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Memorial Day Potluck Recipes!



Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff for BBQ season!  Dips, salads, delicious sides, anything grilled, and easy desserts are perfect for the occasion.

Here are our top recipe picks for your Memorial Day potluck!:

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Baked Beans with Bacon

Broccoli Salad

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Peanuts

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Easy Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans

Edamame Salad

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Greek Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Ice Cream Cake

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Portobello Burgers

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Strawberry Dream Cake

Tarragon Potato Salad

Thai Peanut Slaw

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Twice Baked Potatoes with Soy Chorizo

Watermelon Cilantro Salad

White Sangria

Sloppy Joe Day!

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Today is National Sloppy Joe Day!  Our recipe, a twist on the classic, is made even better by using crescent rolls, instead of bread.  And only 5 ingredients are needed to make this easy, crowd-pleasing casserole!

A few years ago, I saw this recipe on a Pillsbury commercial.  I made it for Superbowl Sunday and it has been one of my staple potluck recipes ever since.  You can make it right before potluck time or slice it into squares, store in the fridge, and reheat before serving.


2 lbs. ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

2 – 15 oz. cans sloppy joe sauce

3 cans of crescent rolls

Grated cheddar cheese (you decide how much!)

Brown the beef and onions over medium low heat until the meat is browned and the onions are soft.  Drain off excess liquid.  Add in both cans of sloppy joe sauce and simmer until heated through.  Take off the burner and let the meat mixture cool completely (if you don’t, the heat will make your crescent rolls soggy).

Spray a 9 x 13″ casserole dish with cooking spray.  Unroll and place 1 1/2 cans of crescent rolls in the bottom of the casserole dish.  Using your fingers, press the seams of the crescent rolls together.  Spread the meat mixture on top of the rolls.  Top with cheese.

Unroll the remaining 1 1/2 cans of crescent rolls.  Press the seams of each square (made up of two triangular crescent rolls) and lay the individual squares on top of the casserole, slightly overlapping, if necessary.  They don’t have to be perfect.  The goal is to just have plenty of crescent roll squares covering the top of the casserole.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  Let it cool before cutting into squares.  If you’re going to make ahead, make sure they are completely cooled, store in the fridge in an airtight container, and reheat right before potluck time!


New Year’s Potluck Recipes!

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Potluck Time recipes that are perfect for New Year’s Eve!

Apricot Walnut Bites

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cheese Ball

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chili Sauce and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Deviled Eggs

Mango Chutney and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Meatball Appetizers

Pizza Dip

Salsa Dip

Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad

Spinach Cranberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Soy Chorizo Fundido

Stuffed Mushrooms

Need more ideas for your New Year’s Eve potluck? Click here for a list of all Potluck Time recipes by category!

Welcome to Potluck Time!

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I love potlucks!

There’s nothing better than coming together with friends and family to share food and fun times.  Taking a little bit of every dish to try and then going back for seconds on your favorites.  I also love the exchange of recipes that ultimately arises from a potluck.  Many of my favorite recipes were gifts from others and there is nothing more flattering than when you’ve made a dish that others want to make and share at their next potluck.

Here on my site, you will find a collection of recipes that have been in my recipe book for years, as well as recipes that were submitted by my friends, family, and readers.  As much as possible, we will try to identify the original source of the recipe.  However, many of these recipes have been passed around for so many years that no one knows their true origin.

My hope is that this will become your source for inspiring, delicious potluck recipes and that you might also want to share one of your favorite recipes here too!