26 Potluck Comfort Food Ideas

Enjoy one of these delicious comfort food recipes. Here you will find some great recipe ideas that are perfect for dinner. There are a variety of options on the list so you are sure to find something you will enjoy.

These recipes are:

  • Easy To Make
  • Comforting
  • Delicious
  • Full of Fall Flavors

Potluck Comfort Food Recipes

pumpkin soup

1. Pumpkin Soup

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make the best pumpkin soup. This slightly spiced soup is very creamy and tastes amazing. This is the perfect soup to enjoy a chilly fall day. It is full of that great pumpkin flavor. The soup will last in the fridge for up to 4 days or you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Serve with your favorite sandwiches.

Get this recipe on Cookie and Kate.

2. Philly Cheesesteak Pasta

This is a great one-pot pasta recipe that you can get to the table in 30 minutes. Great comfort food that will have you asking for more. This Philly cheesesteak pasta is creamy and very flavorful. An easy fall dinner to make for the family.

Get this recipe on The Chunky Chef.

Shepherd Pie

3. Cottage Pie

Try this delicious cottage pie. It is filled with beef that is smothered with gravy and topped with mashed potatoes and cheese. You will bake the pie until nice and golden on top. The perfect filling meal to enjoy for dinner.

Get this recipe on Recipe Tin Eats.

4. Potato Casserole

Here is another delicious recipe that uses potatoes. If you love bacon and cheese you are sure to enjoy this recipe. This casserole is loaded with potatoes, bacon, seasonings, and cheese. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.

Get this recipe on Mom on Timeout.

potato soup

5. Potato Soup

Warm up with a large bowl of potato soup. This soup is comforting food at its finest. It is loaded with a delicious creamy seasoned potato mixture. Top with sour cream, bacon, green onions, and cheese.

Get this recipe on Sugar Spun Run.

6. Butternut Squash Pasta

If you are craving a fall pasta dish for dinner you should try this recipe. For this recipe, pasta is combined with a delicious butternut squash ricotta sauce. Top with prosciutto and parmesan.

Get this recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

7. Chicken Pot Pie

Savory delicious homemade pot pie. A pie crust filled with chicken smothered with gravy and vegetables. You can make a homemade pie crust or you can also use a store-bought pie crust. This chicken pot pie can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Get this recipe on Natashas Kitchen.

cinnamon apples

8. Cinnamon Apples

If you want to make a quick recipe that tastes like apple pie this is the recipe for you. These cinnamon apples are easy to make and you can have them ready in 15 minutes. These apples would make the perfect dessert to enjoy after dinner.

Get this recipe on Joy Food Sunshine.

9. Butternut Squash Soup

Another warm comforting soup that is perfect for the fall season. This is a delicious soup that is gluten-free and vegan. You can make this soup in the crockpot, instant pot, or on the stove. This soup is loaded with vegetables and seasonings and is nice and creamy.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

creamy mac and cheese

10. Mac and Cheese Casserole

Creamy, cheesy, rich casserole recipe. My kids love this recipe it is always gone in no time. For this recipe, you will combine pasta with a homemade creamy sauce. I find this casserole tastes the best when you use sharp cheddar cheese.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

11. Stuffed Pepper Soup

If you like stuffed peppers then you will enjoy this recipe. They are similar in the ingredients just that this recipe is in soup form. It is very hearty and comforting. The soup is loaded with ground beef, peppers, broth, rice, and a few other ingredients.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

beef stew

12. Beef Stew

This is the perfect recipe to enjoy on a cold day. This stew is loaded with beef, onions, broth, seasonings, carrots, potatoes, and a few other ingredients. You can top the stew with parsley or cilantro.

Get this recipe on Once Upon A Chef.

13. White Chicken Chili

This is a great chili that uses chicken. It is loaded with shredded chicken, corn, green chilies, and seasonings. You make everything all in one pot which makes cleanup easy. No need to cook the chicken separately.

Get this recipe on The Cozy Cook.

scalloped potatoes

14. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

This would be a great recipe to make as a side dish for your holiday dinner on Thanksgiving. These potatoes are combined with a deliciously creamy cheese sauce that is then baked perfectly. I like to eat these potatoes with ham topped with a delicious glaze.

Get this recipe on Yellow Bliss Road.

15. Chicken Potato Casserole

This is another delicious casserole you should try. This one combines potatoes with chicken. The casserole is topped with cheese, bacon, and green onions. This is the perfect filling casserole to make for your fall dinner.

Get this recipe on Life In The Lofthouse.

chili in a bowl

16. Homemade Chili

Chili is always a favorite comfort food to enjoy for fall or the winter season. This recipe is loaded with beef, seasonings, and beans. Top with your favorite toppings. I like to top chili with cheese and sour cream.

Get this recipe on Tastes Better From Scratch.

17. Wild Harvest Bowls

Harvest bowls filled with fall flavors. The perfect comfort food all in one bowl. The bowls are filled with hearty ingredients like wild rice, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, apples, cheese, and a few other ingredients. They are topped with a great Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Get this recipe on Iowa Girl Eats.

pumpkin chili

18. Pumpkin Chili

The best fall chili recipe. This chili is loaded with turkey, vegetables, and spices. It is very comforting and will warm you up. It has that great pumpkin flavor. If you don’t want to use turkey you can substitute for ground beef or ground chicken.

Get this recipe on Well Plated.

19. Sausage Stuffed Squash

This is the perfect side dish to make for your fall dinner. For this recipe, you will stuff acorn squash with a variety of filling ingredients like sausages, spinach, cranberries, spices, and pecans.

Get this recipe on Julia’s Album.

stuffed sausage acorn squash

20. Chicken and Dumplings

This recipe shows you how to make the best homemade chicken and dumplings. This recipe walks you through the steps needed to make the dumplings. They are combined with the chicken and a creamy soup mixture.

Get this recipe on The Novice Chef.

21. Lasagna With Cottage Cheese

Nothing is better than a hot lasagna. Delicious meat sauce, creamy, cheesy, and absolutely tasty. Great filling meal the whole family can enjoy.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

22. Hamburger Casserole

This is a great filling casserole that I am sure the whole family will love. This simple pasta recipe is easy to make. It is filled with delicious ingredients and is topped with lots of cheese.

Get this recipe on The Cookie Rookie.

meatballs in a bowl

23. Meatballs

This recipe shows you how to make the best meatballs. It is easy to make, it will take about 35 minutes of preparation time but only 10 minutes of cooking time to make this recipe. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

24. Smothered Chicken

The perfect chicken recipe to make for your fall dinner. For this recipe, you will combine chicken thighs with homemade gravy. The chicken is cooked slowly so it is nice and tender and falls off the bone. I like to serve this with rice. You could also serve it with mashed potatoes.

Get this recipe on Jo Cooks.

25. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Another comforting soup recipe you should try. This recipe is similar to Panera’s broccoli soup. Get this soup to the table in under 40 minutes. Serve with crusty bread.

Get this recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything.

26. Chicken and Biscuits

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make this chicken and biscuit dish. This recipe uses chicken and vegetables which are topped with a creamy mixture and cheesy drop biscuits.

Get this recipe on The Seasoned Mom.

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26 Potluck Comfort Food Ideas

Delicious comfort food recipes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall comfort foods, Fall dinner recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 290kcal


  • Ground Beef
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Onion
  • Chili Powder
  • Broth
  • Sweet Potato


  • Pick a recipe to make.
  • Follow the recipe instructions.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.