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Presenting the Winners from Our Holiday Potluck Contest

Serve a holiday meal that's guaranteed delicious! Each of these festive, contest-winning potluck recipes were submitted by home cooks, just like you.

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Grand Prize: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha AioliTaste of Home

Grand Prize: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli

This Sriracha Brussels sprouts recipe constantly surprises you—it’s crispy, easy to eat and totally sharable, yet it’s a vegetable! The recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo, and it can be vegan if you use vegan mayo. —Molly Winsten, Brookline, Massachusetts

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1st Place: Cake Mix BrowniesTaste of Home

1st Place: Cake Mix Brownies

These cake mix brownies are a mash-up of two of my favorite desserts. A woman I worked with gave me a recipe for chocolate caramel brownies, and I have a recipe yellow cake mix bars. I wondered what they would taste like together, so I tried it—and I’ve been making them ever since! —Staci Mergenthal, Verdi, Minnesota

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2nd Place: Cauliflower GratinTaste of Home

2nd Place: Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower gratin is a lower-carb side dish that pairs well with pork, ham or beef. It’s so creamy and delicious that even the kids will ask for seconds! If you like a little crunch, sprinkle buttered bread crumbs over the top after 30 minutes of baking. — Mary Zinchiak, Boardman, Ohio

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3rd Place: Pumpkin French Toast with Bacon Maple SyrupTaste of Home

3rd Place: Pumpkin French Toast with Bacon Maple Syrup

My two great-grandsons helped me create this pumpkin French toast. Each of the boys took turns prepping and offering suggestions. It’s a wonderful holiday brunch dish, and it can even be made a day ahead and baked when ready to serve. —Barbara Estabrook, Appleton, Wisconsin

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Runner-Up: Strawberry Lime Pretzel SaladTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad

I gave a classic salad a holiday twist by making green, white and red layers. The combination of salty, sweet, creamy in this strawberry-lime pretzel dessert and fruity is always a hit! —Renee Conneally, Northville, Michigan

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Runner-Up: Hot Creole Shrimp DipTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Hot Creole Shrimp Dip

This Creole shrimp dip has become a family favorite and I can guarantee no leftovers! I ran across a version of this hot dip recipe that called for crawfish, and it sounded delicious. We don’t have a lot of crawfish available in my area and I’m a big fan of shrimp, so I used that instead. —Jill Burwell, Renton, Washington

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Runner-Up: Spicy Sausage QuicheTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Spicy Sausage Quiche

This spicy sausage quiche is a fantastic option for an office potluck. You can prepare all the ingredients the night before, then mix together and pop in the oven the next morning. You may want to double the recipe, because two is never enough. — Pamela Williams, Meridian, Mississippi

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Runner-Up: Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

Runner-Up: Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

My mama showed me how to make this buttermilk coconut pie about 40 years ago, and her mama showed her how to make it. I was 6 when Mawmaw passed away, but I can still remember her cooking in the kitchen in her beautiful cotton dresses dusted with flour. I am honored to teach my daughter how to make it. —Lisa Allen, Joppa, Alabama

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Runner-Up: Mint Oreo FudgeTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Mint Oreo Fudge

I altered a plain chocolate fudge recipe to create this festive mint Oreo fudge. Mint Oreo cookies can be used instead of plain for even more minty flavor. —Dawn E. Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

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Runner-Up: Smoked Mac and CheeseTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Smoked Mac and Cheese

I found this smoked mac and cheese recipe years ago in a magazine, and kept adding and taking away ingredients until I found the perfect combination. You can bake it in the oven, but grilling or smoking the dish is the real way to go. —Stacey Dull, Gettysburg, Ohio

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Runner-Up: Banana-Orange Sweet Potato Bake

Runner-Up: Banana-Orange Sweet Potato Bake

Welcome fall with this simple side dish. It’s a pleasant change of pace from the traditional casserole with marshmallows, and it’s quite popular at potlucks. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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