Potluck Recipes & Ideas

Divide to conquer your next gathering by hosting a potluck! Find a series of perfect potluck appetizers, sides, main courses, and desserts, in addition to potluck themes and hosting tips.

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How to Host the Perfect Cookie Swap

Make this fun pre-holiday party the best it can be. For more tasty and festive holiday cookie recipes and tips, download our complete guide here.
By Blythe Copeland

25 Winning Recipes for Your Next Summer Potluck

Be the talk of your block when you bring these crowd-pleasers to your next potluck party.
By Jennifer Anderson

Classic French Toast

Rating: 3.49 stars
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Any dense bread such as challah, brioche, or sourdough will work for this simple French toast recipe.

Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Rating: 3.17 stars
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This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for an array of mix-ins.Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.

Roasted Red Potatoes

Rating: 3.14 stars
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Fresh rosemary complements the earthy taste of roasted red potatoes in this simple but satisfying side dish.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars
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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Classic Meatloaf

Rating: 3.29 stars
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Good meatloaf is about as comforting as comfort food gets. Thankfully, meatloaf doesn't have to be complex to be good. It just needs to be tender (from breadcrumbs soaked in milk and gentle handling) and flavorful (from onion, garlic, and ketchup).

Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Rating: 3.61 stars
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Nothing compares to the juiciness of summer tomatoes. Go beyond the expected with this showstopping salad.

Potato Salad

Rating: 3.16 stars
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Chopped scallions are sprinkled on a potato salad made with Yukon golds.

Basic Empanadas

Rating: 3.39 stars
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These tasty and convenient Latin-American-style turnovers can be frozen for up to three months, individually wrapped in plastic and placed in resealable plastic bags. There's no need to thaw before baking, they can go right from the freezer to the oven.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.63 stars
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Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Deviled Egg with Relish

Relish adds a sweet, tangy kick to the classic deviled egg.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Test Kitchen's Favorite Potato Salad

Using vinegar and mustard in addition to the usual mayonnaise is the secret to a perfectly balanced potato salad. To save time, chop the celery, scallions, and cornichons for the dressing while the spuds cool.