7 Take-and-Bake Recipes for your Thanksgiving Potluck
We think one of the best parts of the holiday season is loading up the car to gather around the table and share our favorite recipes. Whether you’re on the way to an annual Friendsgiving or your family feast, you’re probably looking for a way to contribute to the meal. The dish should be delicious, of course, but it also needs to be something you can prepare ahead of time and easily transport over to your loved one’s home. Looking for some recipe inspiration? We’ve collected our go-to bake-and-take dishes that can be served straight from your cast iron and pair well with any holiday meal.
Make this melt-in-your-mouth appetizer to kick off your holiday meal. We wrap the brie in a crispy puff pastry and add dollops of blackberry jam to make the perfect sweet-and-savory snack to enjoy while the turkey finishes roasting in the oven. Serve straight from your cast iron skillet with slices of apple and any type of crackers.
Honey Butter Dinner Rolls
These sweet and pillowy rolls are made to accompany your Thanksgiving dinner spread. If you prefer a more savory option, substitute the honey butter with butter, garlic, and your herb of choice. Take advantage of cast iron’s excellent heat retention, and serve the rolls from the skillet to keep them warm from kitchen to table.
At Lodge, we don’t just use bread in our dressing, we use cornbread! Although we’ll admit we’re a little biased, we also think that cast iron is the perfect vessel to achieve crisp edges that highlight this Southern staple. For easy transport, we make this dish in a 10.25 Inch Dual Handle Pan, adjust the temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep the cook time the same.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
This hassle-free twice baked potato recipe is known to be a crowd-pleaser at family gatherings. Who doesn’t love creamy potatoes topped with cheddar cheese and bacon? You can easily prep this dish ahead of time in your enameled casserole and allow it to finish cooking when you arrive at the gathering.
Maple Bacon Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
This sweet potato recipe is a simple and delicious substitute for the traditional sweet potato casserole. The secret? Bacon, of course! We top the sweet potatoes with a delicious maple glaze, chopped pecans, and crumbles of bacon to create the perfect balance between sweet, salty, and smoky flavors.