06/18/2015 12:33 EDT | Updated 06/18/2015 12:59 EDT

38 Potluck Ideas That Will Keep You (Mostly) Out Of The Kitchen This Summer

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Hosting a summer get-together can mean spending hours in the kitchen when you'd really rather be outside.

Fortunately, there's a simple solution. Instead of making a menu, turn your backyard barbecue into an outdoor potluck and assign each of your guests a different dish to share with the crowd. Salads are always a great option (because they can be doled out individually), as are appetizer-sized dishes like kebobs and pinwheels. Get enough of those together, and you have yourself a meal!

Check out the slideshow below for 38 irresistible potluck recipes that are sure to be polished off at any summer party.

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