Between timing out the oven to make sure your turkey is cooked to perfection to ensuring you have options for guests with allergies or aversions, hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner is a major undertaking.
Fortunately there is an easier way to enjoy the big feast without bringing yourself to tears. A well organized potluck solves the problems of not having enough space in the oven or on the stove. It also ensures everyone with dietary restrictions will have at least one item on the table they can eat!
Had a bad potluck experience where the only thing on the table was dessert? The experts at Bon Appétit recommend sending out a sign-up sheet along with your invitation. And if all else fails, there's nothing wrong with assigning people dishes to bring.
To help ease up your menu planning time, we've rounded up 28 Thanksgiving potluck recipes. From appetizers to salads, casseroles to pies, you'll find a little something for everyone in the slideshow below.
And if it's your first time hosting friends for Thanksgiving, check out the video above for five tips to make hosting friends-giving a little easier.