Cooking pasta for a crowd is the most economical and the easiest means to feed a large gathering. Many groups and organizations serve pasta dinners for fundraiser events because of these reasons. Pasta ideas are well received by communities for their delicious flavor and a change to socialize with their neighbors; and with this, much money can be raised for worthwhile charities.
If you are having another type of event, you might feel that cooking pasta for a crowd is not suitable as the entrée. In this case don’t forget that pasta also acts as a great filler in many recipes. All types of pasta can be added to hot and cold dishes to make delicious meal extenders at a nominal cost. The following are some pasta ideas when cooking pasta for a crowd.
FOR HOT DISHES add with freshly cooked and drained hot pasta.
When cooking pasta for a crowd try some COLD FILLER DISHES. Cook and drain pasta, rinse in cold water and drain again. Toss with a little olive oil and let cool.
Bring water to a boil and add salt; Drop noodles into boiling water.
Cook noodles until tender; drain, place in large pan and toss noodles with half of melted butter.
Combine soup and milk in a large bowl until blended.
Drain tuna well and break into little pieces in the mushroom mixture.
Combine tuna and mushroom mixture with buttered noodles and mix well.
Divide mixture in half and place in two 12 X 20 X 2 inch pans.
Mix bread crumbs, remaining melted butter and paprika to make topping.
Spread topping evenly on the two casseroles and bake at 350F degrees for about 45 minutes.
Makes about 50 servings.
Boil chicken until tender, remove chicken from bones, cool and dice; save broth.
Add enough water to broth to cook spaghetti; when tender drain and toss with butter.
Sauté onion, celery, green peppers and mushrooms in 1 cup butter until tender; add flour salt and pepper stirring until flour disappears.
Add cheese spreads and pimentos and stir until cheese melts; add milk and stir until blended.
Add chicken and spaghetti; divide into 2 baking pans; top with shredded cheese.
Cover and bake 1 hour at 350F degrees.
Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed on package.
Brown meat with pepper, celery, onion, and cook until tender.
Add corn, tomato paste, water, salt and pepper.
Combine meat mixture with macaroni and cheese; mix well and bake 20 minutes at 350F degrees.
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