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Prepare a Perfect Potluck Gathering

Headed to a potluck dinner or hosting one at home? These simple crowd-pleasers will satisfy any group.

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What to Bring to a Potluck Dinner

For potluck menu items, stick to filling dishes that can be portioned out to feed a crowd, like salads, baked pastas and casseroles.

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad

Toss tender tortellini with spinach, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers for a satisfying pasta salad. For an extra dose of protein, try tortellini stuffed with chicken. For a vegetarian dish, go for the mushroom- or spinach-stuffed variety.
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Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce

The key to pulling off Giada's decadent baked pasta dish is all in the bechamel sauce — a creamy mixture of butter, flour and whole milk that makes the perfect rich coating for the rigatoni and prosciutto.
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Grown-Up Mac and Cheese

Ina treats macaroni and crisp bacon to a three-cheese mixture of Gruyere, cheddar and blue cheese. Individual servings mean you can make a lot or a little depending on your crowd.
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