7 Italian Recipes to Serve a Crowd

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7 Italian Recipes to Serve a Crowd

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Lasagna in Pan


September 9 2019


Because no one should eat Italian food alone, we put together a casual dinner party menu that serves about 8 to 12. The appetizers can be prepared while the lasagna is cooking, and remember, there's no shame is asking guests to help (or to bring wine).

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  1. Bruschetta

    One or two baguettes or artisan loaves will a go long way in feeding a crowd. Have guests top their own to keep the bread from getting soggy.

  2. Prosciutto Cantaloupe Appetizer

    For a quick and easy appetizer that serves 12, use prosciutto, basil, and balsamic vinegar as toppings on cantaloupe. Tip: Double this recipe by using the entire cantaloupe

  3. Penne with Fried Eggplants

    After trying this recipe, you'll want to add fried eggplants to everything.

  4. Chicken Panzanella

    Panzanella is a filling dish that features chunks of toasted artisan bread. Serve it family style—one recipe is large enough to feed 12. 

  5. Classic Lasagna

    Lasagna is an easy way to happily feed a dozen guests. You can even freeze an uncooked lasagna ahead of time and bake it the day of the party. 

  6. Meatball Sub Casserole

    Turn your favorite sub into a yummy, saucy casserole using just four ingredients.

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  7. Cherry-Chocolate Love Cake

    It's the Italian cake that switches layers as it bakes. Pretty cool. And delicious.