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15 Great Recipes for Your Next Potluck

14 June
We recently moved to a new area, and I've never been to so many potluck dinners since we moved.  This is a rural area with so many friendly people.  When anyone gets together, they invite everyone they know and have a meal.  If you are ever invited to a Mennonite potluck dinner, cancel all of your plans and go!  You'll never eat so much delicious food in all of your life!  Once a year, our church holds service at the church camp with a potluck following the service.  It's no coincidence that this service has the highest membership numbers of the summer, if you know what I'm saying.

I never know what to take.  Do I take a side dish?  Dessert?  I usually end up with cookies.  While no one complains, I want to take something that is a little more impressive.

Here are some great recipe ideas for your next potluck dinner!

Finger Foods

Ranch Ham and Cheese Roll Ups - These are easy to customize.  Make with your favorite meat and cheese.

Mango Salsa - Take nachos and a different kind of salsa to your next potluck.

Side Dishes

Summer Broccoli Salad - This is a great side dish that complements many different main dishes.

Asparagus and Spring Onion Tart - This is an excellent side dish for a pot luck because it's a little different than the normal things people take.

Eggy Macaroni Salad - This is a classic recipe that is always welcome at a potluck dinner.

Crustless Sausage and Cheese Quiche - This is simple and looks amazing.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie - No time to make cookies?  Make this pie instead.  It's sure to be a big hit with the kids and adults.

Summer Peach Blueberry Trifle - This is just beautiful in a glass bowl.

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bites - These are easy to make and easier to transport than taking a bread.

Muddy Buddies - Quick and tastes great!

Double Lemon Mini Bundt Cakes - These are the perfect size for a potluck or picnic.

Reese's Stuffed Rice Krispies - A different take on the classic recipe.

Red, White, and Blue Jello Dessert - You can make this with any kind of Jello. 

Drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic)

Poor Man's Sangria - I love Sangria, but it's too expensive to take to a party.  This tastes great and is much cheaper.

Refreshing Iced Passion Tea - Yum!  This sounds amazing for kids and adults.

Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.