If you’re looking for food to share at your next potluck, then look no further. We’ve got everything from appetizers and salads to main courses and desserts so you can treat your friends to a little taste of home.
Food For Potluck Ideas
Wondering what to bring to a potluck? When it comes to potluck food, you need recipes that are easy to make ahead, easy to store, and easy to transport. Whether you’re tasked with preparing picnic recipes for a family gathering or a dish for a barbecue with friends or work potluck, we are here to help make things easier for you. We are sharing over 30 of the most popular and best potluck recipes including pasta salads, dips, bite-sized snacks, platters, and more, so that you don’t have to search for any further potluck ideas.
BEST POTLUCK RECIPES
Italian Pasta Salad
Italian pasta salad is delicious, wholesome, and easy to make. Make it up to three days ahead for your summer picnics and cookouts. You can’t get more classic than Italian Salad at a potluck!
Classic deviled eggs are a simple, easy, and healthy appetizer to make when you need something quick for brunch, picnics, barbecues, potlucks, or Easter.
Olive tapenade is a delicious, flavorful, easy dip that comes together in minutes, made with the perfect combination of sharp, tangy, salty, and savory.
Sticky Honey Garlic Meatballs
Sticky honey garlic meatballs are a delicious and flavourful 30-minute meal to add to your weekly dinner rotation. A total crowd pleaser.
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Easy pepperoni pizza rolls are crispy on the bottom, tender and chewy inside, packed with pepperoni and cheese, and baked until bubbly.
This homemade veggie tray is a quick easy healthy snack or appetizer to make for your next party, with a variety of colorful vegetables and delicious dips.
7 Layer Dip
This easy and delicious 7 layer dip is the perfect dip to serve at your next party, made with layers of beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and more.
Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
Tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze is an easy Italian appetizer topped with tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil. Delicious, fresh and simple. The perfect light Super Bowl recipe.
Antipasto skewers with tortellini are a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer with the best parts of a traditional antipasto platter but easier to eat.
Classic macaroni salad is a creamy and delicious pasta salad that is easy to throw together. It’s the perfect side to bring to a summer potluck or BBQ.
Turkey pinwheels are bite-sized finger food perfection and will make back-to-school lunch planning for the kids a total breeze. They are fully customizable and you can wrap them up in a tortilla or in pita bread.
BEST POTLUCK IDEAS FOR GATHERINGS OR PARTIES
This classic pop-in-your-mouth appetizer never disappoints. This version includes crisp bacon and spicy jalapeno for a delicious blend of flavors and textures.
AIR FRYER PIZZA ROLLS
These aren’t your kids’ pizza rolls! Easily made in the air fryer, there are only 5 ingredients and they take less than ten minutes to bake up crispy and delicious.
TWICE BAKED POTATOES
These delicious potatoes include everything we love about loaded baked potatoes – sour cream, green onions, cheddar cheese and bacon! They’re great served at room temperature or warmed up, and would make an ideal side to roast beef or fried chicken.
EASY TACO CASSEROLE
Casseroles are always a must-have at potlucks. This one is big on flavor and can be cut into squares for easy serving.
BREAKFAST POTLUCK IDEAS
FREEZER FRIENDLY EGG MUFFIN
If your potluck is more of a brunch, these baked mini omelettes are ideal! Filled with the savory goodness of cheese, bacon and peppers, they’re ready in just 30 minutes and can be made ahead, frozen and easily reheated!
These tender and flaky biscuits are a Popeyes copycat and are sure to please! Follow the step-by-step instructions for guaranteed success. Serve them with crispy fried chicken and gravy, or spread them with cream cheese and jam for a sweet brunchtime treat.
SWEET POTATO PALEO MUFFINS
Sweet potatoes in a muffin? Yes! You’ll be surprised at how tasty these muffins are. Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with chocolate chips, your kids will love them!
Whether you’re enjoying this sweet treat at home, in a cafe, or at a party, banana bread is a crowd favorite. It’s the perfect sweetbread to serve at brunch or as a dessert.
SLOW COOKER BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Have you ever made breakfast in a slow cooker? This is the ultimate one-dish meal, made with all of your favorite breakfast items – eggs, bacon, hash browns, cheese, and more! This would be a great idea for brunch, served alongside fresh bread and berries.
This classic brunch dish is filled with savory eggs, salty bacon and cheddar cheese in a flaky crust. Have it with a crisp green salad for a delicious brunch or lunch.
This breakfast sandwich works as a meal on the go, or as a hearty choice for brunch! Filled with eggs, sausage, and shredded cheese, these burritos are topped with fresh homemade avocado salsa.
NO-COOK POTLUCK IDEAS
OATMEAL ENERGY BALLS
These delicious nuggets of goodness will have your kids begging for more. The recipe includes 6 different varieties so you can easily switch them up. Best of all, these sweet treats require no baking!
It’s always a good idea to have a juicy fruit salad available at any get-together. This fruit salad is a delightful blend of strawberry, pineapple, kiwi and mango. What makes this dish stand out is the homemade cinnamon chips!
VEGGIE BREAKFAST SANDWICH
Hearty and delicious, these breakfast sandwiches are also vegetarian! They’re an excellent choice for busy weekday mornings.