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You need these summer potluck recipes in your life! Keep them on hand and everyone will be begging for the recipe at your next gathering.

Aren’t potlucks great??  It’s such a simple way to entertain guests without spending a fortune.  I know I never mind bringing along a dish when my family is invited to a party.

And each time I throw a party, most of my guests will ask what they can bring.  I’m not sure if that’s good old midwestern politeness or if it’s just that I have great friends and family.

Either way… it’s a good idea to keep a list of summer potluck recipes on hand.  Then you’ll always be ready for that last minute gathering!

I’ve got some great potluck ideas for you here.  Any of these delicious potluck recipes would be a sure hit with your crowd.  These recipes have the flavors that you expect to indulge in when warmer weather is around.

Click through to get summer potluck recipes that will wow a crowd! These potluck ideas will help you find the perfect easy sides, desserts, or appetizers so you can make dishes that everyone devours. Put this food on the menu for your next party, picnics, or any family gathering you have this year! #potluck

Delicious Comfort Foods

I’ll admit, potato salad is probably my favorite summertime food.  I make a huge batch under the guise of feeding our big family, but really it’s so I can eat it for lunch several times in a row.  (Shh, don’t tell!)

You might enjoy mustard potato salad, German potato salad, or any other variety.  But you can’t beat an All American Potato Salad.  It’s great for a potluck, because it has a wider appeal than more specialized varieties of potato salad.

All American Potato Salad Recipe. Find this and more great summer potluck ideas.

All American Potato Salad

Jessica Gavin

Another delicious summer food is a pot of beans.  If you haven’t had cowboy beans, you’ll definitely want to give these a try.  With burger and bacon (That’s right, bacon.  Now you have to make it.), it’s hearty enough to serve as a main course.  

But this recipe doesn’t mind leaving the spotlight and being served as a side dish.

Which makes it perfect for a potluck!

Cowboy Beans. Find this recipe and more ideas perfect for your summer potluck here.

Best Ever Cowboy Beans

The Two Bite Club

Macaroni and Cheese is another great potluck idea.  This casserole is hearty and delicious for the adults, but the kids will love having a kid friendly option, too.  You won’t have a lot of leftovers if you show up with this dish.

Creamy macaroni and cheese casserole. Find this recipe, plus get more great summer potluck recipes here.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Spend with Pennies

Light Potluck Choices

These recipes are great when it’s just too hot to eat.  These nice, light options will be appreciated by guests who don’t want a heavy plate.

I love this Avocado Chicken Salad for a light choice.  Take along this dish to give your potluck buddies another option among the hamburgers and hot dogs.

Avocado Chicken Salad. Find this and more delicious summer potluck recipes here.

Avocado Chicken Salad

Simply Recipes

This 7 Layer Taco Dip is a bit of a twist on the usual 7 layer salad recipe.  It’s a pretty recipe, so you’ll want to use a clear dish to show off all of the layers.  Don’t forget the chips!

7 Layer Taco Dip. Find this and more great recipes for your summer potluck here.

7 Layer Taco Dip

The Kittchen

Have you ever tried a Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad?  It’s a great choice for the summer time when this produce is in season.  Party goers will love this refreshing change in their menu.

Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad. Find this and more great summer recipes here.

Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad

Simply Anchored

I have always been a big fan of corn and black bean salsa.  But this recipe kicks it up a notch by adding avocado.

Fiesta Corn Avocado Salsa. Find this and more great summer potluck recipes here.

Fiesta Corn & Avocado Salsa

Sally’s Baking Addiction

Delightful Desserts

This Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake looks amazing!  Don’t be surprised if people try to cut it before any of the other food has been served.  In fact, you might want to make a second one to keep at home for yourself.

Strawberry Yogurt Cake Find this great recipe plus more ideas for your summer potluck here.

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

A Spicy Perspective

My Mom always called this recipe a dump cake, but I can admit that Easy Cherry Crumble sounds a bit more elegant.  You should probably call it that in front of your pals.  

This recipe is so simple that you’ll be at the party in plenty of time for conversation!  Don’t worry, it tastes so great people will think you worked on it all day.

Easy cherry crumble, or cherry dump cake recipe. Find this and other great ideas for your summer potluck here.

Easy Cherry Crumble

Two Chicks and a Mom

How much fun are these cupcakes??  I wouldn’t have thought to add in that surprise.  And don’t worry, it’s totally doable.  Kiddos at the potluck are going to become your new best friends.

Rainbow surprise cupcakes. Find this and more great ideas for your summer potluck here.

Fun & Easy Rainbow Surprise Cupcakes

Fun Money Mom

These summer potluck recipes will be a sure hit with your crowd.

Be sure to pin this to keep on hand for all of the parties you’ll attend this summer and next!  For more ideas, follow me on Pinterest.  Medium Sized Fam

Do you have a great recipe that is perfect for a summer potluck?  Be sure to let us know about it in the comments!

These easy summer potluck recipes are must haves for any good party or gathering!

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10 Amazing Summer Potluck Recipes That Will Wow a Crowd
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