Recipe Index

When planning a party menu, you must consider whether or not a dish is appropriate.  Some recipes are better than others for your party table. 

All the recipes at Chef Menus are carefully selected to be the best dish for any party menu.  


Dips and Spreads

Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
Simple Cold Crab Dip
Savory Chilled Crab Dip
Rich and Hot Crab Dip
Spicy Hot Crab Dip
Baked Artichoke and Cheese

Pan Fried Onion Dip
Out of this World Garlic Dip
Sesame Garlic Dip
Herb, Cheese and Garlic Dip

Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe
Green Chile and Cilantro Salsa
Roasted Tomato Chili Salsa
Herbed Yogurt Dip

Seafood Apps

Honey-Lime Grilled Shrimp
Creole Boiled Shrimp On Ice
Shrimp with Salsa Verde
Shrimp Scampi Shrimp
Spicy Shrimp Cakes
Mini Salmon Cakes
Mini Crab Cakes
Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms
Popcorn Shrimp

Sticks and Skewers
More Skewers
Easy Appetizers
More Easy Appetizers
Finger Sandwiches

Meat Apps

Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce
Buffalo Wings
Sesame Chicken Wings

Southwestern Chicken

Chicken Quesadillas
Baby Lamb Chops
Grilled Sausages with Tortillas
Roast Beef for a Cocktail Party
Hawaiian Meatball Kebabs
Pork Tenderloin
Stuffed Mushrooms

Veggie, Fruit and Other Apps

Raw Vegetable Crudités
Baby Baked Potatoes
Steamed Vegetables with Low-Fat Creamy Garlic Dressing
Deviled Egg Recipes
Fruit Kebabs and Dip
Fruit Pizza
Meat and Vegetable Trays for a Crowd

More Finger Sandwiches

Set-Up an Appetizer Bar!

Appetizer Ideas
Christmas Appetizers
Appetizers for a Crowd


Flank Steak with Garlic and Herbs
Easy Marinated Flank Steak
Teriyaki Flank Steak
Wined Teriyaki Beef

Beef Sliders with Creamy Horseradish Mayo
Turkey Slider Greek Style
Apple, Onion and Cheddar Sliders

New York Strip Steak
Grilled Steak with Beer BBQ Sauce
Citrus and Herb Grilled Steak
Herb-Crusted Sirloin Tip Roast with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Rosemary-Garlic Beef Tri-Tip
Bourbon-Glazed Beef Roast

Easy Homemade Sausages
Grilled Sausages with Mustard
How to Cook Bacon

Bacon Recipes
Basic Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
Pepper-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Sweet and Sour Barbecued Ribs
Ginger Sherry Pork Chops
How To Cook Ham
Ham Recipes
Chili Recipes
Muffalettas - New Orleans cold cut sandwich

Rib Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Cold Fillet of Beef with Garlic Red Wine Vinaigrette
Stuffed Banana Peppers
New Orleans Grillades
New Orleans Panneed Meat
Natchitoches Meat Pies

Grilled Steak and Cheese Salad
Hawaiian Meatball Kebabs
Burger Recipes - Onion, Au Poivre, Slider, Gyro, more...
Best Hamburger Recipes - Chili Cheese, Gorgonzola, Spicy Buffalo
Taco Salad -Serves 25-50
Chili Recipes - Meat Lovers, Beef and Bean and more...
Beef Brisket Recipes - Onion Braised, Wine Braised and more..

Simple Meatball  Soup

Baby Lamb Chops
Balsamic-Honey Glazed Lamb Chops with Pears

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Vegetables
Marinaded Leg of Lamb
Herbed Bone-In Leg of Lamb
Gyro Burgers 

New Orleans PoBoy Sandwiches
Sandwich Recipes
Sausage Stuffing

Poultry and Eggs

Wine and Herb Marinated Chicken
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Deluxe Chicken Salad - Serves 25
Chinese Chicken Salad
Thai Chicken Salad
Chicken Satay
Baked Orange Chicken Drummettes
Sesame Chicken Wings
Buffalo Wings
Mexican Fried Chicken
Southwestern Oven Fried Chicken
Firecracker Fried Chicken

New Orleans Fried Chicken
Baked Citrus Chicken
Lemon Chicken with Pasta

Super Simple Lime Chicken
Chicken Etouffee

Roasted Turkey Recipes - Herbed, Wine Braised and more..
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Danish Turkey Burger
Glazed Turkey Steaks
Easy Jerk Chicken

Slow Roasted Lemon Chicken
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Breast with Wine Sauce and Buttered Mushrooms
Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Chili Quesadillas

Chili Barbecued Chicken
Garlic Ketchup Grilled Chicken
Savory Sweet Island Chicken
Easy BBQ Beer Chicken
Beer Glazed Chicken Tacos
Lime Chicken Tacos with Corn Guac
Sticky Drums
Grilled Chicken Breast for 50

Large-Quantity Chicken Recipes - Serving 50+
Oven Baked Chicken Breast, Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Fajitas and More

Egg Dishes
Deviled Eggs Recipes
Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast Casserole
How to Set-up an Omelet Bar

Tomato Omelet
Spinach and Garlic Frittata
Basil and Onion Frittata for a Crowd
Scrambled Eggs

Baked Eggs and Bacon


Honey-Lime Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Shrimp Kebabs for 50
Garlic Shrimp
Spicy Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry
Shrimp with Salsa Verde

Crispy Popcorn Shrimp
Creole Boiled Shrimp On Ice
Spiced Shrimp Cakes
Quick Barbecued Shrimp
Pasta with Shrimp, Tomatoes and Basil
Greek Pasta with Shrimp
Shrimp In Champagne Sauce With Pasta
Pasta With Shrimp
Creamy Linguine Pasta with Shrimp
Orzo Pasta With Shrimp And Sage
Easy Shrimp Creole
Shrimp and Grits
Chef Geoff's Shrimp and Gouda Grits

Shrimp Scampi with Green Mayonnaise
Shrimp Scampi with Marsala and Bacon

Basic Shrimp Salad - Serves 25
Shrimp Caesar Salad- Serves 18-25
Barbecued Tandoori Shrimp Salad
Shrimp Salad Louis

Favorite New Orleans Shrimp Salad

How to Cook Lobster
Lemon-Grilled Lobster Tails
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Asian-Style Cold Lobster Salad
Linguine with Lobster

Crispy Pecan Catfish
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Cilantro Pesto
Sesame and Ginger Whole Salmon
Dijon and Herb Roasted Salmon
Mini Salmon Cakes
Chopped Salmon Cakes
Fresh Salmon Cakes

Poached Salmon on Salad Greens for Fifty
Tuna Salad for a Crowd
Serves 25-50
Tuna Sandwiches for a Crowd
Tuna Pasta Salad for 50

Spicy Hot Crab Dip
Rich Hot Crab Dip
Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
Mini-Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa
Crab Salad Lettuce Wraps
Crab and Pea Salad in Celery Ribs
Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Crab Gazpacho

Creole Gumbo
Crawfish Etouffee


Pasta, Rice, Potatoes, Beans, Grains

Cheesy Baked Ziti
Baked Ziti with Tomatoes, Basil and Cheese
Easy Pasta with Tomatoes and Cheese

Baked Spaghetti
Ne-Ne's Puttanesca Sauce with Spaghetti
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Lemon and Chive Orzo

Impossible Pasta Bolgonese
Tomato and Ricotta Pasta

Shrimp and Pasta

Oven Roasted Peppers with Fregola
Colorful Pasta Salad
Green Bean and Olive Pasta Salad
Antipasto Pasta Salad

Tortellini and Sautéed Vegetable Salad
Lasagna Recipes - Mushroom, Seafood, Spinach more... 

Curried Rice Pilaf Recipe
Zucchini and Red Pepper Pilaf

New Orleans Dirty Rice
Quick Spanish Rice
Easy Curried Rice
Asparagus Parmesan Rice Salad
Royal Rice Salad

Crispy Grilled Potatoes
Lemon and Thyme Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Easy Scalloped Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes
Cheese and Herb Potato Pancakes
Easy Cook Potato Pancakes
Sweet Potato Recipes
Baked Potato Soup

Savory Sweet Potato Soup

Chef Deb's Creole Red Beans and Rice
Black Bean Salad

Nutty Veggie Burgers
Easy Side Dishes - Rice, Potatoes, Pasta, Vegetarian


Salads and Fruits

Vegetable Salads
Spicy Black Bean, Zucchini and Corn Salad
Black Bean Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Cheese
Black Bean Salad with Green Olives and Oregano

Broccoli Salad
Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese
Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese
Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts
Fresh Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Lemony Green Bean and Tomato

Green Bean with Basil Vinaigrette
Spinach Salad with Bacon and Hazelnuts
Asparagus Parmesan Rice Salad
Mardi Gras Salad
Royal Rice Salad
Best Potato Salad Ever

Meat and Seafood
Grilled Steak and Cheese Salad
Ham and Black Bean Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad
Crab Salad Lettuce Wraps
Grilled Salmon Salad
Basic Shrimp Salad - Serves 25

Shrimp Caesar Salad- Serves 18-25
Barbecued Tandoori Shrimp Salad
Shrimp Salad Louis
New Orleans Shrimp Salad

Pasta Salads
Colorful Pasta Salad
Green Bean and Olive Pasta Salad

Desserts and Breads

Spiced Coconut Cake
Easy Rum Orange Cake
Easy Chocolate Cake
Easy Chocolate Cake  II
Chocolate Filled Angel

Bourbon Chocolate Cake
Cheesecake Recipes - Irish Cream, Caramel Pecan and more....

Peanut Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Pies and Tarts
Cream Pie Recipes - Berry, Lemon, Pecan
Luscious Lemon Tart
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Chocolate Orange Pecan Pie
Southern Pecan Pie
French Pear Pie Recipe 

Berry Easy Cream Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Banana's Foster Crisp
Easiest Peach Cobbler

Breads and More..
Blueberry Corn Cakes
Oven Pancakes
Cheddar Cheese Pancakes
Homemade Pancakes for a Crowd

Orange Cornbread Muffins
Cornbread for a Crowd
Creamed Cornbread


Valentine's Day Desserts
Fruit Pizza
Chocolate Toffee Trifle
Grilled Pineapple with Lime and Rum
White Chocolate Crème Brulee
Strawberries and Chantilly or Ricotta Cream

Easy Strawberry Dessert

Blackberry Sherbet
Apple Crepes
Baked Apples with Fig Stuffing
Warm Pears and Sauce
Pears and Chocolate Sauce
Praline Ice Cream Sauce
Tequila Flamed Mangos
Spanish Flan 
Mama's Fresh Fruit Bread Pudding
Homemade Granola Recipes

Desserts for a Crowd - Serves 50-60
Yellow Cake with Creamy Icing

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Apple Crisp
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Jalapeno Cornbread
Roasted Garlic Thyme Bread
Oven-Baked French Toast
Pain Perdu (New Orleans French Toast)
Cornbread Stuffing
Bread Stuffing


Sauces and Condiments

Also see appetizer recipes for more dips and spreads.   

Sauces and Dips
Tangy Beer Barbecue Sauce

Remoulade Sauce
Horseradish Cream Sauce
Pink Mayonnaise
Sauces for Chicken Satay
Mustard Dill Sauce
Low-Fat Creamy Garlic Dressing
Easy Fruit Dip
Roasted Eggplant Dip
Herbed Yogurt Dip
Herb Dipping Sauce

Vinaigrettes and Dressings
Lime and Basil Vinaigrette
Tomato Oregano and Cumin Vinaigrette
Orange Vinaigrette
Orange Mayonnaise

Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Relishes, Salsas, Chutneys
Homemade Salsas
Pineapple Raisin Chutney Recipe
Sweet Apple Chutney
Black Bean-Tomato Relish

Quick Olive Salad

New Orleans Shrimp Stock
How to Roast Garlic
Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter
Sauces and Spreads for Appetizers
Homemade Granola

Sauces for a Crowd
Serving 25 or more

Gravy and Sauces - Mushroom, Hollandaise, Butters and more...
Basic Vinaigrette - Salads for a crowd
Red Wine Vinaigrette
Cranberry Sauce
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Fiery Hot Salsa/Sauce
Cocktail Sauce



Also see information on serving alcohol, hosting a cocktail party and pairing food and wine

Mixed Drink Recipes I - Flavorful drinks made with rum, vodka, scotch and more
Mixed Drink Recipes II - Popular drinks both old and new 


Recipes for a Crowd

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