Why Lasagna Is the Worst Dish to Bring to a Potluck
We love a bubbling casserole of pasta and cheese as much as you do, but there's a case to be made for shaking things up at your next party. Here are five amazing alternative ideas.
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A Meaty, Low-Cost Side That Goes with Almost Anything
Baked beans have deep roots in the potluck circuit; they go with many of the standard party foods (hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken) and are one of the most economical ways to feed many people. Thielen believes the best baked beans rely on quality meat for flavor, so she uses an assortment of slab pork (or slab bacon), smoked turkey and pork sausage. A crunchy mantle of buttery bread crumbs on top makes the dish irresistible.
Get the recipe: Deluxe Baked Beans with a Crumb Top