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

Chestnut Stuffing

Rating: 3.5 stars 177
Studded with meaty chestnuts and fragrant with parsley and sage, this stuffing is equally good cooked inside or outside the turkey (try our Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey recipe). You will need to dry the bread cubes overnight; transfer them to resealable plastic bags until you're ready to make the stuffing, up to 1 day more.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 493
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 699
Old-style pubs have it right: Sitting down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie is a true pleasure; making it is happily simple. We've added sharp cheddar to our mashed potatoes for a snappy topping.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Rating: 3 stars 1091
Our freezer-friendliest chicken recipe makes one casserole that will serve 4 tonight, plus a second meal to freeze and pull out when you're in a pinch.

Roasted Red Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 755
A simple but satisfying side dish you'll make again and again, this roasted red potato recipe takes 5 minutes to prep and about 30 minutes of hands off time to roast. All you need are baby red potatoes, olive oil, and fresh rosemary, or another hardy herb such as thyme. Martha's secret for deliciously crispy roasted potatoes is to preheat the baking sheet while she preps the potatoes. 

Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie

This fun, cinnamon-scented twist on apple pie can feed a crowd while wow-ing them at the same time. The same homemade pie dough forms both the base crust and the topping—the magic happens when a sweetened cinnamon-butter is spread on half of the dough and rolled up like a log and chilled. Once sliced into swirly rounds, they're shingled on top of the baking sheet of spiced apples and baked until golden brown and bubbly. You can find a step-by-step photo guide to assembling the top crust here

Everyday Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 1800
This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.

Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

You can make this no-knead herbed garlic bread a day in advance, but the pillowy loaves are even better warm from the oven. For an illustrated how-to on the process, see our step-by-step photos.

Apple-Cider Donut Cake

If you love the apple-cider donuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey donut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist and makes it our favorite fall dessert. This recipe appears in our cookbook, A New Way to Bake and Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.5 stars 2559
Choose firm, smooth eggplants for best results when making this incredible dish. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.
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Inspiration and Ideas

These Are the Best Dishes to Bring to Your Work Potluck
Feed your coworkers any of these dips, sides, mains, or desserts and you're sure to be the most popular person in the office.
30 Easy Potluck Recipes for All Kinds of Parties
Whether you're in charge of bringing a small bite, a crowd-pleasing side, a hearty main dish, or a sweet ending, these impressive (and impressively simple) potluck recipes will be the star of the spread. They can all be made ahead and are delicious served at room temperature, so the first guest will be just as happy as the last.
Creamy Deviled Eggs
Rating: 3.5 stars 1068

Deviled eggs are a classic and one of Martha Stewart's favorite hors d'oeuvres. Deviled eggs are crowd-pleasing party snack that are the perfect way to start a casual evening. Make this creamy deviled egg recipe and get your party started in 30 minutes or less!