Summer potlucks are the absolute best time to try out some new recipes! They are always fresh and full of bold flavor. These tried and true favorite recipes will be sure to get a “WOW!” at your next potluck!
If you love having a little bit of everything on a menu of a restaurant (like me!) then a potluck is MADE for you! I love how many different things I get to try. Not to mention all of the recipes that I go away with that I can try later. A potluck that has a little bit of everything is a win in my book. And I love that they are different every single time! Plus, summer potluck recipes are some of my favorite because they are fresh and there are SO many fruits and vegetables to use that are in season!
Depending on what I am in the mood for, I like to have a list of tried and true summer potluck recipes that are ready to go! Then, I can just pick from them and know that the food that I bring is going to taste delicious. In this roundup, I have included salads, desserts, and sides! So go crazy and try them all out. You don’t even need to be invited to a potluck to make them! Try them at home and then you can have them allll to yourself!
Summer potluck recipes are some of my favorites because they are so fresh and easy to make! In fact, I’ve come up with a list of quick tips so that your summer potluck turns out perfectly!
Make food that travels easily: If you are not hosting the potluck, then most likely you will be traveling to go to it! Because of this, you should keep in mind that whatever you make needs to be able to travel easily! So, go ahead and look at these summer potluck recipe ideas. Pick one that you can pack up and put in a container with a lid. Or make sure that you don’t need to keep it constantly warm before serving it.
Be aware of allergies: If you are able, it’s always good to check with the host and see if there are allergies among the guests. If there are, then you can make sure to steer clear of whatever that is. Then, that everyone can enjoy the potluck!
Bring the utinsels: It’s always good to bring your own serving utinsel for your dish. Then you know that you will have the right size and the right utinsel!
Mexican pasta salad is an unbelievably easy and flavorful pasta salad that is filled with colorful ingredients like black beans, tomatoes, and corn. With a creamy dressing and spices from onion, cilantro, and cumin, this delicious pasta salad will be the hit of your summer barbecues for sure!
Ingredients: farfalle pasta, black beans, corn, Roma tomatoes, avocado, whole green onions, onion, chopped cilantro, crumbled Feta cheese, jarred salsa, sour cream, Mayonnaise, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, lime juiced
Little Smokies, smothered in a sweet tangy BBQ sauce are one of the easiest, most loved appetizers out there. These are guaranteed to disappear whether it’s for a party or dinner, these are just too tasty and fun not to eat.
Ingredients: little smokies, barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar*, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, paprika
Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is a popular southern dish that is filled with crunchy peas, crispy bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese. This is an easy to make side dish that is perfect for your next potluck!