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17 of Ree Drummond’s Favorite Potluck Dishes

The Pioneer Woman 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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Ree Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman, is no stranger to big-batch dishes. We loved her signature holiday dishes, so here are even more of her favorites, from saucy meatballs to some scandalous brownies.

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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. Make it in the 13×9 nonstick pan from Taste of Home’s new line of cookware and bakeware!
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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! Here’s a copycat recipe.

We tried Ree’s famous brownies. See if they lived up to the name.

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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 making 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 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. (If she hasn’t, she should!)
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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, adding variety in color, texture and taste!
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Grasshopper Pie

Ree’s grasshopper pie is a very 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!
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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. It wouldn’t be a surprise to learn she’s already tried those additions herself.
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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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Asian Noodle Salad

Ree would probably add some kale, carrots and shredded cabbage to this dish, but she’s sure to approve of such a tasty Asian noodle salad.

We’re all shook up about Elvis’ favorite foods, too.

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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, and this bake is similar to Ree’s tried-and-true recipe–there are three kinds of cheese and plenty of beef!
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Pretzel Brownies

One of the Pioneer Woman’s favorite brownie recipes is topped with salted pretzels, so we know this version with a pretzel crust would also be a hit with her.
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Chicken Taco Salad

Another dish loved by the Drummond family is chicken taco salad, and this version gets it done with a slow cooker. The set-it-and-forget-it approach is often used by Ree, 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.
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