100+ Large Family Dinner Recipes & Ideas

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We are always on the hunt for cheap meals for large families. Enjoy these 100+ recipes and ideas for large family dinners! You should also get the FREE Large Family Food Collection here. The large collection of family foods includes everything you need to plan, organize and feed your big family well!

cheap meals for large families

I think it’s standard as mothers to have seasons where we’re perplexed by meal ideas. Have you fallen off your meal plan or haven’t been able to figure out how to get one in the first place? (Don’t forget to grab your free collection of large family foods to help with that!) Maybe you’d like to rotate on some new dinner recipes, but you’re afraid of getting lost by searching online. And who has time to pull out cookbooks at this time of year?

You may have a pack of young children who have suddenly increased their appetite play. Or you’re trying to add a few different flavors to your large family dinner recipes. Hopefully, this list of over 100 large family dinners will be just what you need to give you new options to put dinner on the table.

To get you started, here are 25 cheap slow cooker meals for large families! Here are over 75+ cheap meals for large families that you won’t want to miss. Some of the dinner recipes below are from mothers of many people who are used to feeding a larger than average family on a daily basis. Other recipes may be the ones that struck me that a creative mom from a large family could easily adapt and make it work for her team.

Cheap meals for large families

Slow cooker recipes Baked

Ziti recipe without boiling

slow cooker Slow cooker Slow cooker Parmesan chicken recipe Meat stew meat stew clay pot

Lemon rice soup

Duplicate this recipe to feed a crowd and mix up your usual soup routine.

Slow cooker

Vegan barley stew

Slow cooker

Bacon Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Red Potatoes

Slow cooker

Enchilada Quinoa Baking


, Simple and healthy!

Pulled Chicken BBQ in the slow cooker

Slow cooker Homemade chicken noodle soup

Slow Cooker

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Balsamic Pork

Large family dinners

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Crockpot Brisket Tacos

Season Taco Tuesday with this variation of a classic.


cooker with black bean chili

Slow Cooker Italian Slow Cooker

Chicken Recipe


Slow Cooker

Chicken Fajitas

Vegetables and chicken are cooked together!

Slow cooker Slow cooker Slow cooker Red chicken Slow cooker Slow cooker


cooker Crispy

shredded Chinese

chicken Slow


Philly cheese fillet

cheap meal recipes for large families

Meat dishes (beef, chicken, pork)

Chicken Hurry

Plus 4 Additional Cuban-Style Mother of Seven Pig Chicken Recipe

Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe (Using Kitchen Leftovers!)

Moroccan Olive and Orange Chicken

Duplicate this recipe to feed 8 and add some international flavor to your meal plan


Easy Family Chicken with Lemon and Chili


with Asparagus and Potatoes

This pan food feeds 8.

Recipe for oven-roasted salmon and red potato


Southwest pan Chicken

and rice

Large family-style tuna cakes Aluminum

Pack Burgers

No grill needed!

large family meals

Homemade chicken,

mushroom and green bean recipe

Large family fried rice sauce


Sloppy Joes

Egg roll recipe in a bowl


creamy chicken and mushroom


makes this pot cake a breeze.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Frieza Bulk White Chicken Enchilada Recipe

(Chili and Sour Cream Sauce)

Mini Sliders

of Ham and

Cheese Taco Dogs

Reinforce boring hot dogs!

Easy Sausage Pan Sauce

(also check out How to Make Homemade Cookies)

Zuppa Soup Recipe Tuscany

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Baked meatballs Subs Vegetarian recipes


Vegetarian beans, rice and cornbread The easiest spinach lasagna to use

Homemade potato soup Tuscan soup


white beans and vegetables

Spanakopita Penne Baking

A bowl of spinach that kids will love.

Red beans



Mushroom and leek


Tomato and quinoa


Preparation of large family meals

Pesto pasta with avocado, parmesan, roman

and tomatoes

Baked three-cheese Penne cauliflower soup

Surprise ingredient: green beans


Linguine with kale and chickpeas

Grilled cheese in the


Baked potato bar

Serve your family’s favorite ingredients!


pasta dishes

Check Boyardee” Beefaroni

Parmesan and Sausage Bolognese

Chicken Lo Mein

Homemade Chinese food easy


A Pasta and Meatballs Skillet

Duplicate this recipe to get the perfect meal from a pot.

Pasta with cheese Broccoli Baking Cauliflower Mac

n’ Cheese

Ideal for picky eaters!


Chicken Stroganoff Spaghetti Sauce

cheap meals for large families

Lasagna Tex-Mex

Homemade baked macaroni and


Spaghetti Cheese {Frozen Meal}

Slow cooking pork ragout over fettuccine


Big Family Meat pan Italian

landfill dish recipe


a mother of 15


Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet

Italian sausage Chicken casseroles

and baked

with parmesan casserole Easy

Mexican rice

casserole Chicken


, broccoli

and rice

3 Meat pizza casserole recipe


pizza night


Easy Lemon Chicken Potato

Casserole Squash Casserole Chicken and

Brown Rice Bake Chicken and

rice are cooked on the same plate!

cheap meals for families

Tuna noodle

casserole Creamy chicken casserole


Ritz Duplicate this recipe for a great comforting family meal.

Thin Mexican Casserole King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Easy pizza boats

We make them with bagels or hoagie rolls.


Game Day

Loaded Nachos


Casseroles that freeze well Here you will find more than 75+

casseroles that

freeze well! Don’t miss these 80+ frozen instant cooker meals, or these 100+ cheap slow cooker meals for families, too.

I hope you found this list of over 100 recipes and ideas for large family dinners helpful. If you wish, leave links to any of your favorite recipes for dinner in the comments below.

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