Tomato Bacon Mac & Cheese in casserole dish

Simply Great Gatherings

Potluck pleasers, made in minutes

What can you bring? Whether you’re on the hook to bring an appetizer, a salad, or a main dish, here are six simple and creative potluck ideas to wow the crowd.

You probably have your reliable potluck standards, but it’s fun to mix it up. Next time you need a crowd-pleaser for a party or event, try one of these easy-to-make and totally shareable ideas.

Tomato, Bacon Mac & Cheese

You can’t miss with this inspired twist on a classic for a satisfying main dish or a flavorful side that’s pitch-perfect for any time of year.

Avocado Corn & Bean Salad

Make a splash with this colorful and tasty salad. Comes together in minutes with fresh avocado, corn, and two types of beans, tossed with our tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites
Did someone say appetizer? Get a big “thumbs up” from the crowd with these cheesy quinoa bites, made with delicious Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Santa Fe Chicken & Quinoa Skillet
This simply delicious stovetop idea makes a wonderful main dish that’s great for sharing. Simmers in minutes with our Chicken Tortilla Soup and a dash of cumin for a hint of Southwest flavor.

Broccoli Chicken Bake
This single-dish casserole preps in a jiffy and is loaded with flavor and texture. Just layer fully cooked turkey slices over cooked rice, then add fresh broccoli florets, Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup, and top with cheddar cheese.

Harvest Grain Salad

For something on the lighter side, this wholesome and delicious salad is loaded with dried fruits, nuts, and grains, and finished with Balsamic Vinaigrette. It’s great warm or chilled so you can serve it any time of year. 

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