43 Favorite Potluck Recipes

Bringing a tired dish to a potluck is no way to get the party started. From pasta salads to meaty casseroles, these kicked-up recipes are sure to secure a guest-of-honor invite to any upcoming soiree.

Homemade Meatballs

"These meatballs were seriously good. I wanted something simple, and this was just right."


Louisiana Sausage Jambalaya

"I love this recipe and make it quite often—at least once a month. It's cheap, makes a ton of food, and the leftovers are, in my opinion, better than the original dish."


Meatball Bubble Biscuits

"These were so popular at the party I brought them to that I didn't even get to taste one. They received rave reviews from those who were able to partake."

-Susan Lee

Mexican Manicotti

"What a great make-ahead dish!"


Baked Spanish Chicken & Rice

"I thought that I had exhausted all of the quick chicken recipes out there, but this one is my new favorite."

-Musical Joy

White Cheese Lasagna

"If you're looking for a cheesy lasagna, this sure fits the bill. It's very seldom that my kids are quiet during dinner, but when this was served they didn't say a word."

-weekend cooker

Italian Sausage & Pasta Bake

"This tasted so good. It's a great meal to make ahead when my kids come to visit."


Tortilla Roll Ups

"These roll-ups tasted great. They were a real hit at the potluck I brought them to."


Greek Pastitsio

"This is my first time making pastitsio but it won't be my last. It is really delicious and quite easy to put together."


Mediterranean Tuna Salad

"This salad is perfect for potlucks. I'm very glad I made it, and I will definitely be making it again."


Mashed Potato Casserole

"What a wonderful dish. It is so creamy, delicious and comforting, and it has a very nice potato and cheese flavor."


Orzo Salad

"This recipe was quick and easy. I took the dish to a family party and everyone raved about it"


Baked Spaghetti Pie

"The spaghetti made a great pie crust and the taste was sublime. I'll be making this for future potlucks."

-French Tart

Spinach & Cream Cheese Enchiladas

"This is a great recipe. I loved the cream cheese mixture. I added some jalapenos to give it a little kick."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Jalapeno Macaroni & Cheese

"I love this recipe. It has just the right amount of kick and it is so tasty."


Sausage Crumble

"The topping of this dish was really delicious. I can see it appealing to children as well."

-French Tart

Perfect Pasta Salad

"This is the best pasta salad ever. I plan on making this dish for all of my future potlucks and parties."


Chicken Teriyaki with Pineapple Rice

"This is a great recipe. I love that you can add all of the veggies you want."

-adopt a greyhound

Olive-Mozzarella Chicken Bake

"This brilliant recipe really elevates everyday ingredients. It is so flavorful; my whole family loves it."

-bad kitty 1116

Mexican Taco Pinwheels

"I made these pinwheels for two separate potlucks in one week. I think the key to success with this recipe is patting the chiles and olives dry first."


Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

"This was a wonderful recipe. If you are looking for an extra zing, I recommend adding a stronger cheese like Gorgonzola."


Spiced Chicken & Rice Bake

"This was really good. I have never used cinnamon on chicken, but I loved it."

-Chef Sweet Sal

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

"This pasta dish turned out so delicious. It was very creamy, and the broccoli was a nice added touch."


Creamy Macaroni & Spinach Bake

"This is a delicious comfort food. You get yummy cheese and the healthy benefits of spinach."

-Susiecat too

Chicken & Chorizo Casserole

"Usually when I make casseroles there are leftovers, but with this, there was nothing left."


Avocado & Crab Pasta

"This made a very tasty meal. I added an extra chile for more heat."


Pea & Peanut Salad

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Mexican Lasagna

"This is a wonderful recipe. My husband loves spicy food and this sure fit the bill."


Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

"This was a really tasty and pretty-looking salad. I'll be making it for the next potluck we go to."

-magpie diner

Croque Monsieur Bake

"My daughter loves this so much, she has asked for it weekly since the first time I made it. It is a great comfort food."


Barley & Red Lentil Pilaf

"This is an awesome recipe. The fragrance of the pilaf is outstanding."


Barbecue Meatball Bake

"The liquid smoke makes these meatballs. They have an excellent taste for very little effort."


Stovetop Ziti

"This is the first time I've ever added broccoli to my pasta. It not only adds flavor, but it also stretches the recipe."


Creamy Baked Beefaroni

"This recipe was very good. It would be perfect for a potluck."

-Chef of 5

Baked Potato Salad

"This is the best potato salad I have ever tasted. The mayo and lemon juice in the dressing were perfect."


Bachelor's Skillet

"I was so impressed by this recipe and so was my family. Any bachelor who could serve up this lip-smacking dish wins my respect."


Eggplant Lasagna

"This is a must-make lasagna. I took it to a potluck and had everyone asking for the recipe."


Hamburger Noodle Bake

"I'm giving this recipe five-stars for the taste. It would be a great dish for a potluck dinner."

-Chef shapeweaver

Chipotle & Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad

"It really just doesn't get any better than this. All my favorite ingredients blend together and make one totally awesome salad."


Savory Cheddar & Rice Cheesecake

"This has a great crust on top. The raw onion got really sweet while it was baking and that was such a nice added touch."


Sesame Noodles

"These noodles had a great flavor. I loved how the cool cucumber balanced out the hot pepper flakes."


Rice Salad with Fruit & Nuts

"All the ingredients work together really well flavorwise. They play off one another to complete the dish."


Yankee Pot Roast

This New England favorite is incredibly tender and flavorful.