Potlucks are the best, because you get to try the best the host has to offer. Sometimes that’s something you’d never even consider eating on your own, and sometimes it’s just so good you’ll want to recreate it as soon as possible. These 8 delicious potluck recipes from across the United States will have you packing your cooler and searching out your passport in no time!
1) Maryland’s Pimento Cheese
1) Combine 1 cup mayonnaise, 1⁄4 cup chopped onion, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Add to this 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese. Stir in 1⁄2 cup finely chopped pimentos.
2) Shape into a ball and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
3) Serve with crackers or celery sticks.
2) Florida’s Grouper with Pineapple Salsa
This Grouper recipe with pineapple salsa is a great dish to take to your next potluck. The fish is cooked in butter, which gives it an incredible flavor while keeping it moist and flaky. The pineapple salsa can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you’re ready to serve. Serve this dish with white rice or cornbread.
3) Minnesota’s Cauliflower Curry
This cauliflower curry makes for a delicious and healthy potluck dish! It’s simple to make and only uses 5 ingredients. The flavor is mild, which is perfect if you’re serving other dishes that are more flavorful.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- salt and pepper to taste
4) Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie Casserole is one of the best dishes to bring to a potluck because it’s hearty and comforting while also being easy to make. The dish combines all of my favorite things: chicken, mushrooms, broth, eggs, and pie crust. Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie Casserole is so flavorful that you can forego any other side dishes and serve this as a complete meal. It’s perfect for fall or winter potlucks!
5) California Avocado Egg Rolls
California is known for their avocados and this recipe takes advantage of that. These egg rolls are made with avocado, egg, and cabbage to create a light, healthy appetizer or side dish. They are incredibly easy to make since they come together in a matter of minutes.
This recipe will show you how to make delicious egg rolls with avocado, egg, and cabbage. These light and healthy appetizers or sides come together in minutes and are perfect for your next potluck!
6) South Carolina Barbecue Sandwiches
The best South Carolina barbecue sandwich is made with pulled pork, coleslaw, and a tangy vinegar sauce. This sandwich is perfect for any summer picnic or family reunion.
2 cups water
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, such as Lea & Perrins® (optional)
7) Southwest Skillet Cornbread with Roasted Jalapeno-Cheddar Butter
For this recipe, you’ll need a cast-iron skillet. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal with salt, baking powder and sugar. Separate out two eggs and whisk together one of the eggs with some of the buttermilk. Add in 2 tablespoons of melted butter to this mixture. Stir everything together until you have a batter that’s smooth and thick enough to spread in your skillet without being too runny or watery.
8) Rhode Island Shredded Rotisserie Chicken-Stuffed Shells
This is an easy dish that will wow at any potluck. It contains shredded rotisserie chicken, pasta shells, and a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. You can customize this dish to your liking by adding different types of cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss cheese.