These are some of the best ideas for Christmas potluck dinner. Guests and family who attend your holiday dinner will love these!
For Thanksgiving, we made a list of Thanksgiving potluck dinner ideas which went over extremely well. You guys loved the collection of recipes and wanted to see some ideas for Christmas potluck dinners.
I’ve put together well over 20 Christmas potluck dinner ideas that I think you are going to love. The list includes everything from potluck sides to crockpot recipes you can easily take with you.
Why Christmas Potlucks Are So Popular
Having a potluck-style Christmas dinner comes with many different benefits.
- It takes less stress off the host. Your host for Christmas dinner won’t have to worry about making so many different dishes. With a potluck style Christmas dinner, everyone is chipping in.
- It’s easy! Just make your favorite holiday dish, like deviled eggs, and bring it for everyone to enjoy.
- You get a variety of different foods. People will bring their favorite holiday dish, Christmas appetizer, or most requested dish giving you a variety of flavors.
- Less cleanup. This is one of the best benefits. For cleanup, just bring home the dish you made. No sink full of extra dishes that have to be washed. Instead, more time can be spent with friends and family, which is what the holidays are all about.
Christmas Dinner Potluck Recipes
With so many benefits of having a Christmas potluck, why would you NOT do it? If you are planning a Christmas dinner potluck, these recipes will be perfect for feeding the holiday crowd.
Baked Mac and Cheese from Budget Friendly Family. A delicious family favorite, this baked mac and cheese is perfect for potlucks.
Slow Cooker Lasagna from Budget Friendly Family. Lasagna has been a favorite holiday dish for many, and this recipe is made in the slow cooker for an easy dish.
Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball is always a hit at holiday parties and makes for a delicious Christmas potluck appetizer.
Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip from Two Pink Peonies. Chili cheese dip is an appetizer for any occasion and many like to enjoy it during the holidays.
Crockpot Beef and Noodles from Budget Friendly Family. Top off the mashed potatoes with this delicious beef and noodle recipe.
Green Beans with Brown Sugar are easy to make and are bursting with flavor.
Parmesan Ricotta Dip can be a great appetizer or dip that can be set out for guests to enjoy.
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes from Baked Broiled and Basted. Sweet potatoes make a tasty side dish for Christmas and it’s always a favorite!
Instant Pot Ham with Honey Mustard Pomegranate Glaze from Cook Eat Paleo. Full of flavor and easy to make, this instant pot ham is sure to be a hit at the holiday potluck table.
Tasty Ideas for Christmas Potluck
Orange Cranberry Sauce from Wholesome Family Living. Cranberry sauce is often a table favorite and this one is perfect for the holidays.
Easy Taco Layer Dip from Fantabulosity. Such an easy-to-make potluck dish that is always a hit.
Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs from Easy Budget Recipes. Easy to make and affordable, these meatballs are slow-cooked until just right.
Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce from The Forked Spoon. Guests are going to love this potluck Christmas main dish!
Ham and Potato Casserole from The Salty Side Dish. Lots of cheese, potatoes, and ham come together to create this delicious potluck casserole for Christmas.
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Quinoa Cranberry Dressing from Food Meanderings. Served with a tasty cranberry dressing, this turkey breast is easy to make and delicious.
Gluten-Free Stuffed Shells from Strength and Sunshine. Stuffed shells are served with a homemade sauce that everyone will enjoy.
Whipped Ricotta Dip from Swirls of Flavor. A touch of lemon is added to bring out some extra flavor with this whipped ricotta dip.
Crescent Roll Pizza Appetizer from Food Folks and Fun. A delicious and healthy Christmas potluck appetizer, this crescent roll pizza is easy to make.
The Best Christmas Potluck Recipes
Slow Cooker Pork Loin from The Magical Slow Cooker. Cooked slowly until juicy and tender, this pork loin is a great idea for Christmas potlucks.
Winter Holiday Salad from Maple and Mango. Topped with a sweet and tangy pomegranate vinaigrette, this holiday salad is easy and delicious.
Italian Seafood Salad from Saportio Kitchen. Great for Christmas Eve, this seafood salad is sure to be a hit.
Butter Basted Turkey from The Sassy Foodie. Butter is a staple for the holidays and this turkey is basted in lots of butter to give it lots of flavor.
Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart from Dancing Through the Rain. An appetizer for Christmas, these pastry tarts are easy to make.
Green Bean Casserole from Plant Based on a Budget. A green bean casserole is a must for every holiday and this one is delicious.
Easy Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes from Delicious on a Dime. A family favorite, these loaded twice-baked potatoes make the perfect appetizer.
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Bonus! If you are having a Christmas breakfast potluck, these ideas are worth a try:
- sausage breakfast casseroles
- crescent roll breakfast ideas
- croissants breakfast recipes like this bacon breakfast croissant
- holiday breakfast and brunch ideas
- waffle recipes and waffle bowls are always a hit
- these baked chocolate donuts and Cap’n Crunch French toast is also a tasty option
Happy Holidays! May you enjoy quality time with the family and eat delicious food!