32 Easy Recipes for a Summer Potluck


Your guide for easy recipes to bring to a summer potluck! Don't be that person who shows up with something pre-made from the grocery store. Whether you’re tasked with bringing an appetizer, side dish, main dish or dessert, these delicious summer potluck recipes will have you taking home the award for most delicious dish - you're welcome!

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Texas Trash “A friend of mine shared this recipe and I tweaked...

Texas Trash

“A friend of mine shared this recipe and I tweaked the recipe to my liking. It's one of the best ooey, gooey, cheesy bean dips I've had in a long time!” - Melissa

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip “This hot spinach and artichoke dip is...

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

“This hot spinach and artichoke dip is an amazing appetizer that will disappear quickly and leave you craving for more!” - Kevin

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms - Keto Friendly “These stuffed mushrooms are so friggin'...

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms - Keto Friendly

“These stuffed mushrooms are so friggin' good it's hard to stop eating them and you'll find yourself craving them. Two of these delicacies make me feel overfull, so I refrigerate pairs for meals throughout my week.” - Jill

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents “I made this for a recent neighborhood get...

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

“I made this for a recent neighborhood get together. The crescents were very easy to make. The only thing I did extra was brushing the roll ups with butter before I put them into the oven. They are best straight out of the oven, but they were still good after cooling. All the neighbors enjoyed them. This recipe would be good for a football party or any event requiring finger food or appetizers.” - Norman

Fast Fannie's Italian 3 Inch Rims “OMG these were so yummy! Made...

Fast Fannie's Italian 3 Inch Rims

“OMG these were so yummy! Made them for my sister and brother who are here visiting from PA. We had them as a snack basically while sitting on the patio drinking a new drink i concocted lol. I added some very finely diced jalapenos too since we love spicy lol. So happy you posted this.” - Deneece

Jalapeno Popper Roll-ups “I love jalapeno poppers but find them somewhat messy....

Jalapeno Popper Roll-ups

“I love jalapeno poppers but find them somewhat messy. I came up with these quick easy finger snacks for a work potluck. Now my coworkers ask for them all the time.” - Dawn

Caprese Salad Bites “I made this appetizer last evening for a party...

Caprese Salad Bites

“I made this appetizer last evening for a party and they were a hit! Thank you for the recipe! I've had Caprese' many times but they're too messy for an appetizer, these were perfect.” - Marvin

Mexican Pinwheels “I have made these pinwheels sooo often - wonderful for...

Mexican Pinwheels

“I have made these pinwheels sooo often - wonderful for parties, and everybody just loves them. They can be made as long as the day before your party. And I use canned pimientos instead of jalapenos. They can also be wrapped in waxed paper.” - Audrey

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Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potato Salad Recipe “Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potato...

Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potato Salad Recipe

“Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potato Salad Recipe is a creamy and delicious potato salad with twice baked potato flavors of bacon, ranch, cheddar, and green onions. This is a crowd-pleasing, potluck favorite!” - Paula

BBQ Crock Pot Beans “This was a big hit for supper the...

BBQ Crock Pot Beans

“This was a big hit for supper the other night with our pulled pork and coleslaw buns. I am telling everyone about this recipe.” - Lori

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad) “A tasty Mexican street corn salad with an...

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

“A tasty Mexican street corn salad with an amazing blend of sweet corn, salty cheese, sour lime juice and a hint of spicy chili powder; pure summer in a bowl.” - Kevin

Southern Hash Brown Casserole “What a deliciously cheesy hash brown casserole. A...

Southern Hash Brown Casserole

“What a deliciously cheesy hash brown casserole. A potato lovers dream! They're creamy and tart with a bit of sweetness from the oven. A crunchy Corn Flake top puts it over the top. So simple to make, it would be a great breakfast or dinner side dish.” - Kitchen Crew

Broccoli Crunch Salad With a Parmesan Twist “Light, crisp, savory, and sweet...

Broccoli Crunch Salad With a Parmesan Twist

“Light, crisp, savory, and sweet are the words that come to mind when I describe this salad. Everybody wants to make it. There are so many versions and I decided to change mine up a bit with Parmesan cheese, it complements the other flavors so well! You can adjust the amount of dressing you make depending on how wet you like it...great for summer gatherings!” - Mary Kay

Mom's Macaroni Salad “Elbow macaroni, celery, sweet relish, and hard-boiled egg make...

Mom's Macaroni Salad

“Elbow macaroni, celery, sweet relish, and hard-boiled egg make up my mom’s macaroni salad. Light and flavorful, you think you will eat just one scoop on your plate, but then you find yourself going back for seconds and thirds. Backyard barbecues would not be the same without pairing a macaroni salad with a grilled steak, hamburger, or hot dog.” - Darci

Lemon Dressed Fruit Salad “This is a delicious, refreshing fruit salad that...

Lemon Dressed Fruit Salad

“This is a delicious, refreshing fruit salad that I made for a family reunion. I am very happy to report that everyone seemed to like it. I hope that you find it a wonderful treat to your taste buds!” - Lori

Orzo and Spinach Salad “Want something a little different in a summer...

Orzo and Spinach Salad

“Want something a little different in a summer salad? Well here it is. This salad is bursting with flavor and is so quick and easy. You eat serve it as a side salad or add some grilled chicken, or shrimp or even canned tuna and make a light meal. I also add a few grape tomatoes it sometimes to change it up a bit." - Grace

Nana JoAnn's Potato Salad “Looking for a simple potato salad recipe for...

Nana JoAnn's Potato Salad

“Looking for a simple potato salad recipe for summer cookouts? Definitely try this one. JoAnn uses red potatoes in her recipe which is a great choice because they are firm and don't become super mushy in the potato salad. Since there are very few ingredients, using good mayonnaise and mustard is a must in this recipe. The mustard, along with the lemon pepper, gives the salad a little tang. If you have picky eaters, this potato salad is for you.” - Kitchen Crew

Colorful Party Pasta Salad “Wow, this is a pasta salad recipe! There...

Colorful Party Pasta Salad

“Wow, this is a pasta salad recipe! There is a lot of fresh veggies, herbs, cheese and pepperoni. If that isn't enough, the homemade dressing is amazing and the star of this pasta salad recipe. After pouring the dressing on the salad, this chills in the fridge for a few hours and that's where the flavor magic happens. This makes a ton and would be great for a cookout, large gathering or potluck.” - Kitchen Crew

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Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders “The ham sliders are outstanding and so easy...

Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

“The ham sliders are outstanding and so easy to make. I put together in the morning and refrigerate. They are great for a party. Everyone raved about how good. I added turkey to mine! Thank you for sharing.” - Bonnie

5 Cheese Macaroni “Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner,...

5 Cheese Macaroni

“Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner, all year around, my family asks me to bring the macaroni and cheese. EVERYONE loves how rich and creamy it is!” - Jenifer

Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue “My mom always made this barbecue. She...

Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue

“My mom always made this barbecue. She got the directions from her mom. It is a very good and easy to make. Good old Southern style.” - Barbara

Anytime Tailgate Sandwiches “These little gems are irresistible!!! An absolute must for...

Anytime Tailgate Sandwiches

“These little gems are irresistible!!! An absolute must for any tailgate party, outdoor or indoor! We often enjoy these with a cup of soup for dinner. I also like to take a pan to get-togethers where appetizers are served. I often double this recipe for a crowd. The fun part is customizing your ingredients! Enjoy!!!” - Kendra

Cheesy Chicken and Potato Bake “We call these potatoes ‘last meal potatoes’...

Cheesy Chicken and Potato Bake

“We call these potatoes ‘last meal potatoes’ because if anyone asked us what our idea of a last meal would be, these potatoes are it!” - Barbara

Spring Hill Ranch's Southwestern Shredded Beef “Delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly...

Spring Hill Ranch's Southwestern Shredded Beef

“Delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly and used four Hatch green chilies (hot) and three Adobe chili’s, and the heat was a perfect medium spicy. Served the beef in burrito size tortillas with shredded cheddar cheese. It makes a nice green Chile sauce that I used to smother the burritos. Will definitely make this again!” - Beth

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Ritz Bits Churros Recipe “Ritz Bits Churros Recipe peanut butter snack crackers...

Ritz Bits Churros Recipe

“Ritz Bits Churros Recipe peanut butter snack crackers make a convenient base for an easy churros recipe. These snack poppers are very addictive!” - Paula

Strawberry Cream Puffs “A wonderful summertime dessert! Light, cool, fresh, and creamy,...

Strawberry Cream Puffs

“A wonderful summertime dessert! Light, cool, fresh, and creamy, these strawberry cream puffs are simply beautiful. The tartness of the strawberries with the sweet cream and the soft pastry puff is heavenly. Guests will be super impressed when they taste this delicious dessert.” - Kitchen Crew

Graham Cracker Pudding “Made this on a family vacation and everyone was...

Graham Cracker Pudding

“Made this on a family vacation and everyone was obsessed! It is absolutely delicious and so simple.” - Ashley

Coconut Cream Pie Deluxe “This is a recipe that I use when...

Coconut Cream Pie Deluxe

“This is a recipe that I use when I make a coconut cream pie but I converted it to a 13x9. It is very rich but you just want to keep eating it. The nutty crust is the real stand-out in this recipe along with the creamy coconut pie filling.” - Judy

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats “Who knew a Rice Krispie treat...

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

“Who knew a Rice Krispie treat could be so rich and decadent? This dessert merges two of our favorite things - Rice Krispie Treats and peanut butter cups. The base is a traditional Rice Krispie treat. But that's where tradition ends. The treats are topped with creamy peanut butter and chunks of mini peanut butter cups. Milk chocolate drizzled on top is the perfect final touch! A bit decadent and really delicious.” - Kitchen Crew

Chocolate Pecan Cake “I love desserts and chocolate! This cake is so...

Chocolate Pecan Cake

“I love desserts and chocolate! This cake is so delicious, I have made it several times for potlucks and other functions. Never a piece left : )” - Teresa

The Best Snickerdoodles “Wow ... these really are the best snickerdoodles. The...

The Best Snickerdoodles

“Wow ... these really are the best snickerdoodles. The cookies spread out to a perfectly thin cookie that's slightly crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. The cinnamon sugar coating has just the right amount of cinnamon. What's great about this snickerdoodle cookie recipe is that it doesn't make a ton of cookies. We got 12 cookies out of this recipe. The perfect amount if you're looking for a snack and some leftovers.” - Kitchen Crew

White Chocolate Party Mix “This party mix will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth....

White Chocolate Party Mix

“This party mix will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. The white chocolate that coats everything is sweet and a nice contrast to the salty pretzels and peanuts. Salty and sweet is one of our favorite flavor combinations. We loved Amber's suggestion of adding M&M's. The chocolate is a tasty and festive addition.” - Kitchen Crew




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