Who doesn’t love a good potluck? You get to hang out with friends and dig into a delicious assortment of food. Show up with a seriously crave-worthy dish and you’ll be the real talk of the party.
Potlucks tend to happen all year round. They’re great for holidays, for game day, summer picnics and so much more! It’s also a great way to ensure the responsibility of cooking for a bunch of people isn’t left to just one person. Plus it allows you to dig into a delicious spread, and who doesn’t love that! We’ve compiled an epic list of 40 insanely delicious potluck dishes that will please even the pickiest of eaters!
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 delicious sauces.
Serve this hot cheesy dip in a bread bowl and dig in. Everyone can devour the dip and eat the bowl too!
https://www.thecookierookie.com/crab-artichoke-dip-bread-bowl/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE COOKIE ROOKIE
Everyone may be expecting to see meatballs on the food table but they definitely won’t be expecting these whiskey meatballs! You and your friends can enjoy the potluck with a whiskey in one hand and a whiskey meatball in the other!
You’ll love that 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!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/crockpot-drunken-bourbon-whiskey-meatballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Don’t love bourbon? No problem! Add a touch of heat to your table with these firecracker chicken meatballs! These delicious balls of delight are smothered in a sweet, savory and spicy firecracker sauce.
These chicken meatballs might be homemade but you’ll be surprised to discover they require minimal work and ingredients! From start to finish you and your friends will be able to indulge in these meatballs in just 30 minutes.
http://littlespicejar.com/firecracker-chicken-meatballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LITTLE SPICE JAR
You don’t have to be a kid to love macaroni and cheese! These delicious bites of goodness are easy to prepare and they’ll surely be gobbled up in minutes!
This version of macaroni and cheese is homemade and you’ll surely taste the difference! An egg will help bind all the ingredients together while a mini muffin tin will help create the perfect two-bite portions!
https://www.chef-in-training.com/homemade-mac-and-cheese-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CHEF IN TRAINING
This no-bake recipe will only take 5-minutes 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! Keep in mind, to obtain optimal flavors you’ll want to rest the dip in the fridge for several hours.
https://www.thechunkychef.com/bacon-cheese-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHUNKY CHEF
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 – YUM!
https://foodfolksandfun.net/game-day-eats-chicken-waffle-sliders/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOOD FOLKS AND FUN
Buffalo chicken wings are loved by so many which means your friends are definitely going to love these buffalo chicken pinwheels. You’ll enjoy the same flavors all rolled up into a soft tortilla but with less mess.
To create the buffalo chicken filling you’ll need cream cheese, hot wing sauce, blue cheese, Colby-Jack cheese, green onions, and cooked shredded chicken. These come together quickly and can be stored in your fridge until the potluck!
https://homecookingmemories.com/buffalo-chicken-tortilla-pinwheels/#_a5y_p=3975639 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOME COOKING MEMORIES
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 your friends try it they’ll be begging for more!
https://www.aheadofthyme.com/baked-mashed-potato-spring-rolls/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: AHEAD OF THYME
Share a restaurant favorite at your next potluck and it will surely be a hit. This simple dip is easy to make thanks to one of the best kitchen gadgets, the Instant Pot!
The creamy texture comes from full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. Finally, you’ll also need a can of artichoke hearts and spinach to provide the authentic artichoke and spinach flavor.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/drool-worthy-instant-pot-artichoke-and-spinach-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
This is an awesome alternative to ordering pizza! These cheesy pizza bombs release a flavor explosion in your mouth when you eat them!
They’re easy to make too! You’ll need store-bought ingredients such as crescent roll dough, white string cheese, pasta sauce, and pieces of pepperoni. Lastly, use a muffin tin to create the perfect single-serving portions.
https://www.sizzlingeats.com/pepperoni-cheese-bombs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIZZLING EATS
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.
Diagonal cuts in the bread allow you to infuse this loaf with a buttery garlic mixture and ooey-gooey cheese. Bake the loaf until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted!
http://littlespicejar.com/cheesy-garlic-pull-apart-bread/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LITTLE SPICE JAR
You can never go wrong with a big pot of delicious chili for a potluck. This warm bowl of deliciousness if flavorful and thriving in exciting textures.
You’ll need to cook the ground beef on the stove top but when finished combine all the ingredients into the slow cooker and set it and forget it. Make sure you serve your chili with delicious toppings such as sour cream and shredded cheese!
https://wearychef.com/slow-cooker-chili/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE WEARY CHEF
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.
https://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2016/02/03/baked-buffalo-wings/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JAYS BAKING ME CRAZY
Try cooking wings in the slow cooker for your next potluck! The slow cooker will help to create a lovely tender fall-off-the-bone texture and will help prevent a messy kitchen.
You’ll need just 10 minutes to prepare the wings then set the slow cooker on low heat for 3 to 4 hours. The luscious sauce is made from sriracha, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic.
https://therecipecritic.com/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-sriracha-wings/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE RECIPE CRITIC
If you love buffalo chicken wings or dip you are certainly going to love these delicious bites! This satisfying snack comes together in just 10 minutes!
Mini sweet peppers are the perfect size to host the creamy buffalo chicken. These delicious bites are loaded with flavor and cheesy goodness.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-buffalo-chicken-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Our tuna pickle boats went viral and there is no question as to why! This simple idea combines tuna salad with dill pickles and together they make epic finger food.
If you regularly eat tuna in your house, odds are you’ll already have all of the ingredients on hand. They literally take a couple of minutes to make and can effortlessly serve a crowd!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-keto-tuna-pickle-boats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
It doesn’t matter what age you are, mac and cheese is always a crowd favorite! Bring comfort food to the potluck, and everyone will thank you.
You don’t have to babysit the stove top for this recipe because this mac and cheese is cooked in the slow cooker! This easy to prepare mac and cheese will go so well in the mass pile of meatballs and pulled meats on everyone’s plates!
http://www.spendwithpennies.com/ultra-cream-mac-n-cheese-in-the-slow-cooker/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: SPEND WITH PENNIES
A bowl of olives is often found on the table, especially at potlucks. 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.
https://www.thecookierookie.com/fried-blue-cheese-stuffed-olives/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE COOKIE ROOKIE
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!
https://www.yellowblissroad.com/tuna-pasta-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: YELLOWBLISS ROAD
Jalapeno poppers are awesome potluck 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!
https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/jalapeno-popper-pasta-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SPICY SOUTHERN KITCHEN
These mini sausages are perfect for a potluck and they are so easy to make too! To begin you’ll need 4 packages of cocktail sausages. The sausages are then smothered in a seriously delicious sauce that is made from honey barbecue sauce, light brown sugar, white vinegar and a bottle of lager beer.
Simply dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker, give it a good stir and set it and forget it! If you cook this appetizer on high you’ll have it ready in just 2 to 3 hours.
https://www.foodiecrush.com/slow-cooker-little-smokies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOODIE CRUSH
Now here’s something that can be snacked on at your next potluck, and then grazed on for the days that follow. This is the kind of leftover you don’t mind sticking around for a couple of weeks.
Chex Mix is so fun because it offers something for everyone! Further, the slow cooker does all the hard work so you can catch up on your favorite show while you wait!
http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-chex-mix-recipe/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: GIMME SOME OVEN
Fighting cravings may be one of the hardest things to do when following a low-carb diet. The next time you’re craving a juicy Big Mac from Mc Donald’s whip up a batch of these delicious Big Mac bites and share them at your next potluck!
A mini seasoned ground beef patty is combined with cheese, lettuce, and a pickle slice and is paired with the most dreamy Copycat Big Mac Sauce. Even if your friends aren’t cutting carbs, they’ll love it too!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-low-carb-keto-big-mac-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Charcuterie boards are so popular and for good reason! These awesome boards are loaded with an assortment of delicious foods that you and your friends can nibble at. So why not apply the same concept but turn it into a kabob! They’re portioned perfectly for everyone and still offer the same assortment.
When creating your kabobs you can choose any meats, cheeses, and any other charcuterie ingredients you please! These kabobs will be the talk of your next potluck party!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/quick-and-easy-party-pleasing-charcuterie-kabobs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
This party-pleasing appetizer takes on a fun Cajun twist and is surely going to blow your friends away! The idea is simple but the flavors and secret ingredients with leave a lasting impact on your friends and family.
Avocado is added to the yolks along with a touch of mayo and together they create an unreal creamy texture. In addition to the avocado, these deviled eggs are blended with delicious cajun seasonings!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/cajun-avocado-deviled-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Heluva Good dip has got to be one of my most favorite chip dips! It’s creamy, flavorful and is seriously addictive.
We set out to make our very own copycat version so you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost! The flavors are so spot on, you’ll find yourself addicted to this version too! Share this dip at your next potluck with a big bowl of chips!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-copycat-heluva-good-dip-and-keto-dipping-option/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
These pull-apart rolls are cheesy, garlicky and insanely delicious. The best part is they require all store-bought ingredients and only 2o minutes to prepare.
To create the rolls you’ll want to combine a tube of refrigerated biscuits with melted butter, garlic powder, shredded cheddar cheese, and freshly chopped parsley. Divide the mixture into a greased muffin tin and bake until they are a lovely golden brown color.
https://rasamalaysia.com/easy-cheesy-pull-apart-rolls/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: RASAMALAYSIA
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 potluck party! This dish is so good that you’ll want to make it for every special occasion thereon after!
https://houseofnasheats.com/creamy-potluck-potatoes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOUSE OF NASH EATS
Jalapeno poppers are great party appetizers. Often, the store-bought prepackaged variety is battered and are not always made with the healthiest ingredients. Instead, offer a healthier alternative and make this delicious recipe for your next potluck!
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!
https://www.soberjulie.com/2016/10/bacon-wrapped-jalapeno-popper-appetizer-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SOBER JULIE
There is bound to be loads of savory dishes at the potluck so why not change things up and share a sweet treat! Our recipe transforms the flavors of lemon meringue pie into an unforgettable dip!
It’s so tangy, sweet and delicious everyone will be back for more! Pair the dip with your favorite wafer cookie and watch it disappear quickly.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-no-bake-lemon-meringue-pie-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
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 potluck table!
Before assembling the salad you’ll need to cook the taco meat. Finally, serve the salad with Catalina salad dressing and sour cream.
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/dorito-taco-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SPEND WITH PENNIES
Caprese salad is the perfect balance of 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.
https://www.stuckonsweet.com/caprese-salad-skewers/#_a5y_p=5558541 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: STUCK ON SWEET
If the name of this appetizer doesn’t sound exciting then hold onto that thought until you try it! It is seriously delicious! My sister 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. Your friends will be begging you for this recipe!
https://www.momlovesbaking.com/cold-veggie-pizza-appetizer/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOM LOVES BAKING
Instead of ordering pizzas shares these pizza muffins at your next potluck! 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 are cooked in a muffin tin!
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/pizza-muffins/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNER AT THE ZOO
Here is another delicious idea on how to severe buffalo chicken! Our recipe is extremely quick and easy thanks to the Instant Pot!
The chicken shreds effortlessly and is then smothered in a creamy buffalo chicken sauce! Spread the chicken filling onto slider buns, drizzle with ranch dressing and serve!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-buffalo-chicken-sliders/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Hummus is an excellent dip for vegetables and bread. It’s full of protein and packed with flavor and would be a delicious contribution to any potluck.
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 pita bread and you’ll watch it disappear in minutes!
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/15938/easy-and-smooth-hummus-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: INSPIRED TASTE
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 of 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.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/chocolate-dessert-hummus/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
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 transform this treat into perfect finger food. 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.
https://buttercreamblondie.com/skinny-taco-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BUTTERCREAM BLONDIE
Rollups are so easy to make and they’re tasty too! For this reason, we’re sharing another great idea that would make a great addition to any potluck.
These rollups are filled with delicious flavors of jalapeno popper dip. It’s creamy, spicy and most definitely irresistible. You’ll only need 4 ingredients for the filling as well as soft tortillas.
https://www.littledairyontheprairie.com/jalapeno-popper-rollups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE: LITTLE DAIRY ON THE PRAIRIE
Share a delicious plate of mozzarella bites at your potluck. You can skip the store-bought mozzarella sticks because this recipe is exceptionally easy.
All you’ll need is refrigerated crescent dough, mozzarella sticks, butter, and Italian style panko bread crumbs. You’ll have this tasty appetizer made in around 30 minutes.
https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/easy-baked-mozzarella-bites/d30850cd-e84d-4b8a-bddc-93a2cc7f65ec?crlt.pid=camp.avekulshhhi5 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PILLSBURY