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19 Recipes the Pioneer Woman Would Bring to a Potluck

Ree Drummond is a potluck all-star. You can usually find her cooking for a crowd—and most of 'em have worked up a pretty impressive appetite!

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Million Dollar Dip

This Pioneer Woman potluck recipe is worth every penny! The combination of cheddar, Swiss and blue cheese is the perfect combo of tang, sharpness and pungent perfection. Be sure to bring veg or pretzels for dipping.

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Apple Crisp

You can’t go wrong with Ree Drummond’s apple crisp. She uses tart Granny Smith apples plus sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon to make a simple but ridiculously delicious dessert to pass. This apple crisp is one of her favorite comfort foods, too.

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Mystery Rolls

Ree got this secret family recipe from her mom. It calls for only three ingredients (a can of biscuits, blue cheese and butter) but will wow everyone around the table.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

You’ll be making these dreamy pumpkin bars on repeat this fall. This recipe is made in an 8-by-8-inch pan but can be doubled to make a 13-by-9-inch dessert.

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Spicy Casserole

Ree loves a spicy casserole, so while she’d love this bake as it is, she probably couldn’t help but add some salsa or hot peppers to the mix.
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Caramel Brownies

One of Ree’s biggest hits is her Knock-You-Naked Brownies, which are stuffed with ooey, gooey caramel. The combo of chocolate and caramel is undeniably powerful!
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Layered Salad

The layered salad is a staple at potlucks everywhere, and Ree takes a classic approach with her ingredients. She includes bacon, hard-boiled eggs and peas, to name a few. We think she’d like this make-ahead version.
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Lemon Bars

No dessert table is complete without lemon bars, and both this batch and Ree’s go-to recipe make use of a shortbread crust with a curd-like filling.

Here’s our expert guide on how to make lemon curd.

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Cordon Bleu Casserole

Ree can turn just about anything into a casserole, including chicken cordon bleu. The creamy chicken and ham are topped with buttery bread crumbs that make both versions irresistible.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal bars are a Pioneer Woman potluck favorite, and ours are filled with sweet strawberry preserves and topped with coconut. Ree makes a similar dessert, but leaves out the coconut.
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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

The Pioneer Woman knows that the only way to improve a twice-baked potato is to turn it into a casserole. The essential ingredients are bacon and cheddar cheese. Talk about comfort food!
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Ree loves cilantro slaw, and she’s so adventurous with her cooking, she’s probably already tried adding blue cheese to the mix.
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Baked Beans

Baked beans are perfect for potlucks, and while Ree tends to use only pork and beans in hers, this version includes seven different types of beans, adding variety in color, texture and taste.
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Grasshopper Pie

Ree’s grasshopper pie is a popular recipe and one she undoubtedly loves herself. Here, cream cheese and whipped topping make a luscious base for the minty green filling. Your family is going to love this, whether or not you live on a ranch in Oklahoma.
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Southwest Casserole

This dish is similar to Ree’s favorite Mexican rice casserole, but with olives, black beans and corn mixed in.
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Saucy Meatballs

The Pioneer Woman loves her meatballs, and one of her best recipes is dressed in a rich sauce made with tomato paste and beef broth. These meatballs get some extra sass from cranberries.
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Lemony Potato Salad

You can’t have a potluck without potato salad. This is a lighter version of the Pioneer Woman’s lemon basil potato salad, but all the bright flavors are still there!
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Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is always a crowd favorite. This bake is similar to Ree’s tried-and-true recipe with three kinds of cheese and plenty of beef.
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Chicken Taco Salad

The whole Drummond family loves chicken taco salad, and this version gets it done with a slow cooker. Ree often uses the set-it-and-forget-it approach for her big-batch recipes, and we love it too.

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.