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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Mini Cheese Balls

These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary and/or paprika to add even more flavor. —J. Spivey, Ennice, North Carolina

Dilly Mini Cheese Balls

??These mini cheese balls are perfect for any gathering, no matter what time of year it is! Kids love the...


Smoked Almond Cheese Ball

??This cheese ball makes its way to our table every year, and I often give one or more as gifts....


Pomegranate Macadamia Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are a dime a dozen during the holidays, but this one earns points for being posh. It's creamy,...


Artichoke-Walnut Cheese Ball

I like to pair this rich, nutty spread with a variety of crackers, but my best friend swears it tastes...

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Roll your cheese balls in the gingersnap crumbs just before serving to keep the cookie bits crisp and crunchy —a...


Deb’s Cheese Ball

Plenty of herbs blend with four kinds of cheese for this scrumptious spread. Using reduced-fat ingredients makes it a little...

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it,...


Cranberry-Pecan Holiday Cheese Ball

Cheese balls can be made in advance and people love the variety. This one makes a wonderful holiday gift or...


Holiday Cheese Balls

I received this party-perfect recipe from the wife of one of my co-workers. Everyone loves the delicious yet simple blend...


Dilly Cheese Ball

The whole family devours this herby cheese spread—even my son, the chef. Serve it with your favorite crackers. —Jane Vince,...

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

It seems like I'm always hosting a shower, birthday or other celebration. This spread is fast to fix.


Turkey Cheese Ball

While the real bird is roasting, you can present your guests with this tasty Thanksgiving turkey. It also makes for...


Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up...


Chili Cheese Ball Spread

“Easy to make and easy to spread, this spicy cheese ball was my favorite appetizer that Mom made while I...


Beef & Onion Cheese Ball

You’ve seen cheese balls in the cheese and deli department at the supermarket, but did you know they were this...

Greek Cheese Balls

This quick, easy party pleaser is best served with crackers, pita chips or pita bread cut in wedges.


Curried Chicken Cheese Ball

I cater for parties, so I'm always searching for new menu ideas that fit into everyone's diet. I discovered a...


Chutney Cheese Ball

This light party starter goes great with crackers, bread cubes or fruit. —Patricia Schneider, Rollinsford, New Hampshire


Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Meet the Cook: Needing a quick appetizer one night when dinner was running late, I combined a few leftovers into...


Cheese Ball Spread

"This rich creamy spread looks so festive with flecks of green onion and red pimiento dotting with cheddar cheese," relates...


Pumpkin Cheese Ball

No one will guess that this make-ahead pumpkin cheese ball has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest...


Christmas Cheese Ball

"This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.


Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

Spicy Buffalo wings and cheese are always so popular on an appetizer buffet that I decided to combine the two....

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Festive Feta Cheese Ball

“I was inspired to come up with this recipe when I was asked to bring an appetizer for a party....


Fiesta Cheese Ball

Whenever I bring this zippy cheese ball to church functions, showers and parties, folks always ask for the recipe. A...


Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Made to resemble a beach ball, this appetizer always rounds up compliments. It's filled with a variety of cheese, and...


Feta Cheese Balls

Dill and garlic go well with the tang of feta in this cheese ball...in fact, I think it tastes like...


Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

When it’s time for a party, everyone always requests this ultimate cheese ball—it’s such an impressive appetizer. And if you’re...


Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this unusual cheese ball…it tastes just like cookie dough!...