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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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Because I feed three hungry "men" (my husband, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and our two little boys), I love satisfying snacks that are easy to make. We all appreciate this cool, light fruit dip. —Karen Laubman, Spruce Grove, Alberta
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Top 10 Potluck Recipes

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. Since each recipe will feed at least 12 people, there will be plenty to go around!

Ranch Snack Mix

Ranch Snack Mix

Ranch Snack Mix

This is a wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes tons and doesn't involve any cooking. It's a cinch to package in individual snack bags, keeps its crunch and is a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales. —Linda Murphy, Pulaski, Wisconsin

Caramel Peanut Bars

Caramel Peanut Bars

Caramel Peanut Bars

Rich chocolate, crunchy peanuts and gooey caramel peeks out from between golden oat and crumb layers. Delicious!—Ardyce Piehl, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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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!

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Our children think there are three basic food groups—pizza, tacos and burgers! They like to doctor up slices of this specially seasoned meat loaf with their favorite taco toppings. —Diane Essinger, Findlay, Ohio

Lemon Sheet Cake

Lemon Sheet Cake

Lemon Sheet Cake

Lemon pie filling lends a splash of citrus flavor to convenient cake mix, and a rich cream cheese frosting gives it sweetness. My family likes this cake cold, so I cut it into squares and freeze before serving. —Alyce Dubisar, North Bend, Oregon

Rhubarb Oat Bars

Rhubarb Oat Bars

Rhubarb Oat Bars

These chewy rhubarb bars provide just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. They are simply unbeatable! —Renette Cressey, Fort Mill, South Carolina

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.

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

I use this recipe often when entertaining. I set out all the toppings, and folks have fun assembling their own carnitas. Because I can prepare everything in advance, I get to spend more time with my guests. —Tracy Byers, Corvallis, Oregon

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.

Cattleman's Spread

Cattleman's Spread

Cattleman's Spread

Fit for a dairy farmer's birthday, this hearty appetizer was perfect for our theme dinner. The spread is "beefed up" with dairy products, and pecans give it a pleasant crunch. —Carol Troyer, Pryor, Oklahoma and Teresa Stutzman, Adair, Oklahoma

Tasty Chicken Noodle Casserole

Tasty Chicken Noodle Casserole

Tasty Chicken Noodle Casserole

This tasty dish gets even better after it's been refrigerated a day or two, so the leftovers are always great. We eat it hot in the winter and cold in the summer.—Cheryl Watts, Natural Bridge, Virginia

Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

My family first tasted this rich, homemade lasagna recipe 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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