You may be feeding a lot of people these days. Because of this, you’re probably looking for some quick and easy recipes that yield a lot of servings. Here are four effortless meals that can please a crowd quick.
If you are looking for an old favorite, then opt for chili. All you need to do is brown some ground beef or turkey, throw it in a large pot along with beans, tomato sauce, and some spices. If you want to give it an extra kick, you can add in some peppers as well. Chili also makes for great leftovers, because the spices have more time to absorb into the dish, giving you a better flavor the longer it sits. If it gets too spicy for some of your diners, just serve it with some sour cream or cheese.
This dish only really requires ground meat, sauce, and kaiser rolls. One of the nice things about this meal is that it’s very filling. You can make a large enough batch to feed a crowd in under 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can put the meat and your choice of sauce in a crockpot to cook during the day and be ready to serve at dinner time with almost no preparation.
Many of us are trying to figure out a way to get our families to eat more vegetables. You can easily do this with stir fry. All you need to do is cut some veggies up, and throw them in a pan with some soy sauce. Add in chopped up chicken, and let everything cook until the vegetables are tender, and the chicken is no longer pink in the middle. If you want it to go a little farther, you can also serve it on a bed of rice. This is also a good way to use leftovers or vegetables that are close to going bad.
Who doesn’t love spaghetti? This meal is so cheap and easy that it might be your go-to meal when you have a crowd of people to feed. It’s so versatile as you can make a vegetarian version or one with meat. For some variety, you can change it up a bit by using different types of noodles or different sauces. You can also throw in some vegetables or added spices as well. You can easily make a large pot of spaghetti for just a few dollars. If you are looking for a cheap side to pair it with, grab a loaf of bread. Slather each piece with butter and sprinkle with some garlic salt and Italian herbs, and bake the bread slices in the oven until the butter is melted.
If you are trying to feed a crowd on a budget, you don’t just have to throw together some sandwiches. You can feed a lot of people for a small amount of money by making one of the meals mentioned above. All of them are tasty, and you can easily adapt them to the crowd that you are feeding in no time at all.