We at Voraciously love a big-batch recipe, so I rounded up some of our favorite high-yield recipes, a few that are easily scaled up and some suggestions for adaptations.
Spicy Red Shakshuka, above. Let’s start with the most important meal of the day (debatable, but for me it is). A well-spiced tomato sauce is a wonderful medium to poach eggs in. You can fit up to 8 eggs in here. You can also poach a smaller number of eggs and save the sauce to poach more eggs in later.
Za’atar Salmon With Charred Broccoli. All hail the sheet pan. This easy to prepare dish serves six, but if you need more, it’s very easy to scale up. Bonus: Less mess to clean up afterward. (Note: If you’re the one cooking, someone else in the household needs to be cleaning.) Not feeling salmon? Try this Sheet Pan Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs and Red Cabbage from our Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger, which can also easily be scaled up.
Mushroom and Swiss Chard Strata With Gruyere. Here’s another one from Ellie Krieger. This hearty strata serves eight. You can use whatever you have on hand. No Swiss chard? Use kale or spinach. No Gruyere? Cheddar will be just as tasty.
Greens Mac and Cheese. Before you turn your nose up at adding veggies to your mac and cheese (The shock! The horror! How dare we!), this recipe was gobbled up fast when Joe Yonan tested it in the Food Lab. Parmesan and cheddar work in tandem to pack a seriously cheesy punch to the rich sauce, leeks and garlic add their aromatic flair and the veggies add some tasty nutritional value. Not sold? We have more mac and cheese recipes here.
Bean and Barley Chili. Nothing feeds a crowd like a big, hearty pot of chili. Use this vegetarian chili as a blueprint for what suits your crowd. Want meat? Add it. No barley? Use something else. You got this.
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