Given various diets, preferences, and tastes, it can be difficult to find meals and snacks that satisfy every crowd; however, there are some tried and true staples out there that are healthy, delicious, and will appease even the pickiest eaters. Be it roast chicken or mac and cheese, these classic dishes have a history of being crowd-pleasers and (for the most part) are ridiculously easy to prepare. Check these out!
Spicy Honey Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are a game day favorite, and these spicy honey crispy baked chicken wings are simply delicious and surprisingly easy to make. Ready in about an hour, these wings are bound to please everyone thanks to a great balance of sweet and spicy flavors. What’s more? This lightened-up version of an American classic doesn’t use any oil or flour, so go ahead and eat up!
If you’re looking for a classic Italian standby, chicken parmesan is right up there with spaghetti and meatballs. This recipe doesn’t stray far from the original dish, and it is super easy to make. So easy, in fact, it’s made in one pan and ready to eat in under an hour. Those looking for a nutrient boost will be happy to know this dish also calls for some roasted zucchini, which, in addition to pairing well with the chicken, is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
Like many recipes on this list, this quesadilla recipe is very adaptable. While this recipe calls for vegetables only, you can easily add an additional protein such as chicken, beef, or shrimp. Best of all, this tasty, protein-packed meal is ready in less than ten minutes!
BBQ Beef Nachos
Barbecue sauce is the secret ingredient that gives these nachos a little extra spice. No one will really know how easy it was to season this party snack-turned-family dinner. Anything baked on a sheet pan makes entertaining a breeze, leaving you more time to spend with your guests.
Dress up store-bought meatballs by tossing them in flavorful sauces like an oyster, coconut curry, and barbecue-apricot. It’s different from the traditional tomato-y sauce that you expect with the garlic toast. So very good. These little bites can be prepped in advance and frozen until you need them.
BBQ Salmon and Brussels Bake
It’s ready in half an hour, it pairs well with either vegetables or grains, and it has just the right amount of flavor that will satisfy everyone. This recipe is also high in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein, and low in carbohydrates–making it ideal for anyone looking for an anti-inflammatory, healthy meal.
There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal. These simple main dishes dinner ideas will please everyone in the crowds. You’ll have endless delicious recipes to choose from night after night, whether you have all day to prep or just minutes.