Large Melamine Bowls

Perfectly Portable Entertaining with Zak! Large Melamine Bowls and Delicious Recipes

Posted on April 18, 2023

If you're looking for a convenient, stylish, and affordable way to entertain friends and family, then look no further than Zak! 's large melamine bowls. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns, perfect for entertaining or bringing to parties. Not to mention, melamine is durable and resistant to scratches and chips, so you can enjoy your large melamine bowls for years. These beautiful and durable bowls are perfect for serving large amounts of food in style.

Not only do they look great on the table, but they are also easy to transport and can be used both indoors or outdoors for holidays, parties, or even family dinners. If you're interested in large melamine bowls but aren't sure what kinds of recipes are great for gathering, then our recipes will make sure your guests always leave satisfied and full! In this blog, we're going to discuss some popular recipes that are sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Backyard Barbecues

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is a creamy, cold side dish for outdoor barbecues and large family gatherings. It has a ton of flavor but minimal ingredients. All you need is the following:

  • 1 box of macaroni
  • 1 to 2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Optional spices (sugar, parsley, salt, pepper) to taste

To make this deliciously tangy side dish, begin by cooking the macaroni until it is al dente. Prepare your parsley (optional), red bell pepper, and celery while your macaroni is cooking. Next, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, red pepper, celery, and any other spices to taste. Taste the mixture and adjust the amount of mayonnaise and spices to your liking. Next, add your macaroni and combine everything in the large melamine bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve for your outdoor BBQ.

Baked Beans

The best way to have baked beans is as a side with BBQ ribs or chicken. Something about the sweet brown sugar and the smokey baked beans brings out the flavor in your grilled main dishes. The ingredients needed for this site are:

  • 2 cans of homestyle baked beans
  • 1/4 cup- 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 strips of bacon

In a medium-sized pot, set your stovetop to medium-low heat and pour in all of your ingredients. Feel free to add more ketchup and brown sugar to bring the flavor to your personal preference. Mix the ingredients together and continue to heat, stirring occasionally. When thoroughly heated, pour into your large melamine bowl and serve.

Classic Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a traditional southern dish that is ideal for fruit fans. The crunchy vanilla wafers and sweet bananas perfectly balance its light and creamy layers. To make banana pudding, you will need the following:

  • 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Cool whip

Mix the pudding mix and cold milk in a large melamine bowl until thick and creamy. Follow the directions on the back of the pudding box to ensure the right texture. Begin at the bottom of the bowl with a layer of vanilla wafers; the amount you need will vary based on the size of your bowl. Then, layer in your pudding, cool whip, and bananas. Restart again with the vanilla wafers and go until you run out of pudding and cool whip. Finish off the top with crumbled-up vanilla wafers for an extra crunch and decoration. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours before serving. This recipe is sure to be a great way to finish off a long day of grilling.

Holiday Dinners

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes are an excellent complement to any holiday feast. Creamy, buttery, and flavorful, these mashed potatoes are made with large red potatoes, garlic cloves, and other ingredients to enhance the flavor. To make this delicious side, you will need the following:

  • 8 large potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2% milk to taste
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Begin by peeling and cutting your large potatoes into chunks. In a large pot, boil the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of salt until soft. While your potatoes are cooking, mince or press your garlic cloves into a paste. After the potatoes are finished, drain them and place them in a large melamine bowl. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a large spoon, then add the butter, garlic paste, salt, and pepper, then add the milk a bit at a time and mix, repeating until you get the required consistency. Stir everything together until the ingredients are evenly distributed and the mashed potatoes are whipped, creamy, and free of clumps. Serve hot, and enjoy!

Green Beans With Bacon and Onions

Another great side dish for any large dinner is green beans with bacon and onions. The salty bacon and the sweet onions enhance the vibrant green color of the green beans giving this dish an amazing presentation. You will need the following ingredients to make this side dish:

  • 2-3 cups fresh green beans
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste

Add the bacon strips to a large skillet on medium heat and cook until crisp. Once the bacon is cooked, transfer it onto a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Leave the grease from cooking the bacon in the skillet, then proceed to add your large onion and butter. Cook until translucent. Now you can add in your green beans and seasonings, stirring everything together for about 8-10 minutes or until the beans are cooked through and begin to get soft. Remove them while they are still crisp. Take your large melamine bowl and transfer your cooked green beans and onions into it. Top it off with the crumbled bacon pieces and serve warm.

Watergate Salad

Every event needs a dessert. That's why watergate salad is a classic, delicious, and refreshing dessert that everyone will love. Plus, it is so easy to make. The fluffy combination of marshmallow and cool whip perfectly balances the crunchy walnuts and sweet pineapple. To make Watergate salad, you will need:

  • 1 large can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 large box of instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 container of cool whip
  • 1 large bag of miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts

Combine the crushed pineapple, pistachio pudding mix, walnuts, and marshmallows in a large melamine bowl. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully blended. Fold in the cold whip once everything is combined. Folding is a gentle stirring method used to avoid breaking down the air pockets in the cool whip. After folding in the cool whip, place in the refrigerator for at least one to two hours to set before serving cold.

Superbowl Parties

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is a fan favorite for large events like Superbowl parties. The spicy buffalo sauce and creamy cheeses blend perfectly with the shredded chicken, making this an unforgettable dip. To make this yummy dish, you will need:

  • 3 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 large bottle of Buffalo hot sauce
  • 2 large (8 oz) blocks of cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar

To start, blend cream cheese and buffalo sauce with an electric mixer. Add the shredded chicken and cheddar cheese and mix well. Stir the ingredients together until the mix is creamy and the ingredients are thoroughly distributed. Put the dip into a dish that can go into the oven and bake it for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from the heat after the cheese has begun to turn a beautiful golden brown, and serve in your favorite large melamine bowls with your favorite salty chips.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip is another delicious option for large events. This warm and creamy dip is the perfect addition to any buffet table. To make this classic dish, you'll need the following:

  • 1 large can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 large packages of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 large (8 oz) blocks of cream cheese
  • 1 large cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Combine the chopped artichoke hearts, spinach, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese in a large melamine bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Stir until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Place your dip in an oven-safe baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Serve with crackers, crudités, tortilla chips, or pita chips.

Funfetti Dip

For large events like Superbowl parties, funfetti dip is the perfect sweet treat. This delicious dip is creamy and colorful and will surely be a crowd favorite. You'll need the following:

  • 1 large container of Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 large tub of cool whip
  • 1 8 oz container of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of milk

This recipe is by far one of the simplest on the list. Combine the funfetti cake mix, cool whip, and cream cheese in a large melamine bowl. Slowly add the milk until everything is well blended. Feel free to add more milk to make it the consistency you're looking for. Refrigerate for one hour and serve with fruit, pretzel sticks, or graham crackers.

Now that you've got your large melamine bowls filled with delicious recipes, you're ready to entertain in style! Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or a huge family dinner, large melamine bowls are the perfect way to serve large portions of great-tasting food. So make sure you stock up on large melamine bowls and get creative with your recipes!

Why Choose Zak!'s Large Melamine Bowls?

If you're searching for a trendy, long-lasting bowl that's suitable for both indoor and outdoor dining, Zak! has a variety of melamine dishware, including large melamine bowls, perfect for serving. Melamine is a very durable and dependable material, making it ideal for everyday use. These bowls are not only attractive and practical, but they are also available in a range of sizes and colors to complement any event. Let's look at why you should choose Zak! 's large melamine bowls.


Melamine is one of the most durable plastic materials available in dishware, making it ideal for everyday use. It is extremely resistant to breakage and chipping, meaning that your Zak! 's large melamine bowls will last you for years. Not to mention, they're scratch and stain resistant, making them much better than cheaper plastic dishware that stains, leaving embarrassing food residue. Plus, they're dishwasher safe, so cleanup is simple. When entertaining or bringing food to an event, the last thing you want to worry about is making sure everyone is being careful with your dishware. That's why having convenient, long-lasting large melamine bowls for servings makes them perfect for all dining occasions.

Portable and Convenient 

Not only are these bowls extremely durable, but they are also lightweight and portable. This means that you can easily transport them from one location to another without having to worry about them being too bulky or cumbersome. This makes them perfect for picnics, camping trips, barbecues, beach days, etc., as they can easily be taken with you wherever you go. 


Zak! 's large melamine bowls come in a variety of sizes and colors so that there is something to fit every occasion. Whether you need small bowls for side dishes like salad or large melamine bowls for main dishes like pasta or soup, we have something for everyone! We also offer a wide range of colors and patterns so that you can customize your table setting to match whatever theme or event you may be hosting.  

Zak's large melamine bowls are an excellent choice if you want something decorative but durable for daily use. Their lightweight construction makes them simple to take anywhere, and their wide range of sizes and colors makes them suitable for any event. Zak! has everything you need, whether you're planning a picnic or a dinner party.

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