Menu Ideas for a Fall Potluck Dinner Party

Menu Ideas for a Fall Potluck Dinner Party

Have you been invited to a potluck this fall but you're not sure what to bring? Check out these recipes and menu ideas to have your own potluck party and quell your potluck fears!

Everyone always struggles with what to bring to a potluck. It's hard to come up with something that everyone will enjoy and will keep well in transport. Well fret no more! I have put together the following menu suggestions to help you and your friends plan a successful potluck this fall! If you have your own ideas for what to bring to a potluck, leave it in the comments below!


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Impress your fellow potluckers with some of these autumn-inspired appetizers, you'll be the talk of the party!

Autumn Appetizer Strudel

Mini Eggplant Pizzettes

Spiced Apple Cheese Spread

Veggie Bean Dip

Braised Chestnuts

Main Courses

Casseroles are perfect for potluck parties, they can be transported in the pans they were cooked in!

Turkey and Swiss Casserole

Pork Loin with Chunky Applesauce, Currant Jelly and Horseradish

Hot and Spicy Chicken

Marvelous Mini Meatloaves

Savory Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Side Dishes Potluck Bean Salad

Winter Squash Stuffed with Sausage

Potluck Pasta Salad

Savory Butternut Squash

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Parmesan Whipped Potatoes


Try these unique twists on fall desserts for a hit at your next potluck!

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Autumn Apple Cheesecake

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Chocolate Delight

Fruit Flan


Homemade drinks definitely count as potluck-worthy and are sure to be popular!

Autumn Punch

Spiced Cider

Autumn Apple Punch

Harvest Coffee Cider

Autumn Tea

Presentation Pointers;

1. Have serving platters washed and ready for each of your guests' dishes. You want to make their dish feel like part of the party!

2. Make sure everyone is on the same page ahead of time. Remember to assign different categories to each guest so that there aren't too many desserts, appetizers, or what have you.

3. Provide take home containers for your guests to take home leftovers, or have them use the containers they brought. Letting them bring some of the food home will reward them for bringing something.

Extra note: If you are bringing a dish to a potluck, use a casserole dish or a Tupperware container to transport your dish. Make sure it's sealed tight and won't be a mess when you get to your destination.

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