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37 Eat Well, Spend Less Potluck Dishes for Summer

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This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme entertaining on a budget, and we’re talking about parties, barbecues, picnics and more. Jessica’s got advice for throwing summer parties on a budget, and Carrie has a ton of great tips for preventing food waste at picnics, so it seemed appropriate to chime in with some healthy potluck recipes you can take to your next potluck!

In all honesty, my favorite potluck dish growing up was watergate salad, full of marshmallows, pineapple and nuts, but I’m not sure how well it qualifies for the “eat well” part of our series with its processed frozen whipped topping and instant pudding mix. That said, I think I’ll be adding this to our meal plan for Memorial Day because surely every kid needs to have it at least once it their life, right?

Dips & Starters

Deviled Eggs

Salsa Roll-Ups

Jalapeno Poppers

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spicy Cheesy Chicken Dip

5-Layer Mexican Dip

Bean Dip


Cilantro Couscous Salad

Homemade Potato Salad

Broccoli Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Bean and Barley Arugula Salad

Three Bean Salad

Lemony Chicken Salad Wraps

Chinese Cabbage Salad

Bacon & Tomato Macaroni Salad

Honey-Sweetened Cucumber Salad

Side Dishes

Baked Beans

Hashbrown Casserole

Crockpot Corn

Arkansas Green Beans

Main Dishes

Sloppy Joes

Sausage Zucchini Bake

Crockpot Chicken & Broccoli

Quickest Chili in the West

Sweet & Sticky Barbecue Chicken Wings

Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

BBQ Meatballs


Apple Cake

Lemon Ginger Bars

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Gluten-Free Orange Cake

Honey-Sweetened Coconut Macaroons

Dimply Peach Cake

Fresh Raspberry Bars

Eat Well, Spend Less

For more summertime entertaining tips, be sure to visit the other Eat Well, Spend Less bloggers:

  • Aimee from Simple Bites
  • Amy from Kingdom First Mom
  • Carrie from Denver Bargains
  • Jessica from Life as Mom
  • Katie from Kitchen Stewardship
  • Shaina from Food for My Family

What’s your favorite potluck dish?