It’s that time of year again! We are looking forward to cookouts with our family and friends, and church picnics in the beautiful weather. Memorial day is coming quickly, but what are you going to bring? Are you looking for something to prepare at home, rather than looking to a grocery store to do it for you? Then you are in the right place! I have gathered together 70 great recipes that are sure to please the crowd at your next potluck or barbecue! I’ve got everything here, from salads to sweets, so all you have to do is choose one!
Starting with salads, I have a great variety picked out, including garden, pasta, potato and fruit salads. There’s sure to be something here that appeals to you!
Italian Chopped Salad from Delightful E Made
Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad from The Chunky Chef
Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad by Mama Likes to Cook
Easy BLT Pasta Salad by Dinner with the Rollos
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad by Butter Your Biscuit
BBQ Chicken Salad by I Heart Nap Time
Dill Pickle Potato Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Six Sisters’ Stuff
Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw by Cooking Classy
Blueberry Ambrosia Fruit Salad from Farmwife Cooks
Waldorf Salad from Cincy Shopper
Next I have a great group of breads for you to consider. Both sweet and savory. Try a few out for yourself!
Jalapeno Popper Cheese Muffins from Carlsbad Cravings
Green Chile Cornbread by Simply Recipes
30 Minute Easy Dinner Rolls by Yummy Healthy Easy
Light and Fluffy Biscuits from White Lily
Garlic Cheddar Quick Bread by Table for Seven
Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits by The Emotional Baker
Zucchini Spice Bread by Nancy C.
Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread by Me, Minding the Kings!
You can’t have a potluck without some slow cooker dishes! Here are some yummy ones to check out!
Try my Home Made Meatballs in one of these recipes: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Meatballs by Fabulessly Frugal, The Best Swedish Meatballs by Kitchn, Cranberry Barbecue Crock Pot Meatballs by Tammilee Tips, or 3 Ingredient Sweet and Sour Meatballs from Tablespoon.
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe’s by Mom on Timeout
Slow Cooker Hot Wings by Pink When
Crock Pot Root Beer Honey BBQ Wings by The Frugal Girls
Crock Pot Mac & Cheese from Spend With Pennies
Slow Cooker Milk and Honey Corn on the Cob from The Magical Slow Cooker
Crock Pot Party Beans from Recipes that Crock
Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Potatoes from The Country Cook
Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes from The Slow Cooking Housewife
Crock Pot Pizza Dip by Real Housemoms
Slow Cooker White Queso Dip by Kid Friendly Things To Do
Sandwiches have been a hit at every cookout I’ve been to. These are the ones I found that are sure to be your new favorite recipe!
Roast Beef Horseradish Cheese Baked Sliders by Real Housemoms
Cuban Sliders from House of Yumm
Bacon Caesar Chicken Sliders by Who Needs A Cape?
Chicken Taco Mexican Pinwheels by The Chunky Chef
Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups from Farmwife Cooks
Cheesy Bacon Party Burgers from The Painted Apron
Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches by Life in the Lofthouse
Avocado Chicken Salad by Simply Recipes
If you are asked to make a main dish for the next potluck, try one of these casseroles!
Grown Up Tuna Noodle Casserole from Six Dollar Family
Potluck Taco Casserole by Moma Food
Easy Shepherd’s Pie by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Rotel Chicken Spaghetti Casserole by The Midnight Baker
Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe from Midwestern Moms
Ham and Green Bean Casserole by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole from Dear Crissy
Corn and Broccoli Rice Casserole by Plain Chicken
Hamburger Potato Casserole by Eating on a Dime
Chicken Noodle Casserole by The Weary Chef
Finally, my favorite part of any meal, desserts! I think the best picnic desserts are grab-and-go ones that are easy to eat.
Peaches and Cream Bars from Taste and Tell
Lemon Crumble Bars from House of Yumm
Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by The Country Cook
Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars by Well Plated
Key Lime Pie Bars by Little Spice Jar
Strawberry Brownie Skewers from One Little Project
Mint Chocolate Andes Cookies from The Diary of a Real Housewife
Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cookies from Basil Momma
Apple Pie Cookies from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts
Mini Banana Cream Pies from A Spicy Perspective
Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups by Meatloaf and Melodrama
Carrot Cake Cupcakes by Kenarry
Banana Cupcakes by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Root Beer Float Cupcakes by Cincy Shopper
Now that is a lot of information! Aren’t you glad I did the work of looking up all those recipes for you!? You still have the hard job, though, of choosing which one to take to the next potluck, picnic or cookout you attend! Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!