Church Supper Recipes

Classic potluck meals to serve big groups.

As these recipes from "

The Church Supper Cookbook

" show, some of America's most beloved and time-tested dishes originated at potluck suppers in houses of worship. Next time you're invited to a communal meal, bring one along.

Baked Beans
Golden Potato Salad
Cole Slaw for 24
Chicken and Corn Pudding
Classic Lasagna Plus Two
Turkey Florentine Casserole
Ham Loaf
Cheese Strata
Scripture Cake
Chocolate Angel Pie


Grace Manney's Baked BeansBoth Grace and her recipe are well known at the Mendon Community Church.


  • 1 pound yellow-eye beans
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/3 pound salt pork, thinly sliced

    Soak beans overnight. Leave in soaking water and add sugar, salt, and mustard. Add water as necessary to cover beans. Cook until beans are tender. Turn into bean pot or Dutch oven, arranging salt pork slices on top. Cover and bake at 275-F for 6-8 hours, adding water from time to time when dry. Serves 6-8.


    --Ruth French, Mendon Community Church, Mendon, VT
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