Are you cooking for a crowd? Whether you’re hosting a family dinner, a games night with friends or attending a work potluck – don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. It’s easy to avoid long hours of preparation and a kitchen full of dirty dishes with the right recipes.
Below is a list of appetizers and main dishes that are easy to prepare in large quantities and can often be assembled ahead of time, leaving you with more time to spend with your guests.
This recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep time and yields 48 delicious, bite-sized meatballs. Pair with your favourite dipping sauce and you have an appetizer ready to go in no time.
Warm, savoury chicken parmesan pinwheels are quick and easy and can be assembled the night before. All that’s left is to slice and quickly pan-fry for a crisp, cheesy crunch.
Taquitos are a fun finger food for any get together and are very kid-friendly. This recipe serves 16 and comes together in 35 minutes.
Light, fresh and oh-so-easy, these skewers will be a delight for your guests. The recipes serves 16 but can easily be adjusted to your guest list.
A savoury almond and olive tapenade with shredded chicken can be prepared ahead of time, so all you need to do is assemble before serving.
Burgers are a sure crowd pleaser and easy to prepare, cook and serve. Once cooked, place burgers, toppings and condiments on the table and let everyone build their own!
Chili is a great go-to for large scale meals. The recipe can easily be doubled and prepared up to 2 days ahead of time. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and warm cornbread on the side.
Ready in under an hour, this cheesy casserole is easy to assemble using store-bought, frozen pierogies. The recipe serves 8 and can easily be doubled.
This casserole is perfect for any meal of the day. The recipe calls for common ingredients and is easily modified to accommodate any additional ingredients you want to include.
This healthier take on lasagna is done in the slow cooker, meaning you can set it and forget it!