Potluck Recipes are easy to make, use minimal ingredients, and will easily feed a crowd of hungry people! They are easy to transport and are always a favorite wherever they go.
From deliciously sweet broccoli cauliflower salad, to an easy deviled egg macaroni salad, there is something on this list that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH TO BRING TO A POTLUCK?
When I'm planning potluck recipes for a crowd I usually try to choose cold potluck dishes. They are easy to keep cold in the car and can usually sit out for a while before you have to start worrying about them going bad.
Ingredients like cooked bacon, cheese, vegetables, and pasta make for an easy dish to prep, and an easy dish to transport. You really can't go wrong if a dish has bacon, cheese and pasta in it!
When you are planning out what dishes to share start by thinking about what you've eaten at picnics and potlucks in the past. Does anything stand out to you personally?
In my opinion the best picnic and potlucks recipes are ones that have minimal ingredients and minimal prep time. I'm all about saving time in the kitchen.
1. Doritos Taco Salad
From Spend with Pennies :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Doritos Taco Salad is a delicious salad we’ve been serving at potlucks for as long as I can remember! Seasoned ground beef, fresh lettuce, pinto beans, veggies and of course Doritos all sauced up with a zingy dressing make this an exciting change to your daily menu!
2. California Pasta Salad
From Culinary Hill :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This delicious and colorful California Pasta Salad is always a hit at parties! Make it a day ahead if you want; the flavors only get better as it sits!
3. Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
From Butter Your Biscuit :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Not all macaroni salads are the same, there are so many different varieties. This one is simple, inexpensive and uses easy ingredients
4. Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad
From Peas and Crayons :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This tasty buffalo chicken taco salad is a fun twist on the classic!
5. CREAMY ITALIAN CUCUMBER SALAD
From THE SALTY MARSHMALLOW :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Creamy Italian Cucumber Salad is the best and made easy with thinly sliced cucumbers and red onions! You'll love the tangy, creamy dressing!
6. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
From The Novice Chef :: Click HERE for the RECIPE A quick, easy & creamy pasta salad with cheddar cheese, bacon, peas & ranch seasoning all tossed together for a great potluck dish!
7. SOUTHERN MACARONI SALAD
From SAVING ROOM FOR DESSERT :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Try this classic Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe loaded with fresh crunchy celery, crisp red onion, tender sweet peas and cubes of sharp cheddar cheese wrapped up in a tangy homemade dressing.
8. Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad
From Spicy Southern Kitchen :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad is perfect for any picnic, potluck, or bbq. It has all that awesome flavor of a Jalapeno Popper!
9. Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad
From Mostly Homemade Mom :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad features tri colored rotini pasta with pepperoni, mozzarella, cheddar, and tomatoes in a Parmesan vinaigrette.
10. ITALIAN TORTELLINI PASTA SALAD
From CARLSBAD CRAVINGS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Italian Pasta Salad bursting with your favorite Italian fixings and on your table in 25 minutes! This Italian Pasta Salad recipe is is made 1000X better with cheesy, pillowy tortellini and homemade Italian Dressing! It’s a quick chop and throw together recipe that can be made ahead of time for the perfect stress-free side for all your potlucks and parties!
11. CLASSIC POTATO SALAD RECIPE
From DEAR CRISSY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This creamy classic potato salad is easy and delicious. Whip some up for your family cookout!
12. Deliciously Sweet Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
From Easy Peasy Pleasy :: Click HERE for the RECIPE You guys are gonna love it. It’s a little sweet and a little salty from the bacon and it is oh so good.
13. Loaded Italian Pasta Salad
From The Best Blog Recipes :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This Loaded Italian Pasta Salad from The Best Blog Recipes is a classic pasta salad that so incredibly easy to make. Loaded with fresh vegetables, cheese, pepperoni, salami, and Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta — this is a dish that is perfect for your next potluck, picnic, or anytime you need a hearty salad for a crowd!
14. SEAFOOD SALAD
From DINNER AT THE ZOO :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This seafood salad is a blend of imitation crab and shrimp in a creamy dill dressing with fresh vegetables. An easy high protein lunch option that takes just minutes to make!
15. Chicken Bacon Ranch Layer Salad
From Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This stunning layered chicken bacon ranch salad is a riff on a classic 7 layer salad. It features layers of green leaf lettuce, peppers, corn, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese, roast chicken and crumbled bacon. All dressed in a creamy homemade salad dressing.
16. Creamy Cheddar and Dill Macaroni Salad
From Life Made Simple :: Click HERE for the RECIPE You know the kind of macaroni salad you get at a good deli? Yep, this is exactly like that. And it’s crazy easy to make!
17. Creamy Pea Salad
From I WASH YOU DRY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This Creamy Pea Salad Recipe is filled with sweet peas, crispy bacon and cheese in a creamy sauce.
18. BEST SWEET COLESLAW RECIPE
From DEAR CRISSY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This sweet and flavorful coleslaw will knock your socks off!