Cooking for a Large Group
Whether you’ve agreed to cooking for the church girls camp, cooking for a graduation open house, cooking for a scout camp, or cooking for a family reunion, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. Your mind is filled with questions: How do you find easy large group recipes which are designed to be made in advance, hold well, and TASTE FANTASTIC? How do you know how much non-recipe food, such as salad, ice and drinks, to buy so that you have enough without unnecessary waste? How do you present and serve the food so that your guests are WOWED while they are quickly and efficiently processed through the serving line? Come to think of it, how did you get yourself to this point to begin with?? Whew!! Well, you got yourself to this point because YOU SAID YES! And that’s a good thing.
Let’s face it – the quality of food is one of the single most important factors in determining the success of an event, and with a little effort anyone can turn out good food. But with a little extra planning and wonderful recipes you can serve GREAT food. So if you’re interested in serving fabulous food and creating an over the top experience, you’re in the right place. You can SO do this, and I’m here to help!
Now stop worrying. We’ve got this. And you know what? It’s going to turn out great!
Let’s get started!
Just click on the links below to find menus, recipes, game plans, resources and everything you need to turn out fabulous meals for 20 or 200. (Be sure to check out the Quantities for a Large Group link too. There you can find exactly how much ice, pop, salad, salad dressing, etc. you’ll need.)
Daily Meals for Large Groups
Events for Large Groups
Resource Information for feeding Large Groups
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More Great Group Recipes
In the posts below I’ll be sharing with you all of my latest large group recipes, menus and servings ideas.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes
This lovely summer dessert combines sweet juicy peaches with a crunchy, buttery, golden brown cobbler. I served this at our Young Men and Young Women Church Camp, but it’s just as perfect for your family’s summer dinner cooked in the oven!
Want a wonderful ooey-gooey, saucy, savory Freezer Meal Sandwich Recipe? These little meatballs are baked in the oven, heated with a great time-saving spaghetti sauce, and place on a crunchy hoagie roll slathered with garlic butter and melty Provolone cheese! And you have a Fan-‘freakin’-tastic sandwich (to quote Jeff).
Don’t miss this one! Now you can make perfect rice EVERY TIME in just 30 minutes with this easy and proven recipe to cook rice in the oven. You’ll want to add this to your recipe box for sure.
Looking for an over-the-top delicious breakfast for your family this holiday season? This wonderful overnight Butter Pecan French Toast Casserole won’t fail to delight. Nestled in between the velvety pieces of cream-soaked bread are bits of buttery, suger-y crunchy pecans. Heaven!
You’ll love this Delicious Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole. They don’t get any quicker or easier than this! The great thing about this dish is that it comes together easily in 20 minutes night before and is simply the best Breakfast Casserole I’ve ever had. It’s the perfect Breakfast Casserole for your Crowd this holiday season. I’ve also included a smaller version which serves 12.
If you’re looking for a healthy recipe for your family but are tired of salad, these Pork & Ginger Lettuce Wraps are for you. They are really easy and really fast, on the table within 30 minutes from start to finish. But the best part of all is they are REALLY good! Whip up a batch for your family this week, they’ll LOVE them.