In case you want some vegan recipe inspiration, you are in the right place! Here are 10+ vegan recipes for potlucks that surely are crowd-pleasers. Give them a try!
No matter what time of year it is, potlucks are always a fun way to bring the community together. Whether you’re looking for something festive to bring to your holiday party or a new dish to try out at work, this list will show you some exciting and delicious vegan potluck recipes that are sure to impress even your meat-eating friends!
What is a potluck?
If you’ve been invited to attend a potluck, the first thing you should know is that it’s not like other parties. Instead of having one main dish that everyone eats together at the table, a potluck has multiple dishes served buffet style in a public place.
The hosts usually organize their guests into groups of four or six people who each bring one food item to share with everyone else. This gives everyone an opportunity to try different flavors and foods from different cultures, and provides variety for those who don’t want meat options or gluten-free choices!
Potlucks can also be held for fun at work – every few months, for example. You could even host them yourself! They provide an opportunity for co-workers to get together outside of normal office hours while also giving employees something healthy they can grab on their way home after work.
What kind of recipes to bring to a potluck
For any vegan, one of the most challenging parts of potlucks is figuring out what you can bring that both satisfy your dietary needs and doesn’t offend anyone else.
To keep things simple, it’s best to make something easy (and preferably quick) for a potluck.
Here are some guidelines to follow when deciding what you should bring:
- Coming up with a tasty side dish or dessert is always easier than coming up with the main course for your potluck
- Make something that can be made in advance
- Make something that doesn’t need to be reheated
- Avoid anything messy or difficult to transport
- Don’t bring anything that will make too many leftovers
- Avoid bringing anything that requires a lot of ingredients
Potlucks are a great opportunity for getting creative with your cooking and trying new foods — and they’re also a great way to impress your friends who may or may not be vegetarian or vegan themselves. I know many people who love cooking but avoid cooking anything they find difficult or “too weird”. And a potluck might be the perfect excuse for them to try something new and unexpected!
However, don’t forget: the best part of a potluck is enjoying the company of others while eating delicious food.
Ideas for vegan recipes for potlucks
If you’re feeling nervous about bringing something too weird or just want to make sure your dish goes over well with everyone else there, you can always bring a snack. Everyone loves snacks!
I definitely recommend a vegan dish for a potluck for a couple of reasons. First, it’s always nice when there are healthy options available at a party. Then, things might get really interesting if you have some vegan versions of traditional non-vegan food like macaroni salad or potato salad! A baked pasta dish can also be a great option for fall or wintertime potlucks.
And if you don’t want to worry about having your food be the star of the show, consider bringing a side salad. Side salads are always a good option because they’re easy to make and transport, can be made in advance, and can take on many different ingredients.
In case you need some recipe inspiration, I’m here to help! Scroll down to find my hand-picked list of 10+ vegan recipes for potlucks.
I hope that the following list of vegan potluck recipes will give you some inspiration for your next gathering. With these easy and delicious dishes, you’re sure to impress even the toughest critics!
So what are you waiting for? Get your friends together and start planning some vegan potluck parties!
Happy cooking! 🙂