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.
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.
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
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
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 Dishes | Salads | Desserts <<
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