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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Wintertime Meatball Soup

This recipe is versatile. If you like, you can vary the vegetables that are added to the soup. In my version, I add a bit of chopped jalapeno pepper for some heat and serve the robust soup with cornbread or garlic bread.—Eunice Justice, Cody, Wyoming

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls...


Super-Duper Chili

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


Hearty Calico Bean Bake

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and...


Taco Casseroles

It’s easy to satisfy a large group when you serve this main dish, because it makes three colorful casseroles. It’s...

Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...


Bean Vegetable Chili

Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family and friends ask me to...

Steak And Bean Chili

My husband, Steve, actually created the recipe for this meaty chili when he was in high school...he entered a chili...


Baked Three-Bean Casserole

Here's a recipe perfect for large get-togethers because it can be easily doubled for a big crowd!—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon


Spicy Nacho Bake

I made this hearty, layered southwestern casserole for a dinner meeting once, and now I'm asked to bring it every...


Three-Bean Bake

Being big eaters, my three sons love this recipe that I created. Leftovers can be used as a taco filling...

Cowboy Bake Beans

All our friends love this dish...it tastes so good with ground beef and a blend of different beans. Brown sugar...


Ranch Bean Chili

Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes and corn, this hearty, colorful chili is sure to be a family hit. I often...


Taco Stovetop Supper

In Addy, Washington, Barbara Ingils serves a crowd with her quick-to-fix skillet supper that gets zip from taco seasoning mix....


Hearty Bean Side Dish

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish...


Southwestern Bean Dip

Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family...

Southwestern Vegetable Soup

In addition to being a teacher, I'm a graduate student and mother of three. So this quick and easy soup...


Mexican Bean Soup

For our family's fall birthday bash, I make a big pot of this soup and serve it with plenty of...


Soup in a Hurry

Serve up this soup with corn bread and fruit and you have a delicious and simple supper.—Eleanor Holmes, Fairview, Oklahoma


Pumpkin Chili

This unique chili freezes well…but it still doesn't last around our farmhouse very long, especially when my five children and...


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...


Homemade Mexican Lasagna

Our friends and family love this recipe. It's easy to make ahead of time and can be frozen. This is...


Quick and Easy Chili

This quick and easy chili recipe can be made in a flash and easily doubled or tripled to satisfy any...


Six-Bean Casserole

I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our...

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Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while...


Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a...


Bewitched Chili

One pot and thirty minutes—yes, please. Kids and grown-ups love this warm-you-up chili for Halloween. —Janice Westmoreland, Brooksville, Florida


Quick Pork Chili

A dear neighbor gave me a pot of this delicious chili, and I asked for the recipe. The pork sausage...


Block Party Beans

—LaDonna Daley, Elyria, Ohio


Spice-Up-My-Life Chili

My big-batch chili will spice things up and keep you warm on a crisp winter day. Serve with a side...