13 Tasty Summer Potluck Recipes Your Friends Will Love

Cyd Converse

Forever fans of a good summer party, our friends generally like to gather potluck style so the host isn't carrying the full lift of feeding the entire crowd.

In fact, it's our favorite way to entertain any time of year. It makes it easy for everyone to get together more often by splitting the work and the expense.

Over the summer months we spend a lot of time having pool parties with our big crew of friends and family so good summer potluck recipes are essential.

These recipes all pair perfectly with any kind of grilled meats or fish, but also stand alone if you want to serve up a big spread of appetizers and call it good.

1. Bean Dip Recipe

This slightly spicy bean dip is creamy, cheesy, and perfect for scooping! It barely takes five minutes to put it together, then just toss it in the oven to let it heat and get melty and gooey. I love topping it with pickled jalapeño slices, tomatoes, a big spoonful of sour cream, cilantro and thinly sliced green onions so you get a bit of crunch along with the creamy bean dip itself.

2. Texas Caviar Recipe

Texas Caviar is a party staple, but especially so in the summer months! It's an easy flavorful appetizer or snack made with black eyed peas and marinated in a fresh herb dressing. There are many versions of Texas Caviar floating around out there and none are less delicious than the next - mix up the ingredients based on what you have on hand and serve it up with your favorite tortilla chips.

3. BBQ Chicken Summer Rolls Recipe

These barbecue chicken summer rolls are an amazing appetizer that your guests won't be able to resist. And make no mistake - these are not your average summer rolls. These smoky-sweet, crunchy summer rolls are busting at the seams with crisp peppers, roasted charred corn, zesty lime and sweet pineapple. But it's the sweet, flavorful homemade barbecue sauce that will keep them coming back for seconds...and then thirds.

4. Harissa Goat Cheese Deviled Eggs Recipe

You won't convince me that there's any party where deviled eggs aren't a good idea, but that's especially true for our harissa goat cheese deviled eggs recipe - they completely level up the deviled egg game. The tangy goat cheese and the slightly sweet yet savory harissa adds an incredible depth of flavor that is just perfect for summer. Don't sleep on these deviled eggs, friends!

5. Skillet Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Depending on what everyone else is making, there's a solid chance this jalapeño cheddar cornbread will fall right into place at your next summer potluck. It's perfect to pair with Mexican or Tex-Mex fare like tacos, of course, but it's also a great side for grilled sausages or grilled chicken or even burgers!

6. Cherry Chocolate Chip Poke Cake Recipe

If you're the friend who likes to bring along the dessert, this cherry chocolate chip poke cake recipe is a must-try summer potluck recipe. Poke cakes are so easy to make, typically in a simple cake pan and requiring no stacking. The cherry and chocolate flavor combination is always a crowd favorite and it packs a sweet nostalgia that somehow feels entirely right for a summer potluck.

7. Black Bean Couscous Salad Recipe

When it's hot out and the grill is cranking, I love pairing everything with a fresh, bright salad that comes together simply and doesn't feel heavy to eat. This black bean couscous salad checks all the boxes. Couscous cooks in just a few minutes (no heating up the kitchen) and is tossed together with black beans, diced red bell peppers, onion, fresh herbs and a homemade vinaigrette.

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