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Cheap Meals for Large Families | 100+ Large Family Dinner Recipes & Ideas

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Large Family Dinner Recipes

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

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I think it’s standard as moms to have seasons when we get stumped on 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 large family food collection to help with that!) Maybe you’d like to rotate in some new dinner recipes, but you’re dreading getting lost searching online. And who has time to drag out cookbooks this time of year?

You might have a herd of little kids who’ve suddenly upped their appetite game. Or you’re trying to add some 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 get dinner on the table.

To get us started here are 39 Cheap Meals for Large Families! Here are 40 big-batch dinner recipes that serve at least eight as well. Some of the dinner recipes below are from moms of many who are used to feeding a larger than average family on a daily basis. Other recipes may be ones which struck my eye that a creative big family mom could easily adapt and make work for her crew.

Cheap Meals for Large Families

Slow Cooker Recipes

No-Boil Crockpot Baked Ziti Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Crock Pot Lemon Rice Soup

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

Slow Cooker Vegan Barley Stew

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Bacon Parmesan Garlic Chicken and Red Potatoes

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake

Fast, simple, and healthy!

Pulled Chicken BBQ in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Meat

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Crockpot Brisket Tacos

Spice up Taco Tuesday with this variation of a classic.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe

Easy Slowcooker Chicken Fajitas

Veggies and chicken cook together!

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Red Chicken

Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

Slow Cooker Crispy Chinese Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak

Meat Dishes (Beef, Chicken, Pork)

Chicken Hurry

Plus 4 additional Chicken Dump Recipes from a mom of seven

Cuban-Style Pulled Pork With Olives

Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe (using kitchen leftovers!)

Moroccan Olive and Orange Chicken

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

Easy Homemade Family Chili

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes

This one skillet meal feeds 8.

Salmon Cakes Recipe and Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Southwest Skillet Chicken and Rice

Large Family Style Tuna Cakes

Foil Packet Burgers

No grill needed!

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Homemade Chicken, Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Large Family Stir Fry Fried Rice

Sausage Jambalaya

Sloppy Joes

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Puff pastry makes this pot pie a snap.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Freezer Chicken in Bulk

White Chicken Enchilada Recipe (Chile & Sour Cream Sauce)

Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders

Taco Dogs

Beef up boring hot dogs!

Easy Sausage Skillet Gravy

(Also check out How to Make Homemade Biscuits)

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

Sweet Ham and Swiss Sliders

Oven Baked Meatball Subs

Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian Chili

Beans, Rice, and Cornbread

Easiest-Ever Spinach Lasagna

Homemade Potato Soup

Tuscan White Bean and Vegetable Soup

Spanakopita Penne Bake

A spinach dish that kids are sure to love.

Red Beans and Rice

Mushroom-Leek Lasagna

Tomato-Quinoa Soup

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Pesto Pasta With Avocado, Parmesan, Romano & Tomatoes

Cauliflower Chowder

Three-Cheese Baked Penne

Surprise ingredient: green beans!

Linguine With Kale and Chickpeas

Grilled Cheese in the Oven

Baked Potato Bar

Serve your family’s favorite toppings!

Pasta Dishes

Homemade “Check Boyardee” Beefaroni

Parmesan and Sausage Bolognese

Chicken Lo Mein

Easy homemade Chinese food.

One Pan Pasta and Meatballs

Double this recipe for the perfect one pot meal.

Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Great for picky eaters!

Chicken Stroganoff

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

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Tex-Mex Lasagna

Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Chicken Spaghetti {Freezer Meal}

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu Over Fettuccine

Skillet Beef Stroganoff

Big Family Italian Dump Dish

Recipe from a mom of 15!

Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet

Italian Sausage Rigatoni

Casseroles and Bakes

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Easy Mexican Rice Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole

3 Meat Pizza Casserole Recipe

Pizza night made easy!

Easy Lemon Chicken Potato Casserole

Squash Casserole

Chicken and Brown Rice Bake

Chicken and rice cook in the same dish!

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole

Double this recipe for a large family comfort food meal.

Skinny Mexican Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Easy Pizza Boats

We make these with bagels or hoagie rolls.

Stromboli

Game Day Loaded Nachos

 

I hope you found this list of over 100 large family dinner recipes and ideas helpful. If you’d like, please leave links to any of your favorite dinner recipes in the comments below!

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You also might be interested in The Ultimate List of Tips and Tricks for Large Family Grocery Shopping.

 

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