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15 Best Potluck Side Dishes for Sharing

Bowl of Creamy Macaroni Salad with Vegetables

Are you looking for the best potluck side dishes to bring to your next gathering? I have you covered!

From salads to veggies to casseroles, these family-style sides are bound to be a hit!

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Potlucks are so much fun. What could be better than a casual party with a wide variety of foods to choose from? Sign me up!

On one hand, potlucks make meal planning a lot easier since you’re only required to bring one dish. But sometimes, it can be tough to decide what to bring!

Don’t worry, because I’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation. Any of these 15 easy potluck side dishes will leave everyone asking for more!

Homemade BBQ Baked Beans

1. Baked Beans

First on the list is sweet, savory, and smoky baked beans. You can’t go wrong with this classic all-time favorite.

They’re so easy to make, and they’re always a hit!

Baked beans are best when topped with bacon, plus a sprinkle of black pepper, smoked paprika, chili powder, rosemary, and brown sugar. 

This irresistible dish will be loved by everyone.

Bowl of Mac and Cheese

2. Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is creamy, cheesy, and the ultimate comfort food!

This ooey-gooey dish is impossible to pass up. Plus, it’s super simple and can be made in the Crockpot. A win-win!

Delight everyone at the party by bringing a big pot of mac and cheese. One thing’s for sure; you won’t have any leftovers to bring home!

3. Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is attractive and amazingly delicious. It’s been a favorite at potlucks for many years. In fact, I’m not sure I can remember a potluck without this dish!

The best thing about pasta salad is that you can prepare it in advance, so you won’t wind up scrambling to get ready on the day of the party. It couldn’t be easier!

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Amish Macaroni Salad

4. Macaroni Salad

This spectacularly hearty and creamy salad is everyone’s favorite at barbecues. Macaroni salad is so delicious and also very easy to make.

All you’ll need to do is toss everything together, and voila!

It’s perfect when paired with burgers, smoky grilled meats, or even on top of crisp, leafy salad greens!

Broccoli Salad

5. Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is nutritious, tasty, and full of crunch. It’s an ideal side to accompany all the other indulgent treats at the potluck.

It offers a mixture of gorgeous flavors and colors, and it brings the perfect hints of creaminess and tanginess.

Plus, it’s broccoli, so it’s fairly healthy, right?

6. Potato Salad

An ultra-creamy and zesty potato salad is a must-have at any gathering.

It can be prepared in a variety of different ways, and it will always be gobbled up quickly.

If you’re still stuck on what to bring to your potluck, you can’t go wrong by sharing this savory dish with family and friends.

7. Grape Salad

Rich and creamy grape salad is also a great pick. If you’re short on time, this dish will be a lifesaver.

You’ll just toss and mix all of the ingredients, and you’ll be out the door in minutes. It’s so easy-peasy!

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

8. Ambrosia Salad

Ok, so ambrosia salad is really more like a dessert than a salad. But this sweet and fruity dish will make you the star of the show.

With oranges, cherries, crushed pineapple, and marshmallow, this dish is heaven on a plate!

9. Creamy Coleslaw

If you want to bring an old standby, treat everyone with this zesty and crunchy coleslaw. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and is a cinch to make.

It’s best when paired with fried chicken, meats, baked beans, corn on the cob, and watermelon.

Of course, it’s pretty delicious on its own, too!

10. Ramen Noodle Salad

This dish isn’t just tasty, but it’s easy on your wallet, too!

Ramen noodle salad is a mixture of cabbage, carrots, crunchy ramen noodles, green onions, and almonds tossed with an Oriental dressing.

This stunning and colorful dish will quickly become your new potluck favorite.

11. Grilled Corn on the Cob

Traditional grilled corn on the cob is always a great idea. When it’s slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt, who could possibly resist it?

It’s an American classic that’s perfect when paired with grilled chicken, burgers, and hot dogs. Dig in!

12. Creamy Cucumber Salad

This creamy, crisp summer cucumber salad is coated with fresh dill and sour cream. It’s a must-have at any picnic or barbecue.

Since there will probably be a lot of heavier foods at your potluck, this light salad is a great way to round out the meal.

It goes well with anything, and it’s so easy to make.

13. Green Bean Casserole

A holiday-inspired green bean casserole is also a great choice. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love a heaping helping of this dish!

Green beans are tossed in a delicious creamy sauce and coated with cheese and crispy onions. Who could say no to that?

14. 30-Minute Dinner Rolls

If you’re running short on time before the potluck, these 30-minute dinner rolls are your perfect go-to.

After all, no feast is complete without a side of hot, buttery, delicious dinner rolls!

As a bonus, they can also be used to make mini-sandwiches with the selection of meats that will be served at the party.

15. Scalloped Potatoes

Thinly sliced potatoes and onions are layered in a creamy, cheesy sauce. They’re then baked until tender and golden brown.

Just thinking about a spoonful of these potatoes is making my mouth water!

Scalloped potatoes are the epitome of comfort food. Bring this dish to your next potluck, and watch the crowd go wild!

15 Best Potluck Side Dishes for Sharing

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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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