24 Potluck Recipes For A Crowd-Pleasing Party

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If you are holding a potluck party at your home, there is nothing better than potluck dishes because they have all the flavors and uniqueness you want. Potluck dishes are famous because they catch everyone’s attention and make your table more fancy and delightful.

I am listing the easiest and most amazing potluck dishes that will be best for serving at your potluck parties at the home, office, or any other. Pick any dish and try something hearty.

Boards

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board is all that you need to satisfy your cravings. An easy and quick-to-make potluck because it does not require cooking. The piquant flavors of cheese, nuts, dried or fresh fruits, and pickles are the perfect potluck for breakfast.

Salty crystallized cheese like pecorino with parmesan, sharp cheese, jam, and honey comes captivating on a platter. This traditional potluck recipe serves as the best appetizer food—one of the best potluck dishes that is easiest to make.

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Veggie Tray

Veggie Tray

The veggie tray is a beautiful, healthy, and festive serving that can attract everyone with various ingredients in a single tray. You can add all your favorite healthy vegetables that you want to serve. This veggie tray at potluck lunch at work gives an exciting feeling.

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Main Dishes

Gochujang Fried Rice

Gochujang Fried Rice

When you see a rice recipe loaded with vegetables, be sure it is so wholesome and nourishing that your kids will love it. Since Gochujang Fried Rice is my favorite, so I make an entire lunchbox just for myself, and another one to carry to the potluck party! Yup! It is so delicious.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

When it’s a crowded party and you can’t bring in something tricky, opt for a simple side! And what is simpler than cheesy, garlic bread? Just flavor it up with dried oregano, lemon zest, and Dijon mustard to make it a hit.

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Saucy Sausage Meatballs

Meatballs with jelly and sauce recipe

No meatballs, no potluck! This is the rule of thumb, so I often try to make these meatballs in a different flavor every time. Adding provolone and parmesan makes it an Italian-style recipe, while red sauce brings it the flavor and tang. Serve with black pepper spaghetti.

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Chorizo Tacos

Chorizo Tacos

Make these chorizo tacos right in your kitchen and serve your taste buds with an authentic taste of ultimate street food. When you combine the pork with garlic, spices, oregano, vinegar, and cumin, can you expect it may not be delicious? It is a mouthwatering meal that you can enjoy to satisfy your cravings. 

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Arroz con Gandules

Arroz con Gandules

The star ingredients of arroz con gandules are rice and pigeon peas. This dish is always served at parties, baby showers, holidays, and other events. Everyone makes it with a twist, and I got this recipe from my mother. You know what my mother says? She says my version is better than hers! 

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Chili Verde

Chicken Chili Verde

The chili verde is a traditional Mexican stew usually made with slow-cooked pork. The sauce consists of green chile tomatillos, jalapenos, and onions. It is a delicious and tender meal that you can serve with tortillas, beans, and rice.

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Salads

Potato Salad

Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad

Potato Salad is one of the best potluck salad dishes you can make for breakfast. Thin, waxy, and small potatoes are best to make the salad. Cooked potatoes have whole new flavors of sweetness that you can make any time of the day or when you go for a picnic party with your kids. This potato salad is a healthy snack for your kids.

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Macaroni Salad

Amish Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is a tasty and classic food with ingredients like red pepper, celery, and onions. The delightful and piquant mayo-based dressing makes it the creamiest food. Try this macaroni salad as a Thanksgiving gift and get compliments from your loved ones. Macaroni salad also serves best for breakfast and lunch.

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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad is a refreshing keto potluck salad that you will love due to its richness. It is one of the best cold pasta recipes. It is an easy-to-make potluck with mozzarella, tomatoes, spicy salami, and many more fresh ingredients. An alternative recipe for you can be our favorite salami pasta salad. The Italian dressing makes this salad the best Italian potluck recipe.

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Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta salad is a fresh and straightforward classic salad that is served delightfully on the dining table. Lots of cherry tomatoes, wheat pasta, and mozzarella are the perfect additions to make this potluck dish more pleasing.

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Appetizers/Bites

Deviled Eggs

Low Fat Deviled Eggs
Low Fat Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are the easiest recipe you can prepare within a few minutes. It tastes incredible with spiced flavors. The paprika and bacon topping is so captivating and impressive. Mayonnaise and hard-boiled eggs give it a perfectly tangy and creamy treat for your family members. You can serve them as a side dish for potluck dinners.

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Turkey Pinwheels

Turkey Pinwheels ready for serving

Turkey pinwheels are a snack to make a healthy breakfast potluck for kids. This appetizer recipe contains proteins and vitamins that make this food low in fat. Using leftover veggies like tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, and avocado is perfect for making this dish.

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni pizza rolls are the quick mini pizza bites you have ever tried. The mozzarella cheese and pepperoni filling must be baked until they become bubbly. Extra crispiness on the bottom and chewy and tender inside make it finger-licking food. If you try them at a gathering, you must make them double batches because they will disappear in a few seconds.

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Apple Sausage Rolls

Apple Sausage Rolls

Make use of that puff pastry at home and spread some baking spice mixed beef over it. It bakes so well and leaves your kitchen smelling amazing. Serve it with apple butter sauce to make a sweet plus savory meal for potlucks.

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Mini Chicken Empanadas

Empanadas

I love these mini chicken empanadas with a sour cream dip. They are great appetizers and snacks for parties and holidays. They help me significantly elevate my snack table for my special events. It makes them with a variety of fillings, from veggies to meat. They are large in size but big in flavor.

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Sides

7 Layer Dip

Vegan 7-Layer Dip

The 7-layer dip is the best classic magical bar of all time. You can try this easy potluck dish for breakfast if you always rush to go to work. The perfect taste of butterscotch baking chips and crushed pretzels are so crunchy. It is not compulsory to use only these chips; adding peanut butter or vanilla chips will also be flavorsome.

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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa is a super sweet, tangy, low-fat, and gluten-free potluck food that includes fresh mango, onions, red bell peppers, and a lot of spices making this recipe the best vegan potluck idea. Its scrummy texture makes it a great appetizer dish for all mango and salsa lovers—a best-serving potluck dish with tacos, tortilla chips, and meal bowls.

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Egg Salad Sandwich

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

This Egg Salad is the perfect choice for egg lovers. There is no specific ingredient requirement, as you can add a variety of veggies for fresh and mouthwatering flavors. Rich, creamy, and crunchy texture can make anyone love it. It is best to serve with garlic-toasted bread, onions, celery, and whole-grain mustard. The black pepper topping tastes terrific and captivating.

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Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

Tapenade is a bold, briny, zippy, and salty oil spread. It is a perfect lemony and garlicky snack that tastes piquant and amazing whenever you try it at home. A mix of olive oil, blended olives, and capers is the perfect combination. Olive Tapenade is a vegetarian and gluten-free recipe that is a perfect snack for diet-conscious people.

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Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers

The antipasto skewers are briny and bold food that is very easy to make. It is a perfect crowd-pleasing recipe with tomatoes, cheese, and other ingredients, making it healthy and worthwhile. The best thing is that this can be your best last-minute potluck idea.

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Desserts

Pumpkin Blondies

Pumpkin Blondies

Pumpkin Blondies is one of the best pumpkin desserts that is perfect for the fall season. This recipe combines the rich, buttery flavor of classic blondies with the comforting taste of pumpkin spice that is also added to pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Made with pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, etc., these blondies are easy to make and require basic ingredients. They can be served as a dessert after a meal or enjoyed as a sweet snack any time of the day.

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Homemade Churros

Churros

There is nothing more delicious treat than the homemade churros. It is an ultimate treat and easy to make with pantry staples. I love to make them and eat them also! These warm, fried, and crispy churros are rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Can you resist eating them? I can’t dare it! 

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Potluck recipes you can make for any event:

best potluck recipes

24 Potluck Recipes For A Crowd-Pleasing Party

Adalynn Ward
If you are holding a potluck party at your home, there is nothing better than potluck dishes because they have all the flavors and uniqueness you want. 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert, Main Course, Salad
Servings 7 people

Ingredients

Boards

  • Charcuterie Board
  • Veggie Tray

Main Dishes

  • Gochujang Fried Rice
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Saucy Sausage Meatballs
  • Chorizo Tacos
  • Arroz con Gandules
  • Chili Verde

Salads

  • Potato Salad
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Italian Pasta Salad
  • Caprese Pasta Salad

Appetizers / Bites

  • Deviled Eggs
  • Turkey Pinwheels
  • Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
  • Apple Sausage Rolls
  • Mini Chicken Empanadas

Sides

  • 7 Layer Dip
  • Mango Salsa
  • Egg Salad Sandwich
  • Olive Tapenade
  • Antipasto Skewers

Desserts

  • Pumpkin Blondies
  • Homemade Churros

How to Make?

  • Select any recipe from these refreshing potluck recipes, and get ready to try this.
  • Note down all the needed ingredients and get them from the market.
  • Make sure all the ingredients must be fresh.
  • Follow the instructions to try your favorite recipe.
  • I hope you have made your favorite recipe that you want to make. Don't forget to give us your feedback.

Nutrition

Serving: 1potluckCalories: 420kcal
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!