Potluck Side Dishes

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Baked Beans

Ryan's Favorite Beans

Rating: Unrated
My 17 year old has always loved this recipe, so it's been a mainstay in my family for many years. A great summer potluck dish.
Carrot Salad

Roasted Carrot Salad

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Inspired by an incredibly popular salad sold in a local award winning market here in Woodstock, VT. Since they don't give out the recipe, I had to figure it out on my own. But I (and others) believe that my version is infinitely better, and I'm sure you will agree. This light, fresh and healthy salad is perfect for summer days and presents well for BBQ's, potlucks, and dinner parties alike and it is guaranteed to impress and get rave reviews every time.
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Mashed Potatoes

Teena's Bacon and Cheddar Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
Yummy potato side dish. Goes well with chicken, beef, all the usual suspects. Perfect for Thanksgiving, too!
Baked Beans

Gramma Beaton's Brown Sugar Beans

Rating: Unrated
This recipe was given to me by my Aunt Joan, who got it from her neighbor. It is deceptively simple, but so good. I just took it to a potluck and got rave reviews: 'These beans are awesome!'
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Rating: Unrated
Easily doubled for a potluck, cottage cheese and sour cream are the unique elements to this macaroni and cheese recipe.
Side Dish Casseroles

Swiss Vegetable Medley

Rating: Unrated
Great dish when you are tired of the same old thing. I always get asked for the recipe if I bring it to a potluck. I usually use the frozen bag of mixed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.
Side Dishes

Three Bean Potluck Casserole

Rating: Unrated
This a great dish for a crowd--it can be doubled or tripled. Ingredients can be kept on hand and preparation is simple and fast! Also can be made in slow cooker.
Tomato Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

Rating: Unrated
This is an easy but flavorful pasta salad that I'm always asked to bring to potlucks. With chunks of onion, tomato, and bacon, smothered in Ranch dressing, it is full of flavor! This salad tastes best if made several hours ahead of time.
Baked Beans

Calico Beans with Beef and Bacon

Rating: Unrated
These hearty beans full of ground beef and bacon are great for a picnic or potluck.
Vegetable Side Dishes

Summer Seasoned String Beans

Rating: Unrated
A new way to season an old classic. String beans, ham, and small red potatoes are simmered with dry vegetable soup mix. A stand-alone dinner dish or a great side for a crowd/potluck!
Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Rating: Unrated
A wonderful old-fashioned baked bean flavor. This recipe has served by family for 29 years and originally came from my mother-in-law. It tastes great served with fresh cornbread or biscuits and honey. Although you need to allow time for soaking and simmering the beans, this recipe is still quite easy.
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Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheese and Ham Scalloped Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
This dish is easy to prepare and so delicious. These are very creamy and cheesy scalloped potatoes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Unbelievable Squash Casserole

Rating: Unrated

A wonderful casserole, even for those who don't particularly care for squash!