Best Dishes for a Potluck from These Are the 9 Best Dishes to Bring to a Potluck (Slideshow)
These Are the 9 Best Dishes to Bring to a Potluck (Slideshow)
Best Dishes for a Potluck
No matter what, these nine dishes are sure to impress at the next potluck. Just make sure to bring enough so everyone can have seconds — trust us, they’ll want more.
Kale Avocado Salad With Roasted Carrots
No dish says “potluck” quite like a salad, and this one is sure to impress. Filled with nutritious yet delicious power foods such as avocado, chickpeas, and kale, this dish is beyond easy to make and will delight your health-conscious friends.
Olive Garden’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Though the spinach and artichoke dip may seem like a tired dish to bring to a potluck, it’s a classic for a reason. This particular dip, straight from the Olive Garden’s recipe book, uses fresh thyme and parsley to add a robust level of flavor.
Pesto, Peas, and Pine Nuts Pasta Salad
Give the everyday pasta salad a rustic Italian-inspired makeover with this flavor-packed dish. Fresh sugar snap peas contribute a sweetness to the basil pesto dressing’s saltiness, creating a perfectly balanced dish.
Crock-Pot Shepherd’s Pie
The traditional shepherd’s pie is a hearty, filling dish that is suited for party guests of all ages. This spin on this standard Irish dish utilizes a slow-cooker, making it easily transportable for your potluck travels.
Jalapeño Bacon Mac and Cheese
Pickled jalapeños and fresh cilantro add some much-needed heat to this spin on the old-school mac and cheese to balance out the heaviness of Cheddar and Boursin cheeses. Nothing excites hungry potluck guests more than cheese and bacon, so this dish is sure to make you the life of the party.
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
This pulled pork sandwich is a bona fide picnic classic. Use red pepper flakes, sweet chili sauce, and honey to pack a full punch.
No potluck would be complete without dessert, and the pecan pie is a time-honored favorite. This no-frills dessert allows the blackstrap molasses, brown sugar, and chopped pecans to be the timeless combination they are with no distractions.
Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake
If you find yourself on dessert duty but aren’t much of a pastry chef, this no-bake take on the strawberry shortcake is for you. The classic marriage of vanilla cake, strawberries, and whipped cream are all present, but packaged wafers provide an easy shortcut that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.
Triple Chocolate Avocado Cookies
You simply cannot go wrong with a dessert that has “triple chocolate” in its name, and these cookies are no exception. Though both dark chocolate and white chocolate chips make these insanely rich, the substitution of avocado for butter makes them surprisingly healthy, giving some caloric relief to your potluck buffet table.