19 Big-Batch Dishes to Feed a Crowd
Quick: You have ten family members coming over this weekend, and pizza isn’t going to cut it. Feed Uncle Bob, Aunt Suzy, Cousin Tyler and the whole crew with these crowd-pleasing big-batch recipes you can throw together in no time.
White Pesto Spinach Lasagna (10 Servings)
Cheesy? Check. Bubbly? Check. Loaded with gorgeous good-for-you veggies like spinach and wild mushrooms? Triple check.
Slow-Cooker Crispy Carnitas (10 Servings)
In this big-batch gem, pork shoulder is simmered in the slow cooker for eight hours, yielding tender, fall-off-the-bone meat that’s fabulous in tacos, sandwiches and even with fried eggs.
Korean Beef Tacos (12 Servings)
These mind-blowing tacos come together in 35 minutes, featuring Sriracha mayo and caramelized kimchi.
Healthy Instant-Pot Turkey Chili (8 Servings)
The easiest way to cook for a crowd: dump all of the ingredients into your multi-cooker, then go live your life. In six hours, you’ve got a belly-warming dinner.
Baked Mac-and-Cheese Bites (10 Servings)
In less than an hour, you can have 48 of these delightful little bites on the table, baked with two kinds of gooey cheddar cheese.
Holy Mole Enchiladas (8 Servings)
Tweak this easy 40-minute recipe to make it spicy, gluten-free or vegan.
Roasted Squash Salad with Crispy Shallot & Balsamic Reduction (8 Servings)
With winter squash, pepitas, currants and macadamia-nut cheese, it’s a salad even salad-haters can get on board with.
Slow-Cooker Tater Tot Casserole (8 Servings)
Layered with ground beef, sharp cheddar, black beans and tons of tots, this crowd-pleaser is guaranteed to disappear in ten minutes or less.
Eight-Layer Hummus Dip (8 Servings)
This nutritious app is loaded up with pine nuts, pesto, sweet peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro and feta cheese. (Yum.)
Slow-Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs with Garlic Toast (8 Servings)
These little bites can be prepped in advance and frozen until you need them.
BLT Pasta Salad (8 Servings)
The secret to this picnic favorite (besides a pound of bacon, of course)? Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar to make it tangy and a little bit sweet.
Zucchini Ricotta Galette (8 Servings)
If you’re in a dinner rut, listen up: This savory summer pie will elevate any meal, from a picnic lunch in the park with a bottle of wine to Sunday supper with the whole fam on the back patio.
Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange (10 Servings)
Let us fill you in on a little secret: This sweet and savory baked cheese looks fancy, but it couldn’t be easier to make.
Korean Grilled Steak with Toasted Sesame Chimichurri (8 Servings)
Chef Tieghan Gerard tells us the key to a great flank steak is marinating it in something delicious for at least a few hours. Done and done.