Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck recipes? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that range from easy appetizers and sides to elegant dinners and desserts.

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    Mom’s Molasses Ham and Beans vsa

    This is a recipe my mom made frequently while I was growing up, but I tweaked it to include navy beans instead of lima beans. It's perfect for a cold day when you don't want to bother with lots of cooking. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...


    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


    Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

    These easy chocolate pecan pie bars are made extra special with caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream. For a decadent...

    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


    Dutch-Oven Bread

    Crackling homemade Dutch-oven bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in...

    Overnight Bacon and Swiss Breakfast

    When we have overnight guests, I like to prepare things ahead of time so we can enjoy our company. It...


    Mini Cheese Balls

    These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary...


    Jelly Donut Cake

    Cake. Doughnuts. Now you don't have to choose between the two. Impress your family with this easy jelly-filled cake. Try...


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

    What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...

    Summer Squash and Zucchini Salad

    I came up with this colorful and tasty zucchini salad years ago for a recipe contest and was delighted when...


    Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

    A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement...


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    Brown Sugar & Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    Searching for a dessert superstar? This chocolate swirl cheesecake is the one that people ask for again and again. —Jeanne...


    Hearty Pork Bean Soup

    It's wonderful to come home to this pork bean soup dinner simmering away in a slow cooker, especially on a...


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    Frozen Brandy Old-Fashioneds

    Both sides of my family are Midwestern, so our strong brandy tradition is evident in the slush we make for...

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    Chocolate Babka

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


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    70 Freezer-Friendly Recipes That Feed a Crowd

    Need to prep food for a crowd? Make ahead and freeze for later. We have potluck-sized main dishes, sides, appetizers...


    Bananas Foster Gelato

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...


    Spicy Cranberry Salsa

    This beautiful holiday dish is a big hit at our house. We serve it on wheat or other crispy crackers....


    Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

    The deep red of the cranberries and red cabbage makes this a perfect fit for a Christmas spread. Adults and...


    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...


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    Key Lime Cream Pie

    I am very proud of this luscious no-bake beauty. It's so cool and refreshing—perfect for any summer potluck or get-together....

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    Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

    Fried ice cream is such a delicious treat, but it can be a hassle to make individual servings. This recipe...


    Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

    These cheesecake bars layer a buttery pecan shortbread crust with a rich and creamy filling and sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb jam....


    No-Bake Mango Strawberry Cheesecake

    Cheesecake is my mom's favorite dessert. I made this especially for her on Mother's Day to thank her for being...


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    Dirty Banana Trifle

    What could be better than bananas, cookies and Kahlua? You can adjust this to suit your taste, depending on whether...


    Pressure-Cooker Herbed Turkey Breasts

    Tender turkey breast is enhanced with an array of flavorful herbs in this juicy, comforting dish. —Laurie Mace, Los Osos,...


    Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

    I created this recipe years ago after one of our farmers market customers, a chef, shared the idea of marinating...