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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    Fiesta Corn

    Corn with tomatoes and jalapenos is one of the first dishes I cooked for my husband. Don’t like heat? Use green bell peppers instead of jalapenos. —Cassandra Ramirez, Bardstown, Kentucky

    Cajun Crab Poppers

    My brother moved to New Orleans and I love visiting him and his family whenever I can. These easy jalapeno...


    Artichoke & Jalapeno Crab Dip

    This has always been a great potluck dish—I haven't found anyone yet who hasn't loved it! The rich and creamy...


    Jalapeno Pomegranate Cocktail

    This spicy and sweet sipper gives you a little fix of jalapeno flavor minus the heat. Start a couple of...


    Confetti Fiesta Braids

    “This bread is based on the winning recipe in a local contest I judged. I turned it into a double...

    Bacon-Jalapeno Mushrooms with Ranch Sauce

    Tender mushrooms are stuffed with a zesty bacon and jalapeno cream cheese mixture, then baked to golden perfection. When served...


    Chili Beef Dip

    No last-minute party prep needed! Just put this creamy dip together a couple hours before your shindig, and let your...

    Three-Pepper Bean Dip

    My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So...


    Spicy Pepper Slaw

    “I love coleslaw, but wanted to jazz it up and make it just a little healthier. This recipe not only...


    Chicken Chorizo Posole

    “I first tasted posole while visiting a friend in Santa Fe. It was a
    revelation! I have since been...


    Spicy Pineapple Salsa

    Here’s a sweet and spicy twist on salsa. Served with chips, it’s an excellent party starter. It also adds a...

    Roasted Peppers on Goat Cheese

    I love all of these flavors and all of my friends do too! I serve this at any party, barbecue...


    Jalapeno Cheese Bread

    Cheddar cheese and jalapenos give this savory bread a spicy Southwestern flair. It makes a great accompaniment to chilis and...


    Spicy Chicken Chili

    My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


    Crab Cakes with Red Chili Mayo

    This is one of the most popular appetizers I make and is lovely for a party. The spicy mayo is...


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    Mummy Poppers

    I wrapped these spicy jalapeno poppers in puff pastry like a mummy. You can tame the heat by adjusting the...

    Bacon Cheese Poppers

    Guests who head straight for a tray of jalapeno poppers will devour this crowd-pleaser just as fast. The blue cheese-flavored...


    Summertime Spaghetti Sauce

    My husband and I look forward to this flavorful sauce when our tomatoes become so abundant and we need to...


    Bread & Butter Peppers

    If your pepper plants are as prolific as mine, this recipe will come in handy. The crunchy mix of sliced...


    Jumbo Jalapeno Cheddar Rolls

    Add some excitement to your buffet with these colorful rolls. The cheddar cheese and jalapeno flavors are mild, but everyone...


    Zippy Beef Chili

    This zesty chili is not only chock-full of ground beef, but it's also loaded with veggies. I put everything in...


    Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

    This crowd-pleasing dip is always a success, whether I follow the recipe as is or if I substitute shredded pork...


    Spicy Black Bean Soup

    A splash of sherry enhances this hearty, easy-to-make black bean soup. For a milder flavor, remove the ribs and seeds...


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    Quick Jalapeno Hush Puppies

    The crunchy exterior of these southern-style snacks is a nice contrast to the moist cornbread. Jalapeno peppers and hot sauce...

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    Southwest Enchilada Bake

    The whole family will love this comforting, cheese-topped, stick-to-your-ribs casserole. It has just the right touch of heat. —Dixie Terry,...


    Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

    Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos are one of his specialties. We usually...


    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...


    Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters

    These flavorful breaded and baked oysters, served with a zippy jalapeno mayonnaise, were created by Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan....


    Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

    This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...


    Sweet Corn ‘n’ Peppers

    Peppers add punch to this mouthwatering grilled sweet corn.—Grace Camp, Owingsville, Kentucky.