Graduation Recipes

Earn top honors with our graduation recipes and party ideas. Fill your buffet with potluck favorites like finger food, pasta and potato salads and A+ graduation desserts.

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    Loaded Greek Pasta Salad

    A blend of complementary flavors from traditional ingredients, this Greek pasta salad gets topped with a tangy dressing to pull it all together. Twist the recipe by adding all but 3 tablespoons of the feta cheese into the dressing and whisk until well blended. Garnish the salad with stuffed grape leaf pieces (Dolma) over the top or along the edges for a decorative design. —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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    Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

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    Homemade Air-Fryer Churros

    Serve these cinnamon-sugar air-fryer churros fresh and hot with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They're sure to become...

    Pizza Sliders

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    Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

    The lime spice dressing gives this fruit salad a little something extra. It's a crowd-pleaser as a side dish or...


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    Everything Breakfast Sliders

    3 reviews

    These breakfast sliders combine all your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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    Smash Burgers

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    Quick and Simple Meatballs

    19 reviews

    Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


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    Edamame Hummus

    3 reviews

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    Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

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    This fun dip recipe uses ingredients that I always have in the fridge, so it's easy to throw together on...

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