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Five Easy Potluck Recipes

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In a potluck dinner, guests bring a dish to be shared among others. Here are five easy recipes you can make ahead of time or the day of your potluck event.  The convenience of having just one pan or container to transport is a bonus.  These will surely bring smiles to the table.

Layered Taco Bake

Whether the potluck is Tex-Mex themed or not, this tasty dish will add some flare and can be prepared in under an hour.

This recipe is pretty forgiving and flexible. You can substitute different meats or make it vegetarian.

Sweet Potato Souffle with Nut Topping

This one is always popular around Thanksgiving time, but it doesn't have to be the holiday season to enjoy this.

It's another forgiving recipe where exact ingredient amounts don't matter that much.  "Close enough" is close enough. As long as it is completely cooked through (it is an egg dish, after all), you can't go wrong with this  one.

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

These roasted brussels sprouts are easy to make and come out nice and sweet.

Apple Pie

This is a classic apple pie. What more could you ask for? It's really simple, yet popular. Sometimes, the classics just work. When transporting pies, it's best to use a cake carrier with a cover. Otherwise, carefully cover with foil and use a spare cardboard box to protect the crust.


These sweet treats can be made way ahead of time and frozen.  Although, if you make them ahead too far in advance, they may get eaten before the potluck!  You can transport these in a plastic container. Or, if you want to get fancy, arrange them on a serving tray and cover with foil before transporting.

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