No-Fail Potluck Recipes

Do you have an upcoming event that calls for everyone to bring a dish? Stand out from the sea of pasta salads and mac-n-cheese by bringing one of our three favorite no-fail potluck recipes!

Planning for a Potluck

Hosting a potluck might just be the best idea ever…you have others share the load of feeding an army (sometimes literal), and everyone takes home their dirty serving dishes at the end of the party!

When it comes to being invited to a potluck, on the other hand, it is easy to get stumped on what to bring. Before settling on an idea, be sure to check with the host to see if there is a theme or a sign-up sheet to respect. You do not want to show up with Swedish meatballs to a fiesta-themed event, or be the 10th breakfast casserole to walk through the door! Once the parameters are known, have fun and pick a dish that you would want to try! Below, we’ve listed three no-fail potluck recipes that have won rave reviews at birthday parties, unit functions, and hail and farewells alike!

Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

No-Fail Potluck Recipes

Desserts are always a hit at potlucks, but we’ve been to a ton where the dessert table consists entirely of plates of various chocolate chips cookies. (NOTE: We are not hating on chocolate chip cookies, they are a fave around here! They are so popular, in fact, that everyone likes to make their version for parties, which leads to little variety.) Fight the urge to compete with Great-Granny June’s and Second-Cousin Annie’s “famous” recipes, and bring a heaping plate of these raspberry white chocolate bars instead! They feature a layer of shortbread topped with raspberry preserves, white chocolate chips, and shortbread crumble. Want to know the best part about this recipe? You can easily swap out the raspberry preserves for another flavor, such as cherry, peach, blueberry, or even fig jam!

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Warm German Potato Salad

3 No-Fail Potluck Recipes

This, by far, is one of the most requested side dish recipes we have! We often serve this warm potato salad in our regular dinner rotation, but it can easily be made in mass for a crowd! Aside from the bacon (because bacon makes everything taste better, amiright?!?!), the game-changing ingredient is the apple cider vinegar. That, paired with dijon mustard, gives the potatoes just the right amount of tanginess that sets them apart from traditional mayo-based counterparts. Since it lacks mayo, this potato salad holds up extremely well in a potluck environment. We think it is best served warm, but it’s also great at room temperature, or even chilled!

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Chicken Salad Sandwiches

No-Fail Potluck Recipes

If you are a fan of a slightly sweet chicken salad, then this is the recipe for you! We like to think that we found just the right balance of sweet and savory, all while keeping it on the lighter side. Instead of a full-fat mayo, we use half Greek yogurt and half olive oil mayo. Because it’s packed with lots of fruit, nuts, and fresh lemon juice, we promise that even the pickiest of eaters won’t notice the healthy substitutions! This can be made the day before the potluck, then served in a bowl with sliced croissants on the side so everyone can build their own sandwiches!

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3 No-Fail Potluck Recipes

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