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Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck ideas? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck recipes that range from appetizers and beverages to dinners, salads, sandwiches, side dishes, soups and chilis, desserts and more.

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A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Top 10 Potluck Recipes

Top 10 Potluck Recipes

These top-rated potluck recipes will be popular with guests at your next party, picnic, reunion or holiday. They are crowd pleasing, serve 12 or more, and travel well, too!

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They're such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables, too! —Virginia Lapierre, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

My family first tasted this rich, classic lasagna at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois
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Game Day Potluck Recipes

Game Day Potluck Recipes

Game Day Potluck Recipes

Game Day isn't complete without party food. This collection of potluck recipes includes appetizers, snacks, sandwiches and finger food recipes that are perfect for your next tailgate or game day gathering. Each recipe serves 12 or more…so game on!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a wonderful recipe I discovered and changed a bit to suit my taste. I love the flavor of pumpkin and the cinnamon makes ordinary cream cheese frosting extra special. When I made a batch for my husband to take to work, he said they disappeared in record time.—Debbie Wiggins, Longmont, Colorado

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this unusual cheese ball…it tastes just like cookie dough! Rolled in chopped pecans, the chip-studded spread is wonderful on regular or chocolate graham crackers. I especially like it because it can be assembled in a wink. —Kelly Glascock, Syracuse, Missouri

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle

There's more to pumpkin than pie, as this impressive trifle proves. It looks so elegant with alternating layers of gingerbread cake and pumpkin/butterscotch pudding. Try making it ahead of time for a fuss-free dessert when you're planning to entertain guests. —Lyla Lehenbauer, New London, Missouri

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece is nearly impossible. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

25 Potluck Side Dishes to Feed a Crowd

25 Potluck Side Dishes to Feed a Crowd

25 Potluck Side Dishes to Feed a Crowd

Need a dish to pass? Hosting a large party? This collection includes crowd-pleasing side dish recipes for all kinds of gatherings. Find recipes for make-ahead potatoes, baked beans, potato salad, veggie side dishes and more.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

I said I'd bring dessert to a holiday party and tried this recipe. I'm sure you'll agree it tastes as luscious as it looks! —Dawn Lowenstein, Hatboro, Pennsylvania



25 Potluck Salads to Feed a Crowd

25 Potluck Salads to Feed a Crowd

25 Potluck Salads to Feed a Crowd

Be ready for requests for these recipes! Try crowd-pleasing potato, pasta, vegetable, taco and fruit salads that serve 12 or more for your next potluck.

Creamy Grape Salad

Creamy Grape Salad

Creamy Grape Salad

Everyone raves when I bring this refreshing, creamy salad to potlucks. For a special finishing touch, sprinkle it with brown sugar and pecans. —Marge Elling, Jenison, Michigan

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

A lot of gluten-free baked goods are dry and crumbly, but this one tastes like the real thing. I hope you try it! —Gladys Arnold, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Layered Turtle Cheesecake

Layered Turtle Cheesecake

Layered Turtle Cheesecake

After receiving a request for a special turtle cheesecake and not finding a good recipe, I created my own. Everyone is thrilled with the results and this cheesecake remains a favorite at the coffee shop where I work. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for this easy, no-bake treat. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Make-Ahead Maple & Sage Gravy

Make-Ahead Maple & Sage Gravy

Make-Ahead Maple & Sage Gravy

Save those turkey wings! Then use this richly flavored stock in my pour-it-on-everything herbed gravy. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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