Cooking for a Crowd Side Dish Recipes

Collect a few easy side dish recipes that feed a crowd, and you'll be ready for any gathering. Browse recipes like baked beans and vegetable casseroles, and choose a new crowd favorite to try.

Staff Picks

Baked Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This baked potato casserole makes a perfect side dish to bring to large family potlucks, picnics, and celebrations.

Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry

Rating: 4 stars 90
Asian-style green beans with lots of flavor! This recipe is made for a large party; but can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or warm.
By Allrecipes Member

Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
Your favorite vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions roasted in olive oil with herbs, garlic and lemon

Corn Casserole with Crackers

Rating: 4 stars 1
This corn casserole is a Thanksgiving tradition at our family table every year. A little bit of sweet and savory in one dish!

Hariton's 'Famous' Vegetarian Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This is a very tasty dish consisting of all kinds of fresh vegetables and herbs baked in the oven. This will tantalize your taste buds. It has been a sell-out at our Greek Church at every function for five years now. We serve this on toasted, warm pita bread.
By Patti Moschonas

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Easy and delicious! Always a favorite with everyone!

Roasted Vegetables for a Crowd

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Next time you want to cook a hearty meal for a big crowd, try this massive roasted veggie combo recipe including Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and onions.

Old Fashioned Potato Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
I got this recipe from a British grandmother. It is hands-down the best potato kugel my family (and most of my guests) ever tasted. It's fabulous served hot with sour cream. It's also incredible put in a cholent overnight.

Hot Cream Cheese-Corn Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 2
This cream cheese-corn casserole is a Thanksgiving classic at our house. Since we like it spicy, I add jalapeno peppers.

Zucchini Corn Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 182
Yummy zucchini corn fritters that my family can't get enough of. These fritters are light and fluffy with lots of zucchini and fresh corn. Cheese is optional, but not in my house. Serve hot with ranch dressing.

Mexican Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 90
Wonderful Mexican beans to serve as a side dish with your meal.

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
These baked beans made in the slow cooker are slightly sweet and tangy, with a smoky, meaty flavor that everyone will love. The best part? They're very easy to make.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cuban-Style Yellow Rice
Rating: Unrated 29
Your next Caribbean dinner deserves this traditional yellow rice recipe.
Tom Szaller's Great Pan Or Bird Stuffing
Rating: Unrated 31
"My boyfriend and I have been making this recipe for the last four Thanksgivings and it is invariably the star course! We've even made this as the main dish for dinners." – IRONMAIDEN1
Sweet Zucchini Relish
Rating: 5 stars 289

My mother's sweet zucchini relish is a family favorite. It's delicious on hamburgers and hot dogs.