47 Big-Batch Dishes to Feed a Crowd
Quick: You have eight family members coming over this weekend, and pizza isn’t going to cut it. Not to worry, friend. You can feed Uncle Bob, Aunt Suzy, Cousin Tyler and the whole crew with these delicious recipes for a crowd, from one-pan chicken dinners to big-batch breakfast dishes. Trust us: You can throw them together in no time, whether the occasion is Sunday dinner, a birthday celebration or a holiday gathering.
4. Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto (8 servings)
A ten-ingredient, 30-minute recipe that stores for up to a month in the freezer. (So basically, it’s fabulous in every way.)
5. Korean Beef Tacos (12 servings)
These mind-blowing tacos come together in 35 minutes and are piled high with sriracha mayo and caramelized kimchi to boot.
6. Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili (8 servings)
The easiest way to cook for a crowd: Dump all the ingredients into your pressure cooker, then go live your life. In six hours, you’ve got a soul-warming dinner that's ready to serve.
14. Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs with Garlic Toast (8 servings)
These little bites can be prepped in advance and frozen until you need them.
22. Pull-Apart Bread with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese (10 to 12 servings)
Monkey bread is tasty, but we’ve made it 2 billion times. Enter this remix that boasts all the fun of monkey bread and twice the class. Make it for weekends, game days or dinner parties, but always serve warm.
29. Sheet-Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese (12 servings)
Eggs are a breeze to cook for one, but they’re tough to make for a crowd. Consider this recipe your secret weapon. It’s tasty with toast and a mimosa—and even more so on a bagel sandwich.
33. Amazing Mexican Breakfast Casserole (12 servings)
What makes it amazing, you ask? It could be the fact that it’s a breeze to prepare ahead…or it could be the copious amounts of avocado on top. We can’t decide.
42. Skillet Roast Chicken with Shmaltzy Potatoes (6 servings)
Nothing wows a crowd like a golden-brown whole chicken. Pro tip: Position the chicken so its legs point toward one of the back corners of the oven, where it runs hotter than the center of the oven. This will keep the breast meat from drying out.
45. Apricot and Frangipane Cake (8 Servings)
Thanks to five juicy, in-season apricots, you don’t even need to frost this beauty. It's naturally gorgeous as is.
47. Perfect Instant Pot New York Cheesecake (8 servings)
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