17 Outdoor Potluck Ideas

Enjoy one of these delicious outdoor potluck recipes. There are a variety of recipes on the list so you are sure to find something you will enjoy.

These recipes are

  • Easy to make
  • Delicious
  • Flavorful

Outdoor Potluck Ideas

grilled bbq chicken

1. BBQ Chicken

The first recipe shows you how to make the best bbq chicken drumsticks. These grilled drumsticks are lightly seasoned, grilled to perfection, and then combined with a tasty bbq sauce.

Get this recipe on Cook at Home Mom.

potato and steak kabobs

2. Potato and Steak Kabobs

These kabobs are easy to make and they taste so good. For this recipe, you will fill skewer sticks with potatoes, mushrooms, and marinated steak that you will grill creating a fantastic flavor.

Get this recipe on Julies Eats and Treats.

pizza pinwheels

3. Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza pinwheels would make the perfect appetizer to enjoy at your outdoor potluck. They are easy to make and you can customize them to your liking.

Get this recipe on Carls Bad Cravings.

corn on the cob

4. Grilled Corn on The Cob

This is the best side dish to enjoy at your outdoor bbq. This recipe shows you how to grill corn on the cob perfectly.

Get this recipe on Downshiftology.

shrimp skewers

5. Shrimp Skewers

Your guests are sure to love these shrimp skewers. They are quick to make and are combined with a flavorful herb and lemon marinade.

Get this recipe on Feel Good Foodie.


6. Coleslaw

Skip the store-bought coleslaw and make your own by following this recipe. This dish is filled with colorful cabbage and a creamy dressing.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

creamy pasta salad

7. Pasta Salad

This filling pasta salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, cheese, and a tasty homemade dressing. This is a great side dish to enjoy at your potluck.

Get this recipe on Inspired Taste.

potato salad

8. Potato Salad

This is an easy potato salad recipe for you to try. This is my go-to recipe when I want to make potato salad. It is loaded with Yukon gold potatoes, eggs, celery, seasonings, and a creamy mixture.

Get this recipe on Foodie Crush.

hamburger on a cutting board

9. BBQ Burgers

Make the best homemade burgers by following this recipe. Combine a few ingredients with the beef to make the best burgers. Serve the burgers on your favorite bun with your favorite toppings.

Get this recipe on Fox and Briar.

corn salad

10. Corn Salad

This colorful salad is the perfect side dish to enjoy at your outdoor potluck. It is loaded with fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cheese, herbs, and the best dressing.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

Summer Squash Casserole

11. Squash Casserole

Make this delicious squash casserole. It is loaded with yellow squash, onions, seasonings, a creamy mixture, cheese, and Ritz crackers.

Get this recipe on The Country Cook.

cucumber salad

12. Cucumber Salad

Use up your cucumbers and make this refreshing salad. This salad is loaded with sliced cucumbers, onions, and a tasty vinaigrette.

Get this recipe on The Stay at Home Chef.

cucumber tomato onion salad

13. Tomato Salad

This is an easy salad you can make with cucumbers and tomatoes. It is loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, onions, and a few other ingredients.

Get this recipe on The Blond Cook.

Cucumber Bites

14. Cucumber Bites

These cucumber bites are an easy appetizer you can make for your outdoor potluck. For this recipe, you will fill sliced cucumbers with a cream cheese dill mixture that you will top with tomatoes.

Get this recipe on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

watermelon cucumber salad

15. Watermelon Salad

This watermelon salad is so good everyone will be asking for more. It is filled with watermelon, feta, cucumbers, mint, and a honey lime dressing.

Get this recipe on The Mediterranean Dish.

baked beans in a bowl

16. Baked Beans

Baked beans are a must-have for summer barbecues. This baked bean recipe has the best sweet and smoky flavor.

Get this recipe on Tastes Better From Scratch.


17. Grilled Meatballs

The last recipe shows you how to make the best-grilled barbecue meatballs. This is the perfect appetizer to enjoy at your potluck. The meatballs are topped with a tasty homemade sauce.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

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17 Outdoor Potluck Ideas

Delicious outdoor potluck recipes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Outdoor Potluck Ideas
Servings: 10
Calories: 165kcal


  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Basil
  • Dressing


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


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