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50 Easy Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

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50 Easy Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd featuring Homemade Chicken Nachos with Broccoli, Onions and Tomatoes
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Best Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Feeding everyone at family gatherings, block parties, or game days can be challenging. 

But do not worry! There are so many crowd-pleasing dishes out there to try. 

Get ready for a feast! 

After trying these delicious appetizers, mains, and desserts, your guests won’t want to go home. And I guarantee they will come back for more! 

Bonus! Each one of these crowd-feeding recipes is super simple to prep. So, you can enjoy the party too.

1.  Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Need a hassle-free dish packed with flavor? Try this pulled pork recipe! 

Just a few ingredients, easy prep, and voila! Your slow cooker does the rest. 

This recipe is all about convenience. Rub the pork with pantry spices and pop it in the slow cooker. 

Then, let it cook to perfection. No need to babysit the pot!

The best part? It’s perfect for meal prep. Cook once, and you’ve got delicious meals ready for the next few days. 

A total crowd-pleaser!

2. Crock Pot Creamed Corn

The next time you feed a crowd, whip up this delicious crock pot creamed corn. It is like nostalgia in a bowl. 

Forget canned creamed corn. (Seriously- never eat it again!) This cheesy, slow-cooked version is a game-changer. 

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It’s rich but not heavy. And it is sweet, but not overly so. This is a dish that can convert even the pickiest of eaters.

This recipe respects the corn’s natural sweetness and creamy texture. So, grab your slow cooker and make a dish to remember!

3. Baked Mac and Cheese Bites

These baked mac ‘n’ cheese bites are the perfect munchies for your next gathering.

These bites are magic. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and cheesy inside. It’s a combo everyone adores. 

Plus, they get an irresistible crunch without the extra oil since they cook in the oven. While not healthy food, they are friendlier to the waistline.

4. Chicken Nachos

Looking for a cheesy, veggie-packed appetizer? Dive into these loaded baked chicken nachos. 

They’re the perfect messy-yet-yummy dish to share with a crowd! These nachos are all about embracing the mess and savoring every delicious bite. 

Perfect for casual TV nights or as the star appetizer on game day. 

Trust me, they will disappear before halftime!

5. Chocolate Sheet Cake

Check out this chocolate sheet cake! This is the ultimate party dessert, especially with a scoop of ice cream!

Chocolate sheet cake is a star at family functions. It is moist, topped with irresistible frosting, and chocolatey. 

It’s perfect for any occasion, like BBQs, birthdays, or just because.

Plus, it’s flexible! Switch up the sprinkles for the occasion, or add pecans, crushed cookies, or candy. 

6. Creamy Chicken Casserole

This creamy chicken casserole overflows with tender chicken, crispy bacon, and sautéed mushrooms. 

And it all swims in a cheesy cream of chicken soup sauce.

This dish shines at family gatherings.

Want to complete the meal? Creamy mashed potatoes go so well with this casserole. 

7. BLT Pasta Salad

Now, this BLT pasta salad is a surefire crowd-pleaser! 

This dish combines crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, fresh lettuce, and hearty pasta. A tangy, delicious dressing crowns everything inside.

It’s a fun, filling twist on the classic BLT sandwich. The BLT pasta salad is ideal for a quick lunch, potluck, or BBQ. 

Got leftovers? Throw ‘em in the salad! 

8. Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Craving a hearty meal? Try this Instant Pot beef stew with root veggies! 

Every spoonful of this one-pot, keto-friendly dish is cozy and oh-so-flavorful. 

The best part is that it is quick to prep in the Instant Pot. It creates the most tender beef and perfectly-cooked root veggies.

So, gather your loved ones and serve this satisfying stew. There is no better or easier way to fill bellies and warm hearts!

9. Loaded Greek Fries

Looking for a meal to feed a crowd? How about a meal that satisfies all your junk food cravings? Try these Greek fries! 

Full of flavor, you can serve them as a meal or appetizer.

These fries come loaded with beef, lamb, veggies, and feta cheese. So, you get a pleasurable bite every single time. 

I could literally eat these every day. 

10. Baked Ziti

Who doesn’t love pasta, right? 

Well, baked ziti is the best way to feed your carb-loving crowd. 

It’s a lifesaver on those busy weeknights when you crave something super satisfying. 

Wanna know my favorite thing about it? This recipe does not require a ton of work! #winning

Cook up some ziti, and throw it in a dish with meat sauce and cheese. Then, let the oven work do the work. Simple!

11. Ham and Cheese Sliders

These ham and cheese sliders go down a treat with just about everyone! 

Sweet rolls, salty ham, gooey Swiss cheese, and wicked honey-mustard sauce- delectable. And they are ready in just 25 minutes!

Perfect for lunch, dinner, or game days. They are a superb way to use leftover holiday ham, too. 

Pair them with a salad and sweet potato fries, and voila – a hit meal!

12. Raspberry Lemon Tartlets

Try these lemon raspberry tartlets! It’s a must. 

With its fluffy lemon cream and flaky crust, these individual portions are a surefire crowd-pleaser.

And the best part? They’re portable! You can bring the brightness of spring along, no matter the occasion (or season). 

13. Chicken Pot Pie

Craving supreme comfort food? Meet this homemade chicken pot pie. 

Prep’s a breeze – just 10 minutes, six ingredients, and four easy steps. The oven does the heavy lifting. Just mix, pour, bake, and voila!

Quick to make, packed with flavors, and an all-around comforting dish.

So, dig into this hearty feast. Your family, and your schedule, will thank you.

14. Lasagna

Say hello to a cheesy, saucy classic – lasagna! 

Pair with garlic bread or an Italian salad for a yummy Italian feast. Bonus- you can prep ahead or bake right away. It is up to you.

Whether it’s Sunday dinner or a friendly get-together, this lasagna fits every bill. 

Whip up this easy, flavorful lasagna and let those compliments roll in. 

15. Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells

These cheesy spinach stuffed shells are your new dinner superstar! 

They’re ideal for weeknights. And believe me, the leftovers taste even better.

Plus, they’re perfect for meal prep. Make them in advance, and enjoy them throughout the week. 

It’s an easy, tasty solution to feed a crowd any time!

16. Sausage Rolls

These homemade sausage rolls are perfect for lunch, snacks, or served up as party food!

They feature meat-stuffed puff pastry. You can use seasoned beef or pork. Sausage rolls may not be fancy, but oh, they’re tasty!

And they are total crowd-pleasers. 

Plus, you can freeze them for future parties. Convenience and taste? What’s not to love?

17. Roast Lamb

Love succulent roast lamb? Me too. Try slow-roasting it for 12 hours in the oven overnight! 

This easy, hands-off method is fantastic. And you can even roast up to 4 shoulders at once!

This lamb is your first-class ticket to a delicious meal. Sure, a 3-hour roast is tasty. But this 12-hour lamb is truly top-notch.

It is perfect for feeding a crowd, promising an unforgettable feast they will rave about.

18. Chicken Cordon Bleu

Have you ever tried chicken cordon bleu? No? Give this recipe a whirl. 

This Swedish dish features thin chicken with layers of ham and cheese inside. Often it is rolled or folded, and it is always breaded.  

Pan-fry it to crispy, golden perfection. 

Hot tip: Remember – add the honey mustard sauce just before serving. This way, the chicken can keep its crispy crunch.

19. Sheet Pan S’mores

No campfire, no problem. Make these easy sheet pan s’mores instead. They are so simple but oh-so-good!

They might not be your regular treat, but who can resist a good s’more? It’s the perfect quick dessert for family gatherings; the kids will love it!

Ideal for feeding a crowd- it’s a fun, tasty treat everyone will adore!

20. Creamy Tomato Rigatoni Pasta

Creamy tomato rigatoni pasta is a winning weeknight dinner. It is simple yet tasty, and it is ready in 25 minutes!

Plus, the whole family will love it. This pasta ticks all the boxes!

Serve it as a quick vegetarian entree, or pair it with chicken or pork. It’s delicious either way. 

21. Southwestern Chicken and Rice Casserole

You need to try this Southwestern chicken and rice casserole. It’s a winner, trust me. 

Every bite is brimming with bold and delicious Southwestern flavors. Oh, and it is super creamy. 

The secret to its creaminess? Greek yogurt. 

Perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a quick, no-fuss meal.

Just throw everything into a bowl, mix it, and pop it into a casserole dish. Dinner is served!

22. Wild Mushroom Risotto

Here’s a dish you won’t forget – this wild mushroom risotto. It’s bursting with umami-rich flavors, thanks to the magic of mushrooms.

What’s for dinner?

This mushroom risotto is the answer- from simple family affairs to impressing crowds. 

It’s quick, easy, and incredibly delicious. 

This dish is a surefire way to bring people together.

23. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

You’ll love this roasted butternut squash salad. 

It’s filled with winter squash, cranberries, pepitas, and fresh greens. A simple shallot vinaigrette ties it all together.

This salad is a go-to for holiday gatherings and potlucks. But it is also a fabulous choice for lunch or dinner. 

24. Instant Pot Church Supper Spaghetti

This instant pot spaghetti is perfect for feeding the family. 

Plus, this recipe is uber-flexible. Add whatever veggies, mushroom types, pasta, or cheese varieties you like. 

Mix and match based on what you have at home.

It makes about 8 servings, but leftovers freeze well. Or halve the ingredients for fewer servings. Try it tonight!

25. Chicken and Dumplings

This easy chicken and dumplings recipe is the perfect comfort for chilly days. 

This is a hearty, creamy chicken soup with homemade dumplings. It is also a wonderful way to sneak in extra veggies.

The taste is unbeatable!

26. Slow Roasted French Dip Sandwiches

Just picture this: slow-roasted French dip sandwiches. 

They feature a Dijon and brown sugar-rubbed chuck roast. It braises for hours in a rich stout beer. Sounds fantastic, right? 

The crockpot does most of the work, which means fewer dishes to clean. So, you get more time to enjoy with friends and family!

The roast comes out succulent. Slice it thin and pile it on a bun. Then, top it with spicy aioli, gouda, and caramelized onions. 


27. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

We all love a good cheesecake. But, let’s be honest, it can be a chore to make. 

Want a simple option without the fuss?

These cheesecake bars are your answer. Each bite of these cheesecake bars bursts with fresh lemon and juicy blueberries.

Best part? They freeze beautifully! 

Make them this summer, and don’t forget to add frozen blueberries for extra color.

28. Vegan Zucchini Galette

This delightful zucchini galette is perfect for picnics and garden lunches. 

It’s so easy to whip up, and the best part? No fiddly tart cases or time-consuming shaping. 

This zucchini galette is a versatile crowd-pleaser. Trust me, your friends will scramble for seconds!

29. Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Got a big crowd to feed? I’ve got the perfect appetizer: bacon-wrapped smokies! 

Wrap cocktail sausages in bacon, then roll them in brown sugar and spices. Bake until perfect. 

Everyone goes nuts for these little bites. They’re simple yet delicious. The sweet and savory spice rub really ramps up the flavor.

30. Fried Empanadas

These crispy, filled pockets are irresistible!

Sure, you can bake these. But trust me, fried empanadas are better. Learn to fry them right, and you’ve got a crowd-pleaser!

They require a little extra work- but the work is worth it. These are mouthwatering.

Serve them at your next Mexican-themed party, and watch just how fast they disappear.

31. American Goulash

Need a hearty, budget-friendly meal to feed a crowd? Look no further than American goulash!

It’s comfort food at its finest. 

Goulash is a one-pot dish featuring savory and warming flavors. It has a tomato-based sauce, ground beef, and elbow macaroni. 

Everyone loves goulash! 

American goulash is exceptional, even if you don’t have a crowd to feed.

Make it on a Sunday, then enjoy easy meals throughout the week. 

P.S. It’s also a hit at potlucks!

32. Baked Chicken Taquitos

Looking for a crowd-pleaser that’s quick, flavorful, and easy to make? Try these baked chicken taquitos!

In just 30 minutes, you’ll have crispy taquitos loved by all. Serve them with salsa, guacamole, or Pico de Gallo. 

Every bite has fresh cilantro, green onions, salsa, and Greek yogurt. Utterly delicious!

33. Crockpot Chili

Need an easy, hearty meal that’s sure to please a crowd? This slow-cooked chili is your answer!

It’s rich and filling and slow-cooked to perfection. And it only needs some basic pantry staples to complete. 

The long cook time allows flavors to blend beautifully.

Top it with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and cilantro, or serve with cornbread or tortillas. Yum!

34. Mini Quiche

Craving a bite-sized breakfast treat? A mini quiche recipe is your solution!

These quiches are ideal for making ahead and serving as a simple breakfast or appetizer. 

From baby showers to Christmas parties, they’re a crowd-pleaser!

Try these mini quiches for your next gathering. Your guests will be thrilled!

35. White Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas sheet cake is your new best friend. Like all things in Texas, this cake is BIG. 

Luckily, it is also easy to make. You only need a saucepan – no mixer, no fuss.

Sour cream and melted butter make it incredibly moist. It is so soft it almost melts in your mouth. And let’s talk about the icing – it’s rich, nutty, and delicious.

Try it for your next get-together. I promise it’ll be a hit!

36. Brussels Sprouts Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette

Meet your new salad crush – the shredded Brussels sprouts salad. It’s crunchy and refreshing, with a citrusy zing. 

What makes it even tastier? The fact it’s also studded with almonds, dried cherries, and crispy bacon. Yum!

Why is this salad a crowd-pleaser? 

It’s big in size and in flavor. Plus, there is no cooking required. 

But the best part? It’s perfect for both big bashes and smaller dinners.

37. Seven-Layer Taco Dip

Whip up this seven-layer taco dip this taco Tuesday! Each bite is a new flavor adventure.

Let’s talk layers. 

There are taco-seasoned beans, sour cream, cream cheese, salsa, tomatoes, peppers, and green onions. Finish it with lettuce, olives, and cheese.

The result? A crunchy, tasty dip that’s a taco in every bite. Yum!

38. Tamale Pie

Ever tried tamale pie? It’s a quick, zesty dinner with a cheesy cornbread crust. Classic American comfort food!

This dish starts with a ground beef casserole, but we’re making it easy. All cooked in a cast iron skillet and topped with Jiffy cornbread. 

It’s a flavor fiesta in every bite!

Tamale Pie is a tasty American spin on traditional tamales. You’ve got ground beef, cheese, and chilies – all under a cornbread crust. Delish!

39. Pinwheel Sandwiches

These finger-friendly pinwheel sandwiches are great for kid lunches and BBQs. 

These pinwheel sandwiches are a breeze to make. Lay out a tortilla, pile on the tasty toppings, roll, slice, and you’re set! 

They’re a quick, tasty appetizer that’s great on the go. Try them at your next gathering or lunchbox packing session – they’re a surefire hit!

40. Baked French Toast Casserole

Need a crowd-pleaser for a lazy weekend breakfast or holiday brunch? This easy-baked French toast casserole is the answer.

It simplifies traditional French toast – no frying individual pieces here. You bake everything in one pan, saving time and energy.

Make it overnight for an even quicker morning meal. In the morning, pop it in the oven, and you’re ready!

41. Cheesy Garlic Bread Meatball Sliders

These cheesy, garlic butter mini meatball subs delight at parties. Don’t expect leftovers! 

They’re topped with mozzarella and an irresistible garlicky Parmesan-basil-butter mixture. Bake them until melty and gooey, and tuck in. 

They’re just perfect for get-togethers, parties, or holiday celebrations.

42. Cajun Shrimp Cocktail

Meet the zesty twist to your regular shrimp cocktail – the Cajun shrimp cocktail. 

Quickly roast the juicy, Cajun spice-coated shrimp. Serve them with a tangy homemade Cajun cocktail sauce.

They are the perfect appetizer for a dinner party. Also, they are an exciting addition to your salad or wrap. 

Every little shrimp explodes with flavor!

43. Cranberry & Prosciutto Ricotta Toast

Here’s a festive treat: cranberry and prosciutto ricotta toast! 

Olive oil-toasted bread carries honey-sage ricotta, spiced cranberry jam, and salty prosciutto.

It’s a sweet and savory delight, perfect for breakfast or an appetizer.

Ideal for feeding a crowd, this festive toast is a hit. No matter if it’s for breakfast, snack, or appetizer time!

44. Mini Pizzas

These mini pizzas are ready in just 20 minutes! 

Each mini treat features canned biscuits, pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese, and spices. Bake them in a muffin tin for the perfect mini snack. 

Everyone can add their own toppings, so they are customizable!

Once the cheese bubbles and the crust turns golden, get stuck in.

45. Holy Mole Enchiladas

Ready for a flavor explosion? Good. You can enjoy these holy mole enchiladas! 

You start with a quick 20-minute mole sauce. Fill each tortilla with chicken, beans, and cheese. These enchiladas are delicious. 

You’ll be going for seconds and thirds- and looking forward to the leftovers. Your guests will adore them too!

46. Peanut Butter Cake

Craving something sweet? This crowd-pleasing peanut butter cake will fit the bill! 

It is an old-school sheet cake – no frills, just delicious. 

There may not be fancy decorations, but its flavors are unbeatable. Who needs a bakery when you can have this soft, moist, delectable treat?

It’s perfect for satisfying your (and just about everybody’s) sweet tooth.

47. Polish Casserole

The next time you fancy a little comfort food, whip up this fabulous Polish casserole. 

It’s filled with warm noodles, hearty kielbasa, and creamy corn. Sounds simple, right? But oh boy, it’s so satisfying.

Plus, the recipe is super flexible. Swap out noodles for pasta or throw in some extra veggies. Or add a sprinkle of Swiss cheese. 

Everybody will love it!

48. Grilled Beef Satay

Ever craved juicy, char-grilled steak skewers with a spicy peanut sauce? I bet you are now! 

This marinated steak brings the best of Southeast Asian street food right to your table. 

The secret? An amazing basting sauce full of spices and a hint of sweetness. 

Ideal for outdoor gatherings, this Singapore-style beef satay serves up an unforgettable feast.

49. Crispy Chicken Parm Sliders

If you love finger food, then you need to try these crispy chicken parm sliders! I like them as appetizers or main dishes. 

Either way, they are ideal for parties or game days. 

Load dinner rolls with crispy chicken strips, rich marinara, and melted provolone. Then, slather them with a seasoned butter-parmesan sauce. 

You get all the flavors of classic chicken parmesan in a fun, party-ready form!

50. Au Gratin Potatoes

Craving a creamy and cheesy side dish? Look no further than au gratin potatoes! 

This classic recipe creates the most amazing, tasty, golden-brown tender potatoes. 

Don’t fret if you don’t own a Mandoline. With a sharp knife and patience, you’ll have perfect potato slices in no time. 

So, include this fantastic dish when planning your dinner party menu. It will earn you rave reviews!

50 Easy Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

Planning a party? Well, these recipes will feed a crowd! With dishes like taquitos and chili, you can be sure your guests will leave happy, but not hungry.


  • Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Crock Pot Creamed Corn

  • Baked Mac and Cheese Bites

  • Chicken Nachos

  • Chocolate Sheet Cake

  • Creamy Chicken Casserole

  • BLT Pasta Salad

  • Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

  • Loaded Greek Fries

  • Baked Ziti

  • Ham and Cheese Sliders

  • Raspberry Lemon Tartlets

  • Chicken Pot Pie

  • Lasagna

  • Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells

  • Sausage Rolls

  • Roast Lamb

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Sheet Pan S’mores

  • Creamy Tomato Rigatoni Pasta

  • Southwestern Chicken and Rice Casserole

  • Wild Mushroom Risotto

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

  • Instant Pot Church Supper Spaghetti

  • Chicken and Dumplings

  • Slow Roasted French Dip Sandwiches

  • Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

  • Vegan Zucchini Galette

  • Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

  • Fried Empanadas

  • American Goulash

  • Baked Chicken Taquitos

  • Crockpot Chili

  • Mini Quiche

  • White Texas Sheet Cake

  • Brussels Sprouts Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette

  • Seven -Layer Taco Dip

  • Tamale Pie

  • Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • Baked French Toast Casserole

  • Cheesy Garlic Bread Meatball Sliders

  • Cajun Shrimp Cocktail

  • Cranberry & Prosciutto Ricotta Toast

  • Mini Pizzas

  • Holy Mole Enchiladas

  • Peanut Butter Cake

  • Polish Casserole

  • Grilled Beef Satay

  • Crispy Chicken Parm Sliders

  • Au Gratin Potatoes


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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