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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Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky flavor of the andouille sausage adds a lot to the humble lentils. And you can make it in either a pressure cooker or a slow cooker. —Melody Gow, Mead, Washington

Pressure-Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup

Our family is big on soup. This favorite is quick to make and very tasty, giving me plenty of time...


Hearty Sausage Soup

My family loves a big bowl of soup like this one brimming with sausage and veggies. We have it with...


Sausage and Kale Soup

This is my family’s absolute favorite soup, and I can have it on the table in 30 minutes. I usually...


Chicken Chorizo Posole

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

Sausage Tortellini Soup

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


Hearty Chili with a Twist

This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...

Veggie-Sausage Cheese Soup

I took this soup to a potluck at work, where it was well received...and was the only dish prepared by...


Lentil Soup with Sausage

Chunks of smoked kielbasa, lentils and veggies—they all add up to one satisfying soup! A side dish is definitely optional....


Authentic Cajun Gumbo

I learned to cook in Louisiana and I love to cook Cajun food. This cajun gumbo recipe is one of...


Taco Bean Soup

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...

Super-Duper Chili

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


Sausage Wild Rice Soup

This recipe makes a big batch. So I often divide leftovers into a few containers for "freezer meals".


Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage

"I had a similar soup at a restaurant and re-created it at home. To my surprise, it came out even...


Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


Spicy Chili

This spicy chili recipe is the culmination of several years' worth of experimenting to get just the right flavor. For...

Sauerkraut Sausage Soup

“My husband and I make our own sauerkraut and grow many of the vegetables in this easy slow cooker soup,”...


Homemade Italian Sausage Bean Soup

My family loves this soup, so I make it often in the winter. For a little more heat, use spicy...


Cassoulet for the Gang

Wine lends a warm background taste to this take on a traditional French stew. The recipe feeds 10, making it...


Zesty Italian Soup

While visiting my sister-in-law, we had a delicious Italian soup at a local restaurant. We decided to duplicate it at...


Smoked Sausage and Potato Soup

"Whenever I serve this thick stew-like soup to new friends, they never fail to ask for the recipe," reports Marge...


Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup

"I adapted the original recipe for this flavorful soup so I could make it in the slow cooker," writes Lydia...


Chuck Wagon Chili

While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and...


Kielbasa Cabbage Soup

Cabbage is plentiful in upstate New York. This is a very hearty soup that will warm up any chilled body....

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Mock Minestrone

Don't let the number of ingredients in this recipe fool you. The bulk of the items are combined all at...


Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

With spaghetti sauce, noodles and Italian seasonings, this soup tastes like spaghetti! It's so easy, even our preteen daughter can...


Spicy Zucchini Soup

My files are overflowing with recipes I keep meaning to try. So when I encountered a bumper crop of zucchini,...


Sausage Bean Chowder

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


Prairie Bean Soup

This soup started out as an "end-of-the-month" meal, a creative way to use up items that were on hand. We...


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...