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20 Healthy Dinner Recipes to Feed a Crowd


Discover tasty and colorful dinner recipes to feed a crowd (without missing the party because you’re too busy cooking!) These recipes are meaty AND meatless, full of veggies, and easy to dish out to guests.

collage of healthy meals to feed a crowd, with logo

Cooking well for a crowd requires a different mindset than cooking for your immediate family. You want to choose recipes that taste good, of course, but you also need recipes that…

  • Appeal to a range of eaters
  • Are easy to serve and eat
  • Don’t require your constant attention when you should be at the party

We’ve rounded up more than 20 healthy and colorful recipes that wow a crowd and make your job as host or hostess easier! They’re divided up into meat and vegetarian recipes so you can find the ones you like best, fast. Enjoy!

Meaty Dinner Recipes to Feed a Crowd

These hearty recipes are high in protein and easy to dish out when you have company. Most of these recipes make a big batch; the rest can be doubled easily.

cheesy casserole featuring ziti and tomato sauce

Vegetarian Dinner Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will love these flavorful and filling plant-based recipes. Like the recipes above, many of these are big-batch already. Double any of them to feed more!

colorful lentil soup with veggies in a bowl with bread on the side

Vegetable Lasagna
The Best Italian Pasta Salad from Pinch of Yum
Garden Veggie Quiche from SweetPhi
Healthy Homemade Pizza
Vegetarian Chili from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup from Cooking Classy
30-Minute Coconut Curry from Minimalist Baker
Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells
Eggplant Parmesan from Table for Two
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake
Lemony Quinoa with Spinach, Feta, and Beans

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Which recipe matches the picture of the penne with cheese and a tomato based sauce because that looks delicious and I can’t find the recipe 🙂