Meals That Serve A Crowd

By , SparkPeople Blogger
I recently came across my great grandmother's focaccia pizza recipe and was surprised that it served 100 people. Apparently, cooking for a crowd was the norm in my family. One thing my family has taught me is that cooking a big meal doesn't have to be complicated or unhealthy. My guests often mention how surprised they are how tasty a healthy dish can be and how inspired they are to try simple substitutes in their recipes. Here are seven SparkRecipes that can easily be doubled when cooking for a crowd.


7 Meals To Serve A Crowd

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole

Try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!

CALORIES: 320.6  |  FAT: 8.9g  |  PROTEIN: 27.9g  |  CARBS: 36.1g  |  FIBER: 8.8g

Stepfanie's Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
 (Vegetarian and Gluten Free)

Beans and quinoa seasoned with onions, garlic, chiles and spices. Serve this with steamed broccoli or wilted spinach and a dollop of light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

CALORIES: 257.4  |  FAT: 4.3g  |  PROTEIN: 15.4g  |  CARBS: 40.9g  |  FIBER: 9.6g

Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef Stew

Chef Meg turned a member-submitted dish into a slow cooker meal that's easy yet exotic!

CALORIES: 370.3  |  FAT: 11.2g  |  PROTEIN: 38.8g  |  CARBS: 27.7g  |  FIBER: 5.7g

Low Fat Spinach Lasagna

A much quicker version of the Italian classic; less time, but no less taste.

CALORIES: 315.6  |  FAT: 14.8g  |  PROTEIN: 26.3g  |  CARBS: 24.2g  |  FIBER: 3.7g

Chicken Breasts with Red Wine Sauce (Chef Meg's Makeover)
(Gluten Free)

This is a lighter take on the classic Italian preparation of Chicken Cacciatore (or Chicken Hunter Style). Our made-over version uses white meat rather than dark and less oil to cut almost 60 calories per serving and reduce the fat and sodium of the traditional recipe.

CALORIES: 269.6  |  FAT: 9.6g  |  PROTEIN: 31.2g  |  CARBS: 8.6g  |  FIBER: 1.7g

Chicken Enchilada Stacker

Chef Meg's enchilada casserole is great for a weeknight meal or as a appetizer for a party. Better yet, it's a one-dish meal! Serve it with steamed broccoli or a green salad.

CALORIES: 281.3  |  FAT: 9.5g  |  PROTEIN: 27.4g  |  CARBS: 21.5g  |  FIBER: 6.5g

Spinach Souffle Casserole
(Vegetarian and Gluten Free)

Lowfat high protein delicious soufflé. This is great as a main dish or side!

CALORIES: 110.1  |  FAT: 2.2g  |  PROTEIN: 17.1g  |  CARBS: 5g  |  FIBER: 1.2g

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