20 Unique (and Easy) Ideas for Feeding Hungry Missionaries


You may think missionaries want a hearty meal to fill them up, so pot roast or lasagna should do the trick, right? Wrong. Turns out missionaries get a lot of pot roast and way too much of anything that comes in a casserole dish—especially in the United States. Try these creative dinners that you and the missionaries are sure to love.   

1. Breakfast for Dinner

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole, pancakes, puffed French toast, hash browns—the works! (This was by far the most beloved alternative dinner!)  


It's not that often that missionaries eat this delicious meal. Surprise them!

3. Pineapple-Glazed Pork Ribs

Click here for The Roof's famous recipe, as well as a few more of their favorites. 


4. Spicy Honey Chicken

Find this mouth-watering recipe and more like it in Our Best Bites.

This is a delicious and hearty option as the weather gets colder.

This country classic may not seem like a go-to meal, but the missionaries are sure to love it!

7. Sweet and Sour Meatballs 

This recipe from Our Sweet Basil Kitchen will not disappoint!


8. Beef Stroganoff

Find this and 7 more essential recipes for Latter-day Saints here.


Unless they're in Philadelphia, chances are the missionaries won't eat many of these sandwiches in their mission. 

10. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Hula Chicken

Using the slow cooker makes this recipe easy for you, and something homemade with any sort of bacon is sure to send the missionaries straight to food heaven. Click here for the recipe (+ 5 more delicious slow cooker creations).


11. Chicken Enchiladas

Granted if they're Spanish-speaking missionaries, they may eat these a lot. But a lot of missionaries won't ever get a chance to. Give them a spicy kick with enchiladas. (Click here for Slow Cooker Salsa Verde and Green Chile Stacked Chicken Enchiladas and other delicious recipes.)

These yummy bites will have the missionaries thinking they're seven years old and back at their folks' house. Find it in Six Sister’s Stuff.

13. Bratwurst, Baked Beans, and Sauerkraut

If they're not in Germany or Austria, then chances are they won't get to eat any brats on their mission. They're sure to love this European meal! Find a great recipe for bratwurst and sauerkraut from Our Best Bites, and a delicious baked beans recipe from these championship Dutch oven recipes.

14. Chicken Tortilla Soup 

This hearty soup gives a little kick while being the perfect balance of fun flavors. One great recipe is found in Our Best Bites.

 A little flavor from the Bayou will definitely be a change of pace for most missionaries, and this recipe (along with 5 others) from Six Sisters' Stuff tastes like it came straight from the restaurant!


16. Crepes

You can make this recipe from Our Best Bites either salty or sweet. No matter which way, they're going to taste delicious!

This is one meal that gives the missionaries the joy of choosing what they want to eat as they make their own fajita.

Not sure what this even is? It's actually France's favorite comfort food. This French sauce over rice is a real delicacy and is sure to leave your missionaries wanting seconds. (Replace the white wine in the recipe with chicken or vegetable stock or white grape or apple juice.)

19. Curry Chicken and Rice

Your missionaries will love having a taste of India in between all the other typical dinner appointments. Try this recipe for Chicken Curry Rice Bowl from Six Sisters' Stuff.

20. Zuppa Toscana Soup

This delicious dish will not only bring a taste of Italy to your missionary guests, it will also warm hands and hearts on a chilly winter's day. Find an easycopycat Olive Garden recipe for this soup from Six Sisters' Stuff.

Lead image from Recipes from the Roof


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