This tasty corn casserole gets plenty of flavor from sweet onions, cream-style corn and cheddar cheese plus a little zip from hot pepper sauce. It's a popular addition to our church potlucks.
-Jeannette Travis, Forth Worth, Texas
When putting on a party for their American Legion Post, my father and uncle prepared this yummy potato dish. I've used the recipe for smaller groups by making a half or quarter of it. It's simple to divide.
-Crystal Kolady, Henrietta, New York
This saucy dish is flavorful and filling, chock-full of ground beef, bacon and four varieties of beans. I've had the recipe for over 10 years and make it often for big appetites at home and potlucks at work and church. —Cathy Swancutt, Junction City, Oregon
Hosting a large brunch gathering? A big batch of these hearty hash browns from our Test Kitchen is sure to be popular. The recipe makes a lot, so if you're feeding a few, you can use the leftovers in the two dishes that follow.
Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic. Wrapping the corn in foil helps lock in the flavors.
-Kara De la vega, Suisun City, California
While traveling in Kentucky a few years ago, my husband and I enjoyed an excellent mixed vegetable dish at a restaurant...and the owners were kind enough to share the recipe. It makes four casseroles so it's great for a church supper or other large group.
-Jean Voan, Shepherd, Texas
At least 10 of us women made this old-fashioned dressing to feed over 1,500 people at our church's fall festival. Everyone thought it was wonderful. It's the best dressing I've ever made.—Patty Kierce, Weir, Texas
This rich, cheesy side dish is such an excellent meal extender that I always keep it in mind whenever I feel my menu needs a boost. It's a quick and easy casserole to fix...and is always devoured in a hurry!
-Shirley McKee, Varna, Illinois
A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. "When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he'd come over for Sunday dinner," recalls Pauline Kelley of St. Peters, Missouri. "We've been married more than 40 years and he thinks I can make it almost as good as Mom did."