Potluck Ideas-Easy, Cheap and Quick Potluck Food Ideas

Potluck Ideas – Cheap and Quick Potluck Food Ideas: Appetizers, Finger Foods, Salads & More – From make ahead to last minute, these potluck ideas are sure to impress.

In the big list below you’ll find potluck ideas for work, fun & creative potluck ideas, breakfast potluck and family reunion food ideas, cheap and quick potluck food to take (that travel well), hot and cold finger foods, potluck casseroles – and potluck food to buy when you need something for that Christmas potluck party, Holiday get-together or summer picnic or block party at the last minute.

Potluck Ideas - Cheap and Quick Appetizers, Salads, Fingerfoods, Casseroles & More To Make Ahead... Or Last Minute

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Easy & Cheap Potluck Ideas

Whether it’s a work potluck, Christmas potluck or a large crowd, here are out favorite easy and cheap potluck ideas.

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Last Minute Potluck Ideas

Nothing like needing food ideas at the very last minute, right?

When you have no time, you realy only have 2 options – make something fast and easy, or BUY something.

Here are some last minute potluck ideas to BUY:

  • Cheese platter
  • Fruit platter
  • Lunch meat tray
  • Chicken wings
  • Veggie Dips
  • Hot Dips
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Sheet cake
  • Frozen pigs in a blanket
  • Chicken tenders platter
  • Shrimp ring
  • Bakery breads and flavored butters
  • Deli side dishes
  • Chicken salad

If you’d rather cook something fast, here are some quick and easy last minute potluck food ideas to make:

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Crockpot Potluck Ideas

I don’t care WHERE the potluck is – church, the office, your grandma’s house – it’s just not a potluck without rows of crockpots and slow cookers lined up, right?

Here’s some easy crockpot potluck ideas:

Best Potluck Food Dishes Ideas

Q – What is a good dish to bring to a potluck?

A – Popular potluck dishes include salads (potato salad, pasta salad), cold appetizers, desserts, easy finger foods, baked beans, party platters etc. Pretty much any quick and easy side dish or appetizers you can make for a crowd. Naturally, for a breakfast potluck, you’d bring breakfast casseroles, bundt cakes, etc.

Breakfast Potluck Ideas

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Potluck Finger Food Ideas

Potluck Appetizers – 15+ Super Simple Appetizers & Finger Food Ideas [cheap potluck food ideas for a crowd] – Easy potluck appetizers (hot AND cold) that you can make ahead of time OR make last minute for your office potluck, family reunion, block party, etc

7-Layer Salad

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Pasta Salad

Here are some quick and easy potluck pasta salad recipes to try:




Vegetarian Pasta Salad

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Italian Pasta Salad

Quick Italian Pasta Salad Recipe | Allrecipes – Combine pasta, salami, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, salad dressing, olives, and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl. Mix dry salad dressing into …

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad…Fast and Easy For A Crowd! – Instructions · In a large bowl add tomatoes, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic, olive oil and splash of vinegar to taste. · Let it sit on …

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Creamy Pasta Salad

Creamy Pasta Salad – Barefeet In The Kitchen – Stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked pasta and broccoli to the bowl and stir …

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad – A Southern Soul – Mediterranean Pasta Salad · 12 ounces pasta · 1 cup halved grape tomatoes · 1 cup sliced and quartered cucumbers · 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion · 1 cup baby …

Pasta Salad with Mayo

Macaroni Pasta Salad with Mayo – Duke’s Mayo – Ingredients · 1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise · 2 Tbsp. vinegar · 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard · 1 tsp. sugar · 1 tsp. salt · 1/4 tsp. pepper · 1 8 oz. package elbow macaroni, …

Penne Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta Salad Recipe: How to Make It | Taste of Home – Ingredients · 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta · 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes · 1/2 cup chopped green pepper · 1/4 cup chopped green onions · 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) …

Potato Salad

Here are some quick and easy potluck potato salad recipes to try:

Classic Potato Salad

Best Classic Potato Salad Recipe – How to Make Easy Potato Salad – Classic Potato Salad · In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and season generously with salt. Bring water to a boil and cook until potatoes …

Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad Recipe: How to Make It | Taste of Home – Ingredients · 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed · 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped · 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions · 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickles · 1 …

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Sour Cream Potato Salad

Sour Cream Potato Salad Recipe – The Spruce Eats – Sour cream replaces some of the mayonnaise, resulting in a very creamy and slightly tangy potato salad. Serve it at your next cookout as a …

Vegan Potato Salad

Best Vegan Potato Salad – Nora Cooks – How to make vegan potato salad · Boil the diced potatoes for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender. · Add the dressing ingredients to a bowl: vegan …

Baked Beans

Here are some quick and easy potluck potato salad recipes to try:

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Easy Baked Beans

Easy Baked Beans (perfect potluck recipe!) – The Chunky Chef – HOW TO MAKE BAKED BEANS · Cook bacon halfway through in whichever method you prefer. · Preheat oven to 325°F and set oven rack to lower-middle position. · Cook …

Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Brown Sugar Baked Beans Recipe | Food Network – Add 1 of the cans of beans with their liquid. Drain and rinse the remaining beans, then add them to the skillet. Add the ketchup, sugar, mustard, vinegar, …

Southern Baked Beans

Southern Baked Beans | Paula Deen – Ingredients · 1/2 lb bacon · 1 large onion · 1 (16 oz) can pork and beans · 3 tablespoons yellow mustard · 5 tablespoons maple syrup · 4 tablespoons ketchup …

Potluck Ideas For Work

The best potluck food ideas to bring to a potluck at work are simple, cheap and travel well.

Oh, also they need to be crowd-pleasers – you sure don’t want to bring food that NOBODY eats!

These work / office party potluck food ideas below are also inexpensive store bought potluck food ideas.

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Last Minute Office Potluck Ideas To Buy

When it comes to easy – you can’t beat buy it / take it for potluck food =)

Here are 23 last minute office / work potluck ideas to buy:

  • Fruit Platter
  • Veggie and Cheese Tray
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Dessert Tray
  • Cole Slaw
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Meatballs
  • 5-Layer Dip
  • Cocktail Weenies
  • Queso Dip
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Bundt Cakes
  • Chips and Ranch Dip
  • Antipasto Salad
  • Potluck Desserts
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Pasta Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Potato Salad
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Lasagna
  • Easy Cold Appetizers

and this taco casserole is a BIG favorite at my work!

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Potluck Dessert Ideas

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Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler Recipes – Impressive Potluck Dessert Dishes For a Crowd – Simple Peach Cobbler Recipes – Easy Desserts To Impress! Mmmmmmm…. peach cobbler. It’s absolutely one of my favorites. I thought all peach cobbler recipes were about the same until I …

Potluck Ideas For a Crowd


Potluck Ideas for Summer

5 Easy Summer Salads for a Crowd – Summer Potluck Salad Recipes – Some of our favorite quick and delicious summer salads crowds love. Whether you’re having a cookout, a family dinner, or a potluck meal this summer, you might …

20 Summer Potluck Ideas – The New York Times – 20 Summer Potluck Ideas Our Food Staff Swears By · Spicy Watermelon Salad With Pineapple and Lime · Peach Cobbler · Larb · Shrikhand · Original Plum …

Summer Potluck Punch Recipes – Easy Punch Recipes for a Crowd and Easy Party Drinks Ideas too! Lots of insanely good and super simple punch recipes for your potluck, office party, family reunion, Holiday…

27 Delicious Recipes For A Summer Potluck – Tasty – 27 Delicious Recipes For A Summer Potluck · 1. Sweet Corn and Roasted Jalapeno Hummus · 2. Blueberry Pie Bars · 3. Caprese Chopped Salad · 4. German …

Food Ideas for a Summer Potluck – EASY Summer Party Foods – Easy Summer cookout food ideas and unique BBQ party recipes that are SURE to be crowd-pleasers. These are also great food ideas for a summer potluck or …

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Creative Potluck Ideas

35 Creative Potluck Themes + free potluck printables! – Tons of Creative Potluck Theme Ideas: · 1. Restaurant Re-creations · 2. Family Favorites · 3. Rookie Cookie · 4. Throwback Night Bring a food that …

60 Christmas Themed Food Ideas for Office Potluck Parties – Cheese Christmas Cracker Snack. Whip up a platter of crackers and cheese and add a dash of creativity for your Christmas potluck. This idea is …

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