Best 5 Potluck Dishes Guaranteed to Impress

PPhoebe September 12, 2023 10:16 PM

Next time you're heading to a potluck, don't just bring any dish. Bring a dish that's guaranteed to impress. Whether it's a family gathering, a party with friends, or an office event, these top-rated potluck dishes will make you the star of the evening. Not only are these dishes delicious, but they're also easy to prepare, budget-friendly, and definite crowd-pleasers.

1. Baked Macaroni and Cheese

It doesn't get much more comforting than a classic dish of baked macaroni and cheese. This cheesy, creamy dish is always a hit at any gathering.


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

2. BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

BBQ pulled pork sliders are a great potluck dish. They're easy to make in large quantities, and the tangy, sweet, and smoky flavors are sure to impress.


  • 2 pounds pork shoulder
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Slider buns

3. Caprese Skewers

For a healthier option that's still full of flavor, consider making Caprese skewers. This simple dish is a great way to showcase fresh, ripe tomatoes, and it's sure to be a hit at any potluck.


  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze

4. Buffalo Chicken Dip

This delicious dip is a perfect potluck dish. It's easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

5. Brownies

And of course, we can't forget about dessert. These rich, fudgy brownies are the perfect way to end any potluck meal.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Remember, the key to a successful potluck dish is not only in the taste but also in the presentation. Make your dish look as good as it tastes, and you're sure to impress at your next potluck.

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