What Are Some Cold or Room Temp Dishes to Bring to an Office Potluck?

What Are Some Cold or Room Temp Dishes to Bring to an Office Potluck?

Christine Gallary
Dec 17, 2014
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Q: My department at work (about 30 people) holds frequent lunch potlucks at staff meetings.

I've exhausted my cache of recipes that fit the necessary constraints:

...must be made the night before (bonus points if parts of it can be made two nights before), must be served cold or room temp, must work on a buffet table (easy to serve quickly), and must feed a lot of people.

Salads and desserts are obvious choices, but I'm looking for new and impressive dishes that taste great. Thanks for your help!

Sent by Lauren

Editor: I love to bring hearty grain or noodle salads that have a lot of texture from vegetables, nuts, or dried fruit — they're inexpensive and easy to make, and actually taste better after sitting around for a bit. Here are some more ideas in this post about office potlucks:

Readers, what would you make?

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