Broccoli and Fontina Orzo Bake
Cover this irresistible comfort-food dish when it comes out of the oven, and whisk it to the potluck within a half-hour. It tastes best when it's warm.
Curried Couscous Pilaf
This side sounds complex and exotic, but you can have it ready to go in less than half an hour. Serve warm or at room temperature.
You can serve this Southern classic as a cold dip with blue-corn chips.
Pineapple and Ham Bread Pudding
This delicious dish is a great conversation starter. Guests have probably never tried anything like it!
Beets with Goat Cheese
Since this dish tastes best at room temperature, prepare in advance and remove from fridge an hour before the potluck. Use red and golden beets for eye appeal.
Originally published in the December 2012 issue of Parents magazine.