Try one of our easy-to-make, take-along side dish recipes to take to your next potluck or covered dish dinner. Most of them are make-ahead and ready to go, or just have to be heated up before serving.
Cranberry Congealed SaladMake a congealed fruit salad special with the addition of fresh cranberries, cranberry juice, crushed pineapple and toasted pecans.
Shoepeg & Green Bean CasseroleAdd an extra touch of texture and flavor to your green bean casserole by stirring in canned shoepeg corn and topping with a buttery cracker mixture.
Broccoli SaladThe appeal of this popular salad is the combination of sweetness from grapes and raisins, the crunch of celery and sunflower seed kernels, and the creamy mayonnaise-based dressing. The salad is even better after it chills overnight, so it’s a great make-ahead dish to take to a potluck dinner.
Traditional Sweet Potato CasseroleWith just 7 ingredients, this five-star holiday must-have is both irresistible and easy. Plus, it can be prepared a day ahead and baked in your host's oven; it's also delicious whether warm or at room temperature.
Easy Corn CasseroleAdd triple corn flavor to this easy casserole with canned cream-style corn, canned corn kernels, and a package of corn muffin mix.
Hash Brown CasseroleThis simple hash brown casserole features a buttery cornflake crust and is a favorite side for both casual family gatherings and holiday celebrations.
Broccoli and Parmesan CasseroleThis lightened version of a broccoli-cheese casserole has a homemade white sauce instead of canned cream soup and is topped with crushed Melba toast rounds instead of buttery crackers.
Sesame-Cabbage SaladOffer something a little different at your next covered dish dinner: a layered cabbage salad featuring two kinds of shredded cabbage, sliced cucumbers and an Asian-style sesame dressing.
Cornbread DressingDressings are a perennial favorite at holiday dinners, and this classic, make-ahead cornbread version is sure to be a big hit. Reviewer Dorothy Dickey notes: "I always make the entire recipe and freeze half for a side dish when serving roast pork...it is just as delicious as if freshly made."
Deviled EggsThough potlucks are great fun, it can be hard to find recipes that travel well and don't require much attention after you arrive. These deviled eggs get their kick from hot peppers and will balance out a spread of sugary sweets. Transport in a standard plastic container–just make sure that it's large enough to hold the eggs in one layer.