Feeding a crowd? No problem! Try these 8 Inexpensive and easy meals for large groups. Tasty and wallet-friendly options await!

Tips for Feeding a Large Group

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8 Easy Meals for Large Groups

After careful consideration, we have chosen the following 8 recipes.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

When you’re hosting a large group and craving something deliciously simple, these wings are your secret weapon.

Whether it’s a game day gathering, a family reunion, or a casual get-together, Air Fryer Chicken Wings are the easy, crowd-pleasing solution that ensures everyone leaves with a satisfied smile.

And my trusty assistant is the Dome large air fryer. It can cook up to 32 chicken wings in just 14 minutes, making it an absolute lifesaver for preparing food for large groups.

air fryer chicken wings

Air Fryer Meatballs

When it comes to feeding a large group, pasta has always been a go-to choice. But now, picture this: perfectly cooked meatballs, sizzling and golden, hot from the air fryer, joining your pasta party. It’s the game-changer your gatherings have been waiting for!

air fryer meatballs

Baja Shrimp Tacos

Set up a DIY taco bar and let your guests build their own masterpieces. From creamy slaw to zesty salsas, everyone can customize their tacos to their heart’s content.

air fryer taco

Beef Empanadas

Empanadas are the ultimate finger food. They’re easy to grab and enjoy, making them a great option for gatherings where guests want something delicious but not too formal.

You can cater to different tastes by offering various dipping sauces on the side. Some may prefer a spicy salsa, while others opt for a cooling yogurt dip.

Whether you’re hosting a game night, a family reunion, or a casual get-together, these empanadas are portable and perfect for mingling.

Air Fryer Beef Empanada

Potato Wedges

The presence of potato wedges can naturally draw people to the snack table, where they can stand or sit, chat, and enjoy the food. This makes them feel more at ease and encourages conversation.

For a healthier version, I recommend baking these potato wedges using an air fryer.

Potato Wedges

Considering that some guests may be vegetarians, you can consider adding the following recipes to your menu.

Roasted Cauliflower

It’s a vegetarian and vegan-friendly option, making it inclusive for guests with different dietary choices.

Roasted cauliflower is a versatile dish that can serve as a main course, a side dish, or even an appetizer. This flexibility allows you to cater to various dietary preferences and requirements within your group.

Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower

Portobello Mushroom Burger

It’s a vegetarian option that caters to a wide range of dietary preferences, including vegetarians and those looking for a meatless alternative.

Just like traditional burgers, Portobello mushroom burgers are highly customizable. Guests can add their favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, pickles, condiments, and more. This allows everyone to tailor their burger to their taste.

And, mushrooms tend to be more budget-friendly than meat. It’s the best inexpensive meal for large groups.

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Sous Vide Crème brûlée

I had to include one dessert idea. Crème brûlée is considered a gourmet dessert, and serving it with the sous vide method elevates the dining experience, making it feel more special and luxurious for your guests.

Crème brûlée can be prepared in advance and then sous vide-cooked, allowing you to focus on other aspects of hosting your event. It reduces last-minute kitchen stress and ensures that dessert is ready to serve when needed.

sous vide creme brulee

Cooking for a large group is an opportunity to unleash your culinary creativity and provide a memorable dining experience.

By putting your own twist on recipes, considering presentation, and catering to various tastes and dietary needs, you can ensure that your guests leave the table both filled and pleased, with fond memories of the meal you’ve prepared.