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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CECELW 5/5/2021
they all look good Report
RAPUNZEL53 4/29/2021
Thanks Report
REDROBIN47 2/8/2021
These are great recipes to have on hand for family get togethers or church functions. Report
GETULLY 12/27/2020
They all look great!
BONNIE1552 12/17/2020
Nice ideas! Report
OLDSKOOL556 10/15/2020
Great! Ideas thanks for sharing👍 Report
ROSSYFLOSSY 10/15/2020
Great suggestions. Report
SNUZYQ2 10/11/2020
Lovely recipes! Thank you for sharing! Report
_CYNDY55_ 7/3/2020
Thanks so much Report
LEANJEAN6 6/11/2020
The pictures make it look enticing Report
Thanks Report
Great recipes! Report
Great ideas! Report
Great Ideas! Thanks! Report
thanks for the share Report
Awesome! Thanks! Report
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Not many to cook for, just my husband and myself. Report
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Thanks for sharing. Report
Thank you for these great ideas! Report
A very good list of healthy recipes! Report
Great list! Thank you! Report
These recipes sound very good. Report
If only everyone in the crowd would be satisfied with those!! But not happening in real life. Report
I'm definitely going to try the vegetarian ones. I love spinach, but I have to say the spinach souffle one looks kind of unappetizing, but it sounds wonderful Report
I have made the enchilada stacker, tweaked it some with more spice. Loved the Moroccan beef stew. Like to use spices and this was a good opportunity ,. Living alone, cooking up casseroles is economical, I can save some for another meal, Always freeze a couple of meals. Report
I hate to cook after raising five children. Glad others enjoy it. Report
I'm alway looking for ways to use left overs like chicken,If I have leftover chicken sometimes I make salads the next day for lunch .The casserole would be good for supper. Report
Great. Report
Thanks., nice timing for upcoming holiday potlucks! Report
These all sound really good except I don't think i would enjoy the Moroccan dish. Report