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Top 100 Recipes For a Crowd

Entertaining just got easier. Introducing the best recipes for doubling, tripling or even quadrupling when you have guests! Whether you're looking for meaty mains, desserts or small bites, we've got you covered.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

“I made this for guys' night, along with a few other appetizers. This was the clear winner!”

-Lisa S.

Lasagna Dip

This next-level game day appetizer features a cheesy sausage-and-tomato dip with fried lasagna noodle chips.

Chocolate Pizza

“Yum, this was a really fun Saturday night kids activity! The pizza is delicious.. I mean, it’s chocolate and dough so you can’t go wrong. I really liked the crunch from the hazelnuts Saving this one for sure!”


Lollipop Flower Pots

“Oh so cute! I made these for my eight year-old’s Valentine’s day party at school. It got lots of ooh’s and ahh’s!”


Tuna Pasta Salad

“This was really easy, simple to make and surprisingly tasty. I think the secret ingredient is the cheese!”


Eggplant Parmesan Pizza

“I love eggplant and pizza, but I never thought of this. I’ve topped pizza with slices of eggplant before, but this is totally different. A real winner!”


Mojito Shrimp Taco Cups

"I made these as directed and they turned out great! The salsa in the middle would be great with chips as well.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Birthday Party Chow

"I'm so glad I came across this recipe! I made it as a snack for my son's birthday party and the kids really enjoyed it. I plan on making it again soon!"


Nacho Dip for a Crowd

“I can’t say enough good things about this dip. I’ve made it twice so far and on both occasions, it was loved by guests!”


Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread

"I was amazed at how easy this was to put together. I hadn’t had a savory monkey bread before, so this was new for me. The ranch dressing on top acted like a savory frosting, and I sprinkled on some fresh chives and parsley to make it look even better."

-Izy Hossack

Cheesy Fried Chicken Parm Balls

“Our kids dunked these into ketchup and ate up every bite!”


Sloppy Joe Sliders

“A great sloppy Joe recipe! The barbecue sauce adds a touch of sweetness without making overpowering it.”

-Ginny Sue

Strawberry Cheesecakes

“This was a really simple recipe, and a really big hit at the party! After I was done assembling them, I placed them in the freezer for an hour and it firmed the cheesecake mix up.”


Spanish-Style Potatoes for the Brave

“This recipe is absolutely to die for! While the potatoes are what you’d expect from roasting them, the sauce is amazing!”


Easy Bacon-Wrapped Dates

“I made these for a family gather, and they’re fabulous! I call them a date with a pig!”

-katie in the UP

Rice Krispie Cakes

“Thank goodness I had one of these before my husband got home. He tried one, then declared that they’re all his because they’re so good!”


Vegetarian Pizza

“What a great pizza! I made this for dinner tonight. It was nice and filling. Hubby and I really enjoyed it paired with a white wine.”


Pink Lady Squares

“Really tasty. The flavors mend together nicely, and the pink frosting pretties them up!”


Ham & Cheese Twists

“I used store-bought frozen bread dough that I thawed and cut into pieces to shape as directed. It was super easy and I’ll definitely make it again!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

“I sell these are the farmers market and they’re the most popular! Once people try them, they’re obsessed! I’ve been requested to bring them every week.”

-I Am Baked

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

A perfect mash up! You get the summery flavors from the shrimp, yet the comfort from this dish is out of this world.

Spicy Sausage Wonton Appetizer

“Very easy, and such a big hit! If there’s ever leftovers, they don’t last long. I’ve made these several times and they’re definitely a keeper.”


Cheese Bites

“I made these for a big group and they were very popular. I split the recipe in half, and there was plenty for everyone. Though initially skeptical of the olives, they turned out really well.”


Circus Animal Puppy Chow

“Your favorite circus animal cookie are now your favorite sweet snack mix in the form of this animal cookie puppy chow!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Stuffed Mushrooms With Roasted Red Peppers & Manchego

"Between the green parsley and the red from the roasted red peppers, this would make a perfect appetizer for a Christmas party! However, we brought it to a New Year's Eve hors d’oeuvres party, and it was the first thing to disappear!”


Pizza Bouquet

You might’ve seen this technique used with apples, but we all know everything is better with pizza! Turn your dough, sauce, cheese and pepperoni into a beautiful bouquet.

Red Pepper Dip

“Delicious! I used regular cream cheese and took it to a family dinner for an appetizer. Everyone loved it, even my cream cheese-hating brother-in-law!”


Chicken Roll-Ups

“These are great! I’ve been making them for years. My mom’s recipe uses Swiss cheese and they’re delicious.”


Chicken Phyllo Mini Tarts

A brilliant appetizer for entertaining guests. You can swap phyllo for wontons if you like an extra crunch!

Baked Pot Stickers with Sweet Asian Dipping Sauce

“Yum! I really liked baking them — much less oily and time consuming than frying. The flavors were spot on, and we enjoyed the jalapeño jelly!”


The Original Chex Party Mix

“This is my ‘go-to’ version of this tasty snack. I took it to a holiday party this year and it was completely devoured.”

-Brooke the Cook in

Breakfast Pizza

“I tried this for a Sunday brunch and it was fantastic!”

-Chef House

Potato Skins

“Oh my goodness, these are amazing! Crisp, flavorful and the perfect appetizer. I couldn’t stop eating them.”


Mini Taco Quiches

“Yum, 10 stars! These are delicious. They’re so easy to put together.”


Popcorn Cookies

"So good! I can't wait to try them with candy corn next Halloween. Really beautiful white cookies suitable for holiday gift giving.”


Green Goddess Dip

“This was delicious! I made it for a fondue party with friends and it was a hit.”


Smoked Salmon Spread

“We had unexpected company, and I already had smoked salmon in the fridge. I made this up as it was fast and easy. Very nice and enjoyed by everyone!”

-Bonnie G 2

Shrimp Wonton Cups

“A fantastic recipe — easy to make and super popular. Don’t skip the green onions! Very, very yummy.”


German Chocolate Brownie Bites

A sweet treat with minimal ingredients. These are perfect for entertaining, or indulging in yourself!

Almond Cookie Bites

“You’ll love these perfectly flavored cookie bites, with the tasty crunch of chopped almonds!”

-Fisher Nuts

Taco Salad for a Crowd

“This salad was gone in minutes! I’ve really only made taco salad with a salsa dressing, so the French dressing was a nice change. We really liked the flavor combos!”


Mac & Cheese for a Crowd

"This was delicious. I loved the addition of ham and peas. This might be my new favorite mac and cheese!"


Remarkable Rhubarb Bites

"Easy to make and absolutely delicious. A perfect combination of moist, sweet and tart. This will certainly be a recipe that we will use often."

-Mike in NC

Oreo Balls

“These are amazing, they turned out so good. My children loved them!”

-Molly A.

Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib With Horseradish Sauce

“This was wonderful! The horseradish sauce was easy and loved by everyone. It had a nice bite without being overly strong. I’m looking forward to making it again!”


Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

"What a wonderful pasta salad. At first I thought it was a lot of dressing, but after it sat in the refrigerator the pasta absorbed enough to make it just right!”

-Koechin Chef

Chocolate-Chip Biscotti

“I just got done baking these, and they’re delicious. I put the recipe together quickly, and got a great end result.”


Cowboy Caviar

“I made this cowboy caviar for a cookout and everyone loved it!”

-Karen S.

Chopped Orzo Salad

"This was a great salad, especially the more it marinated. It's great for taking in my lunch to work!"


Cheesy Baked Ziti

“Amazing! So easy to make. My family inhaled the whole thing at dinner time.”


Inverted Cheesecake Bites

“This is such a unique way of serving delicious cheesecakes in beautiful shapes. Your guests will be impressed!”

-Maanita S.

Caprese Salad Wreath

“How perfect! I love a caprese salad when it’s hot out! I had always done this with oil and vinegar before, but I love it with the pesto!”


Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

"Way better than mine, we loved this! I think what made it extra special was the cup of parmesan cheese! I was afraid it'd be too much, but no way. It was good!”


Best Banana Pudding

"This is sort of like banana tiramisu — very soft and yummy."


Trader Vic's Fish House Punch

A refreshing beverage on a hot summer day! Serve this to a crowd and watch their faces as they ponder what’s in it.

Cannoli Pie Bites

Mini pies that taste just like your favorite cannoli without the effort of forming or frying shells.

Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil

“We served this tonight for my mom’s birthday. For drinks, I made Peach Bellini. It was awesomely fantastic! I would definitely serve this again for the next special occasion.”

-Darlene S.

Broccoli & Feta Salad

"I've found a wonderful new way to serve broccoli. This is so easy, and we loved the combination of ingredients! Not only is this a very flavorful dish, but very colorful and makes a pretty presentation on the table.”


Easy Key Lime Pie

“I’m a big lover of key lime pie. I had an extra pie crust in the fridge, so I used that as my base. The filling was extremely light and my pregnant sister gave it a big thumbs up!”

-Elizabeth S.

Loaded Potato Pasta Salad

Why have potatoes or pasta when you can have both? Carbs meet carbs for a perfect summer side.

Cookie Butter Sufganiyot Bites

Your new favorite pastry, stuffed with cookie butter.

Best Grape Salad

“This is an excellent dish for a party because you can make it the night before!”


Uncle Bill's Method for Cooking Turkey

“Delicious! I couldn’t stop eating it while my husband was trying to carve.”


Zucchini Tart With Gruyere & Herbs

"This was an excellent recipe. I preferred it warm, but my sister loved it as leftovers. She ate it all before I could have any!”


Perfect Blackberry Cobbler

“This was very good and extremely easy! I’ll try this with all kinds of berries.”


Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya

"This was my first time to make Jambalaya and I sure am glad I used this recipe! Wonderful flavor. We served it with fried okra and collard greens.”


Fruit Salad With Pudding

“I was a bit skeptical at first because of the pudding, but I’m in love with this recipe! It was amazing. It’s the perfect sweet treat or dessert.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Pizza Meatloaf Cups

“Brilliant! Everyone loved them, and they only took a half hour to make.”

-Heather B.

Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs

“Absolutely brilliant! I followed the recipe exactly, then popped it under the grill with sauce for five minutes per said. Presto! This I will definitely do again.”


BLT Pasta Salad

“An easy salad for those hot summer nights! This always disappears at pot lucks.”


Margarita Chicken Salad Sandwiches

The only thing better than chicken salad is margarita chicken salad.

Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs & Wings

“This recipe is so easy to make, and turns out absolutely fantastic.”

-William Uncle Bill

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

“This cake is such a summery wonder! It’s just like those strawberry shortcake ice cream bars, but turned into a whole cake. I thought the freeze-dried strawberries looked amazing on the outside and tasted so delicious.”

-Izy Hossack

Pico de Gallo

“This recipe will be my go-to for pico de gallo. It’s magnificent.”


Peach & Tomato Salsa

“This is a spicy salsa that my family eats with tortilla chips. My daughter serves it with grilled chicken.”

-Preschool Chef

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

"I followed this recipe to the letter and it was phenomenal! What a great dish.”


Hummus With Flavor Variations

“Much better than store bought! Once you try this, you’ll never look back. Add more tahini to your liking.”


Slow-Cooker Chili Dogs

“This is way, way awesome! I made it for lunch for the construction guys and they loved it! Very easy to make.”

-Laurie Rhoton

Arnold Palmer Bars

"I served these to my friends as dessert when they came over for lunch and everyone loved them! I even got a text from one of them saying they couldn’t stop thinking about these bars. These are definitely winners in my book!”

-Izy Hossack

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna

"Wow, this was absolutely the best! I made it tonight for dinner and it was delicious. My husband had two big helpings and he loved it! Definitely something I’ll make again and again.”

-mom of 4

Elote Pasta Salad

Salsa, corn and cheese collide in pasta salad form.

French Dip Roast Beef Sandwiches

“I made this for dinner tonight and thought it was fantastic! The leftovers were even better. It would be great to bring to a party.”

-Carol S.

Best Ever BBQ Chicken

“A fantastic sauce! We’ll definitely make this again. We served it with mac and cheese and sweet cornbread — a nice southern lunch outside!”


Baba Ganoush

“This is wonderful! I followed the instructions for mashing it to get the correct consistency. The kalamata olives really add to the flavor!”


Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

“This is one of our favorite summer meals. You can add just about anything to it! Olives, artichokes, scallions and more. Allowing it to sit for 20-30 minutes really makes a difference!”


Sheet Pan Taco Dutch Baby

"Such a great recipe for a crowd, and super easy to put together which is a bonus!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Barley Salad With Tomatoes & Corn

"This is really good! Something different. I used mint, as my basil isn’t doing well this year. We both loved it! Very easy.”


Butterfinger Pie

“This pie is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Only four ingredients! Trust me, it’ll disappear right before your eyes.”


Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

“Absolutely, hands-down the best chicken pot pie recipe! I gave it a try and my husband has requested it ever since. You can’t miss this one!”

-Sharon C.

Macaroni & Cheese

"If you're looking for the classic mac and cheese recipe, this is it. It's creamy and delicious. I served it as a side to meatloaf!”

-Karyn in Portland

The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

"I'm not very good at making cakes, but I wanted to try this one so I made it last night and wow, it was great! Not too sweet, really moist and the frosting was just right! My husband loved it.”

- Poppy

Caesar Tortellini Salad

"Awesome! I made this for a church function and it was gone in a flash. This is definitely a must try."


Sweet Potato Casserole

“My family loves this! I make it every holiday.”


Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

“This is an easy lasagna to make. It smells wonderful while cooking and tastes great. Even non-vegetarians had seconds!”


Banana Bread Brownies

“It's moist, sweet, flavorful and memorable. Both my kids and husband had three helpings tonight for dessert. I’ll definitely be making these again for dessert and for parties.”


Grandmas Sloppy Joes

"This is not just amazing but a keeper! It’s the bomb.”

-David G.

Homemade Yellow Cake

“All I’m going to say is this cake is the bomb! It is melt in your mouth delicious.”


Banana Bread Breakfast Bake

“Transform sliced banana bread into a French toast bake using a sheet pan! Then drizzle it with a cream cheese glaze for a decadent, extra-sweet touch.”

-Arlyn Osborne

Deviled Eggs With Lemon

"The lemon really brightened up these eggs. It was my first time making deviled eggs and they were actually easier than I thought!”


Heirloom Tomato Tart

“This tart looked so beautiful, and it was so quick to assemble. If you mix a bit of the oil with the mustard, it spreads easily onto the tart.”

-Izy Hossack