Whether your days are full of homeschooling adventures or they’re full of wrangling kids and running your household, you’re going to have to serve dinner at the end of the day. Feeding a large family can be extra challenging when you’re busy. These large family oven dinners will help you feed your family a healthy meal without a lot of prep work.
Simple and Easy Large Family Oven Dinners
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Large Family Oven Dinners
I hope you enjoy this massive collection of now updated to over 100+ Large Family Oven Dinners! Several of our family’s favorites are on this list.
Parmesan and garlic combine to make these turkey burgers even more delicious than you might expect!
This hearty hamburger patties recipes will help you whip up some thick and hearty burgers for those times when nothing but a burger will do.
Speaking of pizza, how about making several batches of homemade freezer-friendly pizza dough. Thaw the dough overnight, and you’ve got the prep work done for tasty homemade pizza for dinner.
There’s tons of room to customize and adapt this recipe for Chicken Alfredo Broccoli Casserole. It’s super cheesy and creamy, and it pairs well with any side dish you choose to serve alongside it.
My version of Chicken Tater Tot Casserole is a tasty twist on an old favorite. My whole family gobbles up all the yummy goodness! You’ll also love my version of Beefy Tater Tot Casserole that makes two 9×13 pans (also freezer friendly!) or this fun Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole.
If your family loves ham, cheese, and potatoes you will want to double this Ham, Cheese, and Potato Bake. That’s what I do!
This easy Taco Bake can be made with taco shells or tortillas. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit on your next Taco Tuesday!
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese is such a versatile dish. You can serve it as a main dish with veggie sides or as a side with hot dogs or hamburgers. And this recipe makes enough to feed your whole crew. It’s a must on the list of large family oven dinners!
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Kielbasa and Cheese Broccoli Bow Tie Bake is a super frugal meal that’s perfect for summer. You can make multiple pans and eat one tonight while saving the rest for another busy day.
I love Beef Stroganoff, and have been making some version of it for about 20 years. It’s frugal and easy to customize with your family’s favorite meat. You’ll also love this easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe for large families (not an “oven dinner,” but a “winner, winner, EASY dinner!)
You can feed a herd of hungry people with our favorite Baked Ziti recipe. Add your favorite side dishes, and make it work for your family. Don’t miss this new Baked Ravioli recipe that’s perfect for big families, too!
Homemade Lasagna is easy to adjust to meet your family’s needs. Add more meat to make it more filling or less meat for frugality. Either way, this recipe makes enough to easily feed your large family. A big large family recipe favorite here is Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna!
It’s easy to prepare Chicken Enchiladas ahead of time. Serve some tonight and freeze the rest for later. Customize them with your favorite filling – beans, rice, etc – and serve with your favorite Mexican sides or steamed veggies. There’s also our large family Enchilada Casserole that makes two 9×13 pans and it also a wonderful make ahead freezer meal.
If Enchilada everything is your thing, enjoy this special Enchilada Breakfast Casserole and this healthy low-carb and sugar free Enchilada Zucchini Boats!
Burgers are an easy dinner to prepare. But, sometimes you don’t have time to fire up the grill. Foil Packet Burgers will let you serve burgers for dinner without the added hassle of the grill. There’s also Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Sliders and Big Family Breakfast Sliders that your large family will enjoy!
Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole is a favorite at my house. I make it at least once a month. It’s easy to double so you can serve it tonight, and freeze one for another night. Here’s Green Chili Chicken Casserole, Teriyaki Chicken Casserole, Poppyseed Chicken Casserole, and Cajun Chicken & Rice Casserole, too!
Busy large families on the go will love this easy Sloppy Joe Casserole. It’s simple enough to throw together at the last minute and like so many of my large family recipes, also an easy freezer meal! You’ll also love this simple Cola Sloppy Joe recipe you can make, too.
These delicious ground beef recipes are sure to become your family’s favorites including low carb ground beef casserole, healthy beefy green beans casserole, unstuffed peppers casserole, and this low carb crustless taco pie!
Baked Millionaire Spaghetti Casserole looks like a quick twist on basic lasagna. This creamy pasta dish is perfect for tonight’s dinner and a few extra pans for the freezer. My large family recipe will guide you through making four 9×13 pans for now and for later!
I’m of the opinion that barbecue sauce makes everything better. This BBQ Meatloaf recipe goes in the slow cooker for a low-prep large family oven dinner.
If you’re short on time and looking for a budget-friendly recipe to feed your family tonight, check out this Large Family Baked Spaghetti recipe. This big family recipe will make six 9×13 pans to feed your large family, and they’ll love it. There’s also Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole for something different!
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While this recipe for Homemade Chef Boyardee Beefaroni only feeds 6, it’s super simple to double or triple it to feed your large family.
If your family loves cornbread, be sure to have several loaves of Homemade Cornbread in the freezer so you can pull it out and enjoy it any time you’d like. Homemade Cornbread goes wonderfully with a variety of large family oven dinners! Also cook up a big batch of these favorite corn dog muffins and here’s my homemade cornbread pantry mix packs for making tons of cornbread oven meals.
This Pork Chop and Hashbrown Casserole recipe is quick and easy. Throw the ingredients in a dish, toss it in the oven, and dinner will be ready in no time.
What foods take you back to your childhood? Tuna noodle casserole is one of mine. It’s quick and easy to put together, and it’s easy on the budget. Best of all, this large family tuna noodle casserole makes four to five 9×13 pans and it also a freezer meals! This easy and cheap recipe is great and won’t break the bank!
This Chili Mac recipe is inexpensive and cooks up quickly for busy nights. Double or triple the recipe to suit your family’s needs or to ensure you have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.
Speaking of lasagna… take Taco Tuesday to the next level with a batch of Mexican Lasagna. It’s easy to adjust the amounts if you want to make extra to put in the freezer for a busy night.
Whether you call it Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie, you’ll want to whip up several pans of this freezer-friendly meal to feed your family tonight and in the weeks to come.
These easy stuffed bell peppers are a great way to serve your family a good amount of healthy vegetables for dinner.
Cook up a batch of chipotle chili in your slow cooker, and then serve on top of baked sweet potatoes for a tasty dinner on a cold winter night.
Bean, rice, and cheese burritos are great to add to your list of large family oven dinners! They’re quick and easy to make, and they freeze wonderfully. You’ll also love these easy large family Burrito Pie Freezer Meal!
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Chicken pot pie is a traditional meal that is easy to adjust for the size of your family. You can use the recipe here to make your own crust or use a refrigerated crust for convenience. Here’s my SUPER MEGA Large Family Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that of course is also freezer-friendly!
Busy moms are often on the hunt for easy recipes to simply dinner prep. This Hawaiian Chicken & Rice Casserole is perfect because you can also use a store-bought rotisserie chicken for a low-prep dinner option.
King Ranch chicken casserole is a comfort food classic. it combines layers of chicken, tortillas, and cheese for a cheesy casserole that is sure to please even your pickiest eater.
This loaded baked potato chicken casserole is perfect for weeknight family dinners, and it’s sure to become a family favorite. Go ahead and make up a super mega bunch of these poplar Twice Baked Potatoes with added freezer meal directions if that’s your thing!
This bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole is sure to please the entire family. It can be made ahead of time and frozen for later. Then, pull it out on a night when you don’t have time to cook a meal from scratch.
Three cheese baked penne casserole is a quick and easy meatless meal that can be made ahead if you’d like. These easy large family stuff shells are simple to adapt to fit your family’s needs and preferences!
You’ll also get a mega ton of ideas from these 75+ Cheap Meals for Large Families. And even though we’re talking mainly OVEN DINNERS here, we can’t forget the ah-mazing slow cooker which saves us all the time. In slow cooker honor here are over 100+ Cheap Slow Cooker Meals for Big Families, too!
More easy oven breakfast for dinner ideas includes this Pecan Overnight French Toast Casserole, Apple Challah French Toast Casserole, Steak, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, and Healthy Spinach & Ham Breakfast Casserole with is Low Carb, THM-S, Gluten Free.
This chicken noodle casserole tastes like chicken alfredo. It’s perfect for your next family dinner or potluck! Also make up a big batch of these Ham & Cheese Potato Bake that’s large family style and ready to go!
You can take an old classic and put a new twist on it when you serve this chicken and dumplings casserole to your family. And don’t miss this low carb chicken spaghetti recipe and low carb marinara Parmesan chicken.
Other favorite Large Family Oven Dinners include Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip Casserole, Apple French Toast Casserole (breakfast for dinner counts!), low carb pizza casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon and we know you can’t go wrong with bacon, make-ahead cheesy potatoes, and so many more easy oven dinners for large families here!
I hope you enjoyed this list of large family oven dinners. You may also enjoy these additional large family dinner recipes:
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