The Best Recipes for Feeding A Crowd (Girls Camp, Family Reunions, Youth Groups, etc)

The Best Recipes for Feeding A Crowd (Girls Camp, Family Reunions, Youth Groups, etc)

Hello there, everyone and welcome to a post housing many fabulous recipes perfect for serving a large crowd. I often get requests and inquiries this time of year from those of you who have been asked to help provide food for family reunions, youth camps, and other large gatherings in the coming summer months. What to fix, how much to prepare, how to store food, etc are just some of the questions I get. A few years ago I published a detailed post answering these and other questions…

Click on the picture above or see that post HERE.

Since that post was originally published I’ve posted many additional recipes that work well for a crowd. I thought it would be a good idea to share them all in one convenient spot for those of you looking for that kind of things. Please note, all of the main course recipe listed below double and triple well and many can be made ahead and frozen. Hope this helps some of you who are already making plans for hosting large groups this summer!



Pulled Pork Sandwiches (Crock Pot)

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (Crock Pot)

Tasty Teriyaki Chicken (Crock Pot)

Taco Salad (build your own)

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Crock Pot)

Shredded Mexican Beef (Crock Pot)


Spaghetti Sauce for a Crowd (Freezer super well)

Lasagna Soup for a Crowd


Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks for a Crowd (Freezes super well)

Cheesy Potato Casserole (Funeral Potatoes) 


Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Fiesta Ranch Green Salad Fully Loaded 

Classic Macaroni Salad 

Creamy Vanilla Berry Salad 

Chinese Chicken and Noodle Salad 

Berry Salad with Creamy Berry Dressing

Fritos Chili Cheese and Corn Salad

Fluffy Orange Jello Salad

Large Batch Frosted Brownies for a Crowd

Large Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Coconut Lime Sheet Cake 

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundays for a Crowd

Cherry Pie Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake



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  1. 1
    March 18, 2019 at 9:33 am

    And Lasagna Soup For a Crowd! We use that recipe often for large groups. It’s not really a summertime meal, but still delicious.

    • 2
      March 18, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for reminding me of that recipe! I added it to the list. So glad to hear it has worked out for you in the past.

  2. 3
    March 18, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Great list of recipes and hints to cook for large groups. Where do I find the recipe for the top salad (next to watermelon slices)? It looks so good, but I can’t find it. Help! Thanks.

    • 4
      March 18, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Mary,
      Thanks for your question. The salad next to the watermelon slices is just a big Gourmet Green Salad. You can see some ideas for it here…
      Best of luck!

      • 5
        March 22, 2019 at 11:56 am

        Thanks so much…..pinned.

  3. 6
    March 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Great collection of recipes.

  4. 7
    March 28, 2019 at 11:24 am

    That fiesta ranch green salad looks like pure perfection.

  5. 8
    March 16, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Love your recipes. I’m going to try the pulled pork.
    We had a baked potatoe bar at our girls camp. It was also a big hit we included chili.
    Also you can purchase boxes of uncooked cookie dough at costco that is great for a crowd.
    We had a taco salad bar one night and used the left over cooked meat the following night in our pasta sauce.

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