The Pioneer Woman's Best Recipes for a Crowd

Feed all the ranchers — or friends and family — in your life with Ree Drummond's top big-batch dishes with at least eight servings.

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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Think of this as deconstructed twice-baked potatoes that have been reconstructed into a cheesy, creamy casserole. True to the traditional side dish, this one is studded with crispy bacon and boasts sour cream for subtle tang.

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BBQ Shrimp Cocktails

Ree adds a twist to classic shrimp cocktail by grilling the shrimp to give this dish intense BBQ flavors in every bite

Get the Recipe: BBQ Shrimp Cocktails

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Tossed in spicy buffalo sauce and topped with salty gorgonzola cheese crumbles, these bite-sized meatballs are sure to be a crowd favorite!

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders

Ree seasons the pulled pork with a spice mix of smoked paprika, chile powder and cayenne pepper for tons of bold flavor with just enough heat. And don't forget the cool fixings on top to balance it all out

See More Photos: 18 BBQ Pulled Pork Recipes to Add to Your Cookout Menu

Lemon Raspberry Tarts

Using frozen store-bought tart shells means that this dessert can be prepped quickly and assembled just before serving.

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Ham and Leek Mini Quiches

Baking the ham, egg and cheese mixture in mini muffin tins helps ensure they cook up quickly.

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Garden Spread Finger Sandwiches

Make your own show-stopping veggie cream cheese spread by mixing together fresh veggies and herbs into your cream cheese for a creamy and flavorful sandwich filling.

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Perfectly Baked Beans

See those strips of bacon on top?? They're the key to making Ree's baked beans extra special and completely craveworthy.

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Roasted Grape and Ricotta Toasts

Roasting the grapes until they are tender and juicy intensifies their natural flavors and gives them extra sweetness.

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Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema

Ree finishes these hearty veggie tacos with a simple avocado crema made with fresh lime juice.

Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema

Big Bad Beef Skewers

It’s all about the spice mix here. Ree likes a combo of lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder and fennel seeds to give the beef tons of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Big Bad Beef Skewers

Roasted Chile Salsa

Roasted poblanos and juicy tomatoes form the base of this party-ready salsa.

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Peach Salsa

This recipe makes a *ton* of salsa, but feel free to scale it down for your family.

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Queso Blanco

Go ahead and spoon this creamy, decadent queso right on top of chips for an anytime snack you’ll love.

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Steak and Shrimp Taco Bar

One fan tells us that this recipe is, “Soooooooooo good!” Making your own taco bar doesn’t get any easier than this, after cooking up the meat just have your favorite taco fixings ready to go.

Get the Recipe: Steak and Shrimp Taco Bar

Eight-Layer Dip

Layered high with refried beans, sharp cheddar cheese, guacamole and topped with crispy bacon crumbles for a salty bite.

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Grilled Sheet Pan S'mores

No campfire? No problem! Make a bunch of s’mores all at once right in the oven.

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Chicken Spaghetti

With chicken, veggies and tons of pasta, this hearty dish is an all-in-one dinner.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

White Chicken Enchiladas

With a five-star rating, Ree’s classic enchiladas are best finished with the usual fiesta fixings: salsa, sour cream and fresh cilantro.

Get the Recipe: White Chicken Enchiladas

Raspberry Lemonade Freezer Pie

This no-bake summer dessert is made with store-bought lemon cookies and fresh raspberries. Serve it with whipped cream for an easy but impressive dinner party dessert.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Lemonade Freezer Pie

Shrimp Cocktail Bar

Ree lets guests help themselves to three different dipping sauces to complement the shrimp.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Cocktail Bar: Classic Cocktail Sauce, Avocado Crema, Remoulade

No-Knead Cloverleaf Rolls

The dough for these buttery dinner rolls doesn’t need to be rolled out; just cover it and let it sit somewhere warm for about an hour and it will puff up, ready for baking.

Get the Recipe: No-Knead Cloverleaf Rolls

Mexican Rice Casserole

Keep this cheesy rice recipe in mind to round out any main dish. It’s bursting with flavor from green chiles, cayenne and turmeric.

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Tenderloin Sandwiches

After roasting the beef until tender and juicy, set up a DIY sandwich bar complete with rolls, brown mustard and spicy horseradish sauce, and let everyone build their ultimate meal. 

Get the Recipe: Tenderloin Sandwiches

Mini Meatball Sandwiches

Ree's moist meatballs are simmered in ready-to-go marinara sauce and served on hearty rolls with mozzarella cheese.

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Perhaps the ultimate make-ahead meal, Ree's hearty, meaty lasagna can be prepped ahead of time and frozen, then simply baked and enjoyed when you need a meal in a hurry. 

Get the Recipe: Lasagna

Chile con Queso

Chips and dip are a classic party starter, and this recipe puts a cheesy, slightly spicy spin on traditional picks. 

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Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Follow Ree's lead and start with frozen rolls, then dress them up with homemade flair. Ree brushes the rolls with butter, fresh herbs and sea salt for extra flavor and texture.

Get the Recipe: Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocoholics, you've met your match with Ree's easy-to-make sweet treat, which she blankets with a rich, buttery chocolate icing. 

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake

Fajita Nachos

This mash-up recipe brings together the best of fajitas — the juicy flank steak, sweet peppers and onions — and all that's satisfying about nachos, including plenty of cheesy chips. Thanks to the beef, Ree's nachos are elevated from appetizer to entree status.

Get the Recipe: Fajita Nachos

Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Featuring a buttery cookie-pecan crust, a smooth, tangy cream cheese filling and a sweetened topping made with fresh blackberries, there's no shortage of comforting flavors in Ree's 5-star dessert.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Baked Ziti

A hefty meat sauce, a three-cheese mixture and plenty of noodles — those three components combine to create a stick-to-your-ribs casserole that delivers tried-and-true results every time.

Get the Recipe: Baked Ziti

Beautiful Brussels Sprouts

You can be sure that Ree's top-rated veggie gets its name from both its flavor and its appearance, thanks to the vibrant colors in the golden butternut squash and the jewel-like pomegranate seeds that stud the dish.

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Make brunch entertaining easier by prepping the star of your spread the night before. Ree assembles her sweet casserole and lets it chill overnight so the bread can absorb the creamy custard, and when she's ready to bake it the next morning, she simply tops the dish with a cinnamon-brown sugar topping and moves it to the oven.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Take a look at the ooey-gooey cheese blanket right there. That's a hearty layer of melty Monterey Jack cheese covering the creamy layers of tender potatoes and diced ham — and more cheese.

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Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Simmered with carrots, parsnips and turnips, Ree's top-rated stew is an all-in-one meal that you can cozy up to.

Get the Recipe: Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Easy Calzones

Take advantage of a quick-fix shortcut by starting with store-bought frozen rolls to form the pastry for Ree's simple calzones. For the filling, she uses a mixture of sausage and three cheeses for flavorful results.

Get the Recipe: Easy Calzones

Tortellini Skewers

Though this eat-with-your-hands appetizer is surely impressive, it's deceptively simple to execute; all it takes is a bit of assembly. Just thread cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and tortellini onto skewers, and top them with a pesto vinaigrette.

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Chicken and Noodles

Shredded chicken adds heft to Ree's light but satisfying soup, which she simmers with a bit of ground thyme to round out the broth.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Noodles

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