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    Help. I've been to one potluck after another lately (sometimes with the same people). Anyone have any favorite, or easy (or both) recipes? I'm specifically looking for a main dish, but if you have great salads, sides, or deserts feel free to post them here too for reference.

    For me the ideal dish is something that feeds 10+, and is not complicated or expensive to make.
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    Our last school potluck, I made pumpkin bread, and its been well received. Ive also given loaves as gifts, and last time, I was asked for the recipe.
    https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipe...kin-bread.html
    The recipe makes 2 loaves, but my canned pumpkin is the bigger costco size, so I make it usually 2 loaves one day, then another two loaves once those first two are consumed.
    Not super healthy, but pretty good.

    The other thing Ive made is Alton Browns 10 minute microwave applesauce - with or without alcohol. “It cooks out”, right? Not easy to divvy up, but might go super yummy as topping! (The 10 minutes is for cooking.... takes forever to cool down though, I suggest making it at least half a day ahead.
    https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...recipe-1950796

    Sorry I dont have any main dish ones... although my friend used that butternut squash, cranberry, quinoa salad for a potluck she attended.
    Maybe it was this recipe...
    https://www.littlebroken.com/buttern...-quinoa-salad/
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    What things have you done recently and are hoping to not re-do?

    The things that come to mind for me are always like pasta salad, potato salad, sweet potato curry...
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    @NZ, These potlucks are for swim team - so middle school / high school kids - I'm trying to keep it kid friendly. So far I've done mac and cheese, chicken enchiladas, baked pasta, and breakfast casserole. I lucked out and got plates a few months ago - that was the best day ever . I have to take a main, but wanted to make the thread for a variety of dishes.
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    DD11 made a pasta salad to take to a pot luck recently and it was enjoyed by all. It was kind of loosely based on this recipe, https://veganheaven.org/recipe/california-pasta-salad/, and she made a dressing from this recipe, https://thewholecook.com/easy-homema...lian-dressing/. In the salad she used cucumber, red pepper/capsicum, and tomatoes. We also had artichoke hearts and olives available but she did not want to use them.
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    I don't have a recipe handy, but maybe the team would like jambalaya? It's a great dish to make ahead of time.
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    I really like the Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake. It is good for brunch or dessert.

    I like this salad quite a bit, though I can only make it in the winter, Mediterranean Orange and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

    And this is my go to for something savory and when I can't have anything hot.

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    Mezze: How to Build the perfect Mediterranean Party Platter

    As you will notice, these all come from the same website. I like all of her recipes that I have tried. There are lots of others that work well for a potluck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    I really like the Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake. It is good for brunch or dessert.

    I like this salad quite a bit, though I can only make it in the winter, Mediterranean Orange and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

    And this is my go to for something savory and when I can't have anything hot.

    Cheese Board

    Mezze: How to Build the perfect Mediterranean Party Platter

    As you will notice, these all come from the same website. I like all of her recipes that I have tried. There are lots of others that work well for a potluck.
    Thanks for sharing these. These recipes are something we will definitely try.
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    That mezze platter looks great! It might be what I put out xmas day instead of making complicated and unhealthy things! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    I really like the Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake. It is good for brunch or dessert.

    I like this salad quite a bit, though I can only make it in the winter, Mediterranean Orange and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

    And this is my go to for something savory and when I can't have anything hot.

    Cheese Board

    Mezze: How to Build the perfect Mediterranean Party Platter

    As you will notice, these all come from the same website. I like all of her recipes that I have tried. There are lots of others that work well for a potluck.
    Oh Mariam - yum!
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