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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    Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

    I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in fall and winter. —Celesta Zanger, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    Bean & Bulgur Chili

    Come in from the cold to a piping hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili. The bulgur adds...


    Festive Bean Salad

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


    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...


    Thick & Chunky Beef Chili

    Hearty, flavorful ingredients and a thick, rich sauce make this a satisfying chili that's sure to win compliments on your...

    Hearty Chili with a Twist

    This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...


    Two-Bean Hummus

    My children love this easy hummus and even like to help me make it! Hummus is a great way to...

    Cherry Baked Beans

    Here's a perfect dish to bring to a family reunion or any get-together. It's fast and easy to prepare, and...


    Beef and Lamb Stew

    I asked for this recipe after a recent trip to South Africa with my church. This stew includes lots of...


    Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

    Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of...


    Colorful Minestrone

    Butternut squash, a leek and fresh kale make my minestrone different from most others. Not only do ingredients like this...

    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...


    Slow Cooker Vegetable Bean Soup

    Kitchen staples and canned goods help me get this heartwarming soup on the table with very little preparation. Feel free...


    Hot Antipasto

    My husband's family requests this colorful appetizer dish for our annual Christmas Eve potluck. Everyone loves that there are so...


    Taco Bean Soup

    "This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...


    Hearty Chili Mac

    Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent...

    Artichoke Bean Salad

    "You can stir up this colorful bean salad in no time," assures Dixie Terry Goreville, Illinois. Two kinds of canned...


    Picnic Bean Casserole

    Smoked bacon adds zest to this bean bake, a recipe I got from my mother. I must confess that lima...


    Sweet-Sour Vegetable Salad

    Field editor Lucille Terry of Frankfort, Kentucky quickly assembles this marinated medley using canned veggies. "It's excellent for potlucks, accompanied...


    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...


    Hearty Bean Bake

    Because it makes such a big batch, this popular four-bean bake is perfect for potlucks...but I like to serve it...


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    Firehouse Chili

    As one of the cooks at the firehouse, I used to prepare meals for 10 men. This chili recipe was...

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    Chicken Bean Soup

    This easy soup is tasty and nutritious, too. I like to top individual bowls with a few sprigs of fresh...


    Slow Cooker Calico Beans

    With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...


    Summer Bean Salad

    I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 years, and it always seems to be a favorite. This isn’t your...


    Country Bean Bake

    “This recipe of my mom‘s makes the best baked beans I have ever eaten,“ writes Gloria Jarrett from Loveland, Ohio....


    Buffet Vegetable Rice Salad

    "This chilled rice and ham salad goes well with barbecue dinners," suggests Josie Varro of Coquitlam, British Columbia. "The green...


    Mixed Bean Salad

    Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.