Cheese is basically the most expensive of the ingredients here, and even without especially savvy pre-ordering in bulk, I am able to make this and a side vegetable for 140 people for under $200, which is not too shabby.
Extra Helping: Wild Rice Soup
This soup is full of flavors without being overwhelming, full of nutrition without being heavy, and a full meal in one bowl. There are many ways to tailor it to the tastes and preferences of your recipient.
Extra Helping: Little Meatballs
These meatballs represent all the nourishment needed to keep a weary person sustained in one tiny, savory package.
Dorie Greenspan’s Mediterranean Shepherd’s Pie
There’s a lot of fancy food in this world, and then there’s shepherd’s pie, a rustic hodgepodge often made with leftovers, seldom made the same way twice and always satisfying.
Chris Prosperi’s Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Enchilada
Why not put a platter of enchiladas out for a party or bring them to your next potluck? The enchiladas are easy to make, you can use any meaty filling you like—or black beans, corn, and avocado for a vegetarian filling—and a saucy platter of enchiladas is always a crowd-pleaser.
Carole Peck’s Apple and Endive Salad with Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette
This gorgeous salad is one of the reasons Carole Peck’s Good News Restaurant & Bar just celebrated its 25th year as one of the best places to eat in Connecticut.