When Southerners get together, you know there’s going to be great food. This summer when you host a gathering, head to a church potluck, or stroll down the street to a block party, we hope you’ll be inspired by these deliciously simple recipes. Easy enough to master in one try yet hearty enough to feed the crowds, you’re sure to find your next party trick on this list.
Starters & Sides
The Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses soak up the flavor of the herb-filled vinaigrette overnight, packing this pasta salad with pockets of bold flavor.
The perfect potluck needs plenty of our favorite Skillet Cheese Dip.
There is nothing more Southern than a batch of classic potato salad.
Paprika adds smoky flavor to this street food-inspired grilled corn recipe.
Spicy peppers and tangy goat cheese pack a flavorful punch in this Upside-Down Pepper Cornbread.
Inspired by our favorite summertime sandwich, we created this easy BLT Macaroni Salad to please any crowd.
When summer blesses us with gardens full of gorgeous vegetables, there’s no reason not to stir them into a big skillet of cornbread.
Flecks of spicy pickles stud these perfectly fried hush puppies.
Make sure you don’t forget the dish that everyone will be craving: classic Creamed Corn.
You’ll want to double the spice blend recipe for this Pork Tenderloin — it’s the perfect balance of savory, sweet, and spicy.
An ice-cold Southern soda is certainly refreshing in the summer heat, but it’s also the secret to these delicious Buffalo Rock Glazed Chicken Wings!
We took a classic meat and potato dinner and turned it into all-in-one kabobs.
Our secret to extra crispy pan-fried catfish? Bread the fillets with grits instead of cornmeal.
Everyone will want to know your recipe for this one.
A classic vanilla buttermilk cake layered with strawberry curd and topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting.
With a chocolaty base layer and a creamy coconut topping, this slab pie will please any potluck crowd.
Deliciously simple, what more could you want?
Find more potluck inspiration in our newest special issue Southern Potluck 2018.