From potatoes to pasta to dips and sheet cakes, you will find everything in this list of easy and best lunch party food ideas. Every one of your guests will love your recipes that include a main dish and dessert.
You can use these ideas for game day, an after-school party, baby shower, lunch with friends, or family gatherings with plenty of food and quality time.
Lunch party food ideas always call for dips, and this sour cream version is so tasty, you'll need to have plenty on hand. With some veggies and chips on the side, everyone will have something to choose from with this dipping sauce.
Tomato and corn puff pastry bites are a nice change from the typical sandwiches you serve at lunchtime. The Taste Of Home recipe features corn, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, provolone, and more for a meal that no one will forget.
Slow cooker meatballs are a must at a lunch party. They are easy to make, can stay warm in the Crock Pot, and people can use them for a sandwich, on top of mashed potatoes or rice, or at the end of a toothpick. They are the perfect little party snack.
You really can't go wrong with baked potato bars because you can add a variety of toppings that everyone can choose from. Simply cook your potatoes ahead of time, prep your toppings, and have it all ready to go when guests arrive.
A pasta bar is another great way to go. You can offer a variety of pasta choices, sauces, and toppings, guaranteeing everyone is happy. It's a great solution for a large crowd and an easy way to make sure everyone likes their lunch choice.
Pinwheel sandwiches always go over well at parties and this recipe for Italian deli pinwheel sandwiches is no exception. Finger foods are perfect for those on the guest list that aren't hungry but want to snack a little. Plus, it's an easy appetizer that you can make a lot of in a short time.
Hot dogs are great for football games, a graduation party, or gatherings with kids, and it's one of our favorite foods. With just a little creativity, you can get the kids involved and add these to your list of party recipes.
Mini quiches are a great item to have at a party because you can make them ahead of time, or have them prepped and ready to cook as people arrive. Plus, it's a great recipe if you're on a tight budget. With the combo of eggs, cream, salt, black pepper, and optional add-ins you can't go wrong.
Cream cheese sausage balls with bacon are an easy recipe to make and you can add them to your appetizer spread. The simple recipe features some of your favorite ingredients including sausage, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, bacon, cheese, onions, and biscuit mix. It's definitely next level.
Delicious dips are always a good thing at parties, a family reunion, or any type of gathering. 5-minute million dollar dip is not only five ingredients but packed full of flavor. Grab the Ritz Crackers and dip away.
Talk about a great flavor combo, this fruit salad features strawberries, pineapples, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, and bananas in a mouthwatering dressing. Orange zest, honey, poppy seeds, and a few other ingredients make up the dressing that everyone at the party will love.
Sausage crescent rolls are filled with some of our favorite flavors. And the best part? They are super easy to make. The recipe is made with three simple ingredients for one delicious lunch mini-sandwich.
Any kind of sandwich is going to be a hit at a party, especially a turkey pesto panini. With jarred pesto, turkey, and a couple of other ingredients, your guests will be wanting a copy of the recipe to take home, as well as any leftovers.
Made with cream cheese, onions, Worcestershire sauce, and a beef base, you can have this dip ready in a matter of minutes. Add some veggies on the side, and you've got a great spread for your guests to choose from.
Pineapple dump cake is one of the easiest desserts I've ever made and the recipe only calls for three ingredients. You can keep the slow cooker warm on the counter and let people walk through the line and dig in. Add a scoop of ice cream and you're set.
Lemon bars are a fresh treat that everyone loves. You can add a little bit of sweet and tart to the table for people to grab and eat. But beware, you will have to make quite a few because these will go quickly.
If you have a large crowd coming for lunch, peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars are a great choice. This is one of my favorite cheap party food ideas that everyone loves, and it will satisfy any chocolate craving while feeding a lot of people.
Wouldn't it be fun to make strawberry shortcakes for a crowd? The Kitchn shares the best way to make and serve strawberry shortcakes for groups. And, you can go the easy route and make it ahead of time so you're not running around like crazy at party time.
Easy party food ideas always start with dips. Chocolate chip dip is not only easy to make but sweet on the tastebuds. Grab some cookies, graham crackers, or Nilla Wafers, and get some dip on your plate before it's all gone.