If you’re vegan, eating at gatherings can be tricky. Luckily, these vegan potluck ideas can feed pretty much everyone.
Your average potluck has a lot of dishes containing animal products.
Especially cheese, because even vegetarian dishes tend to have cheese.
So, if you ‘re vegan, you might not be able to eat. Or you can only eat from the crudité tray. And that’s really no fun.
So, I’ve compiled a list of dishes you can bring. Feel free to send it to your fellow attendees.
I guarantee even non-vegans will find something to love with these 30 vegan potluck ideas!
1. Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
I can’t believe it’s not dairy! You won’t be able to either because this pasta is luxuriously creamy.
The sauce is made exactly like a traditional cream sauce. But you use plant-based ingredients instead.
And honestly, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference taste-wise.
This mouthwatering pasta features whole wheat pasta tossed in an almond milk-based cream sauce.
It’s loaded with garlic, shallots, and roasted tomatoes.
A little nutritional yeast and vegan parmesan give it a wonderfully cheesy, savory flavor!
2. Vegan Taco Casserole
This casserole is free of all of the things, except for the fantastic taste. But the most common allergens are nowhere to be found.
The best part is that it’s full of bold Tex-Mex flavors everyone will love.
With ingredients like beans, rice, salsa, corn, garlic, peppers, and seasonings, you can’t go wrong.
Everything is topped with vegan cheese that’s just as melty as regular cheese.
3. Simple Vegan Potato Salad
People have strong feelings about potato salads. They love them or they hate them.
But they do tend to be a common summer potluck dish.
Personally, I love a good potato salad. And this vegan version gives the average one a run for its money.
This tasty salad is made with red potatoes and your choice of chopped veggies.
Even better is the creamy cashew-based sauce that literally explodes with flavor.
4. Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese
I have to say, this recipe is a bit mind-boggling for non-vegans.
Because it tastes just like your classic baked mac ‘n’ cheese, and it’s super duper creamy.
But once again, everything is plant-based! Though, it still has a texture like dairy.
You can use your favorite noodles, but the star of this dish is the sauce.
Coconut milk, vegan butter, veggie stock, flour, seasonings, and nutritional yeast create a luscious sauce.
5. Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad
Both flavor and texture are coming in strong to create this fantastic pasta salad.
It’s light yet filling, healthy, and absolutely scrumptious.
It has everything you want in a pasta salad. There’s tender pasta, crisp veggies, and one seriously yummy sauce.
Each bite is full of amazing texture, so your mouth is never bored.
This recipe calls for rotini pasta, which is totally the way to go. That’s because rotini catches extra sauce in every roll.
Sure, you can use other noodles, but why miss out on all that goodness?
6. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
This decadent casserole is free from pretty much everything allergy-causing.
But it tastes like fall heaven, and the whole family will love this dish.
That’s because it’s practically dessert. It’s basically a sweet potato pie without crust, plus candied pecans.
It’s sweet, salty, and the epitome of fall flavors.
7. Vegan Macaroni Salad
This creamy and delicious Midwestern salad hits your tastebuds in all the right places.
There’s a little sweetness, a lot of tang, and a bit of salt.
There’s pasta, pickles, fresh veggies, and one luscious sauce.
Everyone at your potluck will be raving. This also happens to be the perfect BBQ side dish.
8. Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is a staple at my holiday dinner table, and there’s no doubt as to why.
Fresh green beans, creamy mushroom sauce, and salty, crispy fried onions, what’s not to love?
It’s even better the next day.
9. Vegan Corn Pudding
Southern corn pudding is a staple at many holiday get-togethers.
Today, you meet its vegan doppelganger. There’s a reason I say doppelganger and not twin.
It’s because they don’t share DNA, but they sure seem to be the same thing.
10. Vegan Cornbread
This vegan cornbread is perfect for (vegan) chili nights or Thanksgiving.
Whenever you need a moist, buttery sweetbread, this recipe will be there. It’s so yummy!
11. Vegan Broccoli Salad
Even the most broccoli-averse person will have a hard time turning this salad down. I
t’s a total umami bomb that will explode on your tongue. It’s sweet, salty, nutty, fresh, tangy, all of it.
Plus, the textures are amazing, and better yet, it’s super healthy!
12. Vegan 7-Layer Dip
This recipe has seven layers of absolute dip perfection with bold Tex-Mex flavors.
It’s fresh, savory, and you’ll want to eat the whole darn thing in one sitting. ‘Nuff said.
13. Vegan Baked Beans
Baked beans are a classic potluck dish. That’s because they’re inexpensive, easy to make, and can feed a crowd.
This vegan version is no different. They’re also incredibly delicious!
14. Fresh Pineapple Salsa
This bright salsa is the perfect counterpoint to your typical heavy potluck spread.
It’s made with fresh pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and limes.
Just don’t forget the chips!
15. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
Is there a more perfect appetizer than spinach and artichoke dip?
I think you’d be hard-pressed to find one. It’s gooey, cheesy, creamy, and full of flavor.
And yes, this version of the dip is exactly the same! Yeah, it’s even cheesy, though there’s no cheese in it at all.
Instead, it’s made with cashews and nutritional yeast!
Plus, it has plant-based milk, spinach, artichokes, garlic, onions, and seasonings. A little lemon juice adds just a bit of brightness.
It’s absolutely delicious.
16. Vegan Charcuterie Board
One of my favorite sights is that of a charcuterie board on someone’s table.
For me, it’s on par with seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon.
It might not be as grand as world wonders, but I get just as excited.
And that’s because I love food and variety! Charcuterie is totally customizable, so you can make it however you like.
Now, your typical boards have an array of meats and cheeses, among other things.
Obviously, this vegan board does not contain animal products.
But there are so many charcuterie-perfect things that are vegan.
You can use fruits, jams, nuts, crackers, bread, veggies, hummus, and so much more!
And let me tell ya, it’s delicious!
17. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
Pinwheels are a great option for potlucks, dinner parties, and on-the-go snacks.
And these Italian-inspired ones are super tasty!
If you’re unfamiliar with pinwheels, they’re essentially a tortilla wrap filled with yummy things.
The wrap is then sliced into 1/2- inch slices that reveal a lovely swirl.
The best part is that you can fill them with anything. You just need something sticky/saucy to hold it all together.
This recipe features sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, vegan cream cheese, basil, garlic, seasonings, and vegan Parmesan.
Each little round is bursting with bold flavors!
18. Vegan Spinach and “Cheese” Pinwheels
And these vegan spinach and “cheese” pinwheels are like the fancy cousin of regular pinwheels.
These are made with vegan puff pastry and baked to golden perfection.
They’re stuffed with spinach, vegan cream cheese, seasonings, and lots of herbs.
They taste almost like spanakopita!
19. Vegan Pizza Rolls
When I hear pizza rolls, I think of Totinos. They were my favorite party snack as a kid.
These are even better. They’re basically little homemade pizzas rolled into the perfect appetizer.
They look a lot like pinwheels, but they’re pizza!
They’re also customizable. Use your favorite sauce, vegan cheese, and all the veggies!
20. Southwestern Pasta Salad
Southwestern flavor meets your typical Italian-style pasta salad in this delicious vegan recipe.
Of course, there’s no meat or cheese, but there are plenty of other yummy things!
Simply mix bowtie pasta with black beans, tomatoes, onions, corn, bell pepper, cilantro, and avocado.
Everything is tossed in a sweet, tart, and flavorful lime vinaigrette.
21. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Cups
This recipe is like taking spinach and artichoke dip and making it portable!
There’s no need to bring chips or bread.
The dip is baked right into its carb counterpart, which is made with flaky phyllo pastry.
22. Fresh Fruit Salad
When in doubt, bring a fruit salad.
Personally, aside from dessert, it’s my favorite dish at a potluck. And this one is fantastic!
This recipe calls for fresh pineapple, kiwis, cantaloupe, strawberries, and blackberries.
Of course, you can use whatever fruit you like best.
But you can’t forget the tangy poppy seed dressing to tie it all together.
23. Vegan S’mores Rice Krispies
I can’t forget the desserts! And this one will snap, crackle, and pop your tastebuds.
It’s sweet, chocolatey, and delicious!
And they’re made exactly the same way as your average Rice Krispie treat.
You simply swap the marshmallows, butter, and chocolate for vegan-friendly versions.
24. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies?
Simply swap the traditionally dairy ingredients for their vegan counterparts.
The result is a super delicious, sort-of-traditional chocolate chip cookie!
People won’t even be able to tell that they’re vegan.
25. Vegan Snickerdoodles
Here’s another classic cookie that everyone will love! Snickerdoodles are buttery and full of sweet cinnamon sugary goodness.
These vegan versions are exactly the same.
Once again, you only need to swap dairy for its plant-based dupes, and you’re good to go!
26. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Stop scrolling for just a moment. You’ve just found a recipe for delicious peanut butter cookies that are moist and perfect.
I’m telling you, this vegan version of classic peanut butter cookies will be your new favorite.
27. Healthy Vegan Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
These bars are healthy enough for breakfast, but delicious enough for dessert!
Plus, they’re so simple to make, you can whip them up any time.
They feature a sweet, cookie-like base and crumble topping with sweet raspberry filling.
Each bar is sweet and beautifully bright.
28. Fudgy Blackout Brownies
You might be surprised by some of the ingredients in these brownies. That’s okay.
This is definitely a trust me and trust the process situation.
All of the oddness is so worth it. The recipe name doesn’t lie, as these brownies are incredibly fudgy.
And they’re exploding with rich, dark, chocolatey flavors.
They also happen to be made with black beans. The recipe also calls for dates, chocolate, and flax seeds.
But they still taste like the fudgy chocolate treats you know and love.
29. Vegan Chocolate Cake
Vegan cakes have a reputation for being extremely dry and a little tasteless.
This cake is the opposite. It’s moist, rich, and uber-chocolatey.
It’s a chocolate lover’s dream.
This recipe features a dense chocolate “pseudo-crazy cake” with smooth chocolate buttercream.
A “crazy cake” is a cake made without eggs to help with leavening.
Instead, it relies on the reaction of baking soda and vinegar to give it rise.
This recipe also uses a bit of baking powder for extra height.
If you bake regularly, you know eggs also add moisture to your cake.
In this recipe, applesauce adds much-needed extra moisture.
Add cocoa powder, coconut oil, almond milk, flour, vanilla, and boiling water and you’re ready to go!
Simply mix it all in one bowl and get baking.
The result is one of the best chocolate cakes you will ever have. Top it with fluffy chocolate vegan buttercream and enjoy!
30. Vegan Puppy Chow
Puppy chow is the perfect snack, especially this particular recipe.
That’s because it’s a whole heck of a lot healthier than your average puppy chow!
But even though it’s healthier, it still exudes peanut buttery, chocolatey, goodness.
It’s still very much dessert, and it still needs only five ingredients to create flavor magic!
This puppy chow features Rice Chex cereal, vegan chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vegan butter.
It’s finished with enough powdered sugar to look like a Midwestern winter.
Every handful (and you will eat this by the handful) is a sugar addict’s dream.
Be sure to make enough because this stuff goes fast!
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