Casual Gatherings are Perfect for Potluck Dinners

Tips and recipes for hosting a successful potluck party.


| October 2008


Potlucks are a great way to have a party and keep work to a minimum, because instead of the host preparing the entire meal, each guest brings a favorite dish.

Here are a few quick tips for hosting a successful potluck party:

  • Provide the main dish and beverages, and let guests contribute all the extras.
  • For a menu with variety, assign each guest a type of dish to bring.
  • Keep things simple by choosing a recipe that can be made with ingredients you can readily find in your pantry and refrigerator.
  • Quick heat-and-serve dishes are best because they require little last-minute fussing.
  • Make sure there are plenty of plates, cups and utensils – the noncooks in your crowd will be happy to bring some.
  • Ask each guest to bring 10 copies of his or her recipe to share with others at the party.

Impress your guests with these surprisingly easy, crowd-pleasing casserole recipes that require minimal preparation and clean up, yet taste like you spent hours in the kitchen.

To find more popular potluck recipes, you can visit www.CampbellsKitchen.com.



Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole 

1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup
½ cup milk
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups medium egg noodles or corkscrew-shaped pasta, cooked and drained
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese OR ½ cup crushed french fried onions

Jackie & David
9/18/2012 7:59:30 PM

wish you would post recipes without the pre-canned soups! the recipes sound wonderful until you add the pre-processed foods with all of their additives.






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