I love a good potluck, and the 4th of July is a great time to make one happen!
Listed below are some of our family’s favorite potluck recipes, my go-to recipes to share with a crowd. They are easy-to-make, aesthetically pleasing and appealing to all ages!
8 Crowd-Pleasing and Easy 4th of July Potluck Recipes
THE ONLY PASTA SALAD RECIPE YOU REALLY NEED
This Only Pasta Salad You Really Need is a great potluck crowd-pleaser, can be made ahead of time, and tastes even better after sitting a day. Makes a LOT and is easy to double for even larger crowds. Red wine vinegar is the secret ingredient that makes this salad taste super special!
CHOCOLATE BERRY 4TH OF JULY CUPCAKES
Blueberries, strawberries, and chocolate are 3 must-haves in our family for the 4th of July weekend, and these Chocolate Berry 4th Of July Cupcakes have all 3! Cupcakes are always a great thing to make to share with a crowd or display on a table at a potluck.
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE SAUCE HEAVEN
This 5 Minute Chocolate Sauce Heaven is a family recipe that we have been making for years. It is so much better than that stuff in the brown squeeze bottle!
It uses ingredients we usually have on hand and is a breeze to make. I am planning on bringing this and some fresh strawberries to top my Mother-in-Law’s homemade ice cream to our family 4th of July party.
I bought her an ice cream maker for Christmas, and we are all enjoying having her use that gift!
KALE AND LENTIL SALAD WITH CRANBERRIES & COCONUT BACON
This Kale & Lentil Salad with Cranberries & Coconut Bacon is really delicious & reminds me of something you could order at an upscale vegetarian restaurant. This kale salad is full of beauty.
It has gorgeous color from the cranberries & the kale itself. The texture is great with curly kale, chewy dried cranberries & crunchy coconut bacon. The cranberries are a nice sweet touch while the coconut bacon adds an amazing smokey & salty flavor. It is a crowd pleaser for sure, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!
RASPBERRY LEMON LOAF
This Raspberry Lemon Loaf is made super moist and tasty with the addition of lemon yogurt. Lemon and raspberry are so fresh tasting and the perfect summer combination. Double the recipe for a large group, or to keep one for yourself to freeze.
CHEESECAKE STUFFED STRAWBERRIES
Do you know what July and February have in common? The 4th of July & Valentine’s day both give us an excuse to eat lots and lots of STRAWBERRIES! Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries are a super great way to celebrate a holiday. They are special, beautiful, and a nice change from chocolate-covered strawberries. Can’t give your Chocolate Covered Strawberries up? Then mix the 2 on a beautiful platter and get ready for the oooo’s & ahhhh’s!
HONEY LIME FRUIT SALAD
This Honey Lime Glaze is the perfect go-to recipe to make your fruit shine–literally! I love taking a fresh fruit salad to a potluck, and this glaze keeps it just sweet enough and moistened. It allows the fruit to show off its beautiful texture, color, and flavor.
These Chocolate Mudballs just hit the spot! They are great when you are wanting a bit of a chocolate treat, but use ingredients like wheat germ and oats to make them a treat that has some health benefits! You can whip them up in minutes, and they will please palates young and old.
What are YOUR plans for the 4th of July?
Do you attend a potluck style party?
What is your favorite dish to bring to a potluck?