8 Potluck-Friendly Dishes for Game Day

January 31, 2013

This Sunday, you and your friends will crowd around a TV to watch the big game. What better time to host a potluck? You can celebrate your friends' culinary talents (a smorgasbord!) and have much easier prep and clean-up. This means you can kick back with great food and watch the kickoff, too. 

Here are eight of our favorite potluck-friendly party dishes -- from salad to chili and even a savory, sharable tart -- for all tastes, to please die-hard and fair-weather fans alike.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Red Onion, Lemon and Pecorino by merrill

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Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream by TasteFood

sweet potato fries

Meyer Lemon Focaccia by deensiebat

meyer lemon focaccia

Martha Stewart's Macaroni and Cheese by Genius Recipes

mac 'n' cheese

French Onion Tart by Jennifer Perillo

french onion tart

The WFP: Greek Mahogany Potatoes by creamtea


Just Good Chili by Jestei


Peanut Butter Cookies by merrill




More game day crowd-pleasers:

  cream cheese cookies short rib chili rosemary thyme pita chips

Cream Cheese Cookies

Short Rib Chili

Rosemary Pita Chips

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Alex Lampert

Written by: Alex Lampert

I love beans, bikes, brown liquor and all things green. I am the salad queen. My modus operandi of late is working on long-term curing and fermenting projects.