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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    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for a cookout or potluck. The secret ingredient is pickled jalapenos—they add so much interest and flavor! Add a can of black beans for more protein. —Dianna Ackerley, Cibolo, Texas

    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...


    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


    What Is Pimiento Cheese and Why Everyone (Not Just Southerners) Should Try It

    Are you really asking "what is pimiento cheese?" Well, take it from a Southerner on why this spread is a...


    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...

    Margarita Cake

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...


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    Berry Brownie Pizza

    How could you not love pizza for dessert? A fudgy brownie base is layered with a whipped topping sauce, then...

    Cleo’s Potato Salad

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


    41 Easy Picnic Side Dishes To Wow Your Crowd

    Looking for a perfect side dish for a summer party? Here's a host of side dishes that are just right...


    56 All-American Picnic Recipes Perfect for Labor Day

    It's not hard work to come up with the perfect Labor Day recipes for your all-American picnic, party or potluck—we've...


    38 Potluck Sandwich Recipes to Feed a Crowd

    When you're cooking for a crowd, these sandwiches make an easy meal. Each recipe serves 10 or more!

    Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa

    I love veggies and fresh ingredients this time of year. I make big bowls of this salsa, which we eat...


    Judy’s Macaroni Salad

    After finding this vintage macaroni salad recipe years ago, I tweaked the flavor and bumped up the pickles. Tuck this...


    Light Lemon Fluff Dessert

    This came from my grandmother, whose family owned a bakery. My grandmother's was the full-fat version and I didn’t want...


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    Peach Crumb Bars

    I had the most beautiful peaches and really wanted to bake with them. I started with my blueberry crumb bar...


    Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

    One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it,...

    Supreme Spaghetti Salad

    Bottled salad dressing can perk up pasta and fresh vegetables in this swift salad supreme that costs 43¢ a serving....


    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...


    Farm Apple Pan Pie

    You'll find this pie's very convenient for taking to a covered-dish supper, picnic or any event where crowds gather. But...


    Cobb Salad Sub

    When we need a quick meal to share, we turn Cobb salad into a sandwich masterpiece. Sometimes I substitute tortillas...


    Mom’s Coleslaw

    Year-round, our family always goes for this crisp, refreshing salad. With a tangy vinegar and oil dressing., it has wonderful...


    Moist Cake Brownies

    These brownies have been in my recipe collection since I was 9 years old. I've added to and altered the...


    Deviled Eggs with Bacon

    These yummy deviled eggs went over so well at our summer cookouts, I started making them for holiday dinners, too....


    Layered Picnic Loaves

    This big sandwich, inspired by one I tried at a New York deli, is a favorite with our football-watching crowd....

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    Chocolate Maple Bars

    My family runs a maple syrup operation, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate maple syrup into my...


    Snack Mix Squares

    A fun snack mix pressed into chewy bars, this treat is popular with kids of all ages. Someone is always...


    Fresh Fruit Bowl

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


    California Pasta Salad

    Not only does this salad travel well to get-togethers such as picnics or tailgate parties, but people absolutely love it...


    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...


    Easy Asian-Style Chicken Slaw

    From the first time I made this chicken dish, I knew it was a winner—the bowl came back to the...