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Potluck Recipes

Our best potluck recipes are perfect for game day or any other party that you need to handle. Potluck recipes aren’t just for potlucks, either. They are also great recipes when you just want to batch cook for your family.

This roundup post is a collection of our favorite potluck recipes.

round up for potluck recipes 6 different potluck recipes

No matter the occasion, our curated collection of potluck ideas will surely delight your family and friends! From quick snacks for game day to batch-cooking eats that will have everyone coming back for more, these easy-to-follow recipes are perfect whether you’re hosting a party or feeding the fam.

What is a potluck?

The word potluck means taking a chance that whatever is available will prove good or acceptable, which I have found to be true at most. There’s always something tasty. Right? Let’s dive into our favorites.

Just a few ideas that are potluck worthy:


Dip recipes are always contenders for any party. Creamy, tasty, and easy to eat. Who doesn’t like a good appetizer dip?

We like them so much that we have a few. Check our complete collection of dip recipes.

  • Cheesy Dips like the 🥨 Pub Style Beer Cheese, 🐔 Buffalo Chicken Dip, and of course, the mouthwatering 🧀 Queso Dip. You can’t go wrong with any of these tasty dips.
  • Creamy Dips are also worth mentioning. 🧅 Homemade French Onion Dip might be our favorite. But a classic 🥑 Guacamole or an exciting but super delicious 🌶 Kimchi Dip are all sure to be crowd-pleasers.


Salsa recipes can indeed compete for the best-ever potluck contribution. Salty, crunchy chips and spicy, juicy salsa are my favorites. How about you?

At Foodology Geek, we’re obsessed with tacos, so we have a few salsa recipes you’ll love.

  • Fruit Salas like 🍍 Pineapple Salsa & 🥭 Mango Salsa are two favorites everyone loves.
  • Classic Salsa Recipes like Pico de Gallo and 🍅 Roasted Tomato Salsa never disappoint.
  • Salsa recipes with a new twist like our 🌽 Sweet & Spicy Corn Salsa or Try Esquites, a Mexican Street Corn Salad that is ideally chip worthy.
Authentic Hawaiian lomi lomi salmon

Lomi-Lomi Salmon

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Lomi-Lomi Salmon is a popular Hawaiian dish made with ripe, juicy tomatoes, sweet Maui onion, green onions, and shredded or diced salted salmon. This simple…
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chips and fire roasted tomato salsa

Roasted Tomato Salsa

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This roasted tomato salsa is mouthwateringly addictive. It’s made with roasted jalapeños and tomatoes for a hint of smokiness. You’ll have restaurant-style salsa at home!…
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Hearty Crockpot Stews

Thick stews and chowders are always an easy win for a potluck. Bring them in your slow cooker to stay warm during the party.

Warm Stew Recipes make great potluck recipes. We have a lot of soup and stew recipes. Take your pick from our collection.

a bowl of tortills soup loaded with all the toppings

Tortilla Soup

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Soup is the perfect comfort food, and this chicken tortilla soup is no exception. It’s hearty, flavorful, and warming, perfect for a cold winter night….
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beef stew recipe that is keto and low carb

Keto Beef Stew

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Beef Stew is the perfect cold-weather meal. Luxurious stock and melt in your mouth tender chunks of beef make this stew a family favorite. You…
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Fried Rice Recipes

Fried rice might be the ultimate side dish. A good fried rice recipe can stand alone as the main dish. They are super easy to make, filling, and ultra tasty.

We might be aficionados of fried rice. Here are a few of our favorite versions.

Super simple 🥡 Chinese Take Out Fried Rice is easy to make and customizable, so you can use whatever meat you like or even no meat. Spam Fried Rice and Pork Fried Rice are two 🌺 Hawaiian-Style Favorites. The 🌶 Spicy Dirty Fried Rice might be for you if you want something spicy. It’s also been the most controversial post on the blog.

hawaiian pork fried rice made with smoked kalua pork served in a bowl with chopsticks

Pork Fried Rice

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This yummy pork fried rice is a spin on Hawaiian fried rice. It’s made with my Smoked Kalua Pulled Pork. This fried rice recipe is…
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Chicken Wings & Things

Buffalo Wings, AKA Hot Wings, are finger food crowd-pleasers. If you like your wings a little less spicy, you can try the Garlic Parmesan Wings.

Other notable dishes perfect for bringing to a potluck are Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce, Buffalo Shimp Jalapeño Poppers, and our Spicy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.

buffalo wings with blue cheese dip

Buffalo Wings

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Buffalo wings might just be one of the best appetizer recipes ever created. Hot wings deliver when you’re craving something crispy, spicy, and saucy. Swimming…
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Crunchy Appetizers

Crunch is King when there is a potluck spread. Easy appetizer recipes like Cripsy Buffalo Eggrolls, Southwest Eggrolls, and Lumpia will make your mouth water.

Crispy bread, like Italian Breadsticks, is perfect for serving with a Cheese Plate or Charcuterie Board. Crunchy Crostini topped with your favorite toppings are an easy potluck dish.

lumpia served with sweet and sour lumpia dipping sauce

Lumpia Recipe

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Lumpia is a Filipino egg roll filled with meat and veggies. These crispy, golden brown spring rolls make a tasty appetizer. Serve these crispy rolls…
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Other Potluck Recipes Worth Mentioning

When it comes to it, anything can be a potluck recipe as long as it’s portable. Salads and veggie sides are great choices. Easy casserole recipes and Enchiladas are quick and easy one-dish recipes that can be packed and reheated.

We would be remiss if we left our noodles. Everyone loves noodles. Noodle dishes can often be served cold or at room temperature, so you won’t have to reheat them.

Salad Recipes Good For A Potluck

Here are some of our Salad Recipes and our favorite Coleslaws. Coleslaw travels well and is always a tasty contribution to the table. Macaroni and Pasta Salads are another favorite dishes to bring when sharing. Don’t forget about the Potato Salad.

fish taco slaw recipe

Fish Taco Slaw

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Taco slaw with cilantro lime dressing is just what your Taco Tuesday asked for! This crunchy, flavorful slaw is delicious on all kinds of tacos…
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The Best Vegetable Sides For Potlucks

Hearty veggie side dishes baked in one dish are easy to make, transport, and consistently well received by a crowd. Dishes like Scalloped Potatoes, potato casseroles like Funeral Potatoes, and Green Bean Casserole are a few holiday sides that also work for potluck dishes.

risotto in a cast iron skillet

Risotto Recipe

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In less than 30 minutes you can make a restaurant-worthy risotto recipe at home. Risotto is a creamy and comforting Northern Italian dish that can…
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kale pesto recipe served with burrata and drizzled with olive oil.

Kale Pesto

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This bright, garlicky kale pesto is just the thing to pair with your favorite Fall recipes. When basil isn’t in season, try this Fall version…
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One Dish Recipes Good For A Potluck

One-dish recipes like casseroles, enchiladas, and meatloaf can also be brought to a potluck. All these recipes transport well, are good at room temperature, and can be reheated.

Noodle dishes like Pancit, pasta tossed with a sauce such as Pesto or Bolognese, are easy to serve at a party. Serve it in a large bowl and let guests dig in with tongs.

pot roast recipe

Pot Roast Recipe

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This pot roast recipe contains everything you want in a family favorite comfort food dinner: melt-in-your-mouth beef, carrots, and potatoes, all swimming in a succulent…
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Keto Beef Stew

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Beef Stew is the perfect cold-weather meal. Luxurious stock and melt in your mouth tender chunks of beef make this stew a family favorite. You…
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Meatloaf recipe served with mashed potatoes topped with gravy and blanched green beans

Meatloaf Recipe

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Nothing says all American comfort food like an old-fashioned meatloaf recipe. After much testing, I’ve finally figured out how to make the BEST meatloaf. It’s tender and…
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