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You need large family dinner ideas that are sure to be loved by the whole crowd! Get this list of ideas with simple ingredients and easy recipes.

As a Mama of (soon to be!) six children, I know how tough it can be to find large family dinner ideas that satisfy everyone, make a lot of food (or is at least easy to double, triple, or more!), yet also fit the family budget.

You’re probably experiencing the same thing in your large family home!  That’s why I built this handy list of delicious family dinner menu ideas just for you!

So bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need to build a meal plan.

And for even more ideas, don’t miss these cheap meals for large families!

Large Family Dinner Ideas to Round Out That Meal Plan!

These large family dinner ideas will make cooking for a crowd easy! Meals with simple ingredients and easy directions so you can get it on the table (and devoured!) in no time!
Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy
Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy
When I found this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy, I couldn’t believe how easy it was!  Even better was watching my family scarf it down and ask for more.
I was able to freeze some for later, making this one of my favorite dinner ideas right now!

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Tacos are one of my favorite foods.  That’s because they are SO easy.  And also because, no matter how many times you serve them, everyone is happy when it’s Taco Night!!

But if you’re feeling like you’ve maybe served tacos too many times lately, this is the perfect recipe for you!  They’re going to love One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta!  And so will you…because it’s easy, delicious, and always a hit!

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

I could probably eat Chick-Fil-A every day for a month and never get tired of it.  But since I can’t afford that, I went searching for the next best thing.
The next time you empty a jar of pickles, save the juice and make these Copycat Chick-Fil-A sandwiches!!

Dump and Bake Aloha Chicken Rice

Dump and Bake Aloha Chicken Rice

You had me at “dump and bake”!  This casserole is easy to throw together, super affordable, and tastes wonderful!

Dump and Bake Aloha Chicken and Rice is a nice way to serve your chicken and rice with a twist.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork
On that night that calls for Chinese take out, skip the extra expense.  Make this Sweet and Sour Pork yourself!
Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you off.  This recipe is easier than it looks!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
I stumbled upon this recipe when I was looking for a side to take to a family dinner on weekend.  I’m so glad I did!
For all its simplicity (cheese? yum!  bacon?  yum!!!) this Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes recipe turned out perfectly!  And while I used it as a side, I would have no problems making a couple slow cookers full of this recipe and serving it as a meal.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Whenever pork butt goes on sale, I practically drool over the thought of enjoying a pulled pork sandwich.  And this recipe is the perfect way to use that frugal meat!
Whip up a batch of this Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe!

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle

Here’s another recipe I was lucky enough to find for a family celebration.  Don’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy this Dublin Coddle!

Sheet Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Sheet Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

I’m a sucker for a good sheet pan recipe.  It’s just so easy to dump everything on one sheet and have a meal ready to go.
The flavors of this Sheet Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken are hard to beat!

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

What’s a breakfast recipe doing in a list of large family dinner ideas?  Well, if you haven’t served breakfast for dinner (brinner in our home), you’re missing out!

Not only is it cost effective, but it’s also a lot of fun.  The kids will feel like this Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole is a special treat!  And you’ll have trouble waiting to eat it while the amazing baking smells fill your home.

Crock Pot Ham and Beans

Crock Pot Ham and Beans

On a cold day, it’s hard to beat a big batch of these Crock Pot Ham and Beans!  Using dried beans has never been easier!

Skillet Chicken with Apples and Root Vegetables

Skillet Chicken with Apples and Root Vegetables

Skillet meals are another favorite of mine for simplicity and taste.  The way the juices meld in this Skillet Chicken with Apples and Root Vegetables is just amazing!

Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs

Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs

For the Mom who feels like her family will never eat leftovers, I give you these Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs.  They are so good, the family will hope you have leftovers every night!

Garlic Bread Pizza

Garlic Bread Pizza

You’re squished for time.  Everyone wants pizza, but you don’t have time to wait for a crust to rise.

Garlic Bread Pizza to the rescue!

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Making enchiladas takes up a few Pyrex pans, but it’s always worth it.  This recipe for Creamy Chicken Enchiladas is amazing.  And you’ll love that it doesn’t require any “cream of” soups or fancy ingredients.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

We all need a good batch of comfort food some nights.  Next time that happens to you, grab this recipe for King Ranch Chicken Casserole and feel soothed!

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe is the kind of thing that makes me want to jump up right now and start cooking!  I can’t (I’m blogging), but you sure can!

One Pan No Peek Chicken

One Pan No Peek Chicken and Rice

When I finally learned that the secret to making the perfect rice is to stop picking up the lid and looking at it, it changed my life.  (Well, it certainly changed the way I cook rice!!)
So stop that inner toddler that wants to disobey rules like that and indulge in this easy One Pan No Peek Chicken and Rice recipe!

Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin

A beef tenderloin is a treat in our home.  So when it goes on sale, I want to make sure I use the perfect recipe on that cut of meat.

Treat yourself to this Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin!

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
Just look how juicy this Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast turns out!  Drool!

Cheesy Meatball Casserole

Cheesy Meatball Casserole

If you’re short on time and use “cheater” meatballs in this one, I’ll never tell!  But it’s worth the extra time to make the homemade meatballs (with a healthy twist!) in this Cheesy Meatball Casserole.

Crock Pot Spaghetti Casserole

Crock Pot Spaghetti Casserole
Spaghetti is another favorite go to recipe around here.  But why wait for the last minute scramble to get it together?  Enjoy this Crock Pot Spaghetti Casserole instead!

Slow Cooker Cabbage and Kielbasa

Slow Cooker Cabbage and Kielbasa

Simple ingredients and an easy recipe make this Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Cabbage recipe a winner!

Sweet Pork

Sweet Pork

I am totally intrigued by this Sweet Pork recipe.  A little sweet, a little spicy.  It could be the perfect twist to use those affordable pork tenderloins!

Quiche for a Crowd

Quiche for a Crowd

For the Mama with backyard chickens, this Quiche for a Crowd recipe is just perfect for using those eggs and feeding the family!

These large family dinner ideas are the perfect way to feed your whole crew!

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