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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Chicken and Lentil Chili

I like to make a simple, hearty slow-cooked recipe at least once a week. You can mix this up the night before and throw it into the crock on your way out the door. Use hotter tomatoes and chilies or salsa if you like more zing. —Laurie Stout-Letz, Bountiful, Utah

Harvest Chicken Rice Soup

Because the produce in this soup is pureed, you can easily get children to eat their vegetables...without them knowing it!...


Scrabble Soup

Many games involve letters, so I thought alphabet soup would be ideal to serve at my theme party, which included...


Spicy Chicken Chili

My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


Herbed Chicken Soup

I love cooking from scratch and turning a recipe into my own personal "creation". This soup is one I developed...

Chicken Gumbo

This fresh-tasting, flavorful main dish is well-received when I cook it for church suppers. It's a colorful mixture of traditional...


Sausage Tortellini Soup

Always searching for new and different soup recipes, I came across a similar one in an old church cookbook and...

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Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This satisfying soup with a hint of cayenne is brimming with vegetables, chicken and noodles. The recipe is from my...


Mom’s Tomato Vegetable Soup

I developed this vegetable-based soup from a recipe my mom made when I was a child. Its robust down-home taste...


French Onion Tortellini Soup

This soup is delicious, pretty and unbelievably fast to make. For a creamy variation, I sometimes substitute cream of mushroom...


Carl’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Add a crusty loaf of warm bread and this savory soup is an instant meal!—Carl Bates, Pleasanton, California

Lime Chicken Chili

Lime juice gives this chili a zesty twist, while canned tomatoes and beans make preparation a snap. Try serving bowls...


Swedish Potato Dumpling Soup

Family and friends gather around our table throughout the year to enjoy good company and great food. As part of...


Potluck Pasta Soup

In an attempt to duplicate a soup served at an Italian restaurant, I came up with this recipe. Friends and...


Turkey Chili with Penne

This turkey chili easily turns into a vegetarian dish by leaving out the meat or replacing it with soy crumbles....


Hearty Pasta Fagioli

Here's an Italian favorite made easier by using prepared spaghetti sauce and canned broth for the flavorful base. —Cindy Garland,...

Veggie Chicken Chili

Because this chili freezes well, I like to keep some on hand for dinner on busy days or for last-minute...


Southwestern Chicken Barley Soup

Kell Ferell of Alamo, North Dakota drives 80 miles round-trip every day for her job, so she needs quick, healthy...


Chicken Chorizo Posole

“I first tasted posole while visiting a friend in Santa Fe. It was a
revelation! I have since been...


Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix

This meatless soup is both economical and flavorful. Church groups could buy the ingredients in bulk and assemble mixes to...


Garden Vegetable Pasta Soup

This soup is packed with energy, yet has a nice, mild flavor. The recipe makes a whole gallon, but don't...


Beefy Tomato Pasta Soup

If you're a fan of Italian fare, you'll like this chunky combination from Nancy Rollag, Kewaskum, Wisconsin. "I enjoy this...


Quick Southwestern Chicken Soup

When I don't feel like going to the grocery store, the ingredients for this soup are always in my pantry!...


Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup

Our Deaconess Group uses this recipe when cooking for members of our congregation. It makes a huge batch, so it's...

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Chuck Wagon Chowder

Serve fresh fruit or a salad with this hearty chowder and you have a complete meal! My family really enjoys...


Chicken and Noodle Soup

I cook most of the weekend meals and share weekday cooking duties with my wife. I also like to take...


Fiesta Chorizo-Chicken Soup

Just place some crusty rolls on the table when you serve this soup and you'll have a hearty, comforting meal...


Cheese Tortellini and Kale Soup

A steaming bowl of this hearty soup is always a welcomed dish with both my family and neighbors. I often...


Chicken Lima Bean Soup

When I was little, my father could be found in the kitchen during his free time. This soup is one...


Pasta Meatball Soup

When time is tight, Beverly Menser whips up Pasta Meatball Soup in her Madisonville, Kentucky home.
The savory Italian...