6 Portable Potluck Dishes to Bring to a Labor Day Party

You don’t want to show up to your Labor Day party empty-handed. However, bringing food with you often results in your dish becoming soggy, cold, or smashed, which is the last thing you want after you’ve taken the time to prepare it. Luckily, there are plenty of recipes out there that are easily transportable. Make one of these 6 portable potluck recipes for your Labor Day party to ensure you’re delivering food that’s fresh, hot, and tasty.

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1. Potluck Baked Beans

There’s a reason baked beans can often be found at parties and get-togethers: it’s easy to prepare and super low maintenance. Be sure to bake this Taste of Home recipe, which yields 12 servings, in a baking dish that comes with a cover, so you can easily cover it and go when it’s time to leave for the party. Short on time? As long as you’ve received the go-ahead from your host, mix the ingredients together, and pop the dish in the oven once you arrive.


  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions: In a large skillet, sauté the bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine the beans, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and bacon mixture. Pour into a shallow 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.