Prepping the perfect potluck dish takes some planning: you want something that’s easy to transport, appeals to as many people as possible – especially those with dietary restrictions – and won’t require much fussing upon arrival. Here are our best ideas for potlucks of all shapes and sizes, from sophisticated appetizers to comforting casseroles.
Sticky Hoisin and Honey Slow-Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
Prep this mouthwatering slow-cooker dish the day before your potluck event so the flavours can marinate overnight. Easy-to-transport and requiring less than 10 basic ingredients, this dish will be an instant party favourite.
Mini Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
These adorable (and not to mention flavourful) crustless quiches are the ideal finger-food to bring to your next potluck or social gathering. Guests will appreciate the fact that they’re a low-maintenance food that allows them to mingle with the crowd unencumbered by plates and utensils.
These pint-sized tourtieres suit any occasion – especially a potluck where low-maintenance recipes are the end goal. Pair this golden snack alongside your favourite chutney, tomato-based chili or ketchup for easy dipping.
Baked Mac and Cheese With Hidden Cauliflower
Shh, don’t tell your friends you’re bringing the healthier potluck offering at your next social gathering. Forget all those beef sliders and nachos: this comforting mac and cheese classic is so delicious that we’ll bet no one even notices the hidden cauliflower.
Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Found on diner menus everywhere next to staples such as pot pies and casseroles, this go-to favourite gets the vegan treatment by going deliciously cheese-free.
The Pioneer Woman’s Mini Turkey Meatloaves
An adorable, party-ready twist on the classic comfort food that is destined to become the hit of the party.