Being invited to, or throwing a Summer Potluck usually means you have to make enough food to feed a crowd.
Being put on the spot for a potluck isn’t any fun especially when you’re fresh out of ideas on what to bring. This list of summer potluck recipes has something for everyone!
Whether you have signed up for a salad or dessert, or anything in between, there are lots of options to choose from in this list of summer potluck recipes!
Signing up for a warm dish to a potluck can be a little concerning because who wants to bring a hot dish to a party and then have to ask the host to heat the dish up before serving! Potlucks are supposed to be fun, relaxing, and stress-free. I don’t know about you but having to ask to warm up a dish is stressful enough for me! Especially, when the hostess is busy mingling with party guests.
Being equipped with the right accessories will take the stress out of bringing a hot dish and the party guests will love you for it! Taking along athermal bag that keeps your food hot (or even cold) will make everything that much smoother once you get to the party.
Instant Pot Summer Potluck Recipes
Instant Pots are great to use at home but they’re also awesome to bring along to potlucks! They’re convenient, they keep food warm, and they’re so easy to use while on the go. You can make a complete meal in an Instant Pot and I know of a lot of people that use them while camping!
Everyone wants to bring a tasty dish to share when attending a summer potluck and these recipes are just that – tasty! Whatever you’re in the mood to bring, there’s something in this list for you! There are all types of salads, dips, appetizers, sides, and even main dishes. Let’s not forget the desserts, there are plenty to choose from as well!
4th of July Celebration – Patriotic Red, White, and Blue!
Included in these summer potluck recipes are patriotic red, white, and blue desserts! There are tarts, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and more! Independence Day celebrations wouldn’t be completed without these tasty patriotic treats, and it really helps set the theme!
This tangy, flavorful, and delicious southern potato salad is a must at potlucks! It's so versatile that it's perfect for hot summer days or any Holiday dinner. You can make this in Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) or on the Stove Top.
This Best Pasta Salad Recipe is made with Homemade Dressing & Roasted Tomatoes! It is the perfect healthy & flavorful make-ahead BBQ side dish full of fresh veggies, pepperoni and fresh mozzarella cheese! Gluten-free & Vegan options!
This recipe for Easy Italian Pasta Salad is not only simple but quick to make. I use veggie spirals in this recipe which gives the dish a boost of nutrition and makes it even more vibrant with color! This salad is a tasty and colorful addition to any potlucks or party. The colors are vibrant, therefore, this dish would look great added to any Summer spread.
Macaroni Salad with egg, sweet pickles and a creamy dressing is a tasty side dish that's perfect for summer BBQ's and potlucks. My best macaroni salad recipe is quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
Mexican Street Corn Salad is based on the popular ‘Elote’ recipe. Succulent sweet corn smothered in a spicy, creamy dressing and topped with vibrant, spicy and tangy flavors! Utterly butterly delicious !! Easy Crowd Pleaser Recipe.
This zucchini and pepper casserole is perfect for potlucks! It's made with fresh zucchini, diced red peppers, and tomato sauce. It's then covered with mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese is bubbly. It is then sprinkled with fresh parsley.
Instant Pot baked beans are so easy and delicious! Make this classic baked beans recipe in no time using the Instant Pot®. Simply quick soak a pound of beans, fry up some bacon, and you will have a delicious pot of baked beans ready to enjoy at your next barbecue.
I created this Instant Pot Homemade Chili recipe using my go-to stove-top chili recipe. It takes less time and is still incredibly flavorful despite the little time it takes to make in the Instant Pot.
This no-bake fruit tart is adapted from Nigella Lawson. It is one of my favorite patriotic dessert recipes! (I've included the original crust recipe for those who do not need a grain free/gluten free option.
A patriotic berry trifle made with fresh berries, Nilla Wafers, vanilla pudding, and frozen whipped topping. This easy trifle recipe makes a great no-bake summer dessert and is perfect for patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Flag Day.
This easy Berry Cheesecake Salad is a sweet and creamy, patriotic, red, white and blue dessert salad that requires no baking, making it perfect for a summer holiday BBQ, picnic, or potluck, such as for Memorial Day or July 4th.
If you’re looking for patriotic snacks for your next 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day party, these Patriotic Snack Cakes are easy and delicious! These should take you only about 15 minutes to make and everyone will love them.