New Years Eve parties are a fantastic time to connect with your friends and family. Party the night away without worrying about catering the event by having a potluck! Potlucks are a great way to get amazing food without all the work and expense.
To plan a potluck party, you should write a list of your guests and the dishes they’re bringing. This way you can make sure 5 people don’t bring the same baked beans. We have compiled 25 healthy potluck options you can make if you’re attending, or planning, a New Years Eve potluck party. Trust us, these are better than your average green leaf garden salads and you’ll be excited about sharing one or 2 of these dishes!
Ham may be the best party food since forever. It’s salty, porky, full of protein and relatively low in calories. People can even eat it with their fingers. Potlucks are full of salads and casseroles, so surprise people with some real meat!
Chicken wings are a great finger food for potlucks as they’re full of flavor. To make this classic dish healthier, instead of frying, you’ll bake the wings. These wings are double dipped in a delicious buffalo sauce and are baked in the oven until they become nice and crispy! Serve with a side of ranch dipping sauce and celery sticks.
It is clear, that deviled eggs are a crowd pleaser, especially at potlucks. However, wow everyone by showing up with a platter of decked out deviled eggs. This is not one but 6 different recipes proving how you can jazz up a simple deviled egg. These flavors include blue cheese and hot sauce, beet red, green eggs and bacon, smoked salmon and herbs, classic curry, and lemon garlic.
Lasagna always seems to make an appearance at potluck parties, but cutting even squares is a challenge. Instead, make these individual roll ups! They have 224 calories each (without the chicken addition) and are very kid friendly.
If you’re looking to cut back on carbs this New Years then consider sharing a platter of these portobello pizzas. You’ll still get to enjoy the ooey-gooey cheeses, savory tomato sauce, and toppings but without the bread! All of these delicious ingredients sit atop a portabello mushroom cap. It’s so easy it’ll take you only 10 minutes to put together too!
7 layer salad is a delicious and easy salad to put together. The stunning layers are colorful and flavorful and will look beautiful on the table. This delicious salad is made of many wholesome ingredients such as lettuce, spinach, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, green onions, and green peas. Accompany those ingredients with a creamy dressing and top the salad with shredded cheese and crumbly bacon pieces.
Enjoy a restaurant favorite at your New Year’s potluck with this recipe. Fresh spinach is combined with loads of cheese and artichoke hearts that together make a creamy healthy spinach and artichoke dip. This is also a slow cooker recipe which is perfect for potlucks!
Combine lean ground turkey with delicious seasonings, parmesan cheese, and whole grain panko crumbs to create savory and healthy meatballs. You’ll handroll the meatballs and toss in the slow cooker with a simple and healthy homemade tomato sauce. The slow cooker makes the cooking easy for you and these will surely be a crowd favorite.
These raw rice paper wraps are delectable finger foods that everyone will enjoy. They’re thriving in healthy and fresh ingredients such as mango, avocado, carrot, arugula, bean sprouts, and a few other ingredients. You’ll also be equipped with a delicious satay sauce that pairs perfectly with the wraps. These wraps have an exciting crunchy texture too that keeps those you share them with intrigued and wanting more!
Jalapeno poppers are great party appetizers. Often, the store-bought prepackaged variety is battered and are not always made with the healthiest ingredients. Instead, make this recipe for a healthy option! You’ll need only 3 ingredients, jalapeno peppers, a block of cream cheese and slices of bacon. Assemble the jalapeno poppers and bake in the oven for 20 minutes!
Hummus is an excellent dip for vegetables and bread. It’s full of protein and packed with flavor. This recipe proves how easy it is to make at home. It could also save you a few dollars compared to the store-bought version too! Show up to the potluck with a platter of hummus, veggies sticks, and whole wheat pita bread and you’ll watch it disappear in minutes!
Everyone will love the classic hummus platter and they’ll go crazy for this dessert hummus too! This dessert dip may be unlike anything you’ve tried before! It has the texture of a traditional hummus but trades savory flavors for sweet! Chickpeas are combined with coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a couple other ingredients to create this lovely treat. Combine the ingredients in a food processor and then mix in chocolate chips. Lastly, serve the hummus with your favorite wafer cookie.
Sometimes simple is the way to go with potluck dishes. These tiny sandwiches are a classic cucumber flavor and are perfect for vegetarian guests. For the creamy topping combine cream cheese with mayonnaise and homemade ranch seasonings. Spread the mixture onto high-quality bread and top with a cucumber slice and fresh dill. These simple sandwiches are delicate and delicious and everyone will love them!
Do you love sushi but need to cut back on carbs? Then you need to try this low carb recipe! Cauliflower rice takes the place of traditional white rice that mimics the same texture while cutting down the overall carbs. A platter of avocado cucumber sushi will be the hit of the party!
This party classic gets a healthy makeover. To create the skinny taco dip use light cream cheese, fat-free Greek yogurt and a couple tablespoons of taco seasoning. Mix the ingredients and spread evenly in a serving platter. Then add a layer of your favorite salsa and top with shredded lettuce, green onions, diced tomatoes, avocados, and shredded cheddar cheese.
Stay warm and toasty with this bowl of healthy turkey chili! It’s made with lean ground turkey, kidney beans and corn. You can make this recipe on the stove top or in the slow cooker, whichever is more convenient for your potluck! Make sure to bring delicious garnishes too! Some great examples are fat-free sour cream, chopped avocados, and tortilla chips.
Sliders are perfect for potluck parties! These pulled chicken sliders are sure to be a hit! They’re easy to make too. First, whip together the savory sauce and place in the slow cooker with chicken breasts, onions, and peaches. Once the chicken has become nice and tender use two forks to pull it apart. Lastly, serve on slider rolls.
With the vegan diet and food allergies on the rise, it’s always a good idea to have at least 1 plant-based option. This slow cooker pulled jackfruit looks and taste like pulled pork but it’s its made from a savory sauce and a fruit! These sliders will astound even the meat-eaters at the party! This recipe will walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to season and create deliciously pulled jackfruit conveniently in your slow cooker.
This recipe gives a crowd favorite, buffalo chicken dip, a healthy transformation! With a few simple swaps, you can make a healthier version of your party favorite without sacrificing flavor! Use Neufchatel cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese and use plain Greek yogurt instead of bottled salad dressing. Combine these ingredients with cooked shredded chicken, crumbled bleu cheese and hot sauce and bake in the oven until it is hot and bubbly!
Are you tired of leafy green salads? Then whip up a bowl of this roasted sweet potato, quinoa, and black bean salad. This is a salad that will actually disappear off the table. It’s thriving in textures and exploding in delicious flavors. It’s also chock full of healthy nutrients!
Caprese salad is savory, fresh and delicious! Transform a simple salad into an excellent finger food that is perfect for a potluck! These skewers are incredibly easy to put together too. All you’ll need are wooden skewers, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Tacos are a crowd pleaser, however, setting up a taco bar can be a lot of work. Instead, try creating these healthy taco cups. The cups make this an excellent grab-and-go food and would be a great addition to your New Year’s potluck. Use wonton papers to form the taco cup and then fill them with delicious and healthy ingredients such as ground turkey, salsa, black beans, and light sour cream.
Costco’s sweet kale salad is famous but if you’re looking to make that salad even healthier then this recipe is for you! While the main ingredients are all healthy the dressing could use a few upgrades. This recipe combines all the exciting textures you love about the kale salad but tweaks the salad dressing without sacrificing any flavor!
If the title of this appetizer doesn’t sound exciting then hold onto that thought until you try it! It is seriously delicious! My sister in law made this one year and I was blown away by how a simple appetizer could be so amazing. It’s fresh, filling and full of healthy ingredients! Crescent roll dough makes up the crust, low-fat cream cheese mixed with Greek yogurt, light Mayo, and powdered ranch dressing makes up the creamy spread, and lastly, the fresh toppings complete the dish.
Indulging every once in a while is a good idea! To go alongside your healthy New Year’s dishes serve these exciting firework brownies for dessert! The best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is with fireworks! Make popping brownie bites by using pop rock candy. Be sure to add the topping right before serving, or else they’ll lose their spark before your guests get a chance to eat them.