43 Summer Potluck Recipes

Gotta have the "it" dish on your block? Come armed and ready for your next barbecue battle with these portable and impressive dishes.

BBQ & Buffalo Wing Dip

"This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. I loved the added lime flavor."


Watermelon, Feta & Black Olive Salad

"I LOVED this salad! The combination of flavors is fantastic: I loved the saltiness of the feta and olives, the sweetness of the watermelon and the tartness of the lime."


Summery Orzo Salad

"This is a colorful and crunchy orzo salad. It's a very refreshing vegetarian salad for those hot summer days!"

-Columbus Foodie

Festive Caprese-Salad Wreath

"How perfect! I love caprese salad when it's hot outside! I always made this with oil and vinegar before, but I love it with the pesto."


Best Banana Pudding

This cookie-box classic will always be a perfect addition to any potluck or barbecue spread. Feeding a crowd? You'll definitely want to make two of these... lest it disappear before you can serve yourself a slice!

Guacamole with Sour Cream

"This was absolutely delish and so versatile! I loved the addition of black olives. I added a touch of sweet chili sauce."

-Mom to Four

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

"This was superb — light, fresh and delicious! It's a great basic salad that can be adapted so easily. I crumbled up some feta and it was delish


White Bean & Tuna Salad

"Up to this point, I always thought tuna salad needed a creamy dressing to taste good. This recipe proves me wrong! The olive oil and balsamic vinegar add so much flavor without needing to add any spices."


Easy Key Lime Pie

"My family loved this and it was so easy! So much less complicated than some recipes. I enjoyed the chocolate crust version."


Cowboy Caviar

"Wow! I made this as an appetizer for our daughter-in-law’s birthday dinner. Everyone raved!"


Pepper Steak

"It's so easy to toss together and the taste is ever-so-yummy! Served it over buttered noodles."


Sweet Corn & Tomato Galette

Fresh sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes married with a crispy galette make a midsummer day dream come true.

Blackberry Cobbler

"This is so easy and so good! I doubled the recipe with no problem, but next time I think I'll add extra berries. And it's wonderful with homemade vanilla ice cream!"


Royal Purple Blueberry Pie

"The flavor of the blueberries really came through here and the addition of the lemon zest to the filling was so delicious."

-Izy Hossack

House Punch with Rum

A perfect cocktail with a hint of spice from Jamaican rum!

Baked Ziti

"This stuff is incredible! I made some awesome garlic bread to go with it. It's definitely going in my "tried and true" folder and I will make it often in the future."

-Two Socks

Classic Rhubarb Crisp

"I didn't have any mace so I used nutmeg instead, and I also added a little grated lemon rind. I took this to work to share and not a crumb was left! Everyone enjoyed it and I will make this again. A nice, easy crisp to make while rhubarb is in season!"

-Theresa P

Best Grape Salad

"This is so wonderful and addictive! It's very creamy and sweet, with a great mix of flavors. It will be the best thing you ever use grapes for (except maybe wine!)."

-Jamie Renee

Chinese-Inspired Chicken Noodle Salad

"If you love pasta salads that contain crisp veggies, you'll love this. The dressing is really delicious. The flavors get better after two or three days in the fridge."


Loaded Baked-Potato Salad

"This was the BEST potato salad I've ever had! The flavors worked so well together. I served it cold and it was great."


Richmond Potato Salad

"This was the best potato salad I�ve ever had. I loved the addition of egg yolks in the mayo dressing."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farms

Polenta Mini Pizzas

"These mini pizzas have a very elegant presentation. They are an excellent snack, especially with a glass of wine."

-Ms B.

Smoky Bacon Wraps

"I have made these before but never with the ketchup. It gave these party dogs a little extra flavor."


Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus

"Delicious. We really enjoyed this!"


Ground Beef or Turkey Casserole

"I made this with ground turkey since I always find myself using ground beef. Can't believe how delicious this was, and how easy it was to make. It made for great leftovers the next day!"


B-L-T Pasta Salad

"This is a great salad. I got tons of compliments, recipe requests and an empty bowl. What more could a person expect from a recipe?"


Vegetable & Feta Tarts

"These tarts are wonderful. The blend of sweet potato and savory feta cheese was a delicious."


Zucchini Tart

"This was an excellent recipe! I preferred it warm, but my sister loved it cold as leftovers. I didn't have a tart pan, so I used a springform pan and it worked just as well!"


Kittencal's Famous Coleslaw

"I got TONS of compliments on this, and someone told me it was better than a certain local restaurant's coleslaw that they loved."


Spinach & Artichoke Wontons

"I love serving this wonton appetizer to my friends. It goes perfectly with my other summer entertaining recipes."


Fresh Peach Crisp

"I have made this with fresh, frozen and canned peaches; all variations worked well. I added some lemon juice and zest and it made it even better."


Pesto & Spinach Tortellini

"This is a wonderful recipe. The pasta is very easy to prepare and it tastes amazing."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Greek Feta Dip

"This was delicious, addictive and took seconds to put together."


Southwestern Chicken & Bacon Roll-Ups

"This is an easy and tasty appetizer. I made the roll-ups for a party and they were the first thing to be gobbled up."


Kale Slaw

"This was a taste-explosion. I was a little wary of trying raw kale, but it was really good."


Corn Muffin Poblano Cups

"We really enjoyed these cornbread-stuffed peppers. They were easy to make and so tasty."


Chipotle Bell Pepper Slaw

"This festive-looking salad packs quite a bit of punch. It was so easy to prepare."

-Chipotle Bell Pepper Slaw

Honeyed Cantaloupe with Blueberries

"I was afraid 2 tablespoons of honey might make this fruit dish too sweet, but it didn't at all. It just imparted a hint of sweet flavor."


Spiced Marinated Tomatoes

"I loved this salad! I used white balsamic vinegar and followed the recipe as written. The seasonings were perfect."


Summer Garden Tortellini

"This is a delightful pasta salad for the summer. My entire family loved it."

-Mommy Diva

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

"I love this dip. It's creamy, tangy and has a nice spark of color from the tomatoes."


Sun-Dried Tomato & Bean Salad

"This salad has great eye-appeal and a wonderful taste. It had a burst of flavor with every bite."


Mushroom Crostinis

"This is an excellent appetizer. The crostini soaks up all of the butter and bacon-goodness."

-Slim PA