35 Recipes to Help You Get Lucky at the Potluck

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we toasted to toast.

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So rarely is the potential of the potluck ever realized. They should always be amazing! A wide variety of home-cooked foods, where everyone can find at least one thing they like and everyone benefits from getting to try new things, with a minimum of dishes you have to wash. Unfortunately, this is often just a pipe dream. Instead, twelve different people bring a bag of tortilla chips and Tostitos salsa, and one person brings a salad they made out of raw tree bark and walnuts. Once again, our hopes of having nice things are dashed.

Which is why it’s so important to be the change you want to see in the potluck world! Step your game up, and quietly challenge everyone else to do so as well. Even if they don’t heed the call, at least you get to eat something delicious, and you never have to feel like you shouldn’t go for seconds because fuck the other potluck attendees, you MADE this delicious dish. Enjoy it.


1. Devilish Potatoes

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2. Balsamic Rosemary Glazed Bison Meatballs & Roasted Garlic Potato Bites

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3. Sausage and Tomato Stuffed Mushrooms

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4. Masala Stuffed Baby Eggplant

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5. Coconut Pecan Tarts

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6. Hash Brown Casserole

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7. Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze

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8. Broccoli Au Gratin

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9. Jubilee Rice

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10. Smoky Vegan Potato Salad

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11. Curry Pea Salad

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12. Filipino Chicken Adobo

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13. Orzo Pasta Salad

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14. Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese

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15. Autumnal Brussels Sprout Slaw

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16. Summertime Farmers Market Salad

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17. Avocado Tortellini Salad

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18. Baked Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

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19. Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce

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20. Roasted Beet Zucchini Feta Dip

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21. Greek Chicken and Orzo Salad

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22. Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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23. Baked Beans with Fruit

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24. Watermelon Salad

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25. Barbecued Bean Salad

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26. Orange Sriracha Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

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27. Saucy Beef and Lamb Meatballs

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28. Chickpea Sweet Potato Salad

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29. Cauliflower Lentil Salad with Chermoula

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30. Potato Musaka

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31. Saucy Sesame Noodles

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32. Syrian Lentils

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33. Lemon Parsley Bean Salad with Hummus

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34. Scalloped Potatoes with Eggplant “Bacon”

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35. Sushi Roll Salad

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10 Comments

  1. Thanks for including my baked beans! This is an incredible round up of pot luck foods (and let’s be honest here, I totally dream work potlucks because it’s mostly Little Caesar’s hot and ready pizzas).

  2. Omg these all look so amazing!! Potlucks are my favorite way to eat food. In my ideal world, lunch everyday would be a potluck. I especially want to make avocado tortellini salad, I’m super into avocados right now, I ate 2 avocados worth of guacamole for dinner last night.

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