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Potluck tomorrow!

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Fruit salad with honey lime dressing mmmmmmmm

ElitestJen
by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Deviled eggs.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:10 AM


Potluck Dinner Recipes and Tips

Here are 10 of our favorite potluck dinner recipes. If you're entertaining, consider the advantages of hosting a potluck! It combines informality, good food, and less stress for all.

Potluck Dinner Hosting Tips

As host, you should always provide:

  • utensils, napkins, plates and cups
  • ice and beverages (have juice and milk on hand)
  • seasonings and condiments

You can manage the variety of food that will appear on your table by assigning categories or even specific dishes to certain people. You may decide to provide the main course and ask guests to fill in with side dishes and desserts.

If you don't mind a certain amount of risk, be nonspecific in your food requests and let your guests be creative. Another advantage of a potluck: the serendipity that comes from not knowing exactly what the luck of the pot will be!

Potluck Dinner Recipes

Here are some delicious potluck dinner recipes from our recipe archives.

Party Casserole

Fast and Fancy Chicken

Ruth's Lasagna

Stuffed Peppers

Shepherd's Stew

Baked Scallops

More Potluck Dinner Recipes

Don't forget about appetizers, sides, and desserts! Here are some ideas:

Asparagus Hummus (video included)

Coleslaw

Lemon Squares

Sweet Potato Pie

Grandmother's Blueberry Cake


Browse more potluck dinner recipes in the Almanac archives!

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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Potluck Recipes


Baked Ziti

Best Potluck Recipes

You know what makes a great potluck dish: it’s easy to make, easy to carry—and the dish comes back clean!

Potluck Show-Stoppers

Plan your party with these recipes, and e-mail suggestions to your friends and family for what dishes they will bring along.

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NEWEST POTLUCK RECIPES                    

Benno's Bacon Potato Salad

Submitted by: FrankenStein Pro Member (Learn more about Pro)
This zesty bacon potato salad is perfect for a summertime picnic or barbeque. 

Submitted by: Deena 
This fresh pea salad uses cheddar cheese and apples, and is perfect for any occasion from picnics to the holidays. 

Southwestern 3-Bean Salad

Submitted by: Prospective PhD 
Home Town: CharlottesvilleVirginiaUSA
This is a three-bean salad with a Southwestern twist. 

TOP POTLUCK RECIPES

Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Submitted by: Sandi Johnson 
Home Town: FayettevilleArkansasUSA
Living In: Silver City, New MexicoUSA
Starting with prepared coleslaw mix this recipe for a creamy coleslaw delivers a bit of tang through the use of vinegar, making it a perfect accompaniment for fried chicken, burgers, or fried fish. 

Alyson's Broccoli Salad

Submitted by: JJOHN32 
Bacon sure does something wonderful for broccoli, and that 's the case with this great party salad. It 's fried up and crumbled and sprinkled on the fresh broccoli along with toasted sunflower seeds. Onions and raisins, also make an appearance. 

Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Submitted by: Shelley 
Home Town: Midwest CityOklahomaUSA
Living In: TulsaOklahomaUSA
Cream cheese, canned crescent rolls, cinnamon, and almonds create this delicious, Mexican-inspired dessert. 

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