Potluck dishes to bring along to any gathering. Addictive salads, casseroles, desserts, dips, and more! Not only are they hearty to make but they taste great, too.
Summer is all about family barbeques, entertaining with friends, and of course, celebrating all the awesome holidays! If you will be attending cookouts or hosting a few of your own, consider these crowd-pleaser potluck dishes you might want to whip up to bring along.
Crave-Worthy Potluck Dishes
With these ideas for potluck fun, you’re never going to have to worry about showing up empty-handed ever again. These potluck recipes will have everyone scooping into your dish to get just “one more bite”.
These are some of the best dishes for potluck fun, ever!
Broccoli Salad With Bacon | This salad is really popular for potlucks. A little sweet, sour, salty, and crunchy all in one. Fresh broccoli, golden raisins, chopped walnuts, a sprinkle of bacon in a creamy sauce.
Berry Fluff Salad | Another tasty dessert is a Jello Salad that has whipped cream, Jello, berries, and more for a sweet fix.
Four Layer Fiesta Dip | This dip is affordable to make, tasty, and offers that fun Tex-Mex flavor that is always a hit at potluck dinners!
Chipotle Corn Dip | This dip is addictive and packs a little heat. Serve with some crisp veggies or salty tortilla chips for dipping. Almost everyone will want a scoop or two of this satisfying dip.
Broccoli Cheese Casserole | One thing I love is a good casserole. This broccoli cheese casserole has tender broccoli in a cheese sauce that is beyond yummy and topped with some salty cracker.
Easy Crab Salad | Serve up this easy crab salad on a hot day. You can taste the ocean in every bite, cabbage, crisp carrots and more. I like to take a bowl of ice and set the salad bowl on top to help keep it cool.
Instant Pot Corn Casserole | This casserole can be made in your Instant Pot and offers a beautiful presentation. This is tasty paired next to some summer barbeque.
No Bake Oreo Dessert | This dessert requires no baking, and that is something many look for. Give them the sweet dessert they desire with minimal effort needed.
Turkey and Cheese Pinwheels | This is a no-cook required appetizer that makes a great snacking item at potluck meals. You have turkey, cheese, and veggies all rolled up in tortillas, and cut into bite-size pieces.
Zucchini Casserole Zucchini Casserole is an easy, side dish recipe that goes with any meal. Zucchini and tomatoes topped with cheese and a crunchy panko/parmesan breadcrumb topping makes for the perfect accompaniment to any meal!
Ham & Cheese Sliders | Made with sweet Hawaiian Bread, ham and baby swiss cheese and topped with a buttery sauce before being baked in the oven
Rainbow Pasta Salad | Having a colorful salad like this can help lure kids into trying it, and adults enjoy this simple salad as well.
Corn, Tomato, Avocado Salad | Nothing beats a fresh salad with vibrant flavors that you can eat alone or dip chips in. I really love this salad.
Individual Fruit Pizzas | I can never pass up a good dessert and these fruit pizzas allow you to use up fresh fruit in a sweet and refreshing way.
Cowboy Caviar | This dip is protein-packed and full of vibrant colors and fresh veggies with a tangy sauce. Dip your salty chips in and chat with friends.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies| Bite size brownies that have nutty peanut butter in the center. Trust me you can’t just eat one of these.
Bacon Mac & Cheese | Adding bacon to your Mac & Cheese is genius!! Everyone will want more!
Easy Pasta Salad | The perfect easy pasta salad! Loaded with veggies and a creamy dressing that comes from a bottle! This is a classic, go-to summer sidedish that never goes out of style!
Buffalo Chicken Dip | Don’t underestimate this dip, it is our most popular recipe, and for good reason. One bite and you become addicted to this spicy and savory dip.
Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole | Potato dishes always win an extra scoop or two. You have that twice baked potato taste in a casserole form so it is a great potluck dish.
White Poke Cake With Chocolate Ganache | If you prefer taking sweet, check out this poke cake. It is a little different as it uses ganache instead of a Jello mix!
Pineapple Crockpot Baked Beans | This baked bean recipe offers a little twist of sweet from the pineapple. Whip these up and watch everyone ask for the recipe.
Jalapeno Popper Corn Casserole| This jalapeno popper version of a corn salad offers some heat, salty bacon, and of course a classic corn casserole texture. Wow, your guest with this dish.
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Delicious Dessert Recipes
Don’t forget that desserts are always a great idea to take and share with others!
Tips for Making Potluck Dishes
How much do you bring to a potluck?
What a great question. It’s hard to gauge since you have no idea how many others will be there. A simple rule of thumb is to create a dish that will feed your entire crew with enough left over for a couple more people
Why is it called potluck?
Ever wonder where the term potluck comes from? It’s actually from a super old time where it was used to feed people who would show up hungry. The “luck of the pot” is what is was called to feed people whatever was on hand at the time.
What is the purpose of a potluck?
Potlucks are fun because they’re a reason to gather together and enjoy each other’s company with a wide variety of tasty foods. Having a potluck also is a simple way to hold each person accountable for bringing their own side dish as well.
Enjoy these simple potluck recipes and be sure to leave a comment with what one you’re going to make first!
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