A good potluck is my absolute favorite!! Can I get a raise of hands to see who likes them as much as I do?? Delicious AND full of variety, it is the absolute best way to try allll the amazing recipes out there!
A good potluck really is the best way to make (and try!) so many new foods! They are my favorite parties because they are full of friends and family and they are low budget since you are all pitching in by bringing a dish! I love that you aren’t tied down to one type of food. You can literally bring whatever your heart desires! In fact, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to what food is at a potluck. I mean the actual definition of potluck is “a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable.” That tells me that you can bring literally anything!
I have put together my most favorite tried and true potluck recipes. You will find everything on here from salads to desserts to fruits to dips. There are sweet and savory options, depending on what one you prefer and there is a wide variety making it easy to pick whatever you are in the mood for. I also love how simple recipes are like this. Throwing together a potluck recipe is quick and easy since they aren’t main dishes! They work at BBQs, holiday gatherings, and family events and will be a home run no matter what one you bring them to! They are all absolutely amazing and I know that you will find something that you love!
Since we’ve established how much I love potlucks, I wanted to give you a couple of helpful potluck tips! Just a couple of things to keep in mind beforehand!
Food categories: You want to make sure that you don’t end up with all desserts or all salads. So make sure to assign your guest a catgory. Appetizer, salad, dessert or drinks!
Containers: If you are attending a potluck, make sure to store your food in an airtight container that will travel well! You definitely don’t want to risk it spilling in your car on the way over!
Keep the recipe small: Make sure that you aren’t doubling you recipe. Because there are so many dishes that will be eaten at once, smaller portions are better!
California Spaghetti Salad is a delicious pasta salad filled with fresh veggies and covered in a zesty Italian dressing. With all those flavors and colors making one beautiful and tasty side dish, there is no doubt this will be the hit of your next gathering!
Ingredients: thin spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, red onion, ripe olives, Italian salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, paprika, celery seed, garlic powder
Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is a popular southern dish that is filled with crunchy peas, crispy bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese. This is an easy to make side dish that is perfect for your next potluck!
Oreo fluff dessert salad has the perfect sweet cream and marshmallow fluff with pops of crunchy Oreo cookies throughout. This soft and sweet mixture is a hugely popular dessert you will love at first bite!
Watermelon Salad is bursting with flavors from the juicy watermelon and salty feta cheese, then topped off with hints of lime and mint. It is the perfect fresh sweet and savory mix of flavors that just scream summer!!
Ingredients: diced watermelon, medium cucumber, red onion, mint, feta cheese, olive oil, Juice of one lime, honey
This cauliflower broccoli salad is filled with fresh florets and crunchy red onions, tender bacon pieces and chunks of cheese making this a perfect combination for any side salad. Perfect for side salad with the MOST delicious flavors blended together!
Ingredients: fresh broccoli florets, fresh cauliflower florets, red onion, bacon, Colby jack cheese, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, lite mayonnaise, low fat greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper