Fuss-Free Summer Potluck Recipes

We've got the right idea for every potluck scenario, whether you're looking for small bites for people to nibble, fresh make-ahead salads, or hearty main dishes.


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Indispensable Green Bean Salad
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Indispensable Green Bean Salad

    This versatile salad can be served crisper-cold or warm from the saute pan. Sweet onions, peaches, and rosemary make a serendipitous mix.

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BBQ White Beans with Peppers

    Swap out the same old baked beans for this fresh, quick version. Yellow mustard and vinegar add a tangy snap that balances the maple syrup and salty ham.

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Tomato Bread Salad

    Toss toasted bread cubes with Roma tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, fresh basil, and Italian dressing for an easy, make-ahead side dish.

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Pork and Noodle Salad

    A ginger-soy dressing gives a bit of Asian flair to this crisp pork and cabbage salad. Easy wonton crisps make a delightful side dish.

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Green Bean Salad

    Lime juice, salt, and pepper give green beans fresh flavor in this 15-minute side dish.

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Brie Queso Fundido

    Here's a simple way to turn a cheese platter into a work of art: Arrange salsa-topped Brie, corn bread twists (or tortilla chips), and crisp radish slices on a white serving dish.

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Lemon-Watermelon Bites

    These nibbles are refreshing and quick to prepare. Toss watermelon with goat cheese, lemon-flavored olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper. Spear each one with toothpicks for easy snacking.

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Spicy Corn and Potatoes

    Ground chipotle pepper gives this spicy corn and potato toss a kick. Prosciutto adds a special twist.

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Italian Basil, Tomato, and Pasta Salad

    Garden-fresh tomatoes star in this pasta-bean toss. A savory mustard-garlic dressing adds a tangy twist.

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Pork and Potato Stack

    Layered pork, potatoes, and veggies -- dressed in a punchy walnut-garlic vinaigrette and chilled -- make an irresistible potluck dish.

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Confetti Potato Salad

    Ranch dressing gives this crowd pleaser a creamy kick. Add in your favorite veggies to jazz it up; we love red potatoes, green beans, broccoli, and carrots.

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Italian Market Pasta Salad

    Special add-ins like fresh mesclun greens, sweet grape tomatoes, and creamy blue cheese makes this pasta salad an unbeatable crowd pleaser.

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Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad

    Yellow sweet peppers, artichoke hearts, ripe olives, and a light lemon-herb dressing jazz up this classic pasta salad recipe; top the dish with slices of hard-boiled egg.

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Greek Pasta Salad

    Fresh herbs, veggies, and olives are tossed with pasta in this sprightly salad. Feta cheese gives it a tangy finish.

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Deviled Egg Salad

    This irresistible salad travels beautifully. Simply mix up a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion with these easy-to-make deviled eggs. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds fresh flavor.

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Caraway Veggies

    Toss cauliflower, red pepper, and carrots with a mixture of oil-caraway seed, white wine vinegar, and crushed red pepper for a make-ahead dish that's dazzling with grilled chicken or beef.

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Potluck Chicken Tetrazzini

    Loaded with fresh asparagus, sweet peppers, and mushrooms, this crowd pleaser is hard to resist. Lemon peel gives the from-scratch sauce a special twist.

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Pulled Pork and Peach Sandwiches

    This hearty pork recipe can simmer in your slow-cooker while you finish up party preparations. Top each sandwich with fresh peaches for a refreshing twist.

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Seashell Hot Dog Bake

    This hearty dish puts a fresh spin on a summer favorite. Fuss-free, pantry staples like bottled spaghetti sauce, garlic, and shell macaroni make it a convenient dish for last-minute gatherings.

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