A Guatemalan immigrant carves the Thanksgiving turkey in Stamford, Connecticut, Nov. 24, 2016. Getty Images

Thanksgiving is considered to be a time to get oneself indulged in delicious meals and spend quality time with friends and family. As an annual celebration of the harvest and its bounty, moreover, Thanksgiving also falls under a category of festivals that runs across cultures, continents, and millennia. Thanksgiving is also said to bear a resemblance to the ancient Jewish harvest festival of "Sukkot."

For some people, this celebration means attending or hosting a potluck dinner. In that case, it is customary to prepare a dish for other attendees whether you are attending one or hosting one at your place. Here’s a list of few easy food ideas to consider when you are attending a Thanksgiving potluck.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad

This warm salad is not the typical must do dish found on a Thanksgiving table, but that definitely does not mean it can’t be a hit with your party guests. Roasting is said to bring out the great flavors of the veggies.

Baked Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

This dish is baked in a large casserole; these potatoes travel well and are so flavorful that you can save yourself the trouble of making gravy and it will still be a hit at the party.

Sweet Potato Casserole

For those who wish to add a sweet flavor to this casserole, sprinkle brown sugar on top before placing the marshmallows on it. You can also add chopped walnuts or finely sliced apples that will help you change the texture and create even a tastier dish.

Barbecue Spice–Brined Grilled Turkey

A turkey cooked to perfection within an hour sounds like the perfect dish to be the center of attention at a potluck dinner on Thanksgiving. Rather than spending the typical four hours in the kitchen in order to properly bake a turkey in the oven, you can try out this easy and quick recipe. Enriched with flavor, this dish suggests grilling the bird for just one hour. Also adding spices like smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin, we can guarantee that there would be no doubt this turkey dish will be the talk of the feast.

Sweet Potato Fries with Brown-Butter Marshmallow Sauce

This take on the traditional sweet potato pie is a rare one that you can bet on no one else will be bringing to the dinner table. Don’t forget to refrigerate the sauce for up to one day before serving it with the sweet potatoes.

Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

You are definitely going to spice up the potluck with this recipe: Kale makes a much-unexpected appearance in this green bean-based side, and the perfect amount of sprinkling of red pepper flakes gives things an evident kick.

Parker House Rolls

These delicious fluffy rolls can be topped with some melted butter and salt to make it taste even better. This recipe is just perfect for a group of people. It is said to yield 36 rolls.

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

If you want to add a taste of the south to your dinner table then you can try it with this cornbread stuffing. You can add sausage to make this simple stuffing into a hearty and more interesting dish.

Apple Pie

This is a classic recipe and is an all-time favorite. Use firm apples to make this pie, such as Gala, Empire, Winesap, Cortland, Granny, Smith or a combination of several varieties.

Fennel-and-Potato Bake

Crisp, licorice-scented fresh fennel, with a layer of potatoes, cream, and Asiago cheese, offers a new and interesting take on the traditional scalloped potatoes. You should reheat this dish in the oven just before you serve it in order to crisp up the cheese topping.