Here are 10 of our favorite potluck dinner recipes. If you’re entertaining, consider the advantages of hosting a potluck! It combines informality, good food, and less stress for all.
Potluck Dinner Hosting Tips
As host, you should always provide:
utensils, napkins, plates and cups
ice and beverages (have juice and milk on hand)
seasonings and condiments
You can manage the variety of food that will appear on your table by assigning categories or even specific dishes to certain people. You may decide to provide the main course and ask guests to fill in with side dishes and desserts.
If you don’t mind a certain amount of risk, be nonspecific in your food requests and let your guests be creative. Another advantage of a potluck: the serendipity that comes from not knowing exactly what the luck of the pot will be!
Potluck Dinner Recipes
Here are some delicious potluck dinner recipes from our recipe archives.