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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Ocean Punch

This ocean water punch is refreshing and not overly sweet. Use your favorite Kool-Aid mix to switch up the flavor for every season and occasion. —Elizabeth LeBlanc, Bourg, Louisiana

Mixed Berry Punch

Kids love this Kool-Aid tropical punch! It's a tasty way for them to quench their thirst after playing outside at...


Cranberry-Apple Spritzer

This is an easy cranberry-apple spritzer to make for your guests for the holidays. Serve it hot or cold. —Courtney...


Yoda Soda

It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...


Stovetop Hot Chocolate

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...

Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

A friend of my mother's brought chai tea to her house. She told us in India it is served every...


Watermelon and Blackberry Sangria

This watermelon sangria is deliciously pink! Living in the zinfandel wine country of Northern California, I use our local fare...

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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...


Blended Raspberry-Orange Twist

Here’s a drink that will get everyone talking. Kids go crazy for the sweet fruity flavor and Pop Rocks, while...


Four Berry Margaritas

I love to whip up a few batches of homemade margarita mix to give to all of my cocktail-loving friends....


Hot Spiced Apple Juice

This delicious spiced apple cocktail is a must for winter parties. It's a winning alternative to an alcoholic punch. Keep...

Bourbon Punch

Orange and cranberry form the base of this incredibly smooth holiday punch, hitting just the right seasonal note. Feel free...


Summertime Watermelon Punch for a Crowd

I attended a patio party years ago where the hostess had a clever watermelon “bowl” with a scalloped edge and...


How to Make Margaritas for a Crowd

When the warm weather rolls around, treat yourself and a few friends to a tasty pitcher of margaritas.


Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect...


Jalapeno Pomegranate Cocktail

This spicy and sweet sipper gives you a little fix of jalapeno flavor minus the heat. Start a couple of...

Whiskey-Brandy Slush

It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....


Ginger Mint Julep

Mint juleps aren't just for Kentucky Derby day! Enjoy one while gathering with friends for baby shower or luncheon. —Ellen...


Lemony Fruit Cooler

This punch looks so pretty with all the colorful fruit floating in the bowl. It has a refreshing taste and...


Wassail Bowl

We served this at my family's open house on Christmas Eve—to welcome anyone who came a-wassailing! —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, Florida


Sparkling Celebration Punch

Every celebration deserves a gorgeous punch like this one – fruity, bubbly and icy cold. We garnish the punch bowl...


Bubbly Citrus Punch

Puckery lemonade and limeade combined with sweet pineapple juice give this fruity drink its bubbly goodness. It's easy to make...


Raspberry Sparkle Punch

Refreshing and festive, this berry punch goes over well at any special event. Try it at everything from a holiday...


California Wassail

Here’s a healthy and delicious warm punch that’s a cozy way to welcome family and friends in from the cold...

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Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount...


Summer Fruit Cooler

This wonderfully fruity drink is perfect for warm-weather sipping. Its sweet-tart flavor and lovely color are sure to brighten any...


French Iced Coffee

This creamy, frozen treat has the perfect balance of sweetness and coffee flavor. It is wonderfully refreshing on a hot...


Strawberry Banana Spritzer

This easy-to-fix breakfast beverage is smooth and refreshing. The bananas and strawberries can be blended ahead of time and frozen,...


Holiday Wassail Punch

This festive and fruity punch is made with five kinds of juices plus cinnamon and allspice for a unique, well-balanced...


Minty Cocoa Mix

Instead of stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane, our home economists add crushed candies right to the mix. It's...