Trisha's Southern Comfort Potluck

For ease and convenience, Trisha's potluck recipe arsenal consists of classic Southern comfort dishes with a few unexpected twists.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Southern Comfort Classics, Made Over

Trisha revisits classic Southern recipes to create a crowd-pleasing spread with some unexpected twists. Vegetarian pot pie and a garlicky grits-and-cornflake casserole are just a few of the items on her comforting potluck menu. 

Pimiento Cheese Spread

Trisha blends sweet pimiento peppers, sharp cheddar cheese and mayonnaise in her food processor to create a smooth, cheesy spread for white sandwich bread. For a classic Southern tea party feel, try removing the crusts.

Get the Recipe: Pimiento Cheese Spread

Chickless Pot Pie

Trisha's vegetarian take on chicken pot pie is just as decadent without the meat. Although the luscious vegetable filling with peas, carrots and potatoes could be a meal on its own, wrapping it in premade pie dough seals in flavor with a crispy crust.

Get the Recipe: Chickless Pot Pie

Asparagus Casserole

This casserole comes together in four hearty layers: asparagus, thinly sliced hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese sauce and a crunchy saltine-crumb topping. 

Get the Recipe: Asparagus Casserole

Garlic Grits Casserole

For this simple, comforting casserole, Trisha layers a buttery, crunchy cornflake-crumb topping over smooth and cheesy grits. When preparing the grits, be sure to use an herb-and-garlic cheese — the earthiness of the herbs will add great aroma to the dish. 

Get the Recipe: Garlic Grits Casserole

Banana Pudding Cake

This elegant yet understated cake is just the dessert to finish off a relaxed potluck dinner with friends and family. Once chilled, the homemade vanilla pudding makes a perfectly smooth filling for Trisha's tender banana cake layers. Simply dust the top with a little confectioners' sugar for a special touch.

Get the Recipe: Banana Pudding Cake

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