40 Easy Potluck Recipes
Asian-Style Chicken Salad
Curly noodles, almonds, sesame kernels and rice vinegar blend in this crunchy, tangy salad from a West Des Moines, Iowa, reader.
Mexican Biscuit Casserole
This taco-flavored main dish is a potluck favorite from a Fargo, North Dakota, reader. Serve it with tortilla chips so your guests can scoop and eat.
Pizza in a Bowl
One of the winners in a Midwest Living potluck recipe contest, this recipe from a North Canton, Ohio, reader combines pizza toppings with macaroni, sprinkled on top with Parmesan and pepperoni.
Ricotta and Parmesan Spread
Fresh herbs season this ridiculously simple spread from BelGioioso Cheese in Wisconsin. It keeps well in the fridge and is delicious with cherry tomatoes or other vegetable dippers, as well as crackers or baguette slices.
Chicken and Corn Hash Brown Bake
This comfort food hotdish offers a new twist on the usual hash brown casserole. Try it for everyday meals as well as potlucks!
Broccoli Grape Salad
Juicy grapes and crunchy broccoli blend sweet flavors with savory, salty bacon. The side-dish salad recipe comes from the Triangle Ranch B&B in South Dakota.
Mexican Polenta Pie
Great for a potluck or family dinner, this 12-serving casserole combines polenta with ground turkey, spices, black beans, tomatoes and Monterey Jack cheese.
Fresh Corn, Tomato and Chipotle Chile Salsa
Homemade salsa bursts with freshness, thanks to corn, tomatoes and sweet peppers. You can use straight-from-the-garden veggies if they're in season, or opt for canned versions. Scoop up the salsa on corn chips, or serve with grilled meat or poultry.
German Potato Salad
This old-fashioned potluck dish is served warm.
Potluck Pleaser Chili
Beverly Gardner or Franklin, Illinois, lets her Bavarian-Austrian heritage show with added vinegar, sour cream and lots of sugar. Our heat rating: ! (Mild, Not Wild)
Bonanza Bean Dip
Lime- and jalapeño-spiced guacamole adds a kick to layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and onions. Serve seasoned tortilla chips on the side.
Uncooked ramen noodles, almonds and sunflower kernels add crunch to this salad from a Dubuque, Iowa, reader. It was one of the winners in a Midwest Living® potluck recipe contest.
Hash Brown Casserole
An all-time reader favorite, this creamy hotdish is a guaranteed hit at potlucks. (In fact, you may want to make two pans!)
Sunny Broccoli Salad
A Cleveland reader makes this potluck salad the day ahead and refrigerates the dressing and vegetables separately. When it's time to serve it, she tosses everything together. Bacon, sunflower kernels and raisins make a crunchy and flavorful side dish.
Stuffed Party Pinwheels
Each pinwheel displays a rainbow of colors and flavors. The potluck snacks are easy to make, too, which makes them as popular with the cook as they are with guests!
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake
Chicken breast and chopped broccoli combine with a soup-based cream sauce and noodles in this classic potluck dish. We've lightened the traditional recipe by using reduced-fat, reduced-sodium soup and fat-free sour cream, though you can substitute the full-fat versions if you prefer.
Classic Potato Salad
This creamy potato salad is full of tender new potatoes, sweet pickles, crisp celery, and chopped hard-cooked eggs.
Tortilla-Black Bean Casserole
Layer a tomato-bean mixture, cheese and tortillas for a casserole with south-of-the-border flavor. Let each guest top their portion with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, green onions, olives and/or sour cream.
Baked Beans 'n' Bacon
Bacon and brown sugar punch up the salty-sweet flavors in this canned pork and beans fix-up from Triangle Ranch Bed and Breakfast in South Dakota. For a candied top, leave Baked Beans 'n' Bacon uncovered in the oven.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
This rich side dish earns compliments at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan— just as it will from your potluck guests. Because potatoes can darken once sliced, prepare this dish right before you plan to bake it.
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Blend chopped fresh spinach with cream cheese, sour cream, canned artichoke hearts and three kinds of cheeses for this hot-and-hearty dip. Serve with toasted pita chips, thinly sliced French bread or crackers.
Angel Hair Pasta Salad
This make-ahead salad serves a crowd. It's chock-full of veggies, including tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, celery, sweet pepper, onion and garlic. Substitute fresh mushrooms for canned, if you like.
Macaroni and Cheese Perfection
Forget what you know about store-bought packages -- this is REAL macaroni and cheese. The children of cheese-makers Shelley and Randy Krakenbuhl accepted nothing else while they were growing up above the Prima Kase cheese factory in Monticello, Wisconsin. Here's the family recipe for Macaroni and Cheese Perfection, which Shelley prepares using Prima Kase's Emmentaler cheese and some Parmesan.
Old-Time Fried Chicken
This crispy chicken keeps diners returning to the Brookville Hotel restaurant in Abilene, Kansas - and will have your potluck guests asking for the recipe. Brookeville Restaurant owner Mark Martin skillet-fries his chicken in lard, just as his grandma did. If you'd rather, you can cook your chicken in shortening or cooking oil.
Neighbor-Pleasing Baked Potato Salad
Lots of cheese, olives and bacon dress up cooked potatoes in this potluck hot dish from a West Des Moines, Iowa, reader.
Reunion Noodle Salad
Soy sauce, lemon olive oil and garlic create a flavorful dressing for this pasta and vegetable salad. The recipe comes from the Savage family in Columbus, Ohio, where it's served at big family gatherings.
Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip
Reduced-fat and fat-free ingredients trim the calories in Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip.
Buffalo-Style Chicken Fingers
Add to your potluck buffet with this neat-to-eat chicken breast variation of chicken wings. Dunk them in bottled blue cheese dressing.
Nutty Apple-Cherry Slaw
Add some zip to a summer standby with this variation on cole slaw. Nuts and fruit add crunch and color to cabbage tossed in a homemade vinaigrette.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Jazz up purchased spinach-artichoke dip with just three extra ingredients.
Sally Lunn Rolls
These classic dinner rolls will be welcome at any potluck. Serve by themselves, with butter or with sliced cheeses and meats for a mini-sandwich.
This hummus—with carrots, garbanzo beans and a hint of lemon— makes a healthy snack dip, wrap spread or potluck dish.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings
A reader in Saint Paul gave us this recipe, which always gets raves from her guests. The sweet glaze uses pineapple juice, ketchup and soy sauce.
Delightfully Light Green Bean Casserole
Our lightened sauce for a classic green bean casserole enhances the delicate flavor of green beans. Put it together in just 20 minutes thanks to canned and frozen ingredients.
Italian Basil, Tomato and Pasta Salad
This make-ahead potluck salad features a mustard-garlic vinaigrette along with cut green beans, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, your choice of pasta and lots of basil!
French Onion Dip
Add pizzazz to potato chips or veggies with this dip made from sweet onions, sour cream, fresh chives, and cayenne pepper.
Zesty Three-Bean Salad
Combine kidney beans, garbanzo beans and frozen sweet soybeans (edamame) with red onion, cilantro and lime juice for a fresh twist on three-bean salad.
Beefy Chili Dogs
The Coney Island Lunch Room in Grand Island, Nebraska, has served its all-American chili dog since 1933. In honor of this Cornhusker State edible institution, we created this recipe for Beefy Chili Dogs. Stewing the hot dogs in the seasoned meat mixture makes them extra juicy. Top them with cheese.
Summer Vegetable Potato Salad
This fresh take on potato salad combines red or yellow potatoes, corn, roma tomatoes and fresh basil with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Sprinkle with feta cheese before serving.
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