3 Potluck Recipes for Get Togethers

mac & cheeseLet’s have a family reunion!

Some in the family are all gung-ho with the idea, while others rather poke their eyes out with a straw than to be around some family members. Luckily, I never had that issue of the latter because I always enjoyed a family reunion when I was growing up. Being able to see my favorite cousins and eating up some home cooked food. Nowadays, seeing family gets a little harder since mine are spread out in different directions or everyone is up to their eyeballs in work.

I really want to plan out a family get together, but thinking about cooking and cooking for so any people, other than my household, seem tiresome. The solution to this would be to do a potluck. I like this idea because everyone can be assigned to bring in a dish, there are fewer cleanups afterwards and one person isn’t standing at a grill doing the majority of the cooking and missing out on some fun. Here is three potluck recipes to take to your next family reunion or event that everyone will enjoy.

Appetizer – No one can resist a good devil egg

Bacon Deviled Eggs


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits, plus some extra for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the egg yolks, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and mayonnaise.
  2. Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle a few bacon bits on top for garnish.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Main course – The dish can be simple as macaroni and cheese

Crunchy Macaroni and Cheese


  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted, divided
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 saltine crackers, coarsely crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cook the macaroni according to the directions on the package.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the macaroni, cheese, 1/2 cup of butter, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Lay the crackers in a single layer over the top of the macaroni and drizzle the remaining melted butter.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden.

Dessert – You can’t forget this!

Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, whipped topping and eggs. The dough will be sticky.
  3. Shape the dough into 3/4 inch balls and coat them with confectioners’ sugar.
  4. Place them on a baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Do you like potluck meals?


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