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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    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated orange zest and chopped pecans, vegan chocolate chips and cinnamon, or your own favorite mix-ins. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Confetti Cupcake Cones

    All three of my kids love these cones. They are requested at almost every birthday party or celebration. —Jami Geittmann,...


    Vanilla & Cinnamon-Kissed Apple Latkes

    Latkes are crispy fried pancakes, often made with potatoes. But this sweet version with apples, orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla...


    Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

    This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...


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    Sherbet-Filled Angel Food Cake

    Here’s a cool way to treat angel food cake: Fill it with sherbet or ice cream. We finish this cake...

    Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake

    This decadent angel food cake has a secret tunnel of Amaretto-and-chocolate-flavored whipped cream and a luscious chocolate glaze. It's sure...


    Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

    Angel food cake is everyone’s favorite blank slate for making awesome desserts. Serve it with a simple glaze or pile...

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    Best Ever Bread Pudding

    The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...


    Vanilla Cheesecake

    To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm...


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    Pinwheel Pops

    My mom used to make pinwheels every Christmas, and I still love them. They are so colorful, and perfect for...


    Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things—this jazzed-up version combines vanilla with rum to create a rich flavorful sauce...

    Mini Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

    I love baking cookies to give as gifts to my family and friends. I created this recipe for my annual...


    Holiday Sugar Cookies

    I add a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three...


    Frosted Eggnog Logs

    Holiday hostess Robin Olson from Gaithersburg, Maryland looks forward to finding a trayful of these sweet and spicy treats at...


    Vanilla Caramel Corn

    This recipe gives a sweet and tasty twist to microwave popcorn. When I first tried it at a party, I...


    Dipped Vanillas

    "A touch of chocolate makes these classics stand out on the holiday cookie tray," Karen Bourne, field editor from Magrath,...

    Creepy Candied Corn

    I couldn't stop eating this popcorn when I first tried it at a friend's party. My generous pal offered the...


    Hoka Cheesecake

    The Hoka Cheesecake, named for a beloved local theater, is pretty addicting. It's one of the first recipes I learned...


    Vanilla-Almond Coffee

    This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts...


    Vanilla Popcorn

    "This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond...


    Vanilla Butter Rollouts

    Even cooks who normally shy away from cut out cookies can make these with confidence. The dough is so easy...


    Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

    It's well worth the effort to whip up this creamy tart bursting with juicy berries. A friend gave me the...


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    Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

    I like to try different fun fillings in these soft rolls, and each one is packed with cinnamon flavor. They...


    Vanilla Crescents

    These cookies are especially cozy at Christmastime, but are wonderful all year long. Try them dipped into hot tea or...

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    Boston Cream Pie Cookies

    I sandwich vanilla custard between tender, cake-like cookies. With their shiny chocolate glaze, these bite-size cookies remind me of Boston...


    Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

    Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...


    Chocolate-Caramel Chiffon Cake

    I learned how to make this fluffy, luscious cake while attending pastry school. My family just can’t get enough of...


    Chocolate Chip Challah

    I'm fond of baking and since Challah is not available where I live, I've created my own version to serve...


    Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

    For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...


    Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

    Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake...