5 Big Batch Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Have friends over — or embrace leftovers — with these Food Network recipes that feed more than four.

Putting together a meal for a crowd doesn’t have to be reserved for the weekend. Have friends over — or embrace leftovers — with these recipes that feed more than four. Gather six to eight of your favorite people around the table. Dinner is served in an hour or less.

Cooler Shrimp Boil (pictured above)

The insulation in that cooler sitting in the garage can keep drinks cold — and food warm! This shrimp boil is made up of all the classic components and can make it to your friend’s backyard for an easy weeknight meal.



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Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Let the beef kebabs marinate while you’re at work. Come home and grill the kebabs in 15 minutes. Along with two quick condiments, dinner is ready.

Ina Garten’s indoor clambake takes only 15 minutes of prep. Leave it to boil on the stove while you prepare a simple salad and enjoy the taste of summer even if you’re not at the beach.

These simple kebabs are left to marinate the night before and make for quick grilling the next day.

Food Network Kitchen’s Big Batch ChileChicken Pozole.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

Make a big batch of this simple, yet flavorful soup over the weekend and freeze leftovers for dinner during the week.

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