Healthy Potluck Recipes

Find healthy, delicious potluck recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon, Cheddar & Chives

Rating: 5 stars 1
Imagine a loaded baked potato topped with bacon, Cheddar and chives combined with the creamy goodness of scalloped potatoes, and you have the ultimate comfort food casserole. This scalloped potato recipe is made healthier than original versions by using low-fat milk in place of heavy cream, but it still tastes just as rich and creamy.

Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 4.46 stars 14
The lightened-up luscious sauce elevates this easy casserole recipe over standard broccoli and cheese side dishes.

Muffin-Tin Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato

Rating: 4.61 stars 33
Potatoes, cheese and greens make this mini quiche recipe delicious and satisfying. Bake up a batch over the weekend and you'll have breakfast available in a hurry for the rest of the week.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

In this easy scalloped potatoes recipe, sliced potatoes are roasted in the oven before being mixed with a simple, creamy stovetop sauce and sprinkled with Cheddar cheese. A few minutes under the broiler turns the dish golden and crispy.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta

Rating: 4.17 stars 6
This rustic stew cooks all day in the slow cooker so you can come home to a comforting, hot dinner. Not a fan of polenta? Try this healthy chicken dinner over pasta instead.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.4 stars 6
This Japanese-inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.

Fresh Apple Squares

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
One batch of dough does double duty as both the crust and streusel topping to make one of the easiest desserts around.

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This low-fat crustless pumpkin pie is a perfect dessert for the dieters at your holiday meal or people who are watching their carbs.

Cornbread Salad

This layered salad features cornbread, black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes and Cheddar cheese with a garnish of crumbled bacon and a creamy homemade dressing that soaks into the mix.

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
These healthy apple cookies made with oats, shredded apples and brown sugar make snack time enjoyable for everybody.

Rustic Mushroom Tart

Rating: 4.33 stars 2
Don't let phyllo dough's fussy reputation put you off: our method of brushing olive oil and sprinkling breadcrumbs between the layers makes this tart actually quite simple to assemble, and helps keep it healthy. It can be served as a main course or cut into smaller pieces and enjoyed as an appetizer.

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

Rating: 3.87 stars 11
The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter--and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are also the perfect texture for a sandwich cookie--fill them with a slightly sweetened cream cheese frosting.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Bacon, sour cream and sharp Cheddar cheese coat good-for-you cauliflower in deliciousness for an easy crowd-pleasing side.
Bourbon Chicken Skewers
The deliciously thick, barbeque-based sauce on these chicken and zucchini skewers is flavored with bourbon and soy.

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.26 stars
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Known as Tuna-Pea Wiggle to some, this family-friendly tuna noodle casserole tends to be made with canned soup and whole milk, which means high fat and sodium. We remedy this by making our own creamy mushroom sauce with nonfat milk thickened with a bit of flour. Look for whole-wheat egg noodles--they have more fiber than regular egg noodles (but this dish will work well and taste great with either).