Problem: You have signed up for a Potluck meeting, but your cooking skills include boiling eggs and beating PB&Js.
There's nothing wrong with that, but we're pretty confident that you can do more. And it's a lot easier and a lot less time consuming than you might think. Solution: This summary.
You could be an absolute newcomer to the kitchen or an exceptional hobby cook. In any case, with these appealing ideas, you don't have to worry about what will bring you to a meeting.
Whether you are responsible for a starter, a starter or a dessert, we have everything for you. Here are 30 recipes that only take 1
1. Thin Beet Dip
Nobody has time to steam raw beets, but don't let them stop you from eating them. Get super-convenient pre-cooked beets in the store to whip them with tahini to steal this scene ready for close-up.
2. Rainbow Guacamole Dip
Normal guacamole is tasty enough, but give it crispy peppers, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a fiery red chilli for a guac that is not in the chain. Make a double batch of this 10 minute recipe – it's quick.
3. Spicy Mexican Hummus
The unmistakable kick of Jalapeño and a dash of cumin give normal hummus a taste south of the border, and a little tomato helps mitigate things. Serve this with tortilla chips or flatbread – both fit perfectly.
4. Garlic feta dip
Garlic and cheese: The match made in the (stinky) sky is made even more extraordinary thanks to swaps such as Greek yogurt and light cream cheese and a pinch of mixed herbs. It's like a dip-shaped cheese plate, and you seriously can't go wrong.
5. Broccoli Pesto Dip
Pesto is not only suitable for pasta, but also as a dip. If you dip carrot sticks in a bowl of this broccoli-based version, you'll get a serving of vegetables without trying.
6. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese make this party favorite halfsies. Packed with shredded chicken and served with vegetable sticks, it's a sneaky yet delicious way to consume a generous dose of protein.
7. Simple dip with walnuts and lentils
It is hard to believe that such a creamy dip does not contain dairy products, but the combination of walnuts and lentils is quite surprising in this way.
Packed with healthy fats and fiber, a couple of measuring spoons will keep you full and happy – just leave room for the main course.
8. Kale and carrot salad with chili, lime and peanut dressing
Kale tired? Dip it in a peanut-based dressing and watch your worries go away. With so much taste of nut butter and sesame oil, don't be surprised if this salad outshines your main course.
9. Raw Radish Corn Salad
Fresh corn works best with this simple six ingredient salad. The sweet grains are combined with spicy cumin and lime to create an entertaining combination of flavors. Sliced radishes add extra crispiness.
Without cooking, fancy equipment, or long preparation times, it's perfect for your next potluck.  10. Tropical chickpea salad
This salad gets its tropical note from the diced mango, which surprisingly goes well with the hearty aromas of avocado, chickpeas and cumin. This salad is a one-step recipe that makes a large amount and is stable for days. It is ideal for potlucks.
11. Avocado dill tuna salad
Mayo haters, unite! Avocado, the reliable exchange for mayonnaise, gives this tuna salad a heart-healthy upgrade without affecting the taste. Eating “green” has never been so easy with cucumbers and cucumbers.
12. Crispy Sesame Chicken Coleslaw
Take a bag of cabbage schnitzel to make this chicken salad easier to put together. Dressed with olive oil, vinegar, coconut sugar, and a handful of almond slivers, it may not be your normal mayo-laden coleslaw, but it could just become your favorite.
13. Deviled Egg Salat
Sometimes you just need a good old classic, and this one is sure to deliver.
It contains all traditional ingredients, from celery to Dijon mustard to mayo – but a little less than in conventional recipes. Consider your desire satisfied.
14. Hot shrimp, corn and basil salad
A simple basil, corn and tomato salad gets an extra dash of protein from fried shrimp. With so many colors, nutrients and textures in one serving, it can be served as a main dish as easily as a side dish.
15. Healthy Edamame Salad
Even if you count the cooking time for the Edamame, this recipe is flat in 5 minutes!
If that's not enough reason to prepare this salad, you can look forward to the fantastic blend of flavors between the beans, the juicy cranberries and the salty bite of feta.
16. Grilled Peach and Panzanella Salad
This salad is not a normal bread salad, but gives chopped peaches, which are heated on the grill (to make them even sweeter), a fruity touch.
The bowl with baguette pieces is then topped with almonds and goat cheese. It's like a deconstructed, spiced up panini.
17th Summer orzo salad with asparagus, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese
Thanks to its rice-like shape, the easily scooped orzo is perfect for large gatherings, especially in this vegetarian recipe.
Crumbled feta, tomatoes and asparagus are added to the Orzo, and the mixture is lightly dressed in olive oil and lemon in order to obtain an uncomplicated but filling main course.
18th Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad
It looks like a simple quinoa salad, but a closer look at the ingredients shows a much more exciting dish, thanks to the sweet and spicy peanut butter dressing that covers the vegetables and grains.
Finished in just 10 minutes, it's a quick way to put together something special.
19th Greek Yogurt BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad
With just a tablespoon of brown sugar and a fraction of the barbecue sauce from typical recipes, this is the perfect example to make a dish healthier without affecting the taste.
Just keep in mind that it takes 15 minutes to prepare, but you may need to plan a little more time to get it to room temperature before serving.
20. Embossed watermelon salad with Bulgur
You don't know Bulgur? Here is a good place to start. In this salad, the quick-boiling, fiber-packed grain becomes an unlikely but delicious companion in the watermelon.
It is also drizzled with a honey-kissed olive oil dressing to further emphasize this sweet and savory combination.
21. Quinoa salad "Caprese"
Here the typical starter made from mozzarella and tomatoes is veganized, whereby chickpeas stand for the cheese balls.
Some carbohydrates from the quinoa are also given entree status – but don't worry, the drizzle of basil and olive oil retains this distinctive Caprese taste.
22. Israeli Couscous Salad with Salmon
Because the preparation of couscous takes just as long as the production of pasta, this is an equally quick and convenient potluck option.
You can grill your salmon and cook your vegetables in the time it takes to cook the grains. When the couscous is ready, just throw everything together and you're done.
23. Nectarine, Chicken, and Quinoa Salad
You need precooked quinoa and leftover chicken to get this dish together within the 15-minute window, but don't let it stop you from how easy it is to prepare.
There is so much to love here, from nectarines to goat cheese. It is also a gluten-free dish.
24. Pasta salad with white tuna beans
This stew is the epitome of the Mediterranean food pyramid, which is filled with fish, olive oil, beans, herbs and spinach.
Some studies show that sticking to a Mediterranean diet for several months can increase happiness and general well-being.
25. Coconut No Bake Cookies
The nut butter in these delicacies somehow makes them taste like peanut butter patties, and cocoa and coconut give them the samoas atmosphere. Two Girl Scout biscuit flavors in one bite? Log in.
26. Peanut Butter Banana No Bake Energy Bites
These versatile oat bites are just as good for a pre-workout snack as for a potluck meeting and are a healthy approach to dessert. The recipe makes two dozen in just 10 minutes – such an easy way to satisfy a lot.
27. Honey-Basil Fruit Salad
End your potluck with a fruity note with this simple salad topped with a light basil-honey dressing that turns a simple bowl of berries into a dessert-worthy dish. It's a perfect way to find a sweet ending after a pampering meal.
28. Snickerdoodle Dip
Dip for dessert? Why not? Especially if it tastes of biscuits. This recipe may start with chickpeas, but if you add nut butter, applesauce, and cinnamon, you'll forget that this batter-like mix has a bean base.
29. Healthy No-Bake Brownie Snacks
If you believe that no meal is complete without chocolate, but you don't want to end the evening with a super sweet note, this is your recipe.
Dates are the naturally sweet secret ingredient in these butter and egg-free brownie balls with cocoa and chocolate chips in every bite.
30. Strawberries filled with coconut cheesecake
Hollowed-out strawberries are the ideal vehicle for these bite-sized cheesecakes. Not only do they look adorable, but the fresh, juicy berries are also a perfect addition to the denser cream cheese filling.
Potlucks are a great time, but they can cause a lot of fear about what and how to cook. There is a lot to do and how to make it look pretty (read: Instagrammable).
With these simple recipes, you can skip the part where you think about yourself. Instead, take a plate, dig in and enjoy the party knowing that your contribution is a crowd puller.