Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck ideas? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck recipes that range from appetizers and beverages to dinners, salads, sandwiches, side dishes, soups and chilis, desserts and more.

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Dad's Famous Stuffies

The third of July is almost as important as the Fourth in my family. We make these stuffies on the third every year, and it's an event in and of itself! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island
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Hazelnut Pear Cake

Hazelnut Pear Cake

Hazelnut Pear Cake

From the hazelnuts to the yummy brown butter glaze, this cake is a little different from an everyday pound cake. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

These apple treats are a staple in my Christmas goody packages. Sometimes I add an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne to the cinnamon mixture for a little extra kick. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

Rustic Garden Herb Biscuits

Rustic Garden Herb Biscuits

Rustic Garden Herb Biscuits

The rosemary butter takes warm biscuits to another level. I use herbs from the garden but dried work, too. —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota

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Danish Crispies

Danish Crispies

Danish Crispies

These crispy treats are like a bread, but more like a cookie! They're a tasty and delicious addition to a breakfast or bunch with coffee. —Martha Nelson, Zumbrota, Minnesota

Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

This is an incredibly fragrant bread with lots of texture from wild rice and dried cranberries. It's hearty enough for sandwiches, but with a touch of honey, I could even eat this for dessert! —Barbara Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota

Chocolate Macaroon Cake

Chocolate Macaroon Cake

Chocolate Macaroon Cake

"This cake is always popular with chocolate lovers, including my five children," notes Saburo Aburano of Ann Arbor, Michigan. "I got the recipe from a dear friend more than 30 years ago."

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season. Kids are sure to find it fun to eat, and adults will enjoy the combination of sweet-tart flavors. —Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Move over, spinach-artichoke dip. Bacon adds an extra layer of smokiness to this fabulous recipe. And you might want to double it-we never any leftovers. Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia

Microwave Mint Fudge

Microwave Mint Fudge

Microwave Mint Fudge

My family loves chocolate and mint, so I combined those favorite flavors in this quick fudge recipe.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Garlic lovers will literally eat this up! Fresh basil gives it a lovely aroma; crushed red peppers offer a hint of heat; and sun-dried tomatoes make the creamy sandwich spread bright. Terrific on crackers, too. —Anndrea Bailey, Huntington Beach, California

Dad's Famous Stuffies

Dad's Famous Stuffies

Dad's Famous Stuffies

The third of July is almost as important as the Fourth in my family. We make these stuffies on the third every year, and it's an event in and of itself! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Colorful dried cherries and pistachios star in this take on seven-layer bars. To switch it up even more, try cinnamon or chocolate graham cracker crumbs instead of plain and substitute pecans or walnuts for the pistachios. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

I am 90 years old and have been baking this cake very Christmas for 65 years! My sister-in-law gave me the recipe in 1941 and it has been in demand since. My grandchildren have never been able to figure out why it's called a potato cake since it doesn't taste like potatoes.

Citrus Quencher

Citrus Quencher

Citrus Quencher

Here's a refreshing beverage that's perfect on a hot summer day. It's a great complement to any chicken dish.

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

No one can resis the chewy texture of these fudgy cookies. I always double the recipe because they disappear quickly around our house. —Kim Williams, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tomato Garlic Soup

Tomato Garlic Soup

Tomato Garlic Soup

I like to make this soup when I'm expecting a lot of people for dinner. My guests enjoy it, too.

Special Cranberry Nut Muffins

Special Cranberry Nut Muffins

Special Cranberry Nut Muffins

This special holiday bread recipe combines two of my favorites— tangy dried cranberries and spicy cardamom.
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