Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck recipes? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that range from easy appetizers and sides to elegant dinners and desserts.

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    Strawberry and Peach Lime Custard Bars

    After I baked, my dad would always find his way to the kitchen and ask if he could try what I made. I enjoyed asking him to taste test different creations, like these bars. He was always ready with a compliment. Other fruits can be arranged over the custard, depending on what's in season. —Carlin Tou, Chandler, Arizona

    Strawberry-Pineapple Coleslaw

    Sweet fruit, a tangy coleslaw dressing and colorful crisp cabbage make a wonderful combination to share with others. I think...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...


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    Chocolate Babka

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


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    Mississippi Mud Pie

    This southern favorite is one my family can never get enough of and there are never any leftovers. My grandmother,...

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    Pistachio Mallow Salad

    This fluffy pistachio salad is a real treat since it's creamy but not overly sweet. It's easy to mix up,...


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    Strawberry Pretzel Salad

    Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? This make-ahead strawberry pretzel salad will disappear quickly at any potluck....


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    Best Deviled Eggs

    Herbs lend amazing flavor to these deviled eggs, which truly are the best you can make! The recipe includes tasty...


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    Chocolate Billionaires

    Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. I received the recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When...

    Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

    This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...


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    Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread

    The kids will get a kick out of pulling off gooey pieces of this delectable monkey bread. It's hard to...


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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight

    This is a simple chocolate delight recipe for any type of potluck occasion, and the pan always comes home empty....


    Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Love chocolate? Then this tender, luxurious layer cake is for you. With a ganache glaze and a fabulous bittersweet filling,...


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    Chocolate-Covered Cherries

    Not only is this my family's favorite festive dessert, but it makes a delicious holiday present, too. Best of all,...

    Dill Dip

    Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of this delightful dill dip recipe. One is never enough when...


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    Lemon Pudding Dessert

    After a big meal, folks really go for this light lemon treat. The shortbread crust is the perfect base for...


    Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings

    For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...


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    Heavenly Filled Strawberries

    These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia


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    Make-Ahead Coffee Cake

    This is a wonderful time-saver because it's assembled the night before. My kids think the nutty topping, sweet glaze and...


    Pear Tart

    My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly...


    Strawberry Poke Cake

    That classic spring treat—strawberry shortcake—takes on a wonderful new twist with this strawberry poke cake recipe. Strawberry gelatin and strawberries...


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    Antipasto Platter

    We entertain often, and antipasto is one of our favorite crowd-pleasers. Guests love having their choice of so many delicious...

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    Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

    These little cheesecakes make a fun dessert that's just right for cooks who don't have a lot of time for...


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    Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

    What did I do when I couldn’t decide between two of my favorite desserts? I combined them! This snickerdoodle-blondie hybrid...


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    Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

    Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for...


    Sweetened Whipped Cream

    Whipped cream recipes don't have to be hard. This one can even be made ahead. Slightly underwhip the cream, then...