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: 3.5 stars 634
Any dense bread such as challah, brioche, or sourdough will work for this simple French toast recipe.

Roasted Red Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 755
Fresh rosemary complements the earthy taste of roasted red potatoes in this simple but satisfying side dish.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.5 stars 582
Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Rating: 3 stars 1237
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.

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.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 999
Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw, fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator for the tomato sauce. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

Classic Meatloaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 705
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).

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.

Bacon-Cheese Quiche

Rating: 3 stars 984
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 a variety 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.

Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake

Rating: 3.5 stars 446
Marbling cheesecake is an easy way to elicit oohs and aahs. This one has a raspberry puree swirled in.
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Inspiration and Ideas

26 Potato Salad Recipes Perfect for Your Next Cookout
Not just picnic fare, potato salad is a goes-with-everything summer side. Pick out a classic recipe or discover a new twist on a favorite.
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.
Potato Croquettes
Rating: 3.5 stars 113

Crunchy potato croquettes, a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, flatter any meal.