On-the-Go Holiday Potluck Sides

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 Salad

    Cranberry Congealed Salad

    Make a congealed fruit salad special with the addition of fresh cranberries, cranberry juice, crushed pineapple and toasted pecans.
  • Shoepeg & Green Bean Casserole
    Oxmoor House

    Shoepeg & Green Bean Casserole

    Add 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 Salad
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Broccoli Salad

    The 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 Casserole

    Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

    With 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 Casserole
    Lee Harrelson

    Easy Corn Casserole

    Add triple corn flavor to this easy casserole with canned cream-style corn, canned corn kernels, and a package of corn muffin mix.
  • Hash Brown Casserole
    Lee Harrelson

    Hash Brown Casserole

    This 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 Casserole
    Randy Mayor

    Broccoli and Parmesan Casserole

    This 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 Salad
    James Carrier

    Sesame-Cabbage Salad

    Offer 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 Dressing

    Cornbread Dressing

    Dressings 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."
  • Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
    Photo: Charles Walton

    Deviled Eggs

    Though 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.
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