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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