Potluck Main Dish Recipes

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Monterey Ranch Chicken Bake

Rating: Unrated
68
This recipe yields delicious and juicy pieces of chicken which are bready on bottom and crusty on top - cheesy with a nice hint of flavor added by the ranch. I have taken this dish to several potluck functions, and always give the recipe out many times.

Hot Tamale Pie

Rating: Unrated
437
While this tamale pie has very little to do with its south-of-the-border namesake, it's a really delicious recipe all the same.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole

Rating: Unrated
58
Perfect for potluck meals, family gatherings, or in a smaller batch, for a winter comfort food meal for the family. Just my take on traditional Chicken Parmesan. I came up with this for my wife's corporate potluck lunch. She wanted Chicken Parmesan, but it was too difficult to feed 20 people the conventional way. Figured a casserole would work just as well. It did!

Baked Ziti I

Rating: Unrated
6040
A lady I worked with brought this in one day, and it was a hit. Now it is the favorite of all my dinner guests. It's great for a covered dish dinner too. I have made this also without the meat, and it is well received.

Easy Lasagna I

Rating: Unrated
444
A super easy and fast beef lasagna recipe. It is made with a prepared sauce, and requires no boiling of the noodles.

Baked Spaghetti with Chicken

Rating: Unrated
38
This is a wonderful chicken recipe that kids and adults love. To make ahead of time, leave off the cheese and refrigerate. Then bake for 20 minutes to heat, add the cheese and bake for 10 more minutes.

White Chili

Rating: Unrated
375
This has ground turkey, salsa, corn, great Northern beans and jalapeno pepper-jack cheese. I requested this recipe from my co-worker after she brought it into one of our many potlucks. It is very tasty and a little spicy; if you don't like it spicy, cut the amount of cheese in half--it will still have a little kick! This recipe is really easy, and even the pickiest eaters will love it.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: Unrated
2113
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Pizza Pasta Bake

Rating: Unrated
29
This is a hearty pizza macaroni bake jazzed up with pepperoni and sausage for pizza-like flavor. This is a favorite with kids. Rotini or ziti can be substituted for a more grown up look. This will be a hit at your next potluck!

Meat Pie, Southern Version

Rating: Unrated
34
One of my family's favorite comfort foods is the lowly meat pie. Lowly? It's actually full of flavor and, if made right, looks delicious as well.

Sloppy Joes II

Rating: Unrated
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This is the recipe my mother used for sloppy joes and it always gets compliments!

Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

Rating: Unrated
798
This is a delicious twist to broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole, and is VERY easy to make. You can also cut this in half. I use the 1 can cream of mushroom soup when I make half. You can also leave out the onion. It just gives it a little added flavor, but is still very good without it.

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Spaghetti Pie II

Rating: Unrated
356

An easy baked pasta dish. Great for potluck dinners. Freezes well.