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Potluck Party Guide
Potlucks are perfect opportunities to show off your favorite recipes and pick up some new ones, too! These tips from Giant Eagle
will help you plan and host a warm and welcoming get-together.
Assign courses for each guest to bring to prevent the possibility of serving all desserts or no appetizers.
Suggest that guests bring copies of their recipes to exchange.
If you’re having a lot of guests, buy disposable tableware for easy clean-up. Have some extra serving utensils ready in case someone forgets to bring theirs.
If you’re having a small group, make the main course yourself to guarantee it’s hot when served. Prepare a roast chicken or buy a fresh
from Giant Eagle
, and ask your guests to bring the sides and desserts.
Share these tips with your guests for a flawless event:
Make dishes in advance so they need only a quick reheat in the oven or microwave when they arrive.
Recommend cooking in a disposable pan to avoid extra cleaning later.
Avoid big batches. With lots of food to choose from, most people are looking for a taste of each, not large portions.
Delicious dishes for sharing
Stew is a perfect comfort food, and its batch prep makes it ideal for a potluck. Try this
Mediterranean Veal Stew
; or, for a meat-free alternative, this
Healthy Sweet Potato Lentil Stew
Add southern flavor with
Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Don't have time to prepare a dish? Stop by the Giant Eagle
for some delicious prepared main courses or the
hot fried chicken
This warm and gooey
is wonderful with
from the Giant Eagle
Sesame and Garlic Green Beans
is a welcome addition to a potluck.
Make a hearty, nutritious couscous dish, like this
Whole-Wheat Couscous with Parmesan & Peas
, as an alternative to rice and pasta.
Save some time. Pick up delicious salads at the Giant Eagle
Put a spin on the ultimate comfort food classic with this
Desserts and drinks
Pick up a
at the Giant Eagle
for an indulgent selection of sweet treats.
salad or cut it up and serve on a tray.
Have plenty of water available, as guests may want to cleanse their palates between dishes.
Invite each guest to bring his or her own drink to the event, and put out some disposable cups
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