The best potluck dinner ideas for any party start here. With plenty of potluck ideas, you won’t have any problems picking the perfect dish to take to a gathering.
The main course should be an easy one with a few ideas for your next party. Grab the list and get started.
5-Ingredient Ground Beef Casserole
5-Ingredient ground beef casserole is a great dish to take to a potluck. It's super easy to make and will feed quite a few people. And, it's budget-friendly.
The Best Southern Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is a must at a potluck. It can be made ahead of time and reheated, or pulled right out of the oven and eaten on the spot. It's a great recipe that everyone loves and is always a hit at potluck dinners. And, fried chicken is comfort food at its finest.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy Recipe
Easy slow cooker chicken and gravy recipe can be made ahead of time and brought to the potluck and heated in the cooker. It's a recipe that will feed quite a few people and gets rave reviews. Just add some mashed potatoes to your plate and you've got a great meal.
One Pot Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta Recipe
One pot Hamburger Helper beef pasta is an easy recipe to make, and a hearty meal. The meat and pasta dish is a crowd pleaser and perfect for those potluck dinners. The recipe features ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, onions, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and more.
Instant Pot 30 Minute Barbecue Chicken - This Pilgrim Life
The Instant Pot is always perfect for creating a meal in a short amount of time, and this barbecue chicken is no exception. The recipe can be cooked in less than an hour and is made with a homemade barbecue sauce and spice rub.
Ham and Potato Casserole
Ham and potato casserole is an easy recipe that will feed quite a few people. It can be cooked right before the next potluck and served alongside the other dishes. The recipe combines potatoes, cheese, ham, and more for a delicious meal.
Best Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie
Spaghetti is always a hit at family gatherings, and this baked spaghetti pie is no exception. Kids and adults will be lining up to get a large spoonful of this recipe. The dish features ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese, seasonings, and more for a fantastic recipe the whole family will love.
Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe
Ground beef pot pie is a great way to get some veggies into the kids while they are waltzing past the potluck table. The recipe is an easy one with rolled pie crusts, ground beef, veggies, potatoes, and soup.
Homemade Shepherd's Pie Recipe (with Tips to Make it Perfect!)
Shepherd's pie is a main dish that goes a long way. With ground beef, vegetables, and seasonings on the bottom, and buttery mashed potatoes on the top, you can't go wrong.
Stuffed Shells Recipe (VIDEO)
Stuffed shells are a cheesy and delicious recipe with mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan cheese. The pasta dish is a great way to add another tasty dish to potluck meals.
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
Slow cooker creamy chicken and potato soup is one of the best ways to feed a crowd. The recipe features potatoes, shredded chicken, cheese, and bacon for a dish that you won't soon forget.
BEST Baked Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter (+Video!)
Baked pork tenderloin is a great addition to dinner parties. The recipe is made with brown sugar, lemon juice, and butter, and seasoned with a spicy rub for a tender and delicious dinner.
Lasagna Roll Ups
Lasagna rolls ups are a tasty main dish that will serve a crowd. The homemade recipe has all the favorites in lasagna including ricotta cheese, mozzarella, marinara sauce, and parmesan.
Copycat Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is always a popular dish with simple ingredients. The recipe requires minimal effort and features a creamy sauce with plenty of ground beef and noodles.
Baked Buttermilk Chicken Strips
Baked buttermilk chicken strips are going to fly off the table if you don't get in the front of the line. The recipe is made with simple ingredients including Panko breadcrumbs, buttermilk, dijon mustard, and parmesan.
Taco Bake Casserole - Ready in about 30 minutes!
If you love tacos, you will love this taco bake casserole. The recipe is super easy and is packed full of flavor with Ro-Tel, taco seasoning, onions, black olives, and more. And the best part? It only takes 35 minutes from start to finish.
Tater Tot Casserole
Tater tot casserole is a great dish to bring to the party. With crispy tater tots right on top, ground beef in a creamy soup, and plenty of cheese for those cheese lovers. It is a great recipe for any occasion.
French Onion Beef Casserole
French onion beef casserole is a great recipe with only five simple ingredients including ground beef, noodles, dip, fried onions, and flavorful soup. The combination is a winning one and will go fast.
Hamburger Potato Casserole
Hamburger potato casserole is a creamy comfort-filled dish that will feed six to eight people. The kids love the recipe and we've made it numerous times.
Homemade Meatloaf Recipe With Jiffy
Homemade meatloaf will be a popular item on the table at potlucks. The recipe is made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, ground beef, ketchup, and a host of seasonings for a delicious homemade meal.
Potluck Side Dishes
Side dishes are always fun to have at a gathering, and this comprehensive list is the perfect way to help you get started picking potluck ideas for your next dinner party.
The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe
Deviled eggs are almost always on the table at a potluck. The vintage recipe is wildly popular and you have to be in the front of the line to make sure you get a couple. We have a sweet lady at our church who always brings the deviled eggs, and they are delish.
The Best Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes, with a dollop of sour cream, belong on the table with the sides. They are creamy, easy to make, and everyone loves them. Plus, they pair well with just about anything.
The Best Homemade Potato Salad Around
Potato salad is always welcome at any meal, especially with friends and family. It's a great dish for picnics, a potluck party, church gatherings, and more.
Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Salad
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad is a fresh side dish and one of the best potluck recipes. It's easy to make and you can keep it cold until the party starts. The combination of flavors can't be beaten.
The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Buffalo chicken dip is a mouthwatering recipe with chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, all topped off with blue cheese crumbles. Grab some tortilla chips and start dipping.
The Ultimate BLT Pasta Salad
There are so many tasty ingredients in this BLT pasta salad including avocados, hard boiled eggs, pasta, bacon, and cherry tomatoes. It's a refreshing addition to the table.
Mexican Black Beans Recipe
Black beans are a wonderful side to add to the line of recipes. And, with only seven simple ingredients, it won't take long to make it. It's a great way to add some healthy recipes to the table.
Easy Holiday Bacon Ranch and Walnut Cheese ball
Cheese balls are a hit at parties, and they add so much flavor and variety. You can roll them in chocolate chips, pecans, crackers, walnuts, or just about anything you can think of. It's the perfect appetizer and everyone at the church, holiday, or office potluck will love it.
Refreshing Tropical Fruit Salad
Tropical fruit is a refreshing way to add some pop to the table and get in some healthy eating before you head to the dessert area. The fruit salad, from Taste of Home, features pineapple, strawberries, red grapes, and a few other tasty ingredients.
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Cheesy potatoes are always a hit at potlucks, so be sure to make enough or they will go fast. The recipe serves around 10 people, so it will go far, and the recipe is super simple to make. Not one single time have I passed this recipe up on the buffet.
Eat-the-Rainbow Chopped Salad with Basil & Mozzarella
Having a colorful salad on the table and showing off your best dish is a great way to create a focal point. With a rainbow of colors, this salad adds beauty and offers healthy ingredients to your guests. You can even sprinkle a little blue or feta cheese right on top.
It doesn't have to be a funeral to make these insanely delicious cubed potatoes. The recipe calls for butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and Corn Flakes and bakes up into one of the best things you'll eat. If it's the first time you're making it, brace yourself because you will fall in love.
Homemade Dinner Rolls
We all need homemade dinner rolls along with our delicious potluck recipes and these are budget-friendly and easy to make. Just bring along some butter and you'll be in great shape.
Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Crock Pot macaroni and cheese is a comforting recipe and all the picky eaters will be in line for it. But, they will have to contend with everyone else, because the cheesy pasta dish is out-of-this-world.
Jiffy Cornbread Dressing
Jiffy cornbread dressing is a great way to change things up a bit at the next party. The recipe calls for all the ingredients you love in a dressing recipe, including Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. It's definitely a good thing.
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Broccoli cheese casserole is a wonderfully easy dish to make and it's a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. The recipe calls for broccoli, mayo, cheese, butter, and Ritz Crackers and is a dish you will want to make over and over again.
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts - Spend With Pennies
Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts are a great dish to serve. The recipe is rich in flavor and only calls for three simple ingredients. Just make sure you have enough because they will go fast!
Jiffy Corn Pudding
Jiffy corn pudding is a buttery, moist, and delicious side that is super simple to make and very budget-friendly. The recipe calls for just a few ingredients but packs a lot of flavor.
Best Ever Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon
Creamy pea salad is a tasty recipe that only takes about 15 minutes to prep and features delicious ingredients including peas, mayo, cheese, parsley, and more.
Zucchini casserole is a dish that is popular around the holidays and is filled with cheesy flavors, Panko breadcrumbs, and fresh zucchini.
We can't have a party without dessert, and this list will give you a lot of good ideas for what to bring to special occasions, a church party, or dinner with friends.
Pecan Pie Cobbler
Pecan pie cobbler is a great way to feed a crowd something incredibly delicious. This is one of those amazing recipes that everyone loves, so make sure you bring the recipe with you to share. It's one of the most popular recipes on the blog!
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin dump cake is filled with the flavors of the holiday season and is always loved at potlucks. The recipe features pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and more for a cake that is unforgettable and a fun way to bring people together.
Red Velvet Bundt Cake
It would almost be a sin not to have red velvet cake at a potluck. Everyone in line usually makes a bee line for the dessert table and the cake is almost always the first dessert gone.
Delicious Turtle Brownies
There's not much better than homemade brownies topped with caramel and pecans. Turtle brownies are easy to make and are a decadent and sweet treat.
Easy Chess Squares
Every time I have brought chess squares to a party, they go fast and I'm asked for the recipe. It's such an easy recipe that creates a decadent gooey dessert. You only need five ingredients and it's perfect for a crowd because it will feed a lot of people.
Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
Coconut cream pie is the perfect recipe to take to church potlucks. It's creamy, sweet, and very easy to make. The homemade pie is made with half and half for a rich flavor and topped with toasted coconut.
German Chocolate Cake
German chocolate cake is always a special cake for birthday parties, family get-togethers, and holidays. The recipe is made from scratch and you end up with a moist cake and a buttery frosting.
Pecan Pie Brownie
Pecan pie brownies are a mix of homemade chocolatey brownies topped with candied pecan pie. The combination creates a dessert that everyone will beg for more.
Caramel Apple Bars
Caramel apple bars are a mixture of a crumbly dessert, a sweet apple filling, and caramel drizzled on the crunchy topping. The bars are a great way to share with a crowd.
Brownie Mix Cookies
If you need a quick and easy, yet delicious recipe, brownies mix cookies are the answer. With six simple ingredients, you will have these prepped and baked in no time. Plus, they are a chocolatey hit with friends and family.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are a popular dessert year-round. The cookies are chewy, buttery, and chocolatey and will do great at any party.
Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake
Buttermilk Texas sheet cake is the perfect cake for serving at a party. The recipe will feed a lot of people, and it's a sweet cake with cinnamon and buttermilk. And, the frosting is made with brown sugar, butter, milk, and powdered sugar that is to die for.
Easy Lemon Bars
Lemon bars are an easy treat and perfect for the summer. The bars are refreshing, sweet, and gooey. Plus, we all love a bit of sweetness and tart on our potluck plate.
Tiger Butter Homemade Fudge
Tiger butter homemade fudge is the perfect recipe for the holidays because it's super simple to make and it's budget-friendly. The recipe only calls for three ingredients, but has worlds of flavor.
Easy No-Bake Pineapple Lush Dessert
Easy no-bake pineapple lush dessert with coconut is a wonderful way to celebrate the warmer weather. The layered dessert features cream cheese, whipped topping, pineapple, shredded coconut, and pecans.
How To Make Hello Dolly Bars
Hello Dolly Bars are incredibly easy to make. The dessert comes with a graham cracker buttery crust, and is topped with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, pecans, and shredded coconut. The dessert is then baked to perfection.
Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies
Lemon coconut sugar cookies are a refreshing treat to grab at the end the potluck line (unless you are like me and want to go to the dessert table first). The traditional cookies are made with fresh lemon zest, coconut sugar, and are rolled in raw sugar for a sweet taste.
Southern Pecan Pie Cake Recipe
Southern pecan pie cake is a delicious recipe that is similar to pecan pie. The delectable homemade cake only requires a few ingredients and will be a hit at your next gathering.
Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe
Old fashioned cream cheese pound cake is a dense, sweet, and amazingly delicious dessert. The traditional recipe is made with butter, shortening, cream cheese, and a few other ingredients that make this worthy of any party.
Homemade Banana Pudding
Homemade banana pudding is creamy, sweet, and topped with meringue for a delicious southern dessert. The recipe is easy to make and always popular with friends and family.