The Gourmet Potluck: Show-Stopping Recipes for the Buffet Table by Beth Hensperger

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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring
    • Ingredients: beef brisket; onion soup mix; sun-dried tomatoes in oil; tomato sauce; dry red wine; mushrooms
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring
    • Ingredients: white wine; whole salmon; dill; lemons; white onions; cucumbers; parsley; watercress
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Greek
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; garlic; canned tomatoes; tomato paste; jalapeño chiles; basil; dried oregano; butter; shrimp; ouzo; brandy; feta cheese; parsley
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring
    • Ingredients: smoked ham; bay leaves; orange marmalade; Dijon mustard; honey
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring
    • Ingredients: shallots; ricotta cheese; frozen spinach; parsley; dried Italian herbs; nutmeg; chicken breasts
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green onions; feta cheese; cottage cheese; cream cheese; eggs; frozen spinach; parsley; dill; butter; filo pastry
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    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baby carrots; baby turnips; baby summer squash; asparagus; Swiss chard; baby green beans; red peppers; yellow peppers; lemons
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    • Categories: Side dish; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: zucchini; sweet onions; marjoram; Parmesan cheese
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    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: new potatoes; garlic; rosemary
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Side dish; Cooking for a crowd; Spring
    • Ingredients: chicken stock; saffron; golden raisins; butter; almonds; yellow onions; basmati rice
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; limes; Cointreau; tequila; breadcrumbs; Parmesan cheese; broccoli; cauliflower; green beans; zucchini; frozen artichoke hearts; carrots; mushrooms; snow peas
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    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: asparagus; olive oil
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Spring; Mexican
    • Ingredients: canned tomatoes; canned green chiles; white onions; chicken stock; cilantro; corn tortillas; frozen spinach; Monterey Jack cheese; frozen corn; zucchini; Parmesan cheese
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    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Summer
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; sour cream; Dijon mustard; parsley; green peppercorns; beef tenderloin
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    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Summer; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: red peppers; garlic; parsley
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Summer
    • Ingredients: canned plums; yellow onions; jalapeño chiles; curry powder; ground allspice; honey; tomato sauce with chile; lemons; soy sauce; orange marmalade
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Summer; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; silken tofu; Creole mustard; yellow mustard; horseradish; apple cider vinegar; Worcestershire sauce; ground cayenne pepper; green onions; green peppers; celery; shallots; Cap'n Crunch cereal; corn flakes cereal; milk; all-purpose flour; onion powder; garlic powder; chicken breasts
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Summer; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; red peppers; tomato sauce; canned tomatoes; bay leaves; chile powder; marjoram; dried basil; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; corn tortillas; zucchini; black olives; cilantro; cheddar cheese
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggplants; ricotta cheese; basil; Parmesan cheese; tomato sauce; mozzarella cheese
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; mushrooms; zucchini; summer squash; red peppers; yellow peppers; eggs; half and half cream; basil; stale bread; cream cheese; Jarlsberg cheese
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    • Categories: Side dish; Summer; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: butter; yellow onions; green peppers; jalapeño chiles; corn; tomatoes; chicken stock; ground cayenne pepper; Tabasco sauce
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    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking ahead; Summer
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; canned garbanzo beans; canned butter beans; canned kidney beans; canned pork and beans; tomato ketchup; apple cider vinegar; bacon
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    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Side dish; Main course; Cooking ahead; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sundried tomatoes; Parmesan cheese; parsley; tomato paste; pine nuts; fettuccine pasta
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Summer; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sour cream; canned roasted green chiles; long grain rice; Monterey Jack cheese; cheddar cheese
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    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Main course; Cooking ahead; Fall / autumn; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried porcini mushrooms; yellow onions; carrots; celery; shiitake mushrooms; tomato paste; nutmeg; milk; lasagna pasta; mozzarella cheese; Parmesan cheese
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Notes about this book

  • Breadcrumbs on July 24, 2011

    A great little book. Kids adore the Cap'n Crunch coated Baked Chicken Tenders w Creole Mustard Sauce (p.38). Sauce has silken tofu. Vegetable Torta looks lovely. Sweet Potato Torta w Apple, Parmesan and Fresh Thyme would be a perfect fall dish.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Roasted winter roots with lemon-cilantro crumbs

    • Nancith on December 13, 2016

      Super delicious! A big hit at the potluck. The combination of veggies is great, although use golden beets rather than red if you don't want the other veggies to be stained. Balsamic vinegar mixed in before roasting was a nice touch. I chose rosemary for the herb & was lazy & used panko crumbs instead of fresh breadcrumbs. This makes a huge amount and should go a long way at a gathering.

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  • ISBN 10 1580087418
  • ISBN 13 9781580087414
  • Published Jul 31 2006
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 112
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

The definitive guide to being the star of every potluck, with straightforward, sophisticated recipes scaled to serve 10 to 16 people. Features more than 50 main and side dish recipes and 20 full-color photographs. Each recipe includes prep timeline, serving dishes and utensils needed, transportation notes, and reheating requirements.

Selected Recipes:


  • Roast Filet of Beef with Green Peppercorn - Mustard Sauce

  • Pasta with Two Pestos

  • Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Mozzarella Casserole

  • Oven-Poached Whole Salmon

  • Sweet Potato Torte with Apple, Parmesan, and Fresh Thyme


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