Crowd Pleasing Potluck Ideas

I’m not sure about you, but I love a great get together.  Two things come with a great together – good friends and good food.  When my friends and I get together we normally have a big dinner at someone’s house.  We all pitch in and bring things so that the host doesn’t end up making everything.  But sometimes it tough to try and come up with a dish for a potluck dinner.  [Trust me, I know!]  So I’m sharing up some crowd pleasing potluck dishes!  We have appetizers, drinks, main courses and of course desserts.  Everything you need to have a perfect potluck!

Appetizer Ideas –

Appetizers seem to always draw a large crowd.  Probably because its easy to dip and chat at the same time!

Caramelized Onion Thyme Dip - potluck perfection!!

Caramelized Onion Parmesan Dip

two ingredient skinny veggie dip

Skinny Veggie Dip

Drink Ideas –

The person who brings the drinks is always one of the favorites at a get together!

Delicious blueberry lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Strawberry Peach Sangria

Strawberry Peach Sangria

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Main Dish Ideas –

I like dishes that are easy to grab and go so you can eat and mingle!

Cheddar and Parmesan Focaccia Grilled Cheese

Cheddar and Parmesan Grilled Cheese

Ultimate Chicken Salad Roll-ups

Ultimate Chicken Salad Roll-ups

Dessert Ideas –

If you bring a dessert that wows, you will be invited over all the time!

Milk Way Magic Bars

Milk Way Magic Bars

Chocolate Covered Macaroon Bars

Chocolate Covered Macaroon Bars

And since Fall is near, that means there are going to be more potlucks soon.  There are football season potlucks, back to school potlucks, Halloween potlucks, Thanksgiving potlucks.  The list just goes on and on.  Just remember to bring a crowd-pleasing potluck dish and you will be invited to all of them.  People may forget what conversations they had at a get together, but they sure will remember the person brought the best dish!  (And if you bring those Milky Way Magic Bars to one of my potlucks, you will be invited over for life!)

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Kelley is a food blogger, photography, licensed Texas REALTOR and most importantly - mom to two rambunctious kiddos. She blogs at and shares easy recipes along with stories of her days as a work at home mom.

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    I love bringing appetizers to potlucks and that Caramelized Onion and Parmesan Dip is my favorite! Thanks for sharing.