20 Crockpot Potluck Ideas

Crockpot Potluck Ideas

Are you looking for a foolproof way to make your next potluck a hit by considering cooking in a crockpot?

Crockpots are a fantastic way of making delicious dishes that will start at every gathering. They are also straightforward, making them best for significant potluck events.

When you want to fill the table with all the classical and traditional meals, you need a crockpot to cook all these recipes.

This list of recipes contains a complete variety from slow-cooked main dishes to slow-cooked side dish ideas.

1. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 8 hours 25 minutes
  • Moist and Juicy cooker pot roast
  • Cooked with carrots, onion, potatoes, and celery
  • Built-in gravy with tender meat and vegetables

Slow Cooker Pot Roast is delicious comfort food, flavorful, and perfect for satisfying picky eaters. This roast recipe has a classic, good food, and homestyle vibe and contains essential ingredients. You can also call it a best come-home-to recipe with juicy and moist flavors of tender meat and vegetables.

Vegetables in this recipe, including carrots, celery, potatoes, and onion, create their deliciously juicy flavor. The meat takes the flavor to another level and makes it one of the best comfort foods. All the ingredients in this recipe create gravy you can enjoy on weeknight dinner.

View full recipe

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Saucy spiced chicken
  • Tacos filled with spicy chicken and wrapped in a lettuce wrap
  • Topped with baked potatoes and green salad toppings

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are one of the best crockpot potluck recipes for easter, and it has all the perfect ingredients to satisfy people with keto and any other diet.

The best part of this recipe is that you can enjoy its leftovers properly after storing them properly. Slow cooker chicken tacos are rich with flavors due to the variety of ingredients such as the saucy and spicy chicken is perfect for people who enjoy spicy food.

In addition to the spiced chicken, there are taco shells or tortillas with a lettuce wrap and served with air-fryer baked potatoes with various toppings, including green salad and other ingredients.

View full recipe

3. Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Elbow macaroni noodles
  • Rich cheesy sauce
  • Two types of cheese with a blend of seasonings

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese is a favorite of everyone, whether kids or adults. It contains a perfect blend of tender pasta with two types of cheese and varieties of seasonings.

If you are looking for an easy recipe with perfect flavors and taste, this recipe fills in the criteria and satisfies a considerable crowd’s craving.

The perfect flavor of roasted chicken with sauteed asparagus is a perfect meal. The instant cooking of noodles without boiling them is the best thing about this recipe.

View full recipe

4. Meatballs With Jelly Sauce

Meatballs with jelly and sauce recipe

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 25 minutes.
  • Can be made with lean beef, chicken, or turkey
  • Quick and easy meal
  • Best served with mashed potatoes, pasta, and rice

Meatballs are best made with lean chunks of beef, but you can also replace them with chicken or turkey.

You can include these in a high-protein diet for children, teenagers, and pregnant women. To make them a low-fat meal, use small quantities of olive oil to fry them.

Grape Jelly and chili sauce or any subtle sweet fruit make the best sauce for the meatballs. Serve with your favorite pasta, a side of jasmine rice, or mashed potatoes.

View full recipe

5. Hot Crab Dip

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 40 minutes
  • Perfect party appetizer
  • Lump crab meat served with onion or garlic crackers
  • Cream cheese, mayonnaise, and cheddar cheese blend

The Hot Crab Dip is an addictive and delicious food usually served as an appetizer as well as a potluck side dish with onion and garlic crackers.

Cheddar and cream cheese combined with mayonnaise and sour cream give a perfect flavor and make the whole recipe perfect for parties. Things will be pretty much amazing if you combine any of the potluck salad recipes with these crab dips.

The baked lump crab meat makes this recipe a hit when dipped into this delicious creamy sauce.

Different cheese and cream blends give a rich flavor, and the crab meat adds to the perfection. It is one of the best appetizers and increases the recipe’s savory taste.

View full recipe

6. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Creamy mashed potatoes
  • Velvety rich in the flavor of cream and potatoes
  • Blend sour cream, cheese, and melted butter.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes is one of the best crockpot potluck ideas. Who can say no to mashed potatoes if they are full of creamy and cheesy flavors?

Perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. This mashed potato recipe lightens up with the perfect blend of sour cream, Greek yogurt, and cheese.

You don’t need to boil and mash them separately; just cut the potatoes into halves and let the cooker do the rest. The seasonings and simple toss of cut russet potatoes make this recipe everyone’s favorite.

View full recipe

7. Slow Cooker Lamb Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew with Pomegranate Molasses
Slow Cooker Lamb Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • A gluten-free dinner meal
  • Delicious and easy to make

Lamb gets so tender when cooked in the slow cooker, so I added some pomegranate molasses and flavor-boosting ingredients to make a wholesome meal.

A mild tang balances the overall flavor while keeping the meal light. Use shoulder cuts of lamb meat for a better overall experience.

View full recipe

8. Slow Cooker Jambalaya

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Loaded with shrimp and chicken
  • Perfect sausages and creole seasonings
  • Served with rice

The Slow Cooker Jambalaya is everyone’s favorite and is easy to prepare. You must add all the ingredients inside the cooker and wait for the magic.

This recipe gives off a delicious smell while cooking, making it hard to resist and wait for it to be ready. Flavors of chicken, shrimp, and other sausages make this recipe a perfect hit.

You can bring this recipe to your next potluck, and it will become a crowd-pleaser. Rice and other seasonings in this recipe increase their flavors, and you don’t have to worry about the leftovers as they are easy to make.

View full recipe

9. Slow Cooker Taco Soup

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Slow cooker soup filled with flavors
  • Taco seasonings and Tex-Mex chili
  • Freshly chopped jalapeno peppers

Slow-Cooker Taco Soup is excellent if you find one of the best crockpot potluck ideas. This soup is rich with all the delicious flavors and Tex-Mex chili to add to the soup’s spice and heat.

If you like spicy food, this soup will become your favorite instantly. The taco seasonings and jalapenos add to the heat of this recipe.

Teenagers mostly prefer and love this food; you can serve it with tortilla chips and shredded cheddar cheese.

View full recipe

10. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Filled with fresh green beans
  • Homemade mushrooms with cream sauce
  • Crispy fried shallots

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is one of the easiest and quick potluck casseroles.

You can add fresh or canned green beans and the homemade mushroom to add a perfect flavor to this casserole. It instantly becomes everyone’s favorite and is mainly served on Christmas and Thanksgiving.

You can add all the ingredients inside the slow cooker and wait for the time given to let it cook; it is easy as it does not involve separate chopping and boiling.

The topping of French-fried onions adds flavor. The cream sauce and crispy texture of the shallots make this recipe more delicious.

View full recipe

11. Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Pineapple

sweet and sour meatballs with pineapple

What’s Special?

If you are already in love with spaghetti Bolognese, meatballs might easily become your favorite recipe and a part of your everyday menu.

What I love about this recipe is that it is a make-and-freeze one, and can be prepared immediately whenever required. Just choose lean cuts of beef for this recipe, or you can also use turkey or chicken mince.

Since it is an easy-to-make recipe, it is one of the best potluck dinner ideas, or for a summer bar b cue party.

View full recipe

12. Chili Queso Dip

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 10 minutes
  • Velveeta cheese and cream flavors
  • Zesty chinks of tomato ad green chilies
  • Quickest appetizer and the perfect Mexican touch

Chili Queso Dip is the best version of Mexican dip, and when it is cooked in the slow cooker, it becomes the quickest dip ever.

Chili, shredded cheese, salsa, and cream cheese combine in a slow cooker and give out this fantastic dip within 10 minutes.

You can also make this above stove bit if you want to make it quickly; the slow cooker is the best option. Warm appetizers are more apt than other appetizers.

View full recipe

13. Chinese Meatballs

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 25 minutes
  • Family pork meatball recipe
  • Breadcrumbs and chestnuts flavor
  • Light, fluffy, and juicy meatballs

Chinese Meatballs are the best family pork recipe, and they combine breadcrumbs and chestnuts to make this dish juicy and light.

These meatballs are rich in flavor as they contain well-seasoned meatballs with a great sauce to serve with, and they give off a hint of sweetness along with all the spices.

You can make this recipe with ground pork or ground beef. Cilantro and parsley add a perfect taste and contain soy sauce and sesame oil to enhance the flavor.

View full recipe

14. BBQ Turkey Meatballs

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 45 minutes
  • Sweet and savory meatballs
  • Perfectly tender for adults and kids
  • Baked and slathered in barbecue sauce

In a world full of sweet and spicy meatball, BBQ Turkey Meatball is unique due to their spicy and savory taste.

These meatballs are baked and slathered in barbecue sauce and are perfect for people who love spicy food. These meatballs are quick and easy to make at dinners and parties as appetizers.

There are various meatballs, including gluten-free meatballs, fat-free meatballs, etc.

The perfect turkey flavor with seasonings including paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper makes this recipe challenging to resist.

View full recipe

15. Chili Verde

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Authentic Mexican Chile Verde
  • Juicy and tender pork shoulder
  • Braised in tart tomatillo-chili sauce

Easy Chili Verde is one of the super easy, tender, authentic Mexican dishes and the best crockpot potluck ideas. This Chili Verde is full of spicy flavors and can be a perfect beginner recipe for any cook.

It is a classic family recipe, with flavors of pork shoulder, canned green salsa, and other seasonings, including; jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes, and garlic, to make this recipe a classical hit.

The tomatillo and roasted pepper sauce add to the perfection of this recipe. This recipe is a keto-friendly potluck diet.

View full recipe

16. Butter Chicken Meatballs

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 mins
  • Creamy sauced spiced with perfection
  • Meatballs lean with ground chicken
  • Served as appetizer

Butter Chicken Meatballs contain a perfect curry paste and add a mouth-watering aroma. These meatballs are bursting with flavors and are best for people looking for a mild Indian spicy-flavored dish.

All these flavors and ingredients mix in the form of a ball to make this butter chicken meatball dish. These meatballs remind you of a classical butter chicken dish rich in flavors. You can pair these meatballs with rice or roasted vegetables to enhance the flavor.

View full recipe

17. Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 2 hrs. 40 mins
  • Cheesy chicken and rice
  •  Mixed with onions, peas, and tomatoes
  • Filled with cheese and seasonings

Slow Cooker Chicken And Chinese Rice Casserole is every family’s favorite as it contains simple and sensational chest crock pot chicken and rice.

The cheese in this casserole aligns the ingredients and enhances the dish’s flavor. Casseroles like these are easy to make and prevent you from standing all day inside the kitchen.

All simple ingredients combine inside a pot and make a perfect casserole dish. For family get-togethers and other big parties, this casserole will create a special place in everyone’s heart as it is one of the best crowd-pleasers.

View full recipe

18. Slow Cooker Cider Pulled Beef

Slow Cooker Cider Pulled Beef

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 8 hours 55 minutes
  • A complete meal for a large party
  • Can be made in prepared or homemade buns

A solid, pulled beef recipe makes one hearty meal for the party, so you only have to worry about the sides. This slow cooker cider-pulled beef goes well with so many sides and dips.

The crockpot recipes have one benefit, they cook by themselves in the pot, allowing you to spend time with friends.

View full recipe

19. Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 4 hours
  • Best served as a party appetizer
  • Complete vegetarian recipe

A whole pot of bubbling spinach and Feta cheese! What else can we want for a delicious appetizer? It makes such a hearty vegetarian meal for celebrations and festivities.

I always serve it with some tortilla chips or roasted vegetables, and it is my daughter’s favorite warm bowl.

View full recipe

20. Fruit Salsa

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 30 minutes
  • Made with diced fruits
  • Served with cinnamon chips
  • Perfect appetizer and snack

The Fruit Salsa is one of the easiest and most flavorful appetizers. You can call this fruit salsa a perfect snack, appetizer, or dessert that you can enjoy on a picnic with friends and family or at a summer potluck party.

Since this is a Mexican potluck recipe with sweet and spicy flavors, it contains all your favorite fruits and combines their flavors, such as pineapple, mango, peach, fresh strawberries, and many more.

You can also pick your favorite fruits to combine and customize the recipe by adding your favorite fruits and removing the ones you don’t like.

View full recipe

Crockpot Potluck Ideas

20 Crockpot Potluck Ideas – Slow Cooker Recipes For Party

Adalynn Ward
Are you looking for a foolproof way to make your next potluck a hit by considering cooking in a crockpot? Slow Cooker party recipes are a fantastic way of making delicious dishes that will start at every gathering.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 6 persons


  • Slow Cooker Pot Roast
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
  • Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
  • Meatballs With Jelly Sauce
  • Hot Crab Dip
  • Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
  • Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole
  • Slow Cooker Jambalaya
  • Slow Cooker Taco Soup
  • Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Pineapple
  • Crockpot Chili Queso Dip
  • Asian Meatballs
  • BBQ Turkey Meatballs
  • Slow Cooker Chili Verde
  • Butter Chicken Meatballs
  • Fruit Salsa
  • Slow Cooker LambStew with Pomegranate Molasses
  • Slow Cooker SpinachFeta Dip
  • Slow Cooker CiderPulled Beef

How to Make?

  • Please select any one crockpot dish from these crockpot potluck ideas and open it on a new tab.
  • Note down all the ingredients that you need for the crockpot dish.
  • Make sure that all the ingredients must be fresh.
  • Follow the instructions to make your favorite crockpot dish.
  • I hope you have made the dish that you want to make. Don't forget to give us your feedback.


Serving: 1potluckCalories: 240kcal
Tried this recipe?Take a Picture and tag us at instagram via @theladychefofficial
Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!