite more than almost anything, which is what you should expect from southern cuisine. I always have the ingredients on hand for those times when I need to prepare a quick meal. What I like about it is that it’s easy…
This mac-and-cheese with ham casserole is one of my favorite meals to prepare in advance. Besides being super easy to make, it is delicious and doesn’t need a side–that is, unless you want one. This is an easy family dinner under $10. That said, I still like to have something on the side to add…
Hamburger tater tot casserole pulls a bunch of deliciousness together in one dish. As soon as you take your first bite, you know you’ll be asking for seconds. Just make sure there’s enough for the rest of the family. Although this is a kid-friendly meal, my husband is crazy about it. I suppose he’s a…
Italian chicken zucchini casserole sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. As a matter of fact, it is super easy to make for any size crowd. Whether you’re cooking dinner for your family or bringing it to a potluck, it’s sure to quickly disappear. Since the Costco rotisserie chickens are so large, I…
Desserts After the 10 Crowd-Pleasing Dinners
Don’t forget to offer your guests dessert. And by all means, keep the dessert menu as simple as the dinner.
Try serving one of these scrumptious desserts:
Caramel Apple Pizza – This delicious dish is not only fun to make, but it is also perfect for a crowd. You can make as many slices as you need for your crowd.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Another wonderful dessert is this scrumptious cake that involves very little work for a great payoff.
Granola Fruit Crisp – Make a big ol’ pan of this granola fruit crisp, and you’ll put a smile on everyone’s face. After all, what’s not to like about this cobbler alternative?
Butterscotch Pecan Cookies – Although these cookies have layers of complex flavor, they’re super easy to make. It’s up to you whether or not to share the recipe with your guests.
3 Flavors of Fudge – Make one of them or all three to really impress your guests. You have a choice of standard chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, or white chocolate fudge that you can decorate.
One of these 10 Pumpkin Recipes – Since pumpkin is such a popular dessert flavor, choose one or two of these delicious options.
3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake – This flourless cake is always a nice dessert option for anyone–especially if they have to follow a gluten-free diet.
More Delicious Recipes
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Tuesday 10th of December 2019
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Tuesday 10th of December 2019
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