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35 Easy Potluck Recipes for A Crowd

These potluck recipes are tasty, satisfying, and guaranteed to stand out!

Plus, they’re super easy and ideal for feeding a crowd of hungry party-goers!

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35 Best Potluck Recipes & Ideas

From dips and salads to sliders and casseroles, there are so many amazing potluck dishes out there.

In fact, it can be hard to choose just one!

That’s why I’ve gathered 35 easy potluck recipes for you to choose from.

Make something savory and something sweet, and you’ll be the talk of the night!

Easy Potluck Recipes - Homemade Macaroni Salad

1. Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is perfect for cookouts and barbecues. But it’s also welcome at potlucks!

Creamy, savory, and mild in flavor, it’ll pair just as well with your neighbor’s chicken wings as with your in-laws’ tray of cold sandwiches.

Feel free to add extra veggies, shredded cheese, or even peppers to the mix.

Homemade Cheesy Seven Layer Taco Dip with Black Olives, Tomatoes and Onions

2. Seven-Layer Taco Dip

This dip brings all the fun of tacos without the stress of making enough to feed the whole party.

Plus, you can easily make it ahead and keep it in the fridge until the party.

Serve it with plenty of tortilla chips, and it’ll be gone in a flash!

Bisquick Sausage Balls

3. Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe

Sausage balls are a savory snack everyone will love. And believe it or not, you only need a handful of pantry staples.

Since you’ll use Bisquick, the prep is lightning-fast, and the resulting balls are super fluffy.

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Use sharp cheddar cheese for the best flavor, and serve them with a dipping sauce.

Bowl of Sweet Ambrosia Fruit Salad

4. Ambrosia Salad 

Fruit salad is a terrific choice for most parties. But it can turn brown pretty fast – especially in the summer.

So why not make this creamy fruit-filled ambrosia ‘salad’ instead?

Loaded with pineapple tidbits, mandarin segments, shredded coconut, and mini marshmallows, it’s sure to be a smash with kids and adults alike!

Easy Potluck Recipes -Stacks of Cornbread

5. Cornbread

Cornbread is a classic side that’ll go with almost every meal. And it’s a lovely change from the usual dinner rolls.

Luckily, it’s easy to make and even easier to jazz up.

So go ahead and add bacon, jalepaños, cheese, and more! There are no wrong answers here.

6. Hot Reuben Dip

Meaty and cheesy, this Reuben dip is a thing of beauty. And it’s one of those easy potluck ideas you’ll crave again and again.

To get that signature Reuben taste, you’ll mix corned beef, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.

Top it with lots of Swiss cheese and bake until it’s bubbly. Yum!

7. BBQ Chicken Sliders

Sliders are the perfect potluck sandwich because they’re small enough to mingle with.

Not only that, but you can make a big tray in a flash, thanks to slabs of slider buns.

Just slice the slab in half, fill it, bake it, then pull the individual pieces apart.

This BBQ chicken recipe is sure to satisfy any cravings. But feel free to add sauces, too.

Million Dollar Dip with Cheese, Onions, Bacon and Biscuits

8. Million-Dollar Dip

Creamy, cheesy, salty, and full of texture, this cold dip is my go-to for potluck parties.

It’s a dreamy blend of mayo, sharp cheddar, bacon, almonds, and green onions. And every mouthful is a delight.

As much as I love hot dips, this cold recipe is a great make-ahead recipe that’ll taste just as yummy after an hour on the table.

Easy Potluck Recipes- Banana Bread with Cherries and Raspberries

9. Hawaiian Banana Bread

Did you know Hawaii is known for its delicious banana bread? It’s true!

And after one bite of this, you’ll never go back to regular banana bread again.

Between the cinnamon, chopped walnuts, crushed pineapple, and maraschino cherries, it’s bright, sweet, and full of crunchy goodness.

I suggest you make double – and keep one at home!

10. Fruit Kebabs and Dip

These fruit kebabs are an easy, quick, and adorable way to upgrade a classic fruit tray.

They’re so colorful and fresh, and you can use any fruits that’re in season.

Serve them with a tasty, sweet dip, and I bet even the kids will ask for seconds.

11. Hawaiian Cheese Bread

If you’ve never made pull-apart bread before, you might look at it and think it’s complicated.

But really, if you start with a loaf of tasty bread and have a sharp knife at home, it couldn’t be more straightforward.

Just remember not to cut all the way through and fill all those crevices with filling.

Easy Potluck Recipes -Waldorf Chicken Salad on Croissant

12. Chicken Waldorf Salad

Waldorf salad is a traditional potluck food that’s light, refreshing, and hearty.

This recipe kicks the protein up a notch with chicken. So it could be served as a chunky dip or with rolls to make sandwiches.

Either way, you’ll love the sweet and creamy dressing and pops of color.

13. Taco Pinwheels

Pinwheels are an enchanting dish that everyone loves to eat. So, try this taco-inspired version for a spiced-up twist of the old favorite.

You’ll need chicken, taco seasoning, cream cheese, and peppers. Oh, and tortillas, of course!

Use flavored tortillas if you want them extra colorful (spinach, carrot, beet, etc.).

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

14. Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

What’s better than a batch of chocolate chip cookies? These Toll House chocolate chip cookie bars, of course!

They’re everything you love in a cookie, amplified to a hundred! They’re thicker, fudgier, and even more addictive.

Add a sprinkle of sea salt before baking for maximum yumminess.

Easy Potluck Recipes -Stacks of Chocolate Fantasy Fudge with Nuts

15. Fudge

Of all the easy potluck dishes, I think fudge is my favorite.

It’s rich, decadent, and served in the perfect little bite. That means your guests can satisfy their sweet tooth without feeling too full.

Skip the nuts if you know someone with an allergy. Or swap them for another crunchy element – I like pretzels.

Easy Potluck Recipes -Chocolate Trifle with Whipped Cream

16. Death By Chocolate

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. What else could this recipe need?

This scrumptious dish is a triple threat of indulgence. And all you need is four ingredients!

Make and serve them in disposable shot glasses, and your guests will clean up for you!

Iced Cold Lemonade in a Glass

17. Lemonade

Lemonade is a lovely tart drink you can easily make in bulk.

Not only that, you can add all kinds of fruits and spirits to make it a fun punch.

Need some inspiration? Try fresh raspberries, a glug of gin or vodka, and a bit of ginger ale for bubbles.

18. Greek Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is always a crowd-pleaser, and this unique twist stirs up the traditional pasta salad scene.

It’s loaded with all your favorite Mediterranean flavors, including black olives, banana peppers, and feta.

Mix in some cherry tomatoes and chopped cucumber, and you’re all set.

Easy Potluck Recipes -Irresistible Sugar Cookies

19. Amish Sugar Cookies

The Amish have spent hundreds of years carefully perfecting each and every recipe.

So if you see Amish in the title, you know it’ll be good. And these soft and sweet cookies are no exception.

They’re the perfect blend of salty and sweet and a cinch to make.

Hellman's Potato Salad

20. Potato Salad

Like pasta salad, potato salad is one of those easy potluck recipes you’ll always see at parties and BBQs.

It’s rich and creamy, hearty and delish. What more could you ask for?

Add bacon, onions, or pickles if you want. But it’s pretty perfect as it is.

21. Deviled Eggs 

Nothing says “potluck” like a tray of deviled eggs. So their cool and tangy presence is mandatory at every summer gathering.

Two or three of these will slide right down before you even know what’s happened.

So you better make two dozen to ensure there’s enough to go around.

Homemade Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

22. Texas Sheet Cake

I’m pretty sure the original Texas sheet cake was made for a potluck.

It means you can enjoy a soft and sweet cake without all the hassle. Heck, you can serve it right in the baking tray!

Throw on some sprinkles if you want color. Or make it extra special with flavored frosting.

It’ll be devoured in no time, either way.

Easy Potluck Recipes -Buffalo Chicken Dip

23. Buffalo Chicken Dip

What is there to say about the king of all dips?

Its rise in popularity over the past ten years is well-deserved and understood. I mean, how can you beat spicy-creamy chicken?

Serve it with chips, bagel bites, fresh veggies, and more. Just don’t forget the extra hot sauce on the side!

Homemade Cheesy Queso Dip with Tomatoes and Chips

24. Hormel Chili Dip

Cheesy dip is always a winner. And this Hormel Chili dip is a sure-fire hit with everyone that tries it.

It’s a super quick mix of cream cheese, chili, and shredded cheese.

And you don’t even have to make the chili! Just grab a can and mix it in the pot.

Easy peasy.

Easy Potluck Recipes -Homemade Biscuits

25. Biscuits

Everybody loves biscuits, and this recipe yields delightfully fluffy and buttery ones.

What makes them so special? You’ll add 7 Up to the dough!

It brings a light sweetness and, more importantly, bubbles. They make the finished biscuits airy and to die for.

Say, you know what these would pair well with? That cheesy dip above!

Tacos Dipped in a Chipotle Guacamole with Lime

26. Guacamole

Guacamole is a family fave, and whether you like it creamy, chunky, spicy, or mild, it’s always a good idea.

This recipe features plenty of lime juice, so it’s fresh and zippy.

But you’ll also add peppery red onions and chopped jalapeños for a layer of heat.

27. Fruit Punch

Fruit punch is perfect for potlucks with kids. And it always looks great in a pitcher with citrus slices.

Make it as sweet or tart as you like. Or make it boozy with vodka!

Creamy Grapes Salad

28. Creamy Grape Salad

Like the ambrosia recipe above, this ‘salad’ is more of a dessert.

It’s loaded with fruity, crisp grapes and a heavenly dressing of cream cheese and sour cream.

Add some chopped pecans for crunch, and it’s ready to be devoured.

Velveeta Mac and Cheese on White Bowl

29. Velveeta Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese may not seem like an obvious choice for a potluck, but if you’ve ever been to one in the midwest, you’ll know it’s a must-make.

Creamy, cheesy, and beloved by all, this is the perfect side to all kinds of other dishes.

You can even add chicken to the mix if you want it extra hearty!

Pigs in a Blanket with Dipping Sauces

30. Pigs in a Blanket

Did you know that pigs in a blanket in the U.K. are little cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon?

Pretty delish. And a scrummy option for any party.

But if you want classic finger food, you can’t beat these sausages wrapped in crescent rolls.

Homemade Saucy Porcupine Meatballs with Herbs

31. Porcupine Meatballs

Meatballs are my go-to for cocktail parties because they’re tasty, hearty, and easy to serve to a crowd.

Just insert toothpicks into the tops, and they’re good to go.

This recipe is a little unusual because you’ll mix rice into the meat. It brings a ton of extra roughage and makes them way more filling.

Chewy and Gooey Godiva Chocolate Brownies

32. Godiva Chocolate Brownies

I have a ton of insanely good brownie recipes. I’m talking peanut butter, caramel, Baileys, and more!

But if you just need something sweet and simple, you can’t go wrong with these Godiva chocolate brownies.

Add fun extras if you like, or even a tasty frosting.

33. Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Here’s an easy potluck dish the whole family can get behind.

And with all that cottage cheese in the mix, it’s even ideal for health enthusiasts looking for a protein boost!

Use ground beef for a richer flavor, or go for ground turkey if you want it extra lean!

Sweet and Salty Crab Casserole with Cheese

34. Crab Casserole

The first time I tried crab casserole, I was a little skeptical. I mean, seafood and cheese don’t always mix, right?

But boy, was I wrong!

This stuff is the real deal. It’s salty, meaty, and cheesy to the max!

The OG recipe calls for imitation crab meat, but use lump crab meat if you prefer.

Healthy Salad with Quinoa, Cucumber, Parsley and Onions in a White Bowl

35. Jennifer Aniston Salad

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Jen Aniston is stunning. She just keeps getting more beautiful with age!

And while this salad won’t give you her hair or cheekbones, it’ll certainly make you feel like a million bucks!

35 Easy Potluck Recipes for A Crowd

These potluck recipes are tasty, satisfying, and guaranteed to stand out! Plus, they’re super easy and ideal for feeding a crowd of hungry party-goers!


  • Macaroni Salad

  • Seven Seven -Layer Taco Dip

  • Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe

  • Ambrosia Salad

  • Cornbread

  • Hot Reuben Dip

  • BBQ Chicken Sliders

  • Million-Dollar Dip

  • Hawaiian Banana Bread

  • Fruit Kebabs and Dip

  • Hawaiian Cheese Bread

  • Chicken Waldorf Salad

  • Taco Pinwheels

  • Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  • Fudge

  • Death By Chocolate

  • Lemonade

  • Greek Pasta Salad

  • Amish Sugar Cookies

  • Potato Salad

  • Deviled Eggs

  • Texas Sheet Cake

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Hormel Chili Dip

  • Biscuits

  • Guacamole

  • Fruit Punch

  • Creamy Grape Salad

  • Velveeta Mac and Cheese

  • Pigs in a Blanket

  • Porcupine Meatballs

  • Godiva Chocolate Brownies

  • Cottage Cheese Lasagna

  • Crab Casserole

  • Jennifer Aniston Salad


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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