New Year’s Eve is an exciting celebration! It’s a chance to reflect on the previous year, set goals for the new year, and celebrate with those you care about. If you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party make it a potluck party! This will alleviate work for you and will also create an exciting variety of food for everyone to choose from.

While you think about the resolutions and the goals you want to make for the new year indulge this New Year’s Eve with comfort foods you’ll actually want to eat! We’re including some of the most comforting foods that are seriously drool-worthy! You might want to make a couple recipes because these dishes will be gone quickly!


1. Creamy Potluck Potatoes

Potatoes are comforting on their own, however, whip up this creamy casserole and prepare to be blown away! This dish is full of Yukon gold potatoes, creamy textures and lots of ooey-gooey cheese.

You’ll only need 10 minutes to prepare this recipe and then you can set it in the oven and get ready for your New Year’s party! This dish is so good that you’ll want to make it for every special occasion there on after!

2. Dorito Taco Salad

If the word salad doesn’t excite you, forget that thought and throw this Dorita taco salad together. It’s far from your traditional leafy green salad and is a great way to spice up the table!

Before assembling the salad you’ll need to cook the taco meat. Some other exciting ingredients you’ll experience in this salad are peppers, black olives, pinto beans, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, green onions, and nacho flavored Doritos! Serve the salad with Catalina salad dressing and sour cream.

3. Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese

Combine two classic favorites, buffalo chicken and mac and cheese to create this outstanding dish to share! This unique dish comes together quickly and is sure to be a hit!

The great thing about creating a spicy dish at home is you can control the heat level. You’ll also be provided with a homemade buffalo sauce, although if you have a favorite store-bought version that will work too! This dish is loaded with cheese throughout and even has blue cheese crumbled on top.

4. Cheesy Taco Spaghetti Casserole

Growing up, taco night and spaghetti night always made the weekly dinner rotations. Both of these meals are family favorites so there is no question that combining the flavors can make for an exciting dish!

Taco seasoned ground beef is combined with spaghetti noodles, tomato sauce, chili beans and loads of cheese. Serve this dish with chopped tomatoes, green onion and a dollop of sour cream!


5. Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad

Jalapeno poppers are awesome party appetizers but you can take that delicious app one step further and transform it into an epic pasta salad! This dish may look like an ordinary pasta salad but once you bite into it you’ll experience an explosion of flavors and textures.

From start to finish, you can have this dish whipped together in just 15 minutes! To create an authentic jalapeno popper flavor you’ll need cream cheese, shredded cheese, bacon, and of course jalapenos!

6. Cheesy Garlic Party Bread

What’s better than garlic bread? Pull apart garlic bread, of course! This recipe is so simple and will definitely be eaten up in minutes! You’ll only need 6 ingredients for this recipe! These include a loaf of sourdough bread, olive oil, garlic, parsley, butter, and mozzarella cheese.

You’ll need to make diagonal cuts in the bread and then smother the buttery garlic mixture all over and fill the cuts with cheese. Bake the loaf until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted!

7. Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

You’ll often find a bowl of olives on the table, especially at parties. Blow everyone away and show up with this unique and exciting appetizer.

These stuffed olives are filled with blue cheese and are battered in bread crumbs. You’ll deep fry them until they’re golden and crispy. You could even make these ahead of time and simply reheat when guests arrive! You’ll also be provided with a delicious garlic aioli recipe that pairs perfectly with these stuffed olives.

8. Mini Macaroni And Cheese Bites

Macaroni and cheese is a childhood favorite for many so there is no question that this appetizer will be a hit! This recipe transforms mac and cheese into bite-sized portions that are perfect for parties!

To create these cheesy bites you’ll need a mini muffin tin. In addition, an egg will help bind all the ingredients together! They also have a delicious crumbly base made from butter and crushed Ritz crackers.


9. Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna pasta salad is another potluck classic. This delicious tuna pasta salad is creamy, fresh and exciting!

It’ll take you about 25 minutes to whip together and only requires a few ingredients. This recipe uses pasta shells but any small pasta will work well! In addition to tuna and pasta, you’ll need mayo, celery, red onion, pickle relish, and a few delicious seasonings!

10. Warm Crab Artichoke Dip In A Bread Bowl

Artichoke dip is really popular but it’s about to get even get more popular with a secret ingredient, crab! To create the dip you’ll need crab, mayonnaise, sour cream, loads of different kinds of cheeses, and a few sauces such as Worcestershire sauce and buffalo hot sauce.

Serve this deliciously hot cheesy dip in a bread bowl. Everyone can devour the dip and eat the bowl too!

11. Creamy Bacon Cheese Dip

This no-bake recipe will only take 5minutes of your time! It’s the perfect contender especially if you left your potluck contribution to the last minute.

This creamy dip is made with cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. It’s infused with flavors of garlic, crumbly bacon bits, and green onions! To obtain optimal flavors you’ll want to rest the dip in the fridge for several hours.

12. Baked Mashed Potato Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are another crowd-favorite when it comes to party food. Although, these aren’t traditional spring rolls! These spring rolls are filled with mashed potatoes and are drizzled with the perfect loaded potato toppings!

First, you’ll need to make the mashed potatoes. Then using store-bought spring roll wrappers you can create this delectable appetizer! These may raise a brow or two but once the party guests try them they’ll be begging for more!


13. Chicken And Waffle Sliders

Are you pinched for time? Whip this awesome appetizer together in just 25 minutes! Better yet, it only requires 3 store-bought ingredients!

Chicken and waffles are a Southern classic and if you haven’t tried this combination be prepared to be blown away! These sliders are so easy to make and all you’ll need are frozen mini waffles, chicken tenders, and maple syrup! Secure the sliders with a toothpick and serve on a platter with drizzled maple syrup.

14. Crockpot Drunken Bourbon Whiskey Meatballs

Everyone may be expecting to see meatballs on the food table but they definitely won’t be expecting these whiskey meatballs! You and your party guests can ring in the new year with a whiskey in one hand and a whiskey meatball in the other!

Further, this slow cooker recipe is incredibly quick! The meatballs only take about 1-2 hours to cook. The sauce is also extremely easy to make too. Try it once and you’ll find yourself making this recipe for every potluck!

15. Pizza Muffins

Instead of ordering pizzas shares these pizza muffins this New Year’s Eve! They’re essentially mini deep dish pizzas and everyone is going to love them!

You’ll need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to create this appetizer. They’re made of simple store-bought ingredients and a muffin tin will help create the perfect bite-sized portions. These ingredients include crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and parsley!

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

Who doesn't love a good potluck? You get to hang out with friends and dig into a delicious assortment of food.
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