Potluck dinners are a great opportunity to socialize with friends and family without too much responsibility falling on one person. While the main focus is always spending time with people you care about, it’s also an unspoken, low-key competition to see whose dish is the favorite. Going home with an empty dish from a potluck means you won. So what are the best potluck dishes to win you the potluck king or queen title? We’ve compiled a list of guaranteed crowd pleasers.
Deviled Eggs get scooped up in no time at potlucks. In fact, you’re lucky if they even make it to the meal. They’re so easy to pop in your mouth, and this recipe uses a variety of spices and herbs to bring out the best flavor. If you’re pinched for time or don’t feel like peeling the hardboiled eggs, you can purchase eggs at most grocery stores already hardboiled and peeled.
Mexican Layer Dip is another appetizer that is sometimes gone without a trace by the time people sit down for the meal. And it’s so easy! The recipe we included here is by The Pioneer Woman, so of course she goes above and beyond, but people still go crazy for even the simplest Mexican Layer Dips. All you need is refried beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Layer in the serving dish of your choice, and voila! Just remember to bring the tortilla chips too.
Whether you’re two or one hundred and two, macaroni and cheese is a lifelong favorite meal. With so many delicious mac & cheese recipes out there, you really need to do some experimenting to find your favorite. They vary in their creaminess, cheesiness, and moistness, but we like this recipe by The Chunky Chef because — well — just look at it!
This recipe for Crockpot Meatballs is perfect for if you’re hosting the potluck, but they’re easily transportable too. The best part is that they only require three ingredients! Frozen meatballs, BBQ sauce, and grape jelly. Yes, you read that correctly. Grape jelly with the BBQ sauce gives them almost a sweet and sour flavor. If you’re hosting the potluck, dump the ingredients in the crockpot, stir around to coat, and then cook on high for 2 to 3 hours while you clean up before your guests arrive.
Another childhood favorite that remains a guilty pleasure well into adulthood, Dirt Pudding is the perfect potluck dessert if you’re able to keep it refrigerated until it’s time to serve. Serve in a trifle dish like this recipes calls for, or divide evenly into individual cups.
With this impressive lineup of the best potluck dishes, it’s time to invite your neighbors over to your luxury apartment at Center Pointe for a little friendly competition. Whoever’s dish is gone first wins. Ready, set, go!
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