20 Delightful Potluck Food Ideas

Potluck Food Ideas
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You already know I adore hosting dinner parties, but cooking and organizing (and cleaning) take up so much time. That’s why potluck parties are so great! I actually didn’t know what those were, but they are the best thing ever. When hosting a potluck party, each guest brings some home-cooked meal of their choice and you end up with numerous different foods with minimum time spent in the kitchen. Amazing, right? Here are 20 potluck food ideas, so you know what to bring on your next get-together. 

Puff Pastry Pizza Bites

I love bringing puff pastry pizza bites to the potluck gatherings since the pizza is always the safe bet. What is more, this appetizer is sooo easy to make and budget friendly.

Puff Pastry Pizza Bites
Come and try these delightful puff pastry pizza bites! They're perfect as a party snack, potluck appetizer, or poolside treat.
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Zucchini Recipes

Potluck parties are more often organized during summer, so it would be a shame not to make some zucchini wonders since the summer is zucchini season. Here are my favorites.

Oven-baked Zucchini Fritters
Give this Oven-baked Zucchini Fritters recipe a shot and see how simple and delicious it can be. Perfect for any get-together or just a casual dinner at home!
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Oven-baked Zucchini Fritters
Savory Zucchini Waffles
Zucchini waffles are a delightful twist on a classic breakfast item. Easy to make and delicious to eat, they offer a fantastic way to start your day on a savory note. Enjoy them with a dollop of cream cheese, or go wild with your favorite combinations!
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Savory Zucchini Waffles
Chicken and Cherry Tomato Pasta
My air fryer has sped up my meal prep so that now I can make lunch in literally 15 minutes! Of course, you can also prepare this pasta with zucchini and chicken without an air fryer. Just prepare everything in a skillet or in the oven and that's it!
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Air Fryer Chicken and Cherry Tomato Recipe Pasta
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
These healthy chocolate zucchini muffins are a fantastic way to enjoy a delicious snack while benefiting from the nutritious content of fruits and vegetables. Give them a try and watch them become a new favorite in your home!
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chocolate zucchini muffins

Sweet Potato Lasagna

Everybody loves lasagna, so everybody should love sweet potato lasagna, too.

Sweet Potato Lasagna with Meat Recipe
This recipe guides you through making lasagna using layers of thinly sliced sweet potatoes instead of traditional noodles, layered with a savory meat sauce and creamy bechamel. It's a straightforward dish that swaps pasta for sweet potatoes, making it a bit healthier and adding a unique twist.
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sweet potato lasagna recipe

Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata is one refreshing Italian dish thanks to lemon juice and zest in the recipe. The meal is whole when you include some pasta like spaghetti.

Chicken Thigh Piccata
Chicken Thigh Piccata is the best meal I had lately! The meat is super juicy, crusty, and drenched in hearty chicken stock-based sauce. The special touch are definitely capers, that add the signature briny note, while lemon adds tang and tenderizes the chicken. Piccata is a simple, one-pot meal, so I couldn't gatekeep this amazing recipe!
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Chicken Thigh Piccata

Bread with Caramelized Onions

What’s a party without bread? Here is my favorite bread recipe that is sure to amaze the guests!

Caramelized Onion Bread
This is high-hydration bread that turns out perfect and pillow-soft every single time. The recipe for the bread is simple and basic, with 4 ingredients only. I decided to spice it up a bit, so I kneaded in caramelized onions, garlic, and parmesan. The texture is amazing – airy and bubbly, but with minimal kneading and proofing time. So, I'm sharing step by step recipe for Caramelized Onion Bread.
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Caramelized Onion Bread

Chicken Salad with Caramelized Onions

If you don’t feel like making bread, use caramelized onions to make chicken pasta salad!

Easy Cold Chicken Pasta Salad
This cold chicken and pasta salad is particularly delicious because of the addition of caramelized onions, which add a unique aroma and sweetness to the dish. You can serve the salad cold or warm, as you prefer. The recipe is easy and fun to make!
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chicken pasta cold salad

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells are my go to option when I don’t feel like making lasagna. Similar, yet very different, this dish is so tasty that it will be the highlight of the gathering.

Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe
Discover the delightful flavors of our Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells, a perfect blend of creamy ricotta, fresh spinach, and rich tomato sauce, all nestled in tender pasta shells. Join us in savoring this heartwarming dish that promises a taste of Italian comfort with every bite!
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Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells [Recipe]

Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a classic – quick and easy to make, plus amazingly delicious. Here is just one combination, but you can toss in anything you have in hand, options are endless!

Easy Pasta Salad
Make this fresh, cold pasta salad recipe in under 30 minutes! Packed with flavor & a zesty Italian style dressing, this pasta salad is perfect for picnics.
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Easy Pasta Salad

Burger Sliders

Making one huge burger instead of a dozen small ones is always a good idea! These are always party pleasers, because who doesn’t like hearty, cheesy, and savory bite?

Cheddar Cheeseburger Sliders with House Sauce
These easy cheeseburger sliders are incredible. So simple – baked until warm and melty – perfect for a crowd or your family for dinner!
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Cheddar Cheeseburger Sliders with House Sauce

Pesto Focaccia Sandwich

Sandwich, but make it gourmet! Homemade or store-bought aromatic focaccia, fine-quality pesto, plus cheeses and delis you love the most make THE perfect sandwich everyone will absolutely adore! I love turkey breasts and provolone here.

Pesto Focaccia Sandwich Recipe
This focaccia sandwich recipe starts with a loaf of storebough focaccia bread that’s cut in half horizontally and filled with layers of deli ham, turkey, cheese and pesto.
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Pesto Focaccia Sandwich Recipe

Turkey Meatballs

Don’t sleep on ground turkey, because it is fabulous! You need only a few ingredients for these meatballs, plus you can serve them with or without sauce. They are amazing with parmesan!

Turkey Meatballs
Homemade Turkey Meatballs are made with eight simple ingredients and are perfect for meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
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Turkey Meatballs

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Pulled pork requires a few hours of slow cooking, but only a little actual work. Harty pork marries with a layer of stringy cheese and crunchy tortilla impeccably.

Pulled Pork Quesadilla
This Pulled Pork Quesadilla recipe is the perfect sweet and savory appetizer filled with pulled pork, caramelized onions, and BBQ sauce.
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Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Shrimps and deviled eggs are an unusual combo, but surprisingly they fuse finely. They are super simple to prepare, but you will most definitely make a statement with this choice.

Shrimp Cocktail Deviled Eggs Recipe
Minced shallot lends a subtle, garlicky flavor to the creamy filling in these deviled eggs.
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Black Forrest Brownies

Brownies are always my choice when it comes to choosing a dessert for big gatherings, you simply can’t miss with them. I love adding some cherries or berries to make them even moister, and this recipe is just the one!

Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Brownies
The BEST fudgy cherry chocolate brownies made completely from scratch are better than box mix and couldn’t be easier to make. Use frozen or fresh cherries!
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Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Lemon Blueberry Streusel Pie

This pie is on the list because it’s my favorite, but you can choose your favorite combination! Berries, cherries, apples, peaches, everything will be a hit – a little crumb on top makes it all better!

Lemon-Blueberry Streusel Pie
This lemon-blueberry streusel pie is like having two desserts in one!. There’s a sweet-tart lemon layer topped with a blueberry crumble pie layer.
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Lemon-Blueberry Streusel Pie

Veggie and Fruit Salad

If you find salads boring, this fusion will 100% change your mind! Ripe and sweet stone fruit pairs fantastically with fresh and crispy vegetables.

Summer Stone Fruit and Vegetable Salad
Stone fruits like peaches, plums, and cherries pair beautifully with crisp vegetables in this savory fruit salad.
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Summer Stone Fruit and Vegetable Salad

Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

If you’re a last-minute person, this recipe will save your life! It requires 3 ingredients and 5-ish minutes and that’s it. Of course, you can add toppings to spice things up!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Need an appetizer on the table ASAP? These cream cheese stuffed peppers are 3 ingredients and take just about 5 minutes to make.
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Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

I must say a big thank you to the creators who shared these recipes with us, you are all amazing!

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