These Easy Summer Potluck Recipes will make a great addition to your next cookout. Ideas for potluck appetizers, sides, pasta salads, and more!

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These easy Summer Potluck Recipes are some of my favorite recipes for cookouts, picnics, and BBQs. With summer here we’ve got Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day parties coming up and if you’re like me you’re always looking for new ideas for what to bring to a potluck.

These simple recipes are easy to make and can be served cold or at room temperature so you don’t have to worry about keeping anything warm. They also travel well. All you need is a tightly sealed container and you’re good to go!

Check out these delicious potluck salads, sides and desserts and be the star of your next summer party!

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cold Ramen Noodle Salad made with broccoli slaw
Ramen Noodle Salad
Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad is an easy recipe for summer parties and potlucks. This simple side dish is made with crunchy noodles, fresh veggies, and a delicious dressing that brings all the flavors together.
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bowl of Broccoli Salad with magic dressing
Broccoli Spinach Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing
This easy Broccoli Salad is packed with fresh, seasonal fruit, dried cranberries, raisins, and bacon before tossing it in a tangy mango chutney dressing.
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spoonful of Grape Salad
Easy Grape Salad
This Easy Grape Salad is a creamy mix of green and red grapes, sweetened cream cheese, and sour cream, topped with crunchy pecans and a sprinkle of brown sugar. It’s a classic Southern side dish that is perfect for summer potlucks!
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how to make the best Instant Pot Baked Beans
Instant Pot Boston Baked Beans
Instant Pot Boston Baked Beans are made with dried beans, no soaking required, and cooked in a sweet sauce, made with molasses, and salt pork, for that traditional Boston baked bean flavor you love!
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Three Bean salad made with green beans, wax beans, and kidney beans in a black bowl.
Easy Three Bean Salad
Three Bean Salad is a classic summer potluck recipe made with green beans, wax beans, and kidney beans tossed in a sweet and sour dressing.
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Classic Deviled Eggs appetizers
Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe
This is the BEST Classic Deviled Eggs recipe with relish, mustard, mayonnaise, and a little paprika on top. A great addition to Easter dinner and summer potlucks!
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Bacon Sriracha Avocado Deviled Eggs
These spicy deviled eggs are a tasty twist on a classic with the zing of Sriracha, the velvety smoothness of avocado, and the saltiness of bacon. Sriracha Bacon and Avocado deviled eggs are low carb and gluten free and make a great party appetizer and Easter dinner and Easter brunch recipe!
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Mississippi sin dip filled deviled eggs
Mississippi Sin Deviled Eggs
These Mississippi Sin Deviled Eggs turn a classic southern dip into one amazing deviled egg recipe! Creamy egg yolks, ham, and cheese make these deviled eggs an Easter appetizer or summer potluck recipe you don’t want to miss!
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potluck Classic Macaroni Salad
Classic Macaroni Salad
Classic Macaroni Salad is an easy side dish for potlucks, summer parties, or Easter dinner! Elbow macaroni, veggies, and a creamy tangy sauce make this cold pasta salad perfect for feeding a crowd.
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easy to make Italian Pasta Salad
Italian Pasta Salad
This easy Italian Pasta Salad is a tasty cold pasta salad with mozzarella, salami, peppers, and olives mixed in a tangy Italian dressing. The perfect potluck dish!
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Greek Spaghetti Salad topped with feta
Greek Spaghetti Salad
Greek Spaghetti Salad is an easy summer pasta salad recipe that comes together really quick. It is loaded with roasted red peppers, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, topped with a homemade Greek vinaigrette. It’s my latest obsession!
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easy potluck Steak Fajita Pasta Salad
Steak Fajita Pasta Salad
Perfectly cooked fajita steak and vegetables tossed with pasta and topped with a glorious dressing that brings all of the flavors of this Fajita Pasta Salad together.
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glass bowl will buffalo chicken salad
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is tender pasta tossed in a tangy buffalo wing sauce with shredded chicken, tomatoes, celery. Add a drizzle of ranch dressing and you’re ready for a party!
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Mexican Pasta Salad | Mutli-colored pasta and bold southwest flavors make this easy Mexican Pasta Salad an awesome pasta salad recipe for Cinco de Mayo. If you’re looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes you can make ahead of time and serve at your Cinco de Mayo party this beautiful southwest pasta salad is it! It makes a delicious summer side dish for summer BBQs and picnics.
Mexican Pasta Salad with Creamy Chipotle Lime Dressing
Mutli-colored pasta and bold southwest flavors make this easy Mexican Pasta Salad an awesome pasta salad recipe for Cinco de Mayo or summer picnics.
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Ambrosia Salad no bake dessert
Ambrosia Salad
Light and fluffy Ambrosia Salad is a classic dessert made with Cool Whip and sour cream tossed with fruit, coconut and marshmallows.
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bowl of Watergate Salad
Watergate Salad
Sweet, fluffy, Watergate Salad is a classic recipe made with pistachio pudding, pineapple, marshmallows, chopped nuts, and Cool Whip.
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bowl of Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
This easy Fruit Salsa is made with sweetened fresh fruit that you scoop up with crisp, homemade cinnamon chips. It’s a delicious summer salsa that is perfect for parties and potlucks!
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Millionaire Cheesecake Salad topped with pecans
Millionaire Cheesecake Salad
Millionaire Cheesecake Salad is filled with sweet maraschino cherries, coconut flakes, juicy pineapples chunks, soft marshmallows, and crunchy chopped pecans, all folded together in a rich, creamy, cheesecake filling. It’s a delicious fruit salad recipe that everyone will love!
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Banana Split Cheesecake Salad with a drizzle of chocolate sauce
Banana Split Cheesecake Salad
Banana Split Cheesecake Salad has all of the flavors of a classic banana split and cheesecake combined in one amazing fruit salad perfect for a side dish or dessert.  Every bite is banana split cheesecake heaven!
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Pina Colada Cake Bites rolled in toasted coconut
Pina Colada Cake Bites
These delicious Pina Colada Cake Bites are skewers of pound cake, pineapple, pina colada icing, and toasted coconut. They are the perfect bite-size dessert for summer parties!
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layers of Butterfinger S'mores Bars
Butterfingers S’mores Bars
These easy Butterfinger S’mores Bars are crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery dessert bars made with Butterfinger Minis; richy, fudgy, chocolate; marshmallows; and a perfectly baked graham cracker crust.
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toasted gooey marshmallow on top of s'more brownies
S’mores Brownies Recipe
S’mores brownie recipe that is a quick and easy way to make s’mores without the campfire and the mess.
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