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Chocolate Rose 09-15-2013 10:28 AM

What is your most popular LC main dish thing/recipe to take to a non-LC potluck?
 
I have two potlucks coming up and I'd like to take something (main dish) amazing and very LC to both of them. Something that non-lcers would love. In my previous life (before LC) I was known for my cooking and I'd like to be able to keep up that image.
I'm hoping to take something that is easy to eat (as in non-messy). I'm also thinking that I don't want to take a casserole unless there is one that is AWESOME.
What are your favorites?

Soobee 09-15-2013 11:56 AM

My current favorite is DJFoodie's pork enchiladas. The last time I made it EVERYONE asked for the recipe. But because you have to make the tortillas, it takes a lot of time. I also love Linda Sue's Spinach Lasagna. Everyone loves it. Another easier dish is chicken parmesan. I coated the cutlets in 1/2 crushed pork rinds, 1/4 parmesan, and 1/4 almond flour. Served it to high carbers who swore it tasted like bread crumbs.

rosethorns 09-15-2013 12:17 PM

Spagetti squash pie is really good and I've made it pizza flavored at my last pot luck.

Herion chicken cassersole.

Chocolate Rose 09-15-2013 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Soobee (Post 16605378)
My current favorite is DJFoodie's pork enchiladas. The last time I made it EVERYONE asked for the recipe. But because you have to make the tortillas, it takes a lot of time. I also love Linda Sue's Spinach Lasagna. Everyone loves it. Another easier dish is chicken parmesan. I coated the cutlets in 1/2 crushed pork rinds, 1/4 parmesan, and 1/4 almond flour. Served it to high carbers who swore it tasted like bread crumbs.

Thanks for the suggestions! I've looked at DJ's recipe before but wasn't sure it was worth the work. I'm glad to see it's a favorite of yours. The potlucks are on work days, so I'd have to make this on a week night, but I'm thinking if I decide to try this one, I could make the crepes one night and the pork another, and then put the whole thing together the night before (Thursday night).

Chocolate Rose 09-15-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16605405)
Spagetti squash pie is really good and I've made it pizza flavored at my last pot luck.

Herion chicken cassersole.

Thanks, Rosethorns!
I haven't been able to find the heroin chicken casserole. I've made the heroin wings before, but not the casserole. Could you point me in the right direction?

rosethorns 09-15-2013 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16605568)
Thanks, Rosethorns!
I haven't been able to find the heroin chicken casserole. I've made the heroin wings before, but not the casserole. Could you point me in the right direction?

I'll try to remember it.

Herion chicken Cassserole

4 chicken breast or 6 thighs ( then crisp up skins & julienne them )
1 c. parmesean cheese
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp. oregano
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 butter ( melted )

Put your melted butter to the side. Mix the cheese and spices together really well. Dip the chicken in butter then roll into the cheese & spices.
Arrange in a casserole dish , if you have anything left pour on top of chicken. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes. I used breast so I could slice on the slant for pretty presentation on a platter. You get more portions this way.I'm pretty sure that's how I remember it.

When done sprinkle the crispy skins on top.

If you like it zippy you can add some hot sauce to the butter.

Purple Crayon 09-15-2013 07:41 PM

Dottie's Burger Scramble Florentine is a favorite at my church's potlucks.

ladeeda 09-15-2013 08:04 PM

LindaSue's Broccoli Salad with Bacon...I add 1/2 to 1 cup of walnut pieces...I use white balsamic for the vinegar. Very easy and very good.

watcher513 09-16-2013 04:38 AM

For me, definitely Kevinpa's Spaghetti Squash Pie x2 usually. I made it for a party and people wanted the recipe. I was asked/told to make it the next time, which I did. These were not LC people.

Criosa 09-16-2013 05:10 AM

LindaSue's Hamburger Broccoli Alfredo Casserole always goes over very well. Sometimes I bring some rice to set next to it for those that might want it, but it is fine just the way it is. I have substituted the hamburger with a couple cans of canned chicken in a pinch, but I think chicken chunks are a bit better. If making it with chicken, I like to substitute zucchini for the broccoli, and add some jalapeños. Yum!

lterry913 09-16-2013 07:36 AM

stuffed jalapeno poppers...they are an appetizer but eveylast one get eaten every time I make them...low carb pumpkin bake is good too as it is something sweet...you can google recipes for both.

Chocolate Rose 09-16-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16605738)
I'll try to remember it.

Herion chicken Cassserole

Thank you!

Chocolate Rose 09-16-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Purple Crayon (Post 16605910)
Dottie's Burger Scramble Florentine is a favorite at my church's potlucks.

Thanks! I'm really hoping to make something other than a casserole for the potlucks, but I'm going to check this out to make for dinner one night.

Chocolate Rose 09-16-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ladeeda (Post 16605930)
LindaSue's Broccoli Salad with Bacon...I add 1/2 to 1 cup of walnut pieces...I use white balsamic for the vinegar. Very easy and very good.

Thank you! I'm hoping for a main dish, but this looks good! It looks very similar to a recipe I used to take to potlucks before going low carb. :)

Chocolate Rose 09-16-2013 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by watcher513 (Post 16606090)
For me, definitely Kevinpa's Spaghetti Squash Pie x2 usually. I made it for a party and people wanted the recipe. I was asked/told to make it the next time, which I did. These were not LC people.

Thanks, Terry! I'll look for the recipe.

Chocolate Rose 09-16-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Criosa (Post 16606109)
LindaSue's Hamburger Broccoli Alfredo Casserole always goes over very well. Sometimes I bring some rice to set next to it for those that might want it, but it is fine just the way it is. I have substituted the hamburger with a couple cans of canned chicken in a pinch, but I think chicken chunks are a bit better. If making it with chicken, I like to substitute zucchini for the broccoli, and add some jalapeños. Yum!

Thanks! This looks like another one I'll have to try for dinner one night. I like the chicken idea.

Chocolate Rose 09-16-2013 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by lterry913 (Post 16606342)
stuffed jalapeno poppers...they are an appetizer but eveylast one get eaten every time I make them...low carb pumpkin bake is good too as it is something sweet...you can google recipes for both.

Thanks! It's funny that you mention pumpkin bake. Last year, I took the Healthy Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake and it was a hit. But, I need a main dish this time.

Widget 09-16-2013 10:49 PM

This is my family's favorite main dish. Really yummy.

Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce

1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash - Table Blend
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 to 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped pork rinds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together the egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash. Add the ground beef and onion, then the pork rinds. Form into small balls and place on a rack in a baking pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour.

While meatballs are baking, make the sauce.

Mushroom Sauce

1 clove garlic, minced or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 very small onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons butter
6 to 8 oz. fresh or 1 can mushrooms; undrained, chopped in processor
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
4 oz. cream cheese, sliced

In a skillet, sauté the garlic and onion in butter until translucent. Add the mushrooms, water, nutmeg, pepper and bouillon. Bring to a boil, stir in the cream and cream cheese, stirring until melted and thickened.

Place the meatballs in the sauce, stir gently to coat.

watcher513 09-17-2013 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16607435)
Thanks, Terry! I'll look for the recipe.


Here it is:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/me...quash-pie.html

rosethorns 09-17-2013 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by watcher513 (Post 16607674)

This recipe is awesome.

Squashes are out up here in WA. Check them out. Out here they are $.59 a lb.

Chocolate Rose 09-17-2013 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by watcher513 (Post 16607674)

Wow, that does look amazing!!
Thanks!

Chocolate Rose 09-17-2013 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16607871)
This recipe is awesome.

Squashes are out up here in WA. Check them out. Out here they are $.59 a lb.

I've had to avoid spaghetti squash as it has too many carbs for me. But, I'm very tempted to try this recipe.

cleochatra 09-17-2013 03:10 PM

Cheesecakes. People never have any clue they're low-carb! Also, baked potato salad made with cauliflower. Cauliflower noodle lasagna. That one's a massive hit, too. When all else fails, take the veggie or the meat/cheese tray so you know there's at least something there that you like.

Nelle Belle 09-17-2013 04:25 PM

Sausage and peppers

Purple Crayon 09-17-2013 05:16 PM

I've got a potluck right after church this Sunday.
I'd like to take a hot main dish, but timing and oven space in the kitchen may be an issue, so I'm thinking of making meatballs on Saturday, refrigerating them and then dumping them in the crockpot on low in the church kitchen before I go to Sunday school and hoping they are hot by the time church is out.

Has anyone tried Dana Carpender's Colombo Meatballs in Jerk Sauce?
I don't have time to test drive them and I hate trying out a new recipe on a potluck . . . .
but, if it's something I don't like, at least there should be fewer leftovers because I'm trying it out on a crowd.

What would you do?

My other option is cut up raw veggies and dip or a cold, main dish salad like Linda Sue's Cauliflower Salad with Ham or an Antipasto Salad with salami.

Chocolate Rose 09-17-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cleochatra (Post 16608612)
Cheesecakes. People never have any clue they're low-carb! Also, baked potato salad made with cauliflower. Cauliflower noodle lasagna. That one's a massive hit, too. When all else fails, take the veggie or the meat/cheese tray so you know there's at least something there that you like.

Thanks! I have taken cheesecakes in the past (it's one of my favorites to take) but I need a main dish this time. I guess that cheesecake could be a main dish, though, right?:lol:

I've also done the cauli potato salad. I'll have to look for the cauli noodle lasagna. Is that one of your recipes? I probably have it if it is.

Also, I've been meaning to tell you how great you look and I'm so proud of you (I know you don't know me so I hope it's OK to say I'm proud)! Your website was a huge inspiration to me for the last year and a half. I'm selfishly sorry to see you stepping away from it, but it's also awesome that you're moving towards something else that you want!

Chocolate Rose 09-17-2013 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Nelle Belle (Post 16608672)
Sausage and peppers

YUM! I've done this one with the same group of people, too. But, thanks for the reminder 'cause I LOVE it.

Chocolate Rose 09-17-2013 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Purple Crayon (Post 16608711)
I've got a potluck right after church this Sunday.
I'd like to take a hot main dish, but timing and oven space in the kitchen may be an issue, so I'm thinking of making meatballs on Saturday, refrigerating them and then dumping them in the crockpot on low in the church kitchen before I go to Sunday school and hoping they are hot by the time church is out.

Has anyone tried Dana Carpender's Colombo Meatballs in Jerk Sauce?
I don't have time to test drive them and I hate trying out a new recipe on a potluck . . . .
but, if it's something I don't like, at least there should be fewer leftovers because I'm trying it out on a crowd.

What would you do?

I have done exactly what you're thinking of doing for potlucks. I cook the meatballs ahead of time and then throw them in the crockpot with the sauce. My only challenge was that one time I put the meatballs in the fridge overnight and then in the crockpot the next morning. They weren't heated through by the time the potluck started.
I haven't made the D Carpender recipe (I'll have to go look for it), but I have made the Buffalo Balls from I Breathe I'm Hungry and they were a huge hit. She actually has quite a few meatball recipes that look good.
I oftentimes use a new recipe on guests or at potlucks without trying it out first. Most of the time, it works out just fine. I try to make sure that there are enough "real people" recommendations for it and not just the person who created the recipe. The Buffalo Balls were one that I just tried out at a potluck. I've since taken them to several other events.

rosethorns 09-17-2013 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16607901)
I've had to avoid spaghetti squash as it has too many carbs for me. But, I'm very tempted to try this recipe.

Rose what do you mean . It has 5 carbs for a 1 cup serving. Am I wrong?

watcher513 09-17-2013 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16608763)
Rose what do you mean . It has 5 carbs for a 1 cup serving. Am I wrong?

The nutritiondata site says 8 net carbs/cup. This whole pie has about 55 carbs (stated down in the thread) so depending on how you cut it....? If it's cut in 6 pieces, it's about 9 carbs for a very hefty serving. 8 pieces would be just under 7 NC each.


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