All time Nerds Job opportunities

11 delicious and easy to carry potluck recipe ideas

By Marie – on in Food
Whatever your budget, your culinary aptitudes and the amount of time you have, you'll find an ideal dish among these potluck recipes to share with friends.

Relaxed, festive and uniting, potlucks are an excellent way to share a great meal in good company. This type of festivity allows to divide the huge task of preparing a meal for numerous people but especially to discover the flavours and tastes of several dishes. These 11 delicious and easy to carry potluck recipe ideas are ideal for your next gastronomical festivity.

1 Empanadas

#7 according to our users
77
40

These perfect small individual portions are easy to add to your plate since you don’t need utensils nor any dishes. Delicious warm, empanadas can also be eaten room temperature which makes them a great option if you don’t have access to an oven or if it’s already filled with tons of other dishes. Fill them with whatever you like or get inspired by this Argentinian beef empanada recipe from bonappetit.com.


2 Watermelon and feta salad

#3 according to our users
91
19

This summer staple will bring some freshness to the table. Simple and easy to prepare, a watermelon and feta salad does not need a lot of effort and risks of disappearing very quickly. Adapt your recipe according to your favourite flavours by opting for mint or basil and decide whether you’d like to add red onions or not.


3 Spanakopita

#5 according to our users
95
29

We don’t find them often during these kinds of events, yet, spanakopitas are perfect for the occasion. First, they are delicious, but they are also easy to transport and make excellent bites. Prepare them in the form of small triangular turnovers to facilitate serving these delectable Greek spinach treats.


4 Maki rolls

#11 according to our users
59
46

View this post on Instagram

★∣ Maki Roll 3 ways: Avocado, Cucumber, Tempeh ∣★🥑🍙 – – Happy Monday!🤗Sushi rolls are one of the EASIEST and SIMPLE meals to make and is so DELICIOUS, FILLING, and HEALTHY! I'm not joking, this took me at most 15 min to make👌I find that this is another great meal for the summer as well if you add fresh veggies especially cucumber. What are your favorite sushi fillings! Mine: 🥑🥑… of course😊 – – Remember to nourish your body and have a great day!❤️ – -✶Sharon – – – – – – – – – – – #sushiroll #makirolls #eattheworld #eatwellbewell #lunchinspo #dinnerideas #mealideas #simplemeal #plantbased #inmykitchen #inspirehealth #healthyfoodporn #foodstyling #healthychoices #veganfoodblogger #veganworldshare #bestofvegan #letscookvegan #beautifulcuisines #healthycuisines #hautecuisines #gloobyfood #makesmewhole #eeeeeats #veganbombs #inshapefood #thrivemags #heresmyfood #nutritiousanddelicious

A post shared by Sharon Chee (@vegchee) on

Contrary to what you might think, maki rolls are very easy to prepare. They are also an original dish idea for a potluck. Fill them with simple garden vegetables like carrots, cucumber, avocado, marinated daïkon, red cabbage, asparagus, beets, etc. but you can also add some fish.


5 Mexican salad

#10 according to our users
55
39

No potluck is complete without a couple of pretty fresh salads added to our plates. You’ll also add some colour to the table with this festive dish. Packed with flavour, this salad even offers a good dose of protein.


6 Tomato tart

#1 according to our users
82
5

Even though the tomato tart has very simple ingredients and is a typical summer dish for warmer days, it is also gourmet and comforting. This Epicurious recipe also contains pistachios and chickpeas for a protein-filled and original version of this classic which risks being extremely popular.


7 BBQ meatballs

#6 according to our users
83
41

These small meat bites are the perfect addition to a table filled with salads, vegetables, pasta and bread. This slow cooker recipe from howsweeteats.com can be prepared without any real effort and can be savoured warm or at room temperature. Make a big batch and don’t forget toothpicks!


8 Pea and prosciutto salad

#9 according to our users
54
33

Make your potluck look like an Italian countryside party with this beautiful crunchy pea and prosciutto salad. The sweetness of the peas offers a superb contrast to the saltiness of the meat and to the acidity of the lemon-based and Dijon mustard vinaigrette. Garnished with cheese or horseradish, this bonappetitmag.com recipe is anything but a boring salad.


9 Shrimp bites

#8 according to our users
65
36

These small honey-glazed curry shrimp bites from Ricardo are a superb addition to this kind of party since seafood is not often served in these kinds of settings. These individual portions are perfect for potluck nights and the wooden skewers make them easier to serve. Adapt this fun concept and grill your shrimp on the barbecue in a pesto sauce if you wish to change it up a bit.


10 Cold soba noodle salad

#4 according to our users
80
17

View this post on Instagram

Asian Inspired Soba Noodle Salad 🥗 I am in love with this salad and I could eat it every night! 😄😝 Perfect for summer or winter as it can be eaten at room temperature or warm! Let me know if you want me to share the recipe on my blog! 😊 I would like to enter this salad in @rachels.fit.kitchen #summervibesparty17 😘🥗🍃I hope you all had a lovely weekend 💗 . . . . . #plantbased #inspiration #dairyfree #healthychoices #healthyfood #foodie #wholefoods #heresmyfood #foodphotography #picoftheday #cleaneats #foodstyling #foodpics #chia #healthycuisines #recipes #bbg #feedfeed #healthyfoodshare #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #chocolate #instafood #foodporn #crueltyfree #instagood #salad #sobanoodle #vegansalad

A post shared by Claire🌿 Healthy Vegan Recipes (@healthyfrenchwife) on

This Asian pasta dish, nutritious and filling is suitable for most allergies and food intolerances as well as looking pretty on the table. Filled with crunchy and colourful vegetables topped with a miso and ginger sauce, this salad is an original and savoury addition to any potluck.


11 Chilli and lime corn on the cob

#2 according to our users
100
17

View this post on Instagram

BAKED CHILI-LIME CORN RECIPE ****** "Tart lime and spicy chili powder offer vibrant flavor contrasts in this easy baked corn dish." —Lawrence Davis, Saint Louis, Missouri MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 medium ears sweet corn, cut into 3-inch pieces DIRECTIONS
In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place corn in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Brush corn with half the butter mixture. Cover and bake at 400° for 30 minutes.
Uncover; brush corn with remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Yield: 4 servings. . . . .
#tasteofhome #recipe #recipes #cooking #bbq #corn #foodie

A post shared by Taste of Home (@tasteofhome) on

If corn is in season, opt for this delicious and more original version of the typical corn topped with butter and salt. These tasty side dishes need some preparation and are an ideal addition to a collection meal in the summertime. They are easy to serve and can be easily savoured without any utensils. However, be careful not to forget napkins!

 

Whether you wish to dazzle your guests, make the process less complicated or simply to make sure no one gets food poisoning, these delicious and easy to carry potluck recipe ideas will ensure a high participation rate to your potluck. You will come back empty-handed, which is a good sign.


Cover photo credit: howsweeteats/Instagram


Continue reading

10 easy recipes made with edible flowers

10 easy recipes made with edible flowers

10 recipes for a scrumptious vegan dinner

10 recipes for a scrumptious vegan dinner

Marie -
Healthy lunch : 10 ideas for your meals

Healthy lunch : 10 ideas for your meals

10 pressure cooker breakfast recipe ideas

10 pressure cooker breakfast recipe ideas

Marie -
10 recipes for a happy and vegan thanksgiving

10 recipes for a happy and vegan thanksgiving

Marie -
11 delicious desserts to make on the barbecue

11 delicious desserts to make on the barbecue

Marie -
10 chicken breast recipes that are far from boring

10 chicken breast recipes that are far from boring

Marie -
Vegan food list: 11 essential items to have in the kitchen

Vegan food list: 11 essential items to have in the kitchen

Marie -
10 banana bread recipes for every taste

10 banana bread recipes for every taste

Marie -
11 excellent vegan keto recipes to eat high fat and bacon-free

11 excellent vegan keto recipes to eat high fat and bacon-free

Marie -
10 surprisingly appetizing Halloween recipes

10 surprisingly appetizing Halloween recipes

Marie -
10 simple and affordable recipes for students

10 simple and affordable recipes for students

Marie -
10 fun Mason jar gift ideas to offer for any occasion

10 fun Mason jar gift ideas to offer for any occasion

Emma -
10 delicious spaghetti squash recipes for every occasion

10 delicious spaghetti squash recipes for every occasion

Marie -
10 mouth-watering BBQ meat recipes to try this summer

10 mouth-watering BBQ meat recipes to try this summer

Redaction -

Marie

Graduating with a degree in Professional Writing and a grandmother on her downtime despite being in her twenties, Marie loves her mornings accompanied by crossword puzzles. Early bird, she maintains a close relationship with her running shoes. This said, her colleagues always await the fateful day when she arrives to work dressed in a cycling kit.