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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Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I got pretty close. I always double this when I'm making it and freeze the second one for another meal. —Keri Whitney, Castro Valley, California

Arts and Crackers

A bit of fun with some cookie cutters and a tasty fruit topping transform simple cheese and crackers into a...


Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Puffs

These are as pretty as they are delicious. I came up with this recipe one day when I was planning...


Six-Cheese Lasagna

No one will ever guess how easy this hearty lasagna is to make. No-boil noodles and prepared spaghetti sauce save...


Mini Muffuletta

People love these hearty little sandwich wedges. The recipe is great for a party and can be made the day...

New Orleans-Style Subs

This hearty muffuletta-style sandwich contains loads of meat and cheese. The chopped olive spread makes it a New Orleans classic....


Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

When I'm having weekend guests, I make this salad the day before they arrive. The flavors blend wonderfully when it...

Cheesy Lasagna

The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...


Pesto Cheese Blossom

With colorful layers, this pretty spread is a real attention-getter of holiday gatherings. I like the convenience of making it...


Three-Cheese Sausage Lasagna

Here's a nice alternative to traditional lasagna, and it's so easy to prepare! It has a simple white sauce and...


Italian Pinwheels

I love to serve these crowd-pleasing appetizer at many celebrations. It's easy to prepare, and always disappears quickly! —Cynthia M...

No-Bones Chicken Wing Dip

This hot party dip delivers the great flavor of the chicken wings we love to snack on—without any bones! —Shirley...


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Haunted Antipasto Salad

Even grown-up salads can be dressed up for Halloween night. Spookify each serving with ghost-shaped cheese slices and all your...


Five-Cheese Lasagna

I prepared this for a Cub Scout banquet. It was easy since there was nothing to do at the last...


Cheese ‘n’ Pasta in a Pot

I love to make this dish whenever friends are visiting. Since I can make it ahead, it gives me more...


Five-Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Whenever I go to an event, I'm always asked to bring this hot dip. Five types of cheese make it...

Italian-Style Veggie Wraps

Yummy! There are so many great flavors and textures in these wraps. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients—use mozzarella,...


Sicilian Overstuffed Sandwich Wedges

For a casual holiday lunch or supper, you'll have a guaranteed winner with this stacked-high, Italian-style sandwich. I like the...


Slow-Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I’ve developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite....


Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

I have fond memories of my mother in the kitchen preparing her amazing beef dip sandwiches. They always made our...


Cheesy Shell Lasagna

This zesty layered casserole is a real crowd-pleaser. It was one of our children's favorites when they were young...now our...


Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every...


Grilled Italian Sandwiches

I made this for a family gathering and everyone raved about it. It's a fun recipe to grill for a...


Mushroom Cheese Stromboli

"I got the recipe for this hearty crowd-pleaser from a friend," reports field editor Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "We...

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Black-and-Blue Pizzas

Here, blue cheese, shiitake mushrooms and blackened seasoning blend lend a tasty change to traditional pizza. Add a mixed green...


Antipasto Bake

Stuffed with savory meats and cheeses, these hearty antipasto squares would satisfy an entire offensive line! The dish comes together...


Muffuletta Cheesecake

When I needed a party appetizer and couldn’t find a recipe I liked, I created my own. This...