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Favorite Potluck Recipe Ideas

Updated on October 31, 2008

Have you been invited to a potluck dinner? Looking for an interesting recipe to take? The keys to choosing a winning potluck recipe are selecting a dish that transports well, will still taste great after sitting on a buffet table for a while, and is something that has widespread appeal. It's a good idea to avoid choosing recipes that require ingredients that tend to be an acquired taste or that are made with ingredients that many people are allergic to.

Barbecue Beans Recipe (Crock Pot)

Crock pot recipes are a great choice for covered dish meals, as it's easy to keep hot foods hot when transported in and served from a slow cooker. This simple recipe makes delicious barbecue beans that are just as appropriate for a holiday dinner feast as for a backyard barbecue.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipes

Casseroles made with broccoli and cheese are popular choices for potluck dinners. Even people who don't care for raw or steamed broccoli usually enjoy this type of side dish. The recipes in this hub are easy to make and have been hits at many special events over the years.

Cheese Ball Recipes

Want to take something you can make ahead of time and not have to worry about keeping warm? Consider making one of these easy and tasty cheese ball recipes.

Chicken and New Potato Casserole Recipe

This tasty casserole is an interesting twist on traditional chicken casseroles. The new potatoes are somewhat unexpected, as so many chicken casseroles are made with pasta or rice. That's one of the reasons this unique, and simple to prepare, recipe, is such a hit with potluck crowds.

Corn Casserole Recipe

Since many people expect to find "comfort food" at potluck meals, corn casserole is always welcome. See this hub for four delicious - and very different - recipes for delicious corn casserole. Each of the recipes is easy to make, and is sure to be a hit at any covered dish meal.

Onion Pie Recipe

Want to take a dish that no one else is likely to bring? Consider making a tasty and delicious onion pie. The recipe starts with a frozen pie crust, so it's not hard to make at all. Even though many people at the event are likely to be unfamiliar with this unique dish, it's sure to be a hit with everyone.

Have a Great Time

No matter which of these recipes you decide to prepare for your next potluck dinner, the most important thing to remember is that the purpose of getting together with close friends or family and great food is to have a terrific time. Preparing one of these low maintenance recipes that everyone's sure to love is a great way to make sure that you'll be able to relax and enjoy the party.


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  • prasetio30 profile image


    9 years ago from malang-indonesia

    nice recipes. I think easy to make this food. thanks for posting.

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    Joanie Ruppel 

    10 years ago from Texas

    Some great ideas for those potluck church and school meetings/ dinners that we're always goiing to. It's easy to fall into bringing the same thing every time.

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    Proud Mom 

    10 years ago from USA

    I'm sorry, MG. I didn't realize I could click on the recipe title to get the recipe. These sound great! Thanks for the hub! Headed over to your hub about winter recipes. Soups are some of my family's favorites!

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    Proud Mom 

    10 years ago from USA

    I'd love to know the onion pie recipe. I've never heard of it! And the Chicken and New Potatoes Casserole sounds good? Do you have a hub where these are posted? As a homeschool mom, casseroles and crockpot meals are best and easiest for me, especially if I can freeze the casseroles, pull them out in the morning and pop them in the oven in the afternoon.

    I tried the "Cook for a day and eat for a Month" stuff, but it wasn't things my family would eat for the most part.

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    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks for the recipes, they will come in handy.


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