Potlucks are fun and interesting ways to try new foods and bring people together. Usually, take place in work settings, but can be popular with gatherings of friends and family. Some may be nervous when they realize they have to participate. There are so many types of food that you can bring to a potluck. Make sure to bring something that you enjoy making and eating. You want to decide on what dish to bring by thinking about how you want the people around you to think about your cooking. If you want them to praise your dish, decide on cooking something easy or something you are skilled in.
If you have no ideas on what you want to offer at the potluck, take a look at this list to find easy dishes that you can make.
1. Baked Garlic Parmesan Puffs
Baked garlic parmesan puffs are great for potlucks because it is finger food. It is easy to grab and easy to eat. Bringing difficult food to a potluck is just asking for problems and complaints. If you want to keep it fun and casual, these puffs are a great choice. They are easier to make than it may seem and you only need a few ingredients. It takes less than 20 mins to cook so if you’re in a time crunch this choice is perfect.
2. Cucumber Tomato Salad
A rather healthy option for potlucks is a cucumber tomato salad. This is easy to make and doesn’t take much time to complete. It is refreshing and perfect for those who are on strict diets or who are vegan and vegetarian. This casual dish is great for feeding multiple people. You will expect people to ask you about your dish as they see ho2w vibrant the colors are.
3. Fresh Baked Pie
Pies are great for potluck dessert. Not only is it easy to transport but it is a lovable dessert that many people love to indulge in. You can definitely show off your baking skills with this one. If you make it homemade, people will notice and you won’t have any left to take home. You can transport your pie with a woven pie basket to make it easier to carry and to help the pie keep its form and warmth. There are many types of pies you can make, for example:
- Pecan Pie
- Apple Pie
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Key Lime Pie
- Blueberry Pie
- Chess Pie
- Pumpkin Pie
- And more
4. Veggie Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are not only easy to make but easy to eat. This dish is great for a potluck because they are easily grabbable and don’t require extra utensils. This will eliminate the extra items you have to bring with you. Place them on a nice platter and decorate with romaine lettuce to make it appealing and presentable. The colorfulness of the wraps will draw attention and the crisp crunchy bite will make them come back for more. This is also vegan-friendly so everyone with all kinds of diets can indulge. Make sure to bring a side of sweet and sour or other sauce for dipping.
5. Homemade Dip
It is also easy to bring some kind of dip to the potluck. Whether it be French onion, cheese, or guacamole, try to make it hommade to gives it a natural and fresh taste. Create a dip that features meat to turn the flavor up a notch. You can make dips easy with a few ingredients and a little time. This dish is always welcome and always eaten.
Brownies are always a good choice to bring to the potluck. They are easy to make and always taste delicious. Everyone loves chocolate and if you decide to bring brownies, you’ll be comfortable with your choice. You can make it interesting by making them into certain shapes, like muffins, sticks or bars, or even cookies styled. Fugey chocolate is always a decadent dessert and easy to share.
Cheesecake is another easy dessert you could bring to the potluck. It is rather easy to make, especially if you decide on a no-bake cheesecake. Not everyone enjoys cheesecake but it is a unique dish that others will be surprised to see at a potluck, particularly if you made it yourself.