10 of the Best (and Worst) Dishes to Bring to a Potluck, Ranked

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So you're thinking of a dish to bring to the potluck you were invited to, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For some it's a savory side dish, for others it's a delicate dessert. Either way, your food of choice has to be something that's easy to share! Not to mention, everyone at the potluck has to like it.

Not just any old dish will make the cut for your next potluck. We've put together a list of 10 dishes that might actually show up. It's your job to sort through the list and rank both the best and worst! You'd be surprised to see how many people agree with you.

Don't forget to keep this list in mind next time you're invited to a potluck!

Pasta Salad

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Pasta salad is usually served chilled, containing various pastas and vegetables tossed with a dressing.


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Meatballs are a popular potluck dish because they're easy to share. You can throw in any type of ground meat and customize them with a variety of ingredients.

Baked Beans

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Baked beans are actually usually stewed rather than baked. They make a great side dish for any potluck dinner.

Fruit Salad

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A fruit salad is a versatile dish that adds the perfect amount of sweet to any potluck.


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Every potluck needs a delicious dessert to top it off! Is a brownie dish something you'd like to see at your next potluck?

Macaroni And Cheese

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Macaroni and cheese is an absolute staple! It can be served simple or in a more sophisticated dish.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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You might find a warm creamy buffalo chicken dip paired with a platter of crackers at your next potluck.

Stuffed Artichoke

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Stuffed artichokes are prepared with lots of seasoning, cheese, and even meats before they are boiled or steamed.

Chicken Stir Fry

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This dish is usually prepared with chicken, noodles, and vegetables-- and lots of flavoring of course!

Caesar Salad

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A leafy Caesar salad is a popular side dish that can be tailored to your own liking.