Pot Luck Recepies

  1. I am looking for some easy pot luck recipes for a work lunch -- a combined effort of three units -- ( I suspect 20 people or so)-- something you've used that is tried & true --- Thanks!!!!
  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Paprikat
    potato salad, macaroni salad, "cheesecake"

    Small pack of jello (any kind, but I like lemon) with one cup of hot water, put in fridge/freezer until slightly thickened.
    1 large tub whipped topping
    1 pack cream cheese, room temp....mix together, pour into a graham cracker crust. Chill and add canned topping, I usually use cherry. But use your imagination: peach jello and peaches for example.

    Or a simple 7 layer dip;
    1 can refried beans
    1 500 ml tub of sour cream mixed with 1 pack taco seasoning mix
    shredded lettuce
    1 can olives (black or green)
    shredded cheese
    finely chopped green onions
    jalapeno peppers
    Serve with tacos

    I make the above one and people devour it!!!!!
    Hmmm..... Vegetable Pizza (yes, I eat veggies!)

    Lay 1 package of crescent rolls out flat on a cookie sheet, and cook per package directions until lightly brown.

    Mix Hellman's (1/2 cup), cream cheese (8 oz.), and 1 envelope Ranch mix (Let me double check all those amounts) and spread over crescent rolls.

    Top with choice of shredded cheese and veggies.
  5. by   CraftyLPN
    How about "king hawiian" bread w/ spinach dip? Yummy!! Knorr's usually has a recipe..I can't find mine...sorry
  6. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by shrinkyrn
    I am looking for some easy pot luck recipes for a work lunch -- a combined effort of three units -- ( I suspect 20 people or so)-- something you've used that is tried & true --- Thanks!!!!
    I make pork bar- b -que for 30 at least once a yr-and it's cheap and not too difficult...I get the picnic pork shoulder cut and have the butcher cut it in 2 or 3 pieces so it fits in my pot...I brown it in a hot oven (uncovered and set at 450) on top of a handful of garlic cloves and a few onions rough chopped...Then into the crock pots it goes-with some pepper corns and salt...The next day I discard the other stuff and shred the meat from the bones with 2 forks and put it back in the pots with BBQ sauce(store bought or homemade-with some of the juice)and then serve.... Everyone says this is fantastic....and it's a nice change from the usual meatballs,etc....
  7. by   texasrain
    another version of layer dip----Ingredients
    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
    4 cups shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend
    1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
    1 cup guacamole
    1 cup salsa
    1 (6 ounce) can black olives, chopped
    1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
    1/2 cup chopped green onions

    1 In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Set aside to drain and cool to room temperature.
    2 Spread the beans into the bottom of a 9x13 inch serving tray that is about 1 1/2 inches deep. Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded cheese on top of beans. Sprinkle beef on top of cheese. Spread sour cream very slowly on top of beef. Spread guacamole on top of sour cream. Pour salsa over guacamole and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese. Sprinkle black olives, tomatoes, and green onions on top.
    3 You can serve this dish immediately, or refrigerate it over night and serve cold. I think it tastes better at room temperature.

    Makes 13 servings
  8. by   texasrain
    sometimes i make pasta and sauce. brown 1-1/2 lb hamburger meat or sausauge(i mix hamburger/hot owens saus/and sometimes italian saus). add 3-4 celery sticks(i use the whole bunch), 1 lg bell pepper(i use two), 1-2 large onion, 1 med jar spanish olives, 2 jar mushrooms, 1 (120z) can tomato paste---could be 8 oz can't remember--the small can ., and two cans of diced tomatoes. a little bit of water and seasoning then simmer an hour or two. mix with whatever pasta you like. i go against the recipe and cook my onion, celery, and bell pepper with the meat. takes less time. and i use alot of olives and mushrooms----mmmmmmmm! i take it to work and warm it up---everyone loves it.
    Last edit by texasrain on Mar 5, '03
  9. by   BadBird
    How about a big pan of baked ziti, you can either use jar sauce or make your own, brown about 2 lbs. of hamburger & drain, saute 1 large onion chopped, add to sauce and spices of your liking, I use garlic, basil, salt & pepper. Cook 2 lbs of pasta (what every type you like, I like ziti) mix with sauce put in baking pan (can get one from the dollar store) cover with shredded cheddar and mozzerella cheese and bake until cheese is bubbly and brown.
  10. by   BadBird
    Ham BBQ, chipped ham, BBQ sauce, some brown sugar, put in crock pot and let cook. Serve on buns of your choice.
  11. by   Lausana
    All this talk has me craving sloppy joe's and potato salad
  12. by   delirium
    Me too, Lausana. And that leaves me craving spring and summer.
    We were supposed to get snow today... just rain.
  13. by   cpgrn
    Make con queso dip with a can of chili without beans and some velvetta cheese melted into it (I think it takes l 1/2 pounds of the cheese). Melt it in a crockpot and serve with Tostitos. You can add some hot sauce to spice it up if you want to.
  14. by   shrinkyrn
    hey, thanks for the ideas. I am moving from night shift to day shift this week(pot lucks at work few and far between on nights, usually chips and dip worked) and wouldn't ya know the week I go to days I have to come up with something for a feed fest to celebrate occasions for several people( me going to days is not the reason or I wouldn't cook)