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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Four-Cheese Garlic Grits

My grandmother used to prepare grits for my grandfather, who was from the South. I adapted her recipe to make use of ingredients that are available in supermarkets today. —Robin Baskette, Lexington, Kentucky

Macaroni and Cheese with Garlic Bread Cubes

Creamy and ooey-gooey, my homemade macaroni and cheese is over the top! Garlicky croutons add a delicious crunch. —Amy Warren,...


Saucy Mac & Cheese

I love the curly noodles in this creamy recipe. Cavatappi (aka cellentani pasta) has a corkscrew shape, but any type...


Nacho Tots

This is an easy, versatile party appetizer that everyone loves. If you can't find chorizo, ground beef or...


Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Hearty, rich and creamy, this satisfying dish is the definition of comfort food. This recipe makes two 13x9-inch casseroles, so...

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Jalapeno pepper adds an extra kick to this bacon mac and cheese, giving it great grown-up taste. I serve this...


Potluck Bacon Mac & Cheese

This wholesome mac & cheese is slow-cooker easy. Make it during the week or take it to your next potluck!—Kelly...

Chili Queso Dip

I’ve had this recipe for more than 42 years, but have updated it from time to time. This is an...


Cheesy Noodle Casserole

This rich, cheesy side dish is such an excellent meal extender that I always keep it in mind whenever I...


Cheeseburger Pie

This cheeseburger pie tastes so much like its namesake—right down to the pickles in it! We home-school our children so...


Cheeseburger Macaroni

Our family of four loves this creamy and cheesy casserole so much that we have few leftovers. It's a delicious...

Winter Day Dinner

In the middle of winter, I often rely on this recipe to warm us up! My husband doesn't care for...


Layered Beef Casserole

On my busy days, I treasure meal-in-one recipes like this one. Toss together a salad, and dinner is ready in...


Texas Cheeseburger

Your family will get a kick out of being served a wedge of this giant burger. To cut down on...


Pasta Ham Hot Dish

"I brought this simple casserole to a potluck at work and it was a hit," writes Judie Porath of Summit,...


Spinach Rice Ham Bake

When I was in college, my best friend game me this casserole recipe" recalls Ramona Parris of Marietta, Georgia. "When...

Party Cheese Dip

I was served this dip when I was on a visit to Key West. I was able to copy the...


Bacon Cheese Fondue

When I'm looking for an appetizer with mass appeal but want a change from the usual cheese spread, this is...


Chili Cheese Ball Spread

“Easy to make and easy to spread, this spicy cheese ball was my favorite appetizer that Mom made while I...


Slow-Cooked Turkey Sandwiches

These sandwiches have been such a hit at office potlucks that I keep copies of the recipe in my desk...


Cheese Poke Muffins

Each little muffin has a bubbling center of savory cheese which is irresistible. They are a wonderful side to any...


Au Gratin Party Potatoes

When putting on a party for their American Legion Post, my father and uncle prepared this yummy potato dish. I've...


Cheesy Cottage Potatoes

This recipe is a real winner. Not only does my family like it, but it's popular at potlucks. It's also...


Nacho Rice Dip

Spanish rice mix adds an interesting twist to this effortless appetizer from Audra Hungate of Holt, Missouri. "Every time I...

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Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Can't decide whether to cook vegetables or pasta for a side dish? Try combining them in this medley. It received...


Cheesy Chili Dip

Three ingredients are all Amy adds to a few cups of chili to create this fast-to-fix snack. Simply zap the...


Cheesy Sausage Dip

The garlic really comes through in this crowd-pleasing cheese dip. It's one of our family's all-time favorites. I serve it...


Cheesy Carrot Bake

Carrots become everyone's favorite vegetable when they're prepared in Cheesy Carrot Casserole, says Carol Wilson of Dixon, Illinois.


Golden Cheese/Broccoli Chowder

This chowder is a wonderful warmer-upper on a rainy afternoon. For a quick and delicious variation, spoon chowder into a...


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Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

You'll always have a winner at the potluck when you bring macaroni and cheese. Here's an extra-rich, creamy version for...