Are you one those people that offers to bring the chips, sodas or paper plates to Summer parties? I used to be too! Over the years I have broken out of my potluck ‘shell’ and found several tried and TRUE recipes that are sure to be the hit of any Summertime party!
The trick to great summer potluck recipes are that they travel well and are even better if they can be made ahead of time. If you are going to a potluck, you may be asked to bring an appetizer, side dish, salad, dessert, fresh fruit or beverage.
Below are my favorite warm-weather picks from each category that are sure to make you a POTLUCK ROCK STAR!
This Sangria recipe SCREAMS summer time to me! Make it several hours ahead of time to let the flavors meld!
Jalapeño Chicken Crescent Pinwheels
Cilantro, jalapeño & cream cheese lovers unite! These small pinwheels pack quite a punch of flavor and are guaranteed to be one of the first things to disappear! They are delicious warm or at room temperature.
Greek Yogurt & Dill Veggie Dip
This flavorful dip will make any veggie tray far from boring.
Whipped Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
The only fruit dip recipe you will ever need. I love to serve this with fruit kabobs.
If you haven’t tried beer cheese dip yet, you are in for a treat. It is great with veggies and crackers!
German Potato Salad
One of my all time favorite recipes. It can be served warm or at room temperature. This gets rave reviews every time!
BLT Pasta Salad
This is SUCH a great potluck recipe! Make it ahead of time then just add the lettuce right before serving!
Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
This is one of my most requested recipes to bring. I usually double this recipe and never have any leftovers!
Slow Cooker Beer Sausage Dawgs
This is one of my most popular slow cooker recipes and perfect for a Summer Potluck!
Heath Bar Poke Cake
My husband’s favorite dessert in the world!
Frozen Lemonade Pie
This refreshing no-bake dessert is perfect for a Summer potluck. It is made ahead of time then frozen overnight.
And by all means, make some Watermelon Pops!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, y’all!
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This article was originally published in 2015 and has been updated with current info.
Brandi Burgess A.K.A. 'Aunt Bee' has been married to the love of her life for 10 years. A Birmingham native, she and her husband helped run her parents successful business for 8 years before finally spreading their wings and setting out to make it on their own. They moved to Huntsville in 2012 where she is a stay at home mom to their 2 kids, ages 9 and 4. She has a passion for cooking for her family and trying new recipes, and she blogs her family's dinners and weekly meal plans over at Aunt Bees Recipes.