Looking to create a new signature dish to bring to your next potluck? Maybe one of these easy potluck recipes (30 minutes or less) will fit the bill.
Many of us need a few good recipes in our back pocket to contribute to holiday events or family and friends dinners. Of course it’s perfectly fine to bring your tried and true signature dish. But if you’re looking to change it up a bit this year, the recipes below take 30 minutes or less to make, can be made ahead and are easily transported. All but two are vegetarian.
So go ahead, pick one and and surprise everyone!
Easy Potluck Recipes: Appetizers
Easy and popular. Dunk bread in olive oil, then in seed-nut-seasoning mixture, then eat. Repeat.
Cocktail Chicken Meatballs
Only 22 minutes to make, easy to warm up in the microwave or oven and very tasty.
Mini Caprese Appetizers
Light and simple. A couple of shortcuts make these little apps even easier.
Easy Shrimp With Gremolata Dressing
Fresh, zesty and bursting with flavor, this app is a nice change from the classic shrimp cocktail. Low cal, make ahead, delish.
Endive Appetizers With Ricotta and Gems
Light and easy little gems. Check out the many variations for toppings.
Melted Olive Cheese Appetizers
The blend of salty tangy olives with the cheddar, onions and curry works really well. Even non-olive lovers love these apps. You can bake them before transporting, then warm them in a 350F oven for a few minutes.
Cheese Twist Appetizers
Flaky, melt in your mouth. Great on their own or to use as dippers.
Easy Potluck Recipes: Side Dishes
Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
Soft and warm and cheesy. They may not be an exact clone of the Red Lobster biscuits, but pretty close. And they only take 20 minutes from start to finish.
Maple Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
This dish is amazing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any holiday event. Delish!
Grilled Coleslaw (no mayo)
This is way better than your run of the mill coleslaw. It’s pretty, delicious and the vinaigrette and sesame seeds add great flavors.
Beet and Orange Salad
If you buy roasted beets, available in most supermarkets, this recipe takes about 15 minutes to pull together. Pretty and tasty.
Herb Potato Salad
This potato salad only takes 20 minutes to make but needs some time to blend the flavors. By the time you get to your potluck and serve it, it will be good to go.
Pesto Orzo and Vegetables
Super popular and healthy. A great accompaniment to fish or chicken or any vegetarian dish.
Easy Creamed Spinach
As long as you have access to a microwave or stovetop for warming at your host’s home, creamed spinach is an easy side dish for potlucks.
Grilled Sweet Potato Recipe
This dish is just as good served at room temperature as hot, making it a great potluck option.
Vegetable Quinoa Stuffing
This is a great alternative to traditional stuffing. Vegetarian, healthy, ready in 30 minutes and easy to warm up in a microwave.
Cranberry Orange Relish
A refreshing and zesty change from cooked cranberry sauce. And yes, it only takes five minutes to make.
Easy Potluck Recipes: Desserts
End a big holiday or party meal with this no bake berry crumble. Just fresh berries with a nutty date-y topping. And maybe a dab of whipped cream or ice cream 🙂
Tropical Fruit Salad
Luscious. Silky. Refreshing.
Crispy Buttery Lace Cookies
Delicate cookies in just over 20 minutes that taste amazing? Yes!
Cinnamon Puff Pastry Rolls
Like mini flaky cinnamon rolls without the fuss.
Lime Glazed Easy Shortbread
We all know that shortbread cookies on their own are mouth watering. Add lime glaze and zest to take them to a new level.
3 Minute Creamy Chocolate Fudge
It doesn’t get much easier than this to satisfy your after dinner chocolate craving.
Finally, a few tips on how to keep foods warm that might come in handy for your potluck recipes.
Easy Potluck Recipes has been updated.