Summertime is the best time for a Southern potluck full of dishes that take advantage of summer’s vibrant bounty from farmers' markets, local farm stands, or even your own backyard. Unlike during the holidays, summer potlucks let you make it more about the fresh peaches, tomatoes, okra, corn, summer squash, and peas than anything else. Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a get-together, these summer potluck recipes will showcase every bright and colorful thing we love about summer. From packed-to-the-brim vegetable gratins to freshened-up pasta bakes, these easy summer casseroles will wow the crowd and disappear faster than those fleeting summer days. To top it off, we included some easy summer desserts for a crowd that’ll be easy to make and even easier to take, thanks to your 9x13 baking dish. Here are our favorite 9x13 summer potluck recipes you need to whip up this season.