We're willing to bet that you have at least one potluck on your calendar this season. Whether you're planning to attend an office potluck, Friendsgiving get-together, family potluck or any other gathering, you'll want to have a few delicious sharable recipes ready to go. Luckily, we've rounded up the best potluck dishes that you can bring to any celebration, from easy dinner recipes to chocolaty desserts and more.
When thinking about a potluck dish, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, you'll want to be sure there's enough of your dish to go around. You may have to double or triple a recipe if you're serving a large crowd. You will also want to be aware of any dietary restrictions or allergies. While you don't obviously have to cater your potluck dish to any one person, you can consider bringing vegetarian dishes, vegan plates or gluten-free desserts. Lastly, you'll also want to make something that's relatively easy to transport (unless you're hosting the potluck at your home).
If you need a little inspiration, we've gathered the best slow cooker recipes, instant pot dishes, healthy salads, pastas, finger foods and even a few make-ahead dishes ideal for any gathering. Bookmark your favorite potluck dishes to make now!
Applesauce Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Cook a big batch of savory pulled pork infused with applesauce and cider for a potluck dish everyone will love. Bring along some fluffy challah buns and a vinegary cabbage-apple slaw so everyone can make their own sandwiches.
This dish full of jammy roasted vegetables and warm ricotta is almost too pretty to eat. Serve it with crusty bread for a potluck appetizer the whole crew will enjoy.
Get the Baked Ricotta recipe.
Pull-Apart S'mores Sliders
If you signed up to bring dessert to the potluck, this dish is what you should make. These delicious, gooey sliders made with Hawaiian buns, milk chocolate and mini marshmallows are sure to disappear quickly.
Get the Pull-Apart S'mores Sliders recipe.
Vegetarian Antipasto Salad
This extra-large crunchy salad loaded with mozzarella pearls adds some fresh flavor to the table. It's also suitable for any vegetarian guests at the potluck.
Get the Vegetarian Antipasto Salad recipe.
Fig Cornmeal Skillet Cake
This gorgeous skillet cake made with fresh figs, cornmeal and a layer of crunchy sugar is guaranteed to be a hit at any potluck.
Get the Fig Cornmeal Skillet Cake recipe.
Saucy Sausage Meatballs
The secret to these savory, saucy meatballs is a little bit of cinnamon and orange zest. Put some toothpicks in to serve these as appetizers, or bring some rolls along for everyone to make their own meatball subs.
Get the Saucy Sausage Meatballs recipe.
This dish made with potatoes, ground lamb or beef, and plenty of veggies is basically the definition of cozy. This recipe as written is meant to serve four people, so you can double if you're making this for a larger crowd.
Get the Shepherd's Pie recipe.
Cheesy Garlic Bread
It doesn't really get better than this crispy, cheesy, garlicky bread. The butter is mixed with garlic, lemon zest, and Dijon mustard for an extra flavor boost.
Get the Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe.
Dips make for great potluck contributions, and dessert dips are certainly no exception. This creamy one can be spooned into individual cups or served family-style.
Get the Tiramisu Dip recipe.
Apple Sausage Rolls
Flaky puff pastry is stuffed with flavorful homemade sausage in this recipe. Don't forget the apple butter mustard for dipping!
Get the Apple Sausage Rolls recipe.
Gochujang Fried Rice
This sweet and spicy fried rice dish is sure to have everyone at your potluck coming back for seconds...and maybe even thirds. This recipe is also written to serve four, but you can double or even triple it for a larger crowd.
Get the Gochujang Fried Rice recipe.
Mixed Berry Cobbler
This rustic dessert brings together fresh berries under a crunchy, crumbly topping. Take it to the next level by topping it with vanilla ice cream.
Get the Mixed Berry Cobbler recipe.
Scallion and Sesame Focaccia
This savory focaccia uses scallions, sesame oil, sesame seeds and flaky salt. If this doesn't strike your fancy, you might wanna check out our Pear Focaccia or Tomato, Garlic, and Rosemary Focaccia recipes.
Get the Scallion and Sesame Focaccia recipe.
Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers
These spicy, cheesy bites come together in the air fryer. Who doesn't love an easy appetizer?
Get the Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers recipe.
The national dish of Cuba, ropa vieja comes together entirely in the slow cooker. Everyone at the potluck will love this saucy beef main dish.
Get the Ropa Vieja recipe.
Spiced Chocolate Bark
This chocolate bark gets a unique twist from a little bit of homemade Sriracha mixed in with the melted chocolate. You can also prep this simple dessert ahead of time.
Get the Spiced Chocolate Bark recipe.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Mashed Potatoes With Buttery Sliced Scallions
A tray of mashed potatoes is a welcome addition to any potluck. These ones are extra special thanks to the garlic, peppercorn, and thyme-infused mixture and lemony scallion relish.
Pierogi With Sautéed Cabbage
The base of this dish is store-bought frozen pierogi, but it doesn't feel basic thanks to the addition of crispy bacon and tender roasted onions and cabbage.
Get the Pierogi with Sautéed Cabbage recipe.
These picture-perfect cookies are surprisingly easy to make, not to mention delicious.
Get the Neapolitan Cookies recipe.
Onion and Gruyère Quiche
If it's a potluck brunch you're attending, you can't go wrong with this cheesy flavor-packed quiche. Even if it's not a potluck brunch, this is sure to be well-received at any time of day — especially with that gorgeous braided crust.
Get the Onion and Gruyère Quiche recipe.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
These roasted Brussels sprouts are a great side dish for any potluck. They're tossed with a maple-sriracha glaze and seasoned twice for extra intense flavor.
Get the Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe.
Penne With Spicy Anchovy Marinara
Pasta can be a great potluck dish because it's relatively inexpensive and feeds a crowd. This recipe calls for homemade pasta, but you can swap in store-bought. Any pasta is sure to shine when it's coated with this spicy, savory sauce.
These handheld appetizers are sure to be a hit. Flaky pie dough is stuffed with seasoned ground beef and trust us — it's delicious.
Get the Beef Empanadas recipe.
Chickpea Salad With Smashed Cucumbers
If you've got vegetarian guests at your potluck, they'll be thrilled with this veggie-packed salad topped with crumbly, salty feta. It can be a side dish or you can double the recipe to make it a main.
Spicy Taco Slaw
Not just for tacos, this easy slaw shines on burgers or with barbecue.
Get the Spicy Taco Slaw recipe.
Pimiento-Cheese Deviled Eggs
Introducing a twist on the classic deviled egg that all your Southern friends will adore.
Get the Pimiento-Cheese Deviled Eggs recipe.
Be the hero and bring dessert to your potluck. A tray of chewy Blondies won't last long!
Get the Blondies recipe.
Cheesy Monkey Bread
Garlic, cheese, and a side of marinara — need we say more?
Get the Cheesy Monkey Bread recipe.
Spaghetti and Meatball Nests
This is definitely the most fun way to eat everyone's favorite pasta dish.
Get the Spaghetti and Meatball Nests recipe.
Best Ever Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Fun fact: This recipe swaps in cannellini beans for the usual cream cheese to give your favorite dip a healthy twist.
Grilled Onion Dip
Yep, you're gonna need a lot of chips (and maybe some breath mints).
Get the Grilled Onion Dip recipe.
It's not a potluck without some guac, of course, and we grilled the avocados first for that extra somethin' somethin'.
Get the Smoky Guacamole recipe.
Chilled Tortellini Romesco
Cheese-filled pasta salad > regular pasta salad.
Get the Chilled Tortellini Romesco recipe.
Honey-Lime Ramen Salad
Bring ramen to the party and every single person will love you, guaranteed.
Get the Honey-Lime Ramen Salad recipe.
Parisian Potato Salad
We ditched the mayo for Greek yogurt in this classed-up potato salad, but we swear nobody will know the difference.
Get the Parisian Potato Salad recipe.
White Pizza With Brussels Sprouts and Ham
Your friends will hardly believe this easy sheet pan pizza didn't come from a brick-oven restaurant.
Mini Shrimp Rolls
The secret ingredient here is crushed-up potato chips, which add just the right amount of satisfyingly salty crunch.
Get the Mini Shrimp Rolls recipe.
Crab, Mango, and Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
Grilled Chicken Sliders
These sweet-and-salty sliders taste like summer in a sandwich — and they're so fun to eat!
Get the Grilled Chicken Sliders recipe.
Campfire Baked Beans
Homemade ketchup (plus bacon) brings this classic cookout dish to the next level.
Get the Campfire Baked Beans recipe.
Fiesta Nacho Casserole
Best eaten with tortilla chips, of course.
Get the Fiesta Nacho Casserole recipe.
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