Potluck Recipes

Wow the crowd with top-rated recipes for covered-dish classics like mac and cheese, salads, enchiladas, dips, and desserts.

Staff Picks

Betty's 3-Bean Hot Dish (a la Minnesota)

Rating: 4.76 stars
My dearest 80-something friend Betty gave me this sensational, hearty recipe for a 3-bean hot dish. She's Finnish, I believe this has roots to home, and it's really tasty! My hubby, who hates beans, demanded I get the recipe. We first devoured it at Betty and Jim's 60th wedding anniversary! Perfect for potlucks.

Slow Cooker Potluck Spareribs

Rating: 4.62 stars
These ribs are perfect for a potluck. Use a slow cooker bag and cleanup is super easy. Sure to be a recipe they beg for!

Potluck Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.43 stars
After trying plenty of hash brown casserole recipes, I finally discovered the perfect mixture on my own! I always make this for any potluck I go to, and it's ALWAYS the first thing to be eaten! From dinner parties to football game gatherings, you won't be disappointed.

Cannellini Bean and Artichoke Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is great for barbeques, picnics, or just to have refrigerated to serve with a sandwich for lunch. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

Lemon Pretzel Salad with Mango and Kiwi

Rating: 4.4 stars
Refreshingly satisfying! Fresh lemon, mango, and kiwi are fused with fluffy cool cream cheese, all sitting atop a yummy salty sweet pretzel crust...wow, what else can you say?! It always disappears with a quickness. Perfect for BBQs, holidays, pitch-ins, or just a tasty treat with a hot cup of tea. Enjoy!

The Talk of the Potluck Kale and Apple Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
A favorite for potlucks, family gatherings, and hot summer nights at home. With a food processor to chop the kale, I can be done and out the door to a party within 25 minutes - and that includes 5 minutes to find my keys. My kids love this salad when I add lots of apples!

Zucchini Walnut Carrot Cake

Rating: 5 stars
This zucchini carrot cake is a tasty breakfast alternative.

Quick Festive Ground Meat Skillet

Rating: 4.42 stars
This is great as a main dish, a dip, or on tortillas! My whole family loves this and it's great for pitch-in dinners too.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.53 stars
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Best Brownies

Rating: 4.53 stars
These brownies always turn out!

Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Sloppy Joes II

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is the recipe my mother used for sloppy joes and it always gets compliments!

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Ziti I

"I made two for a potluck, one meatless and one Italian sausage. EVERYONE loved it. I substituted ricotta for half of the sour cream. It all turned out so delish!" – MsNina

Show-Stopping Potluck Ideas

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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars

This three-layer salad includes a pretzel crust, cream cheese center, and strawberry top.