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Ideas For Potluck

Here you will find some of our favorite recipe ideas for potluck parties, including main entree ideas that are easily transportable, simple desserts that can be made in large quantities and some easy side dishes.

Rice, pasta and casserole dishes are almost always present at potluck parties probably because you can easily make large quantities.

Salads are also great ideas so we are featuring a pasta salad recipe that works great for potluck theme parties but also for other types of parties like wedding showers and luncheons.

Easy Potluck Recipe - Bachelorette Pasta Salad

Even though this is called the "Bachelorette Pasta Salad", once you read the easy recipe you will agree that this salad is perfect for potluck get togethers.

We like easy recipe ideas for potluck theme parties that allow you to either serve the dish immediately if you are hosting, or potluck recipes that can be easily transported and assembled when you reach your destination. This easy Bachelorette Pasta Salad is that kind of recipe.

Salad Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans

  • 1 box bowtie pasta, cooked
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes, cut in hal
  • 1 cup celery, chopped

  • 1-1/2 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan

How To Make Glazed Nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in skillet then add brown sugar and stir quickly for about 1 minute until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

Toss nuts in glaze and pour onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake 5 minutes, stir and bake 5 more minutes. Cool and crumble.

Potluck Pasta Salad & Dressing

To make the base salad, combine pasta, grapes and celery in a large bowl. To make the dressing recipe, combine mayo and Parmesan in small bowl and mix well.

Store nuts, salad mixture and dressing separately in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, toss all together.

Recipe Idea: Add chicken for a heartier salad. You may want to thin the dressing with a little milk if too thick.

Other Ideas For Potluck

Here are a few more ideas for potluck theme parties. Two easy side dishes are my Cranberry Wild Rice Casserole that I make quite often and my Grandma's Lime Cashew Jello that I can remember asking her to make specifically for me. I LOVE it!

Easy Sides & Salad Recipes Homemade Desserts
Cranberry Wild Rice Casserole
Lime Cashew Jello
Easy Cheesy Party Potatoes
French Onion Bake
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Scalloped Pineapple
Southwestern Couscous
Tex Mex Risotto
Oriental Bok Choy Salad
Southern Apple Slaw
Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream Squares
Chocolatey Holiday Bark
Spiced Cranberry Apple Cobbler
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies
Pear Custard Dessert Bars
Raspberry White Chocolate Dream Bars
Easy Oreo Truffles
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Holiday Pumpkin Bars
Easy Recipe For Cookies
Chicken Potluck Recipes Beef & Seafood Ideas
Ziti w/Pumpkin and Sausage
Lemon Chicken Casserole
Cranberry Chicken Salad
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole
New Orleans Sloppy Joes
Cabernet Flank Steak
Shrimp Monterey
Ultimate Fish Tacos
Vegetarian Ideas Pasta, Pork & Breakfast

Tomato Basil Tart
Eggplant Parmesan
Harvest Casserole
Ultimate Mac and Cheese
Four Cheese Spinach Lasagne
Zesty Tomato Pesto Pasta
Pineapple Glazed Tenderloin
Kahlua Baked Ham
Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Visit our party recipes page and get more ideas for potluck dinner parties.

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