Invited to a potluck? Please everyone in the crowd with these easy and afforadable potluck recipes
Be everyone's favorite guest with a little help from these easy, affordable potluck dishes -- perfect for summer parties. From appetizers to desserts, these crowd-pleasing recipes travel well and won't break your budget.
Cost per serving: 95¢
Kick off the party with this recipe for cool guacamole and smokey cumin chips. If you like your guacamole a little spicy, add a few shakes of hot sauce, or leave in a few of the seeds from the jalapeño.
See recipe: Guacamole with Cumin Chips
Cost per serving: 38¢
This potluck staple is so delicious, it will make everyone want to eat their vegetables. And since it only takes 5 minutes to prepare, it's easy to whip up last minute.
See recipe: Spinach Dip with Crudites
Cost per serving: 68¢
Get the most bang for your potluck buck with this dish—only 68¢ per serving! Deviled eggs look best when the yolks are centered. To make sure they’re in the right place, set the eggs on their side overnight before cooking.
See recipe: Curried Deviled Eggs with Chutney
Cost per serving: 95¢
No summer potluck is complete without potato salad, and the red potatoes add a shot of color to this flavorful recipe.
See recipe: Creamy Red Potato Salad
Cost per serving: 60¢
Beat the summer heat with this quick, inexpensive salad. Combine fresh dill, cucumber slices and red onion, then add olive oil, salt and pepper. You’ll be done and out the door in just 10 minutes!
See recipe: Cucumber Salad
Cost per serving: 80¢
Good to go in under 25 minutes, you can use any short pasta shape in this recipe. Add chopped artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers to achieve veggie variety and a hearty party dish.
See recipe: Picnic-Perfect Tuna-and-Macaroni Salad
Cost per serving: $1.70
Get the best of three worlds with this quick-and-easy dish. Want a touch of heat? Toss in a pinch or two of crushed red pepper with the vinegar. Or add a few diced jarred pepperoncini. For the best texture, dress the salad within two hours of serving -- you'll have plenty of time to get to your party!
See recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad
Cost per serving: $1.19
What's a potluck without a casserole? Save time by making this dish a day early. Pour the sauce over the broccoli, cover and refrigerate. Let the casserole come to room temperature before sprinkling with the bread crumb parmesan mixture and baking.
Recipe: Broccoli-Mushroom Casserole
Cost per serving: $1.61
This savory favorite is sure to be a hit with any crowd. And at under $2 per serving, it's as inexpensive as it is delicious.
See recipe: Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Cost per serving: $2.12
Everyone will clean their plates when this scrumptious dish is on the table. You can vary the taste by swapping out beer and using the same amount of low-sodium beef broth instead.
See recipe: Chili con Carne
Cost per serving: 22¢
Those who enjoy tart treats won't be able to get enough of this dessert. Because Key limes aren’t commonly available, look for the bottled juice in supermarkets. Or swap in regular lime or even lemon juice—the flavor will be different but still delicious.
See recipe: Key Lime Bars
Cost per serving: 43¢
Please chocolate lovers with this decadent dessert. Serve with whipped cream and garnish with your favorite fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries.
See recipe: Spiced Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Cost per serving: $1.49
Crushed pretzels make a nice substitution for graham cracker or chocolate-cookie crumb crusts. You can make this cool berry tart a day ahead of time, just cover and refrigerate. And as an added bonus, it's super-easy to transport.
See recipe: Mixed-Berry Pretzel Tart