A Guide to the Perfect Southern Potluck

Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder

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

Southwest Marinated Cheese Pasta Salad

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.

Skillet Cheese Dip

The perfect potluck needs plenty of our favorite Skillet Cheese Dip.

Classic Southern Potato Salad 

Classic Southern Potato SaladThere is nothing more Southern than a batch of classic potato salad. 

Grilled Parmesan Corn

Grilled Parmesan CornPaprika adds smoky flavor to this street food-inspired grilled corn recipe.

Upside-Down Pepper Cornbread

pepper cornbreadSpicy peppers and tangy goat cheese pack a flavorful punch in this Upside-Down Pepper Cornbread.

BLT Macaroni Salad

BLT Macaroni SaladInspired by our favorite summertime sandwich, we created this easy BLT Macaroni Salad to please any crowd.

Farmstand Cornbread

Farmstand Cornbread

When summer blesses us with gardens full of gorgeous vegetables, there’s no reason not to stir them into a big skillet of cornbread.

Spicy Pickle Hush Puppies

hush puppiesFlecks of spicy pickles stud these perfectly fried hush puppies.

Creamed Corn

Creamed CornMake sure you don’t forget the dish that everyone will be craving: classic Creamed Corn. 


Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peaches

You’ll want to double the spice blend recipe for this Pork Tenderloin — it’s the perfect balance of savory, sweet, and spicy.

Buffalo Rock Glazed Wings

Buffalo Rock Glazed Chicken Wings

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!

Steak & Potato Kabobs with Balsamic Tomatoes

We took a classic meat and potato dinner and turned it into all-in-one kabobs.

Grits-Crusted Catfish

Our secret to extra crispy pan-fried catfish? Bread the fillets with grits instead of cornmeal.

Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder

Slow-Cooked Pork ShoulderEveryone will want to know your recipe for this one. 


Strawberry Birthday Cake

A classic vanilla buttermilk cake layered with strawberry curd and topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting.

Black Bottom Coconut Cream Pie

With a chocolaty base layer and a creamy coconut topping, this slab pie will please any potluck crowd.

Blackberry Hand Pies

Deliciously simple, what more could you want?

Find more potluck inspiration in our newest special issue Southern Potluck 2018


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