When you're cooking food for lots of hungry people, you have to keep things simple, but flexible too! All you need to do is cook one or two essential main dishes, and set up an open food bar filled with fun add-ons and extras so that people can make their own meal. Prepare awesome meatballs in marinara and let people pick between spaghetti or submarine sandwiches! Or make up some savory pulled pork or chicken for great sandwiches, tacos, or deluxe baked potatoes! One simple dish can open up tons of other avenues for food.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches from Cook, Bake, and Decorate

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball SandwichesBreakfast Casserole with Broccoli, Ham and Cheese

Baked Potato Bar from The Yummy Life

Baked Potato Bar

Three Cheese Grilled Pizza from The Daily Crave

Three Cheese Grilled PizzaGreek Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Western Cheeseburger Sliders from Life as a Lofthouse

Western Cheeseburger Sliders

Black Bean Chili from Food & Fire

Black Bean Chili

Corn Salad from Emy Kitchen

Corn Salad

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs from Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Pulled Pork Sandwiches from All that Splatters

Pulled Pork Sandwiches