You need large family dinner ideas that are sure to be loved by the whole crowd! Get this list of ideas with simple ingredients and easy recipes.
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As a Mama of (soon to be!) six children, I know how tough it can be to find large family dinner ideas that satisfy everyone, make a lot of food (or is at least easy to double, triple, or more!), yet also fit the family budget.
You’re probably experiencing the same thing in your large family home! That’s why I built this handy list of delicious family dinner menu ideas just for you!
So bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need to build a meal plan.
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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
Tacos are one of my favorite foods. That’s because they are SO easy. And also because, no matter how many times you serve them, everyone is happy when it’s Taco Night!!
But if you’re feeling like you’ve maybe served tacos too many times lately, this is the perfect recipe for you! They’re going to love One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta! And so will you…because it’s easy, delicious, and always a hit!
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches
Dump and Bake Aloha Chicken Rice
You had me at “dump and bake”! This casserole is easy to throw together, super affordable, and tastes wonderful!
Dump and Bake Aloha Chicken and Rice is a nice way to serve your chicken and rice with a twist.
Sweet and Sour Pork
Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Here’s another recipe I was lucky enough to find for a family celebration. Don’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy this Dublin Coddle!
Sheet Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
What’s a breakfast recipe doing in a list of large family dinner ideas? Well, if you haven’t served breakfast for dinner (brinner in our home), you’re missing out!
Not only is it cost effective, but it’s also a lot of fun. The kids will feel like this Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole is a special treat! And you’ll have trouble waiting to eat it while the amazing baking smells fill your home.
Crock Pot Ham and Beans
On a cold day, it’s hard to beat a big batch of these Crock Pot Ham and Beans! Using dried beans has never been easier!
Skillet Chicken with Apples and Root Vegetables
Skillet meals are another favorite of mine for simplicity and taste. The way the juices meld in this Skillet Chicken with Apples and Root Vegetables is just amazing!
Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs
For the Mom who feels like her family will never eat leftovers, I give you these Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs. They are so good, the family will hope you have leftovers every night!
Garlic Bread Pizza
You’re squished for time. Everyone wants pizza, but you don’t have time to wait for a crust to rise.
Garlic Bread Pizza to the rescue!
Making enchiladas takes up a few Pyrex pans, but it’s always worth it. This recipe for Creamy Chicken Enchiladas is amazing. And you’ll love that it doesn’t require any “cream of” soups or fancy ingredients.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe is the kind of thing that makes me want to jump up right now and start cooking! I can’t (I’m blogging), but you sure can!
One Pan No Peek Chicken
Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin
A beef tenderloin is a treat in our home. So when it goes on sale, I want to make sure I use the perfect recipe on that cut of meat.
Treat yourself to this Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin!
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
Cheesy Meatball Casserole
Crock Pot Spaghetti Casserole
Slow Cooker Cabbage and Kielbasa
Simple ingredients and an easy recipe make this Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Cabbage recipe a winner!
I am totally intrigued by this Sweet Pork recipe. A little sweet, a little spicy. It could be the perfect twist to use those affordable pork tenderloins!
Quiche for a Crowd
For the Mama with backyard chickens, this Quiche for a Crowd recipe is just perfect for using those eggs and feeding the family!