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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Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the more traditional shot-style look, pour the mixture into 2-ounce plastic cups and refrigerate until set. — Rachel Seis, Senior Editor, Taste of Home

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...


Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb season is almost here...and this is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat it. I tried this mixture...


Waldorf Salad Mold

When I was growing up, my mother would make Waldorf salad during the holiday season using Red Delicious apples. This...


Spiced Cranberry-Chutney Gelatin Salad

I combined my mother-in-law’s famous cranberry chutney with my raspberry gelatin recipe to come up with this nicely spiced side....

Lime Sherbet Molded Salad

For an eye-appealing addition to a picnic, potluck or other gathering, try this molded gelatin salad. With lovely color, creamy...


Holiday Gelatin Mold

No matter where I take this attractive salad, I'm asked to share the recipe. With its red and green layers,...

Crisp Cranberry Gelatin

How can gelatin be "crisp?" When it's chock-full of chopped apple and celery! This tangy favorite gets a nice crunch...


Ruby-Red Beet Salad

Adapted from a recipe that I've had for about 30 years, this salad was a big hit when I served...


Rainbow Gelatin Salad

This seven-layer gelatin salad will elicit oohs and aahs from all your guests. It's well worth the time it takes...


Cranberry Gelatin Squares

This festive gelatin treat from Lucile Cline of Wichita, Kansas is full of cranberries, pineapple and pecans. It's a great...

Cherry Ribbon Salad

Filled with pineapple, pecans and cherry pie filling, this colorful salad mold adds fun, fruity flavor to any potluck menu....


Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....


Apple Cherry Salad

“Our family enjoys this refreshing salad with its different textures and crunch. The economical recipe is my mother’s,” says Karen...


Raspberry Cranberry Gelatin Salad

This vibrant cranberry gelatin is great for a buffet. It's loaded with nuts, celery, raspberries and oranges.


Holiday Cranberry Gelatin Salad

This light, delicious holiday salad is very popular in my family and has been requested every year since I first...

Whipped Cream Gelatin Mosaic

Small pieces of gelatin give this old-fashioned salad a mosaic look. I like the fact that I don't need a...


Festive Fruit Gelatin

“I use this during the holidays because of the color combination, but it's good anytime!” With cranberry sauce, pineapple and...


Pear-Lime Gelatin Salad

A “must” at our family reunions is this easy make-ahead gelatin salad. Try decorating the top with maraschino cherries. The...


Lemon Fluff Dessert

Wondering what to do with the can of evaporated milk and graham crackers in your pantry? Try this light, lip-smacking...


Snow-White Salad

I love to collect recipes for all kinds of occasions. This sweet gelatin salad is one I often make for...


Chunky Cranberry Salad

I found this recipe while taking a cooking class. Full of mixed fruit, celery and nuts, it's a lively alternative...


Creamy Orange Gelatin

After celebrating two graduations in less than a year, it was clear that this recipe was definitely everyone's favorite. —Sue...


Layered Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Light and tangy, this gelatin is guaranteed to please. Kids go crazy for the marshmallow-cream cheese layer on top. —Irma...

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Layered Berry Gelatin Salad

This bright, citrusy salad is a combination of several recipes. I love to serve it with Thanksgiving and Christmas meals....


Three-Layer Gelatin Salad

My love of cooking started in high school. Now I get to try out recipes at church, where my husband...


Broken Glass Gelatin

A lightened-up version of an old classic, this fancy, colorful recipe from Dorothy Alexander
in Martin, Tennessee is pretty...


Frozen Citrus Fruit Cups

Add some sparkle to your next get-together or church supper with these sunny citrus treats. The refreshing cups burst with...


Strawberry Fluff

This recipe from my sister-in-law was a big hit at our parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Guests always seem to enjoy...


Creamy ‘n’ Fruity Gelatin Salad

I CAN remember looking forward to eating this pretty salad when I was a child. It has all the ingredients...