Fuss-Free Summer Potluck Recipes

We've got the right idea for every potluck scenario, whether you're looking for small bites for people to nibble, fresh make-ahead salads, or hearty main dishes.

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Indispensable Green Bean Salad
Indispensable Green Bean Salad

    This versatile salad can be served crisper-cold or warm from the saute pan. Sweet onions, peaches, and rosemary make a serendipitous mix.

BBQ White Beans with Peppers

    Swap out the same old baked beans for this fresh, quick version. Yellow mustard and vinegar add a tangy snap that balances the maple syrup and salty ham.

Tomato Bread Salad

    Toss toasted bread cubes with Roma tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, fresh basil, and Italian dressing for an easy, make-ahead side dish.

Pork and Noodle Salad

    A ginger-soy dressing gives a bit of Asian flair to this crisp pork and cabbage salad. Easy wonton crisps make a delightful side dish.

Green Bean Salad

    Lime juice, salt, and pepper give green beans fresh flavor in this 15-minute side dish.

Brie Queso Fundido

    Here's a simple way to turn a cheese platter into a work of art: Arrange salsa-topped Brie, corn bread twists (or tortilla chips), and crisp radish slices on a white serving dish.

Lemon-Watermelon Bites

    These nibbles are refreshing and quick to prepare. Toss watermelon with goat cheese, lemon-flavored olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper. Spear each one with toothpicks for easy snacking.

Spicy Corn and Potatoes

    Ground chipotle pepper gives this spicy corn and potato toss a kick. Prosciutto adds a special twist.

Italian Basil, Tomato, and Pasta Salad

    Garden-fresh tomatoes star in this pasta-bean toss. A savory mustard-garlic dressing adds a tangy twist.

Pork and Potato Stack

    Layered pork, potatoes, and veggies -- dressed in a punchy walnut-garlic vinaigrette and chilled -- make an irresistible potluck dish.

Confetti Potato Salad

    Ranch dressing gives this crowd pleaser a creamy kick. Add in your favorite veggies to jazz it up; we love red potatoes, green beans, broccoli, and carrots.

Italian Market Pasta Salad

    Special add-ins like fresh mesclun greens, sweet grape tomatoes, and creamy blue cheese makes this pasta salad an unbeatable crowd pleaser.

Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad

    Yellow sweet peppers, artichoke hearts, ripe olives, and a light lemon-herb dressing jazz up this classic pasta salad recipe; top the dish with slices of hard-boiled egg.

Greek Pasta Salad

    Fresh herbs, veggies, and olives are tossed with pasta in this sprightly salad. Feta cheese gives it a tangy finish.

Deviled Egg Salad

    This irresistible salad travels beautifully. Simply mix up a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion with these easy-to-make deviled eggs. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds fresh flavor.

Caraway Veggies

    Toss cauliflower, red pepper, and carrots with a mixture of oil-caraway seed, white wine vinegar, and crushed red pepper for a make-ahead dish that's dazzling with grilled chicken or beef.

Potluck Chicken Tetrazzini

    Loaded with fresh asparagus, sweet peppers, and mushrooms, this crowd pleaser is hard to resist. Lemon peel gives the from-scratch sauce a special twist.

Pulled Pork and Peach Sandwiches

    This hearty pork recipe can simmer in your slow-cooker while you finish up party preparations. Top each sandwich with fresh peaches for a refreshing twist.

Seashell Hot Dog Bake

    This hearty dish puts a fresh spin on a summer favorite. Fuss-free, pantry staples like bottled spaghetti sauce, garlic, and shell macaroni make it a convenient dish for last-minute gatherings.


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