Thanksgiving Potluck Recipes

Help everyone pitch in with Thanksgiving potluck recipes and ideas from Cooking Channel.

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Green Bean Casserole

Though green beans take first billing in this recipe's title, the homemade croutons — infused with thyme, rosemary and chives, and crusted with Parmesan cheese — are the real stars.

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Baked Apple Pear Stuffing

Making the Thanksgiving stuffing can feel like a tall order, but stress not. Loaded with apples, pears, raisins and sweet Italian sausage, Kelsey Nixon's recipe is an instant crowd-pleaser.

Get the Recipe: Baked Apple Pear Stuffing

Cranberry Relish With Pears and Walnuts

If you got stuck with bringing the cranberry sauce, think outside of the can. This relish has great crunch, and the tartness of the vinegar makes it a little bit savory.

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Baked Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Baked in a large casserole dish, these potatoes travel well and are so flavorful you can save yourself the trouble of making gravy.

Get the Recipe: Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

Jewel Roasted Vegetables

Bring a side that's both satisfying and nutritious. Roast beets, carrots and Brussels sprouts to form a rainbow-colored vegetable dish that's as enticing as the stuffing and far healthier.

Get the Recipe: Jewel Roasted Vegetables

Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive Biscuits

Chive biscuits are the base of Bryan Voltaggio's Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing, which is filled with intense flavor and texture.

Get the Recipe: Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive Biscuits

Sweet Potato Casserole

A crunchy brown sugar streusel topping gives this sweet potato side dessert-like decadence, but let your friends and family gobble it up as if it's a savory vegetable (we won't tell).

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

You're sure to spice up the potluck with this recipe: Kale makes an unexpected appearance in this green bean-based side, and a generous sprinkling of red pepper flakes gives things a kick.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Artichoke Gratinata

Though it sounds fancy, this dish consists of artichokes baked with breadcrumbs and a melted grated cheese topping — it's a comforting casserole that cooks in only 10 minutes.

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Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Make sure to pack this grown-up version of a childhood favorite in a microwavable dish so you can serve it hot to your fellow potluckers.

Get the Recipe: Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Corn Muffin

Giada's corn muffins are moist and delicious, thanks to buttermilk and sour cream, and they bake in less than half an hour — little effort for all the praise you'll receive for not settling with store-bought rolls.

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Salted Caramel Bread Pudding With Caramelized Apples

Old-fashioned favorites — bread pudding and caramelized apples — come together in one glorious, gooey dessert. Serve at room temperature or reheat it in the oven and serve with a scoop of ice cream to push it over the top.

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Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a slice of perfectly spiced pumpkin pie.

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Pecan Pumpkin Crunch

Aida's easy pecan-topped pumpkin cake makes a great take-along treat. To ensure freshness (and impress your friends), make the bourbon whipped cream on-site as a finishing touch.

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Pear and Cranberry Crostata

A tasty surprise awaits guests when they bite into this tart: a layer of sweet, airy almond cream sandwiched between the fruit and freeform crust.

Get the Recipe: Pear and Cranberry Crostata