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Summer Potluck Recipe Roundup!

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!

Snickerdoodle Apple Bread or Blueberry Cobbler Bread by Cookies & Cups

This particular recipe is actually 3 recipes in 1, that could be in the salad or bread section, or loosley in the coming sandwich section! Check out these Pan Seared Salmon Tacos at Jen Reviews!

Slow-cooker Dishes

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

Hawaiian Tortilla Roll Ups  or Turkey Ranch Roll Ups by The Pinning Mama

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

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies by, Minding the Kings

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.  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!

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