Take the stress out of the holiday with these Thanksgiving potluck ideas. When friends and family share in the work it makes the meal more enjoyable and relaxed. Here are some easy dishes to take to a potluck at the office, to Friendsgiving, to church socials, or family gatherings.
I can’t imagine hosting Thanksgiving for a crowd without having some help. Unless you’re a caterer, cooking that kind of holiday meal for lots of people can be overwhelming with the turkey and the sides and the pies and the appetizers!
That’s why making it a potluck party makes so much sense. Here are over 40 easy ideas and recipes for you.
Here are some traditional things to bring to help round out the meal.
- Cranberry Sauce.
- Wild Rice Dressing
- Mashed Potatoes
- Savory Bread Pudding
- Classic Green Bean Casserole
- Pumpkin Curry Soup
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Jiffy Cornbread Casserole
- Hashbrown Casserole
- Cheesy Creamed Corn Casserole
- Broccoli Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Wild Rice with Fruit and Nuts
- Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Carrots
Good Main Dish to Bring
The rule of thumb is that whomever is hosting will provide the turkey. That just comes down to logistics since it can take hours to prep and cook. However, there are some additional mains that you can include.
EXPERT TIP: Use a cooler like a warming tray. It can keep hot foods warm for a couple of hours.
Store Bought Ideas
There’s always a few people who don’t cook. There’s no reason they can’t still contribute with some of these ideas.
- Bags of Ice
- Bakery Pie
- Dinner Rolls
I think fall is my favorite time for dessert because I love pumpkin! But there’s more to add to your Thanksgiving dessert table than that. Try these delicious treats.
Now you can go confidently with your new found Thanksgiving potluck ideas. These recipes are delicious and easy to make.