Prepping the perfect potluck dish doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, even around the chaotic holiday season. Give yourself the gift of a low-maintenance recipe that’s easy to transport and has mass appeal. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with a considerable variety of delightful winter dishes that are both pleasing to the eye and to the palate.
Cranberry Brie Empanadas
Tart cranberries and gooey, creamy Brie are wrapped in a flaky, nutmeg-scented pastry that’s sure to be your new favourite holiday appetizer.
Anna Olson’s Pecan Butter Tarts
Butter tarts are a classic Canadian sweet treat — and no potluck should be without them! While this recipe uses pecans, you can substitue with walnut pieces, raisins or leave the butter tarts plain. Find out which butter tart matches your personality with this fun quiz!
Slow-Cooker Swedish Meatballs
Make sure to serve this hygge favourite of Sweden with either lingonberry or red currant jelly, a traditional condiment pairing to complement and tame these savoury meatballs. You can also try these Scandinavian cardamon buns.
Turkey Quinoa Skewers
A tasty little holiday bite that has all the best flavours of the season, made with ingredients both you – and your waistline – will love.
Bright and Beautiful Beet Hummus
Vibrant beets shine in this show-stopping appetizer. Everyone will be reaching for this bright and tasty app as the vibrant hued dip stands out on your table.
Mini Hasselback Loaded Potatoes
Cheese, bacon and sour cream-covered potato bites will impress your guests and tide them over until the main event.
Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie and Cran-applesauce Sundaes
A one-pot wonder of a dish, this ground turkey and vegetable pie is covered with a layer of sweet potato and banana mash for the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
Blue Cheese and Chive Butter
Pair with some crackers and crusty bread for a super simple homemade appetizer you can nibble on until everyone arrives with their dishes.
French Canadian Tourtiere
Another gift from Quebec to the rest of the country in the form of a savoury meat pie, this tourtiere is a seasonal treat that just begs for colder weather. Here are more classic Canadian foods you may not have tried before.
Eggnog Cream Pie
Creamy, eggnog custard is the dreamy filling in this decadent dessert that starts with a sweet graham cracker crust and is topped with boozy rum whipped cream.
Slow Cooker Asian-Style Drumsticks
Slow cookers and potlucks go hand-in-hand. These deliciously sweet and sticky drumsticks are a great addition to any potluck. Find more seasonal options with these pumpkin and squash slow cooker recipes.
Bright and Bold Moroccan-Spiced Cauliflower Bites
Turmeric gives these tasty bites a bright, golden hue. The cool yogurt sauce is the perfect complement to this warm and flavourful appetizer or side dish.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Worth the extra effort, these cupcake-like sandwich cookies are light, airy and packed with rich chocolate and peanut butter flavour.