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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Creamy Vegetable Chowder

This rich, comforting soup recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. You can lower the fat content by using turkey bacon, vegetable broth and skim milk. It's delicious either way. —Suzanna VandeBrake, Peyton, Colorado

Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder

When the day calls for a warm bowl of chunky soup, we make a big pot of the goods—potatoes, corn,...


Ham & Potato-Rutabaga Chowder

The ingredients in this dish are a nod to my mother's tasty potato and rutabaga side dish, which was always...


Cheddar Cheese Potato Soup

Here's a recipe I created as an alternative to plain potato soup. Hearty and comforting, it disappears quickly when I...


Best Seafood Chowder

My husband is an avid fisherman. When a family get-together was planned and we had to bring something, we created...

Seafood Chowder with Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Chock-full of fish, shrimp and scallops, this comforting chowder has been pleasing my family for many years. The seasoned oyster...


Makeover Mom’s Clam Chowder

When we lived in Michigan, this was a perfect comforting soup when blustery winds blew into town. The steaming bowls...

Baked Beef Chowder

This hearty dish really warms up the kitchen on cold days and pleases empty tummies! I like the fact that...


Beefy Bacon Chowder

Rave reviews are sure to follow when this creamy chowder appears on the table. Bacon makes it rich and hearty....


Rich Clam Chowder

"I came across a chowder recipe I liked several years ago and have made just enough changes to give it...


Potato Shrimp Chowder

With only three ingredients, this chowder couldn’t be any simpler! “I like recipes that get me out of the kitchen...

Mushroom Veggie Chowder

This rich buttery broth is loaded with mushrooms, broccoli and corn. I made it for "Souper Sunday" at our church,...


Ham Cauliflower Chowder

I came up with this recipe myself when I had a ham hock and wanted to make something other than...


Broccoli Chowder

Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana serves this comforting soup on chilly stay-at-home evenings. Nutmeg seasons the light creamy broth...


Clam Chowder for a Crowd

"Clam Chowder for a Crowd is a very popular dish at church camp and our family reunion," notes Mrs. Lynn...


Bacon Potato Chowder

This is a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs potato soup. In place of the bacon, you can substitute cubed cooked ham.

Garden Chowder

My family loves to eat, so I'm encouraged to spend lots of time in the kitchen! Featuring garden-fresh produce, this...


Easy Corn Chowder

When I was growing up, my grandfather would often serve steaming bowls of corn chowder. I tried to capture that...


Sausage Bean Chowder

When the first hint of cooler weather appears at the end of the summer, my husband always asks, "Isn't it...


Hamburger Chowder

To add extra variety to this easy soup, toss in whatever leftovers you have on hand. This recipe is quick...


Chuck Wagon Chowder

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


Beef and Bacon Chowder

My mother discovered this recipe while I was still a child, and we loved it! To save time, I sometimes...


Classic New England Fish Chowder

This is an old recipe handed down through the years. It always tasted best when made by a friend of...


Colby Corn Chowder

"This comforting, cheesy soup is perfect for a cold winter's night-and it doesn't have to simmer for hours," jots Darlene...

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Golden Cheese/Broccoli Chowder

This chowder is a wonderful warmer-upper on a rainy afternoon. For a quick and delicious variation, spoon chowder into a...


Potato Soup

I decided to add some character to a basic potato chowder with a jar of roasted red peppers. The extra...


Hearty Quinoa & Corn Chowder

My grandmother lived in the Appalachian Mountains and always served straight-from-the-garden corn and beans. I updated her dish with quinoa...


New England Seafood Chowder

I don't know of a recipe that better represents our area than chowder. I adapted it from my mom's clam...


Black-Eyed Pea Chowder

A close friend passed on this recipe. It's been in her family for years, and now it's a favorite in...


Clam Chowder

—Rosemary Peterson, Archie, Missouri