Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Recipes for Potlucks, Church Socials, Picnics & Reunions and Other Gatherings

From appetizers to main dish, dessert and everything in between, a wonderful collection of great step by step recipes from Deep South Dish, perfect for your next church supper, reunion, potluck or any other gathering.

Potlucks, Church Socials,
Picnics & Reunion Recipe Ideas


Classic Deviled Eggs
Sausage and Cheese Bread
Fried Jalapeno Poppers
The Basic Humble Deviled Egg
Cheese Straws

Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches
Basic Sausage Cheese Balls
Spicy Cheese Bites
Crispy Southern Fried Hot Wings with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Cream Cheese & Hot Pepper Jelly
Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs


Party Punch
Mary's Perfect Southern Iced Tea
Pitcher Perfect Sweet Tea
Fresh Homemade Lemonade
Mint Infused Sweet Iced Tea

Strawberry Lemonade
Watermelon Sweet Iced Tea
Fresh Peach Sweet Iced Tea
Southern Fruit Iced Tea

Adult Beverages

Iced Tea Cocktail
Cranberry Pomegranate Sangria

Pineapple Lemonade Spring Sangria Blanca
Apple Julep Sangria


Tri-Color Rotini Italian Salad
Cornbread Salad
Seven Layer Salad
Fresh Corn Salad
Garden Fresh Salsa

Fire 'n Ice Summer Salad
Spicy, Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad
Simple Summer Salad
Fire 'n Ice Coleslaw
Copper Pennies Carrot Salad
Carrot and Raisin Salad
Marinated Vegetable Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Old Fashioned Broccoli Salad
Broccoli and Cauliflower Refrigerator Salad
Next Day Salad
Fire and Ice Marinated Salad
Old Fashioned Cold English Pea Salad
Ramen Noodle Salad
Everything Salad
Next Day Salad
Strawberry Spinach Salad

Pineapple Buttermilk Coleslaw
Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad with Shrimp & Italian Dressing
Classic Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
Creamy Pasta Salad
Ham and Macaroni Salad
7 Layer Pasta Salad

Mandarin Orange Fruit Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint Dressing
Fruit Cocktail Salad
Holiday Fruit Salad with Custard Sauce
Mary's Ambrosia
Watergate Salad
Old Fashioned 5-Cup Salad
Pink Jello Salad

Main Dish

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
Enchilada Casserole
Egg, Sausage and Gravy Casserole
Crunchy Beef and Onion Casserole
Tater Tot Casserole
Chuck Wagon Casserole
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

Chicken and Cornbread Dressing
Chicken and Herbed Bread Dressing
Spicy Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork
Southern Beef and Sausage Goulash
Divine Casserole
Classic Lasagna

Beef Enchilada Casserole
Baked Spaghetti
Baked Ziti
Chicken and Spaghetti Casserole
King Ranch Casserole
White Chicken Enchiladas
Fork and Knife Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Chili Collection
Ground Beef Casserole
Picnic Oven Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken
Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken
Roasted Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast

Brown Sugar Glazed Coca Cola Ham with Bonus Glazes
Old School Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham
Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
Slow Cooker Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham
Cajun Glazed Ham
Whiskey Glazed Baked Ham

Black-eyed Pea Jambalaya with Sausage
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Oven Baked Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya


Crawfish Rice Dressing
Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab & Oysters
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Cajun Rice Dressing
Crawfish Monica
Crawfish Rice Dressing

Veggie and Side Dishes

Spicy Rice and Corn Casserole
Classic Corn Casserole
Ultra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Baked Garlic Cheese Grits with Sausage
Cornbread Squash Dressing
Summer Squash Casserole

Layered Squash Casserole
Green Tomato Casserole
Classic Southern Tomato Pie
Spicy Rice & Corn Casserole
Corn Spoon Bread
Mary's Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd
Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes
Ranch Mashed Potato Casserole
Mary's Favorite Baked Beans
Beefy Meat Trio BBQ Baked Beans
Hawaiian (Pineapple) Baked Beans
Calico Baked Bean Medley

Cajun Dirty Rice
Southern Style Potato Salad
Cold Baked Potato Salad
Cajun Potato Salad
Classic Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole with Homemade Cream Sauce

Stuffing Topped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole with Panko Crumb Topping
Classic Sour Cream Hash Brown Casserole
Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing
Southern Cornbread and Oyster Dressing
Seafood and Eggplant Dressing

Potatoes au Gratin
Ham and Potatoes au Gratin Casserole
Scalloped Potatoes
Cheesy Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Velveeta Truck Stop Potato Casserole
Southern Style Creamed Peas
Maple Glazed Baby Carrots
Classic Buttered Peas and Carrots
Squash Creole

Carottes Glacées - Glazed Carrots Adapted from Julia
Parslied Corn
Southern Style Green Beans
Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Super Creamy Mac and Cheese
Big Batch Special Occasion Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese
Green Bean Bundles
Asparagus Bundles


Sock it To Me Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Strawberry Cake with Coconut and Pecan
Southern Pecan Pie Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Texas Sheet Cake
Mississippi Mud Cake
Mississippi Mud Pie
German Chocolate Pie

Easy Homemade Southern Peach Ice Cream
Grandma Mac's Perfect Southern Pound Cake
Apple Dapple Cake with Maple Glaze
Sock it To Me Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Jimmy Carter Cake
Easy Party Cheesecake

Mandarin Orange Pig Pickin' Cake
Fresh Citrus Cake
Strawberry Cake
Southern Tea Cakes

Icebox Cake
Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie
Frozen Cherry Fruit Salad
Layered Banana Split Dessert
Chocolate Sin (Pudding Dessert)
My Blueberry Heaven Pie
Coconut Key Lime Pie
Lemon Icebox Pie
Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
Elvis Pie

Homemade Southern Banana Pudding
Step by Step Banana Pudding Tutorial
Potluck Banana Pudding
Moon Pie Banana Pudding
Old Fashioned Southern Bread Pudding

Chocolate and Pecan Dixie Pie
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Mississippi Pecan Pie
Lattice Top Cherry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Buttermilk Chess Pie
Ozark Pudding
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
Praline Pumpkin Pie with Maple Rum Sauce
Homemade Pie Crust

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Note: Most of these recipes are written for an average family. You will often need to double or triple for much larger party sized servings.

Food Safety: Check out the Eating Outdoors and Handling Food Safely article at for some great tips on outdoor food safety!

It is a common misconception that it is unsafe to eat mayonnaise based dishes at a picnic - but it's just not true! Commercial mayonnaise is very safe, is made from pasteurized eggs that are free of the bad bacteria, and, in fact, mayonnaise contains ingredients such as lemon juice and vinegar that actually hamper bacterial growth. It generally isn't the mayonnaise that is troublesome, but the ingredients that are mixed in with the mayonnaise. Follow guidelines for keeping foods chilled, and don't keep them outside too long.

It is always a better choice to serve food indoors in an air conditioned atmosphere, but when serving chilled foods outside, always plan to bring along an oversized dish, and a large bag of ice to fill the dish. Then place your food dish or platter into it. This will help to not only keep your dish at a cool serving temperature, but it will also help to protect it from spoilage.

Don't forget to get some food covers too!

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