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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How to Make Pasta Salad

It's so easy to learn how to make pasta salad. All you need is your favorite pasta shape, a tasty dressing and a few different mix-ins to make it your own.

Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


Cleo’s Potato Salad

My mom, Cleo Lightfoot, loved cooking all kinds of different recipes, but her favorite meal was one she made when...


Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

My friend suggested this recipe when I needed a new dish to bring to a barbecue. It was an incredible...


Spinach-Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

The first version of this salad was an experiment in mixing together some random ingredients I had on hand. It...

Chinese Coleslaw

We use this recipe a lot, especially in the summer. Everyone in the family enjoys it. It's great for barbecues,...


Red Potato and Egg Salad

This flavorful red potato salad with egg is the perfect side for summer cookouts. The red potatoes really dress it...

Dilly Vegetable Medley

“I love to eat what I grow, and I have tried many combinations of the fresh vegetables from my garden....


Grilled Dijon Summer Squash

A niece gave this mustard-seasoned squash recipe to me. My husband, Doug, and our three grandchildren love the zesty flavor...


Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

This is the kind of salad you can keep in the fridge for a couple days and it just gets...


Company Green Salad

I partially put this salad together and take the remaining ingredients (candied nuts, seeds, rice noodles and dressing) to mix...

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Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Tossing the cooked potatoes with stock and wine right after you drain them infuses them with flavor. The liquid absorbs...


Calico Beans

Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a...


Fourth of July Baked Beans

We always choose this family recipe for July Fourth or any picnic because it's a meaty twist on everyday baked...


Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


Smokin’ Spiced Corn

My dad, the family gardener, grew corn in abundance, so it graced our table A LOT. This is one of...

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Veggie Chopped Salad

My husband's aunt gave me this recipe back in the '80s, and it's been a staple at our house ever...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


Fresh Fruit Bowl

The glorious colors of the fruit make this a festive salad. Slightly sweet and chilled, it makes a nice accompaniment...


Spectacular Overnight Slaw

To come up with this dish, I used a number of different recipes, plus some ideas of my own. It's...


Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

The slightly sweet flavor of this salad's dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can substitute cauliflower...


Georgian Bay Baked Beans

My dressed-up baked beans are always a hit at barbecues and potlucks. If you can, prepare them a day ahead:...


Deluxe German Potato Salad

I make this salad for all occasions—it goes well with any kind of meat. I often take this salad to...


Grilled Corn on the Cob

Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic....

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Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses...


Cowboy Baked Beans

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and...


Fresh Green Bean Salad

I had a green bean salad at a local deli and enjoyed it so much that I tried to re-create...


Easy German Potato Salad

This tangy potato salad stirs memories of my grandma, who made it for us. Now my mom makes it with...


Festive Bean Salad

I had experimented with all kinds of bean salads before I hit on this one. My husband loves all the...


Grilled Firecracker Potato Salad

I can eat potato salad like crazy. A little spice is nice, so I use cayenne and paprika in this...