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08/15/2014 11:43 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2014

10 Last-Minute Potluck Dishes

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It’s the middle of the summer and you are excited to get to your picnic, barbecue, or cookout on this afternoon. But as you look back at the invitation for today's festivities, you realize that it says “potluck.” Wait, what? Oh no. You definitely didn’t see that before. You most certainly are not prepared.

But never fear. Food52 is here to save you with some effortless recipes fit for a crowd. Wow your friends with rich chocolate cake or spicy salsa. They never have to know that you pulled it together just moments before arriving. Now go forth and enjoy the holiday.

Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash, and Roasted Onions by Merrill Stubbs

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by Genius Recipes

Roasted Baby Turnips with Dijon-Shallot Vinaigrette and Tarragon by Ty Ryavec

Patricia Well's Green Lentil Salad by Genius Recipes

Summer Pasta alla Caprese by Merrill Stubbs

Crunchy Celery, Radish, and Turnip Salad-Slaw in Blue Cheese Sauce by Kukla

Cooked Green Salsa (Salsa Verde) by Pati Jinich

Alice Waters' Ratatouille by Genius Recipes

Cook's Illustrated's Blondies by Genius Recipes

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake by Genius Recipes

Photos by James Ransom

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 10 Last-Minute Potluck Dishes

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