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Gabby asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

What are some recipes that can be made for 13+ people?

Some quick, unnecessary context: I’m a college student living on campus this semester. Most of the residents in my building are choosing to stay on campus during spring break (since there’s not a whole lot to do in the middle of a pandemic), but we were told that none of our meal plans would be active that week unless we pay 100-something dollars, so none of the places to get food on campus would be open. We all agreed that instead of eating instant ramen every night or wasting money, we’d cook for each other instead. We’re all decent enough cooks and our floor has a kitchen with a stove, oven, and microwave. So, what are some good recipes a bunch of college kids can make that’ll feed a little more than a dozen people? Any recipes work, and vegan/kosher/etc. options are also great.

Thank you!  

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  • 1 month ago

    *Vegetable Lasagna

    *Spaghetti with a vegetable (green and red peppers, garlic, onion and mushrooms) tomato Sauce 

    *A huge garden salad w/ a cup of tomato soup.

    Plenty of Garlic Bread

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    An easy thing to make for a lot of people is Spaghetti which you can make with meatballs and sauce or with just a sauce with or without meat. You can make a big salad to go with it and maybe garlic bread and an easy dessert ice cream or something else that you just buy. 

  • denise
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A big pasta bake.  Chilli,  casserole,  curry, which can all be served with rice or noodles.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Pasta, chicken wings and rice are cheap. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Things that you can cook in large amounts like chilli, bolognese etc are good (lentil versions are available for vegetarians)

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Baked ziti. You can make it without meat if necessary, and the cheese will serve to add protein. Or make one with meat and one without. Add salad and bread. Dessert can be ice cream or sorbet with a homemade raspberry or chocolate sauce. 

  • 2 months ago

    Use any recipe at all, and multiply it to suit how many you're feeding. Most recipes are designed to feed four. Look at the top or at the bottom of a recipe and it should say how many it's meant to feed. Since you are feeding college age people who probably eat more than children or older adults, I'd multiply to feed 16.

    Good candidates for feeding a crowd without spending an arm and a leg are most pasta recipes, any kind of casserole or stew, chili, hearty soups (ones with potato or beans are quite filling), shepherd's pie (you can have vegetables on the side or put them in the pie), quiche. 

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Well, lasagne would be the obvious choice, serve with a large salad. 

    Pretty much Any pasta dish. Work on some casseroles-they are probably the easiest to roll up for additional people. 

    Baked chicken is easy as well. 

    The one issue you will find when cooking for many people, is that not All ingredients need to be 'upped'(ex. 4 chicken breasts become 12 chicken breasts, but one teaspoon salt does not become 12 teaspoons salt). So just adjust as necessary.

    You might want to go onto a website like All Recipes, in that their recipes have a conversion for as many people yo need to cook for. 

  • !
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Any recipe can be made to feed a dozen or more people. All you need to do is increase the volume of ingredients that you use. Normally a recipe is designed to produce enough food for a family of 4, so 3x the ingredients should give you what you need. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Spaghetti and Garlic Bread-- You just need a box of spaghetti noodles (follow the directions on the box), two jars of spaghetti sauce (follow the directions on the jar), and two or three loaves of frozen garlic bread (follow the directions on the package).

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