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Our 10 Most-Saved Recipes for Your Next Potluck

updated Jun 13, 2019
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We like to think of May as the official kickoff to potluck season. The month always brings its fair share of parties with it, which only seem to continue through the summer months. So when planning your next dish to transport, look to these most-saved potluck-friendly recipes from last month. They’re sure to be useful for months to come.

What Is “Most Saved”?

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Carry this spicy shredded beef to the potluck, along with corn tortillas, pickled onions, and fresh cilantro, and you’ll become everyone’s new best friend.

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Lose the strawberries and let rhubarb be the star of the show in this unique dessert. Lavender adds a delicate floral note that will have everyone guessing what the secret ingredient is.

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The flavor of this homemade hummus improves after a day in the fridge, so it’s a great choice when you’re asked to bring a snack or appetizer to the potluck.

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This colorful slaw is different from the rest, thanks to a savory and sweet sesame ginger vinaigrette which gives it a nice punch.

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Making meatballs in the slow cooker means everything comes together in one pot that can go straight from your kitchen to the potluck table. Slide them right next to the cheese and crackers and let everyone dig in.

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Bring this dish to the potluck and it’s guaranteed that people won’t be able to stop talking about it. Wilted spinach, chunks of Asiago cheese, and sweet sun-dried tomatoes join forces with al dente orzo in a rich bacon vinaigrette.

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These tangy quick-pickled cucumbers go with just about anything, be it grilled chicken, burgers and hot dogs, or just other summer-friendly salads.

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While classic jalapeño poppers are always a hit, this twist might just be even more popular. The spicy, cheesy dip is sprinkled with crumbled Ritz crackers before baking to add buttery crunch.

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Some of the best potluck recipes are the ones that don’t try to reinvent the wheel. This one is timeless and sure to be a hit all summer long.

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This lemony British pound cake is a great choice for a potluck because it’s sturdy to pack and tastes even better the day after you bake it. Bring along fresh berries and whipped cream or ice cream for serving.