22 Main Dishes for Summer Gatherings

22 Main Dishes for Summer Gatherings ~ #potluck #recipes #maindishrecipes #potluckperfectrecipes #potluckperfectdishes

I want to keep the recipe train going for my series of Potluck Perfect Dishes. If you missed the first installment featuring 28 Salads Perfect for a Potluck, don’t forget to check out that post too. For now, let’s focus on main dishes and entrees. In all honesty, I’ve always shied away from taking a main dish to a potluck or summer gathering. I just have this preconceived notion that the main dish is too much work, but I could not have been more wrong. My fellow bloggers have opened my eyes by sharing their recipes with me and now I’m actually excited to prepare a main dish for my next potluck.

22 Main Dishes for Summer Gatherings ~ #potluck #recipes #maindishrecipes #potluckperfectrecipes #potluckperfectdishes

Slow cookers and Instant Pot’s make it really easy to prepare a main dish for a large crowd, but even the smallest of recipes can be easily multiplied to feed the masses. On top of that, I never really considered creating a “build it yourself” station. Sure that’s obvious for burgers and hot dogs, but what about tacos or lettuce wraps? They can easily be a main dish at a summer gathering.

You probably don’t know this, but I am totally that girl that if you feed me tacos, all is good. So don’t be surprised if I show up to my next summer gathering with a pot full of pulled pork, tortillas and toppings. I’m just trying to share my joy!

The 22 recipes I’ve gathered here take potluck main dishes to the next level. You won’t find burgers or hot dogs on this list either. They’re pretty commonplace at a summer gathering, so I wanted to give you something outside that box. I wanted to give you nothing but summer-filled flavors and options that will help make any potluck a success.

22 Main Dishes for Summer Gatherings ~ #potluck #recipes #maindishrecipes #potluckperfectrecipes #potluckperfectdishes
Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri by Girl with a Iron Cast

Copycat Honey Baked Ham in the Slow Cooker | Savings Lifestyle

Asian Glazed Meatballs | Making Time for Memories

Chicken Reshmi Kebab | Foodies Terminal 

Slow Cooker Ribs | Simply Happy Foodie 

Instant Pot Greek Lemon Butter Fettuccine Pasta | This Old Gal

Grilled Shrimp Kebabs | All That’s Jas

30 Minute Authentic Lo Mein | Savory Bites Recipes

22 Main Dishes for Summer Gatherings ~ #potluck #recipes #maindishrecipes #potluckperfectrecipes #potluckperfectdishes
Fish Tacos by Cooking with Curls

One Pan Chicken Fajitas | Making Time for Memories

Island Chicken Marinade for Grilled Chicken | The Cozy Cook

Mouth-Watering Instant Pot Sloppy Joes | Recipes from a Pantry

Fish Tacos | Cooking with Curls

Mustard Chicken Marinade for Grilled Chicken | Bunny’s Warm Oven

Juicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin | Sweet & Savory Meals 

Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri | Girl with the Iron Cast

22 Main Dishes for Summer Gatherings ~ #potluck #recipes #maindishrecipes #potluckperfectrecipes #potluckperfectdishes
Mustard Chicken Marinade by Bunny’s Warm Oven

Balsamic Salmon | Moneywise Moms

Shrimp Boil | Eating Richly

Perfect Hickory Grilled Salmon | Pink Fortitude 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas | Food Meanderings

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken and Rice | Simply Happy Foodie

Sweet Chili-Orange Grilled Pork Chops | Mom Foodie 

Greek Style Chicken Traybake | Emma Eats & Explores

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs | This Old Gal

Is preparing a main dish for your next summer gathering still intimidating?

>>Check out other Potluck Perfect Dishes: Appetizers | Side DishesSalads | Desserts <<

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