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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    Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

    Roll your cheese balls in the gingersnap crumbs just before serving to keep the cookie bits crisp and crunchy —a nice contrast to the smooth, creamy spread underneath. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois

    Nacho Party Cheesecake

    A cheesecake is not always a sweet dessert, as this savory version with zesty crust proves! —Melinda Messer, Benson, North...


    Tomato-Walnut Pesto Spread

    Whenever I bring this popular spread to parties, I know I'm going to get recipe requests. The red, green and...


    Shrimp and Pineapple Pinwheels

    My girlfriend and I are caters and are always dreaming up new recipes. For a festive look, use spinach or...


    Blue Cheese Spread

    When entertaining during the holidays it's nice to have make-ahead recipes like this. Crunchy toasted walnuts complement the creamy spread....

    Beef & Roasted Pepper Pinwheels

    Colorful basil leaves and roasted sweet red peppers add a festive touch to roll-ups featuring a garlic-cheese spread and deli...


    Zippy Shrimp Spread

    Horseradish adds kick to the seafood sauce in this shrimp spread from Leigh Hein, Vernon, Connecticut. "It's a must a...

    Chili Cheddar Pinwheels

    These baked Southwestern bites, made with crescent roll dough, will steal the show at your next get-together. "They'll disappear in...


    Snowcapped Brownies

    Baking is one of my favorite hobbies, and my wife says these brownies topped with a cream cheese layer are...


    Contest-Winning Peanut Butter Squares

    I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom and...


    Tomato Shrimp Appetizer

    I was given this delicious and festive recipe back when my husband was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. It's...

    Corned Beef Roll-Ups

    Instead of buying gifts for extended family members, we donate the money to a worthy cause, then exchange things we...


    Tiered Cheese Slices

    I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe or been asked to share it! Guests always think...


    Apricot-Nut White Fudge

    We look forward to this luscious apricot fudge recipe every Christmas. It's easy to make, and it melts in your...


    Zippy Party Roll-Ups

    A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, these zesty appetizers are a great way to pep up a party! The recipe won a blue...


    Southwest Corn Spread

    My Aunt Christine shared this recipe with me at a family reunion a few years ago. The thick spread's southwestern...

    Pesto Cheese Blossom

    With colorful layers, this pretty spread is a real attention-getter of holiday gatherings. I like the convenience of making it...


    Pecan Cheese Logs

    Monterey Jack, Colby and cream cheese come together with seasonings to create these logs that everyone will enjoy. Roll them...


    Smoked Trout Pate

    This tasty spread is easy to make in a food processor, and it’s a guaranteed winner at any party. The...


    Behr Track Cookie Bars

    The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...


    Three-Cheese Pepperoncini Spread

    Our big family loves to celebrate with food. Here’s my take on a cheesy Greek spread known as Kopanisti. We...


    Shrimp Cakes with Spicy Aioli Sauce

    I made these for our staff Christmas party last year; they were such a hit that I was flooded with...


    Crab Appetizer Mold

    This easy dish is ideal for parties. It is a true indulgence.—Kathi Mulchin, Salt Lake City, Utah


    Makeover Crab Appetizer Mold

    The delicate flavors of crab and green onion come through in each bite of this elegant dish from Kathi Mulchin...

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    Chili Cheese Ball Spread

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


    Roasted Vegetable Turkey Pinwheels

    “These are always a hit and great for any occasion because they can be made ahead of time! I make...


    Christmas Cheese Ball

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


    Cream Cheese Ham Roll-Ups

    Green onions and ripe olives give lively flavor to these bite-size appetizers from Kathleen Green of Republic, Missouri. "They're quick...


    Lightened-Up Salmon Spread

    Growing up in a small coastal town on the Washington Plate Peninsula, my daily staples were fish and shellfish. I'm...


    Curried Chutney Cheese Spread

    It's impossible to stop eating this distinctive spread once you start. I like it because it's an eye-catching dish to...