Graduation Recipes

Earn top honors with our graduation recipes and party ideas. Fill your buffet with potluck favorites like finger food, pasta and potato salads and A+ graduation desserts.

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Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

This fruit salad with lime dressing is extra special. It's a crowd pleaser as a side dish or as a light and healthy way to end an outdoor meal with friends. Mix and match fruit with what's in season. —Paula Hudson, Cary, North Carolina

Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


45 Fresh Mocktail Recipes to Pour Tonight

Just because you're going alcohol-free doesn't mean you should settle for blah beverages. These mocktail recipes are refreshing, sophisticated and...


How to Make Pasta Salad

It's so easy to learn how to make pasta salad. All you need is your favorite pasta shape, a tasty...


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42 Small-Batch Graduation Party Recipes

Celebrate the graduate in the family with these small-batch recipes. From mains to sides to desserts, we've got your menu...

100 Easy Grilling Recipes Anyone Can Master

Sizzle and speed make these easy grilling recipes everyone's smoky favorites.


100 Potluck Sides Perfect for Your BBQ

Bring barbecue sides that spotlight summer's best ingredients to your next event, and we guarantee you'll go home with an...

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60 Summer Party Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes

Spend less time prepping and more time soaking up the fun. These easy party recipes—including watermelon salad, juicy burgers, shrimp...


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The 100 Best Barbecue Recipes You’ll Ever Have

Make the most of warm, summer nights with the most amazing barbecue possible! With everything from ribs to beans, our...


28 Easy Casseroles to Serve at a Graduation Party

Don't get stuck cooking during the party; these easy casseroles can be prepared in advance. Even better: they all take...


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45 Easy Dessert Recipes For Your Next Graduation Party

Celebrate the graduate in your life with something sweet! The best part is that these dessert recipes are easy to...

40 Quick Graduation Party Recipes to Make in 30 Minutes (or Less!)

Clocking in at 30 minutes or less, each of these quick and easy graduation party recipes will please the crowds...


5-Ingredient Graduation Party Recipes

Need some graduation party food ideas? Try one of these deliciously easy 5-ingredient recipes that'll be the talk of the...


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Top 10 Dessert Bar Recipes

A surefire hit at potlucks and parties, these top-rated recipes for dessert bars are an easy and fun way to...


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40 Last Minute Potluck Ideas Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

If there's a potluck that you totally forgot about until the last minute, don't worry—we've been there. Here are easy...


70 Potluck Recipes Ready in 15 Minutes

Need a last-minute dish to bring? Here are some crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that can be thrown together in 15 minutes...

Our Best-Ever Party Appetizers

These yummy bite-sized party appetizers are the perfect starter for any type of party—and the perfect excuse to throw one!


50 Party Recipes So Good You Won’t Have Leftovers

Awesome, you've been invited to a super-fun shindig! Now, what knock-their-socks-off dish can you bring? Any of these incredible party...


38 Favorite Dip Recipes for a Crowd

From spicy taco dip to creamy spinach dip, these potluck dip recipes are ready to party. Each recipe serves 12...


21 Snacks Made in a Wonton Wrapper

Wonton wrappers: What can't they do? From egg rolls to crab rangoon to crispy cups filled with cheesy, meaty goodness,...


33 Potluck Recipes for Your 13×9 Pan

It's easy to feed a crowd with these 13x9 potluck appetizers, side dishes, breakfast casseroles and desserts. Take one along...


24 Favorite Graduation Cake Ideas

Why pay high bakery prices when you can make your own? We've pulled together some of our best graduation cake...


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24 Pasta Salads Like Grandma Used to Make

Looking for pasta salad ideas for a BBQ or picnic? Look no further than Grandma's recipe box.


36 Slow Cooker Recipes for Your Graduation Potluck

These slow cooker dips, sandwiches, sides and desserts are sure to get top honors at your graduation party. Let that...

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59 Big-Batch Sandwiches for Graduation Parties

When a hungry crowd is headed for your house, it's sandwiches to the rescue. These easy graduation party recipes satisfy...


40 Easy Potluck Desserts with 5 Ingredients (or Less!)

Next time you need to bring a sweet treat, reach for one of these easy potluck desserts. Each recipe is...


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The Best-Ever Backyard Party Planning Checklist

Follow this easy party planning checklist to make sure your next cookout goes off without a hitch!


38 Potluck Sandwich Recipes to Feed a Crowd

When you're cooking for a crowd, these sandwiches make an easy meal. Each recipe serves 10 or more!


23 Instant Pot Recipes for Your Next Potluck

On your way to a party? These potluck recipes can all be made using the pressure cooker setting on your...


95 Potluck Salads for a Big Crowd

Salads are the perfect summer potluck food. Here's a generous helping of salads that feed 12 or more people—just in...