30 Easy Potluck Ideas

Potlucks are a great way to share good food and good company. However, it’s not always easy to come up with a dish that’s delicious, easy to make and will be a crowd-pleaser. These 30 Easy Potluck Ideas guarantee you’ll take home an empty dish!

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With these simple and crowd-pleasing recipes, you can save time and effort, impress everyone at the party and elevate your potluck game. Best of all, they’re all easy to transport!

From appetizers like Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs, main dishes like Hatch Green Chile Mac and Cheese and Ham and Cheese Sliders to desserts sure to be a hit like Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie, these 30 Easy Potluck Ideas are sure to impress!

So next time you’re invited to a potluck or hosting one yourself, remember to check out these easy potluck ideas and make your dish the talk of the party!

Appetizers

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno – With Instant Pot Instructions
Deviled eggs are always the hit of the party or the potluck! Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno are a fun Southern twist on traditional deviled eggs perfect any time.
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Close-up photo of Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs garnished with jalapeno.
7-Layer Dip
This Healthier 7-Layer Dip has lots of fresher and lighter ingredients!  You're going to love serving it at your game day gathering–or any gathering.
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Main Dishes

Four Cheese Strata with Zucchini and Tomatoes
Four Cheese Strata with Zucchini and Tomatoes, with Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan and blue cheese, is a breakfast and brunch potluck game-changer!
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Four Cheese Strata with Zucchini and Tomatoes
Hatch Green Chile Mac and Cheese
Hatch Green Chile Mac and Cheese has the chile pepper and cheesy goodness you crave! With fresh tomatoes and a crispy buttery topping, it’s sure to become your new favorite mac and cheese!
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Tomato-Topped Hatch Green Chile Mac and Cheese
Baked Penne Pasta
Hearty Baked Penne Pasta, perfect for a hungry crowd or to take to a potluck. Everyone will love this pasta bake!
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Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
This casserole starts with a base of shredded chicken, onion, peas and carrots cooked in a creamy sauce. Then, it’s covered with tater tots that get nice and crispy in the oven. Ready in 1 hour!
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Ham and Cheese Sliders
Ham and Cheese Sliders – This homemade party hot appetizer is loaded with ham and cheese on a sweet roll brushed in a savory butter sauce. They are easy and quick to make.
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Ham and Cheese Sliders
Easy Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
This tuna pasta bake is made creamy, flavorful, and delicious. It is made with canned tuna, mozzarella cheese, and simple ingredients.
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Easy Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs – Crockpot Meatballs
Slow Cooker Meatballs are the perfect appetizer! Make these tasty crockpot meatballs with just 3 ingredients and 2 minutes of effort.
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Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs - Crockpot Meatballs

Salads and Sides

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole
This easy, decadent cheesy corn casserole is soon to become your family's new favorite side dish! Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Green Chiles is delicious served up right out of the skillet or made ahead and baked up hot and bubbling later.
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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Here's a green bean casserole everyone at your holiday celebration will love! This Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is easy to make with no canned processed soups or mushrooms!
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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole in white oval gratin dish with serving spoon.
Kicked-Up Canned Baked Beans
A guaranteed potluck crowd-pleaser! Kicked-Up Canned Baked Beans is an easy and delicious way to make ordinary canned baked beans taste like you made them from scratch!
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Baby Hasselback Potato Bake with Cheddar and Bacon
Baby Hasselback Potato Bake with Cheddar and Bacon is super simple, great to take to a party or potluck because it can be made ahead of time and guaranteed to be a hit!
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Antipasto Pasta Salad with Parmesan Herb Vinaigrette
Antipasto Pasta Salad with Parmesan Herb Vinaigrette is the perfect addition to your backyard barbecue, picnic, pot luck or just an easy, delicious grab-and-go lunch! Serve alongside Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with Peperonata and Rasberry Ricotta Cake with Almonds for an Italian-inspired feast your guests will rave about.
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Close-up photo of Antipasto Pasta Broccoli Salad with Parmesan Herb Vinaigrette.
Southwestern Orzo Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Southwestern Orzo Pasta Salad with Cilantro – Lime Dressing is a fun, colorful and super flavorful addition to your Southwestern or Mexican-inspired meal!
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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is full of fresh, crunchy vegetables and bright, summery flavors!  It's the perfect crowd-pleasing salad to take to your summer get-together.
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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad - Overhead hero shot of salad in white bowl on white distressed background with serving spoon, garnished with parsley and lemon
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
This Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is loaded with crunchy pickles, savory bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and topped with a creamy dill dressing.
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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
Nana’s Macaroni Salad
In search of a go-to macaroni salad for backyard barbecues, a church potluck or the holidays? This classic recipe is a crowd pleaser and perfectly portable!
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Creamy Potato Cucumber Salad
Creamy Potato Cucumber Salad is my mom's award-winning recipe!  This delicious potato cucumber salad has all the classic ingredients like hard-cooked eggs and a creamy mayonnaise dressing, but it's kicked up with horseradish and the coolness of cucumber for an award-winning combination. 
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Creamy Potato Cucumber Salad in green and white serving bowl with serving spoon.
Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe
Quick and easy Loaded Baked Potato Salad with bacon, sour cream, chives and cheddar cheese. Great for potlucks, parties and summer barbecues!
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Mexican Corn Salad
Mexican Corn Salad has corn and vegetables tossed in a creamy lime dressing, then topped with Cotjita cheese for a potluck dish everyone will love.
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Mexican Corn Salad
Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing
Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing with Greek yogurt, fresh orange juice, vanilla and agave is a modern spin on classic fruit salad.
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Summer Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing
Grape Salad
Grape Salad is a sweet and creamy salad made with red and green grapes and topped with brown sugar and toasted pecans. You won’t have to take any home because it will get cleaned up!
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Ambrosia Salad
Ambrosia Salad is a simple sweet treat that can be served as a side dish beside the main meal or saved for a refreshingly light dessert. Easily made in just one bowl, this no-cook classic recipe combines a creamy base with an abundance of colorful fruit, shredded coconut and mini marshmallows.
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Desserts

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie is super easy and only requires minimal baking for the crust. The bottom layer is light and creamy and the top is sweet and fruity for a pie you'll want to make all summer long!
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Easy Raspberry Coffee Cake
Easy Raspberry Coffee Cake is one of my mom’s award-winning recipes!  A finalist in the 1990 Wisconsin Berry Recipe Contest, it’s sure to be a hit at your house, too!
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Easy Raspberry Coffee Cake - In white baking pan, cut into pieces with silver server
Apple Slab Pie
Save time with this delicious and easy Apple Slab Pie topped with a decadent crumb topping. It’s the perfect dessert for any gathering!
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Apple Slab Pie
Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake
Here’s a dessert everyone at the potluck can enjoy! This raspberry white chocolate bundt cake is gluten-free and dairy-free, filled with white chocolate, raspberry jam and topped with ganache.
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Raspberry white chocolate bundt cake
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza is a deliciously easy everyone will love–especially the kids. This colorful dessert always impresses!
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Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
Yogurt Fruit Dip
You only need three simple ingredients to make this deliciously creamy Yogurt Fruit Dip recipe! Serve this dip with all your favorite fruits for the perfect healthy dessert.
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Yogurt Fruit Dip

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