No old-fashioned potluck would have been without these classic dishes, precisely because these potluck staples were always appearing on the buffet table. They were mainstays of American cooking at the time, despite the fact that today many folks find them quaint. But, that’s exactly what we love about these recipes!

Today these dishes are classic comfort food that reminds us of all the potlucks and pitch-ins that seemed to happen every other week!

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10) Ambrosia

It seems like every church function or potluck would at least a few different versions of the sweet “salad” usually known as ambrosia (or perhaps a few bowls of 5 cup salad or Watergate salad).

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9) Scalloped Potatoes

If it was’t scalloped potatoes it was funeral potatoes or some other equally delicious creamy potato casserole.

Via/ Wikipedia