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27 Easy Potluck Recipes

These potluck recipes are easy, satisfying, and are guaranteed to stand out! From dips to salads to sliders, there’s a dish out there for everyone.

Potlucks bring everyone together. From savory soul food to light munchies, I have a recipe that will perfectly fit each sign-up slot. 

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Glasses of Orange Punch with Mint

It can be hard to choose just one! These dishes all sound amazing. Your loved ones will love whichever recipe you decide to bring.

Add your dish to the table and watch it disappear. These dishes are sure to stand out from the crowd.

Why wait for your next get together? These delicious potluck recipes can be enjoyed anytime. Spoil your family and make one tonight!

25+ Best Potluck Ideas To Feed A Crowd

Homemade Macaroni Salad

1. Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is perfect for cookouts and barbecues. Its cool and crisp texture make it the perfect side on a hot summer day.

This creamy and savory dish is so easy to make, it just takes a little bit of planning to get your noodles chilled in time. 

Pair this with some grilled meats and a scoop of potato salad, and you’ll have one heck of a platter.

2. Taco Dip

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

From melted cheese to seasoned ground beef, this dip has all your fiesta needs.

Save yourself the time and stress of preparing numerous tacos and serve this taco dip instead. When paired with corn chips, it’s just like a crunchy shell.

This taco dip might even be better than the real thing!

3. Sausage Balls

Sausage balls are a savory snack that makes the perfect appetizer. They were my family’s traditional Christmas breakfast growing up!

A tube of fresh sausage and a cup of Bisquick makes these appetizers incredibly simple to make. Most of the work is already done for you!

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Add a handful of shredded cheese and your potluck dish is ready to go.

4. Fruit Salad

This is an incredibly versatile dish that you can rotate based on the season.

Choose a variety of fresh fruits in a myriad of colors for a vibrant salad that is as pretty as it is tasty.

Tie all of your fruit slices together with orange juice slurry, and this recipe is almost a dessert! Enjoy the fresh flavors of the season with this delectable fruit salad.

Give it a stir and it is ready to go! This no-bake potluck dish is the perfect last-minute solution.

Stacks of Cornbread

5. Cornbread

Cornbread is a classic side that will go with almost every meal. With a pan of cornbread, you are sure to be the hit of the party.

Fortunately, cornbread is incredibly easy to make. Don’t tell your friends, though. This cornbread is so delicious, they’ll think you spent hours on it!

Never used boxed cornbread mix again! This recipe completely replaces it.

6. Beer Cheese Dip 

Beer cheese dip is the perfect partner for soft pretzels, or any other snack you choose to use for dipping.

It has a sharp taste with a little bit of tang, making this the hit dip of any party. If you have ever had restaurant beer cheese, you know how addicting it can be!

Make the best at home with this beer cheese dip recipe.

7. BBQ Chicken Sliders

Sliders are the perfect low-commitment sandwich. At a potluck, you’ll want to save room to try each dish. A sandwich can be a lot to eat!

With a slider, you’ll get all of the fun of a sandwich on a little bun. This way, you can eat your barbecue chicken and still have room for dessert.

Serve up a small sandwich with these BBQ chicken sliders.

8. Baked Potato Dip

Baked potatoes are the perfect comfort food, and with this dip, you can enjoy those familiar flavors at every potluck this winter.

True baked potatoes take a while to cook and can be cumbersome to transport.

This dip solves both of those problems by traveling like a pro and coming together in an instant.

Bring the satisfying flavor of baked potato to your next potluck with this baked potato dip.

Banana Bread with Cherries and Raspberries

9. Hawaiian Banana Bread

Hawaii is known for its delicious banana bread. The islands have perfected this tropical, addictive loaf.

Make banana bread the traditional Hawaiian way with this banana bread recipe. I promise your guests won’t complain when you show up with this delicious treat!

Banana bread is twist between dessert and breakfast, so why not have it for both?

10. Fruit Kebabs and Dip

These fruit kebabs are an adorable way to upgrade a classic fruit tray.

Dunk your skewer into the sweet dip for an on-the-go treat that will have guests coming back for thirds.

These fruit kebabs couldn’t be easier to make and look so pretty on the platter! Whip up the dip, and you’ll have a gorgeous contribution to the potluck dinner.

The fruit tray is no longer the slacker’s contribution. Show everyone how classy a fruit tray can be with these fruit kebabs and dip.

11. Hawaiian Cheese Bread

Hawaiian rolls are a staple on every grocery shelf. They’re delicious on their own, but this variation makes them even better.

This easy-to-make appetizer takes a store-bought bread and adds a personal home-cooked touch.

Have a batch of these ready in minutes! Then you’ll be out the door to see family and friends.

Waldorf Chicken Salad on Croissant

12. Chicken Waldorf Salad

Waldorf salad is a traditional potluck food. Add a little protein to it with this chicken version.

This salad is your old favorite with one new ingredient. Fortunately, the chicken’s mild flavor doesn’t change the salad too much.

It just adds a little heartiness to an already perfect dish!

13. Taco Pinwheels

Pinwheels are an enchanting dish that everyone loves to eat. Try these taco versions for a spiced-up version of the old favorite.

These pinwheels keep the taco flavoring and even roll the toppings in a tortilla. You’ll then slice your pinwheels so they are less of a commitment and hassle.

Have your tacos and eat other foods too with these delicious taco pinwheels.

14. Sea Salt Vanilla Caramels 

You read that right! Sea salt VANILLA caramels. Gourmet chocolate gets a reboot with this vanilla twist on the classic recipe.

Butter and gooey caramel are still the stars of the show in this candy recipe. But instead of smothering them in rich chocolate, light and sweet vanilla takes the stand.

These candies are deliciously sweet, and the sea salt brings out the rich caramel flavor.

Stacks of Chocolate Fantasy Fudge with Nuts

15. Fudge

What potluck is complete without a big pan of fudge to finish the meal? This rich and decadent dessert favorite is a must-have at any gathering.

Fortunately, fudge can be simple to make. All you’ll need is a good candy thermometer to guide your way.

Take one for the team and bring fudge to your next get together.

Everyone will be excited to see you!

Chocolate Trifle with Whipped Cream

16. Death By Chocolate

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. What else could this recipe need? I guess some chocolate couldn’t hurt.

Everyone’s favorite dessert (chocolate) meets their best friend (chocolate) and then visits their first cousin (chocolate) for a dessert tripling that is out of this world.

What is the only thing that can make chocolate better? More chocolate.

17. Lemonade

This tart drink is the perfect beverage for the neighborhood potluck. Light and refreshing lemonade is delightful to drink on its own or to sip through the meal.

Freshly squeezed lemons and run-of-the-mill white sugar make this drink the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

Give it away or try to sell it at a lemonade stand. You just may make a buck or two.

18. Greek Pasta Salad

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

Bring all your favorite Mediterranean flavors with this Greek pasta salad recipe. From black olives to banana peppers, all of the best ingredients are here.

Top this salad with some feta cheese crumbles, and you’ll have a dish that is out of this world.

Irresistible Sugar Cookies

19. Amish Sugar Cookies

The Amish have spent hundreds of years carefully perfecting each and every recipe. When you see Amish in the title, you know it will be good.

Sugar cookies are a simple delight that often gets taken for granted. Let their simplicity shine as the final touch to the perfect potluck plate.

These cookies are the perfect blend of salty and sweet. They’re everything a sugar cookie should be.

20. Potato Salad

This is a classic recipe for a potluck side. But hey, traditional recipes are around for a reason, and that’s because everyone loves them!

Try your hand at this family favorite by making this potato salad recipe. Every potluck needs a bowl of potato salad, so don’t leave yours out.

It’s a dish you just can’t pass up!

21. Deviled Eggs 

Nothing says “potluck” like a tray of deviled eggs. 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 has happened. Better make two dozen to make sure there is enough to go around.

With tangy mustard and snappy paprika, these classic deviled eggs will be hard to beat.

22. Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread 

Garlic bread is a fan favorite. With fragrant garlic and buttery sauce, nothing beats a warm piece of delicious garlic bread.

Pull-apart bread is notoriously soft and flaky, and this one is no exception. The bite-sized pieces are incredibly fluffy, just as good garlic bread should be.

Roll into the party with a tray of these rolls, and everyone will forgive you for being 15 minutes late.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

23. Buffalo Chicken Dip

What is there to say about this king of all dips? Its rise in popularity over the past 10 years is well-deserved and understood.

Why would you even bother to try anything else? Have a buffalo chicken dip party and let everyone bring a pot. It’s all they’ll want, anyway.

Win the cookoff with this recipe. It is the perfect balance of spice and cream.

24. Caramelized Onion Dip 

Caramelized onions immediately elevate the status of any dish they are added into. Their sweet yet pungent flavor is unmatched.

This simple dip is easy to make, yet is still packed with an immense amount of flavor.

It’s less popular on the potluck circuit, so you can be the trendsetter for your cul-de-sac.

Roll up with this creamy dip and prove to your friends that yes, you can cook.

Homemade Biscuits

25. Biscuits

Everybody loves biscuits, and this recipe yields delightfully fluffy and buttery ones. Take them to a brunch or serve them as a unique roll replacement for a dinner get together.

Crumbly biscuits are perfect topped with homemade preserves or even just plain butter. Set up a biscuit bar and allow your guests to pick what they want on top of yours.

These biscuits are the perfect way to start your potluck.

26. Guacamole

Guacamole is a creamy and flavorful dip that restaurants charge way too much for. Treat your guests to a delightful bowl of golden guac.

This addictive dip is perfectly paired with regular, run-of-the-mill tortilla chips. This dip stands out without any fancy sidekick to make it pop.

Hear the excitement in your guests’ voices when they realize that giant bowl of yours is filled with guacamole!

27. Fruit Punch

Another light and sugary beverage, homemade fruit punch is the perfect arm candy for a potluck. 

This beverage is not just for kids! While they might not come out and say it, adults will enjoy this delightful drink just as much as the younger guests.

Fill up your punch bowl and get ready to party! This fruit punch recipe takes any potluck to the next level.

27 Best Potluck Recipe Collection

These potluck recipes are easy, satisfying, and are guaranteed to stand out! From dips to salads to sliders, these potluck dishes will be the hit of the party.


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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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