49 Big-Batch Dinner Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Your friend, her husband and their three kids are staying with you this weekend. Breakfast is easy but what the heck are you going to serve everyone for dinner? Relax, we've got you covered. Here, 49 crowd-pleasing big-batch dinner ideas you can have on the table in no time.

1. Spinach White Bean Soup

Even better: Make a double batch and freeze it.

2. Ravioli Lasagna Casserole

Skipping the traditional noodles is a genius shortcut.

9. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

Waaaay better than the stuff you ate in college.

15. Kale and Wild Rice Casserole

Basically like taking a multivitamin.

16. Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Light, crunchy and refreshing.

18. Crockpot Low-Carb Lasagna

All of the flavor, none of the carbs.

19. Broccoli Beef Soba Bowls

Chopsticks optional (but highly encouraged).

20. Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad

Trust: You’re gonna want to make a double batch of this guy.

21. Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera

Did you know a cup of quinoa has eight grams of protein? (True story.)

22. Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Pile it on top of rice, quinoa or even romaine lettuce.

23. Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup

Set it and forget it. (But, uh, don’t forget to eat it.)

24. Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Just like Grandma used to make. (If Grandma made really kickass Italian food.)

25. Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet

Best idea ever: put it in a taco shell.

27. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Hearty, cheesy and makes great lunch leftovers.

28. Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Bonus: It makes the whole house smell amazing.

33. Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes

Never be nervous to cook steak at home again. This one looks (and tastes) fancy.

35. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

A family favorite made simple thanks to Coterie member Heidi Larsen.

37. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake

Easy enough for Monday, impressive enough for Saturday.

41. Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas

This tender, fall-off-the-bone meat is ideal for tacos, sandwiches and even with fried eggs.

45. Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Wrap each square in tinfoil, store it in the fridge, then pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.

47. Vegetarian Gumbo

Close your eyes and you’re in New Orleans.

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Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.