What Is The Easiest Dish To Bring To A Potluck?

A potluck can be a great way of organizing a large party.  If everyone who attends brings something they made, then the responsibility of cooking is spread evenly, and the host won’t be too tired from making preparations to enjoy the party. 

We’ve made a great list of some of the best, and easiest, dishes to bring to a potluck, so you can wow everyone with minimal effort!  Don’t worry about having to make anything too difficult – the best potluck dishes are straightforward and can be thrown together quite easily, and that’s what we’re showcasing on this list.  Read on to see!

1. Parisian Potato Salad

Potato salads are a potluck classic, but this one switches things up a bit so as not to be too obvious.  It uses a lot of the flavors you’d find in a Niçoise salad and also makes heavy use of Greek yogurt as a healthier way to make the dressing. 

You can choose whichever kind of mustard you prefer to give the dressing flavor, meaning you can make this more vinegary or give it a full strength mustard kick, depending on what you like.

2. Baked Garlic Parmesan Puffs

Garlic and cheese is well known to be an excellent combination.  If you want proof of that, then look no further than these garlic Parmesan puffs.  It’s a very simple matter of seasoning the puff pastry and letting it bake, so you’ll be able to whip these up in minimal time.  They’re a guaranteed crowd pleaser for all guests, old and young.

3. Raspberry White Chocolate Coconut Bites

Any good potluck needs its share of sweet dishes as well as savory ones, and this dessert bite is sure to be a big hit.  They’re totally no bake, so they’re easy to make if you decide to make an appearance last minute. 

You can also vary the flavors to your own taste very easily, too.  This recipe includes lime and ginger, but if you’re up for a bit of experimentation, why not try flavors like lemon, cinnamon, and beyond?

4. Potluck Taco Casserole

That amazing taco taste that everyone loves in the form of a casserole is sure to get a warm reception at any potluck.  This recipe actually calls for premixed taco seasoning, which will work fine.  However, you can also use your own personal blend of spices if you want to personalize things a bit more. 

This means you can adjust the heat levels to your own taste and maybe include a few spices that are a bit more unusual.  Once you’ve decided which spices you want to go with, this is a very simple dish that can easily be made in large quantities too. 

5. Prawn Pasta Salad

This salad’s easy to throw together and comes with fresh, light flavors.  Lemon plays an important role, along with a nice hit of mint as well.  This makes for an ideal summer salad that’s both delicious and healthy along with it.  

6. Mediterranean Chicken Pinwheels

These are bite size wraps of chicken combined with olives, cheese, red peppers, and artichoke hearts to make for a simple yet flavorful addition to any potluck spread. 

They’re easy finger food that kids and adults both love, and can be changed to include all kinds of fillings, depending on what flavor and texture profile you’re looking for.  You could also add extra seasonings, if you want to.

7. Apricot Glazed Bacon Spirals

This is a bit of an unorthodox dish, but definitely one that it’s worth trying.  Sweet and salty is a good combination, and the sweetness of the apricot preserve in this recipe does a good job of enhancing that salty bacon flavor.  The onion and butter round off the taste nicely, and you can be sure that these will disappear pretty quickly at whatever party you bring them to.

8. Garbanzo Stuffed Mini Peppers

Garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) are also the main ingredient in hummus, and if you were really in a hurry, you could try stuffing the peppers with that instead.  Still, this recipe doesn’t take long either, and you can season it to your own taste.  The crunch and sweetness of the peppers goes nicely with the smooth stuffing and the flavors pop nicely.

9. Meatballs With Chimichurri Sauce

The chimichurri brings a bit of South American flair and flavor to these meatballs.  The sauce isn’t anything hard to make.  This recipe calls for pre-made meatballs, but if you make your own, you’ll have the chance to season them however you like.  You could also use lamb or pork instead of beef, or even a mixture of a few different meats.

10. Deviled Eggs

There are several ways you can make these delicious deviled eggs, and they’re all amazing.  The mashed yolks are seasoned with paprika, but can also be upgraded to include your choice of other seasonings as well.  

11. Bang Bang Chicken

Bang bang chicken is simply delicious.  The unbeatable combination of buttermilk, panko breadcrumbs, and hot sweet chili sauce is just irresistible.  Make more of this than you plan to eat, because it’s all going to be gone faster than you can say “you need to give me the recipe!”.  

12. Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is an adored comfort food to countless people, so you’re always sure of a positive reception when you bring some to a potluck.  This version uses many varieties of cheese, but if you’re having a hard time finding fontina or provolone (or if you just don’t like them), then feel free to use whichever cheeses you think will work best. 

It’ll be so rich and creamy that nobody will be able to resist having an extra large bowlful.  Luckily, it’s easy to make a large batch so that you can prepare.

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve read this list of mouth watering potluck recipe ideas, you’ll be more than prepared for the next time you’re called upon to bring something tasty with you.  Enjoy!


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