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Side dish for a crowd

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We are attending an end of year celebration for my kids swim team. I need to bring a hot side dish. They said something like mac n cheese or beans. Which clearly doesn't work. I can bring it in an instant pot or crock pot. I just need some ideas that kids and parents would enjoy and that will feed a crowd. 

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Maybe roasted veggies of some kind. Simple and yummy

maybe some type of warm potato salad? the warm is throwing me off a bit. I am thinking of many cold options

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How big is the crowd? If it were me, I'd do baked potatoes. They're cheap, easy, and portable (in a crock pot). You could even slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and bake them that way, to make them go farther. Bring sticks of butter (and ghee for yourself), and maybe some toppings for the kids (if you feel like it) such as bacon bits, cheese, sour cream, salsa.

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Might be more work than you want to do, but these look really yummy: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/33235606879/pressure-cooker-crispy-potatoes 

Or this sweet potato hash looks easy: http://karacarrero.com/butternut-squash-sweet-potato-hash-instant-pot/

You could do mashed sweet potatoes with some coconut milk, topped with toasted pecans or walnuts. Or google Whole30 mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes for recipes, or . The above suggestion of roasted vegetables is good too. 

 

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Roasted veggies or baked potatoes with toppings both sound great. Keeping hot foods at temperature for a potluck can be a pain, so I might ignore the "hot" in favor of a nice potato salad with hard-boiled eggs (if you use redskin potatoes, you don't have to peel them), or a salad of cooked green beans, potatoes, and halved cherry tomatoes, cooled and dressed with lemon and olive oil.

Stephanie

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