Sharing meals with friends and family is one of life’s greatest joys — don’t let the fear of a hungry crowd dissuade you from inviting guests over for a dinner party. Instead, try one of the recipes below, each of which serves at least 10.
These dishes can suit the mood for a number of different occasions, from casual to elegant, and many of them can be assembled ahead. Round out your menu with a big green salad, some roasted vegetables or a simple baguette — and remember, the more, the merrier!
|Smoky Beef Chili with Tortilla Chip Crust
Perfect for a crowd of up to 12, this slow-cooked chili is seasoned with a medley of spices and then smoked with a handheld smoking gun just before serving. The machine does most of the work in advance, so you can spend time with friends.
|Salumi and Cheese Pizza
This Roman-style recipe actually makes enough for three pizzas, so you can serve a group with ease. Make the dough ahead and recruit friends to help assemble the toppings. Cutting the pies into squares makes for smaller snacking portions, so you can serve the pizzas as they emerge from the oven.
|Rosemary-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Balsamic Sauce
One-pot meals are great for entertaining, but sometimes occasions call for a more elegant main course. In that case, try this marinated and roasted leg of lamb, perfect for a sophisticated dinner party or even a holiday meal.
This flavor-packed lasagna cooks to bubbling perfection in a slow cooker, so it’s simple to make. You’d never guess the delicious result wasn’t baked in an oven!
|Mushroom Bread Pudding
Vegetarians needn’t rely on soup or pasta for every get-together. This savory bread pudding is a hit with our customers, and it brings something a little different to the dinner table. Prepare the mushroom mixture can be sautéed the night before, then assemble the pudding just before baking.