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12 Lip-Smacking Ideas for a Christmas Potluck

A Christmas potluck party essentially highlights the spirit of the festival with lots of delicious preparations. Be it at your workplace or with friends, a potluck is an awesome way to do something together and break the monotony of everyday life. It also gives vent to your culinary creativity, where you can show off your expertise as a cook. So, read on to know some of the easy yet mouth-watering dishes to tickle the taste buds.

6 Christmas Themed Food Ideas for a Potluck Party at Work

1. Nacho Cups – An Easy Meat Recipe

Your colleagues will love these small and crunchy nacho cups filled with cooked beef. Before serving, don’t forget to add some avocado slices and dollops of sour cream. All you need is an hour for making these golden brown heavenly snacks.

Nacho Cups Christmas Potluck

2. Italian Green Bean Pasta Salad – An Italian Appetizer Idea

You don’t need to be a pro to make this irresistible assortment of pasta, mayonnaise and salad dressing. Just refrigerate the mixture for a few hours, and you are good to go!

Italian Green Bean Pasta Salad Christmas Potluck Idea

3. Cowboy Caviar – A Fresh Salad Preparation

This bean salad is nothing but a mixture of fresh vegetables with a dressing made of olive oil, lime juice, and spices. You may have this with tortilla chips for a subtle taste. If you are running out of time, then this is the item to rely on for your last minute preparation.

Cowboy Caviar Christmas Potluck Idea for Work

4. Parsley-Herb Rice with Cranberries – A Lunch Item for Work

This is a flavorful yet wholesome item to contribute to your Christmas Eve potluck party. The brown rice with a strong domineering taste of cranberries is good enough to drool over. Moreover, it is only a matter of half an hour to prepare the delectable dish.

Parsley-Herb Rice with Cranberries Christmas Potluck

5. Slow Cooker Beef Chili – A Crockpot Paleo Side Dish

This slow-cooked beef preparation, enhanced with spices is sure to fetch you the admiration of your co-workers. It wonderfully serves as a side dish, complementing any rice preparation. Since it is a time-taking affair, make sure to prepare this one day prior to the celebration.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

6. Chocolate Covered Pretzels – A Quick and Creative Item

Decorate some chocolate dipped pretzels with chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies and crushed candies. Use different kinds of pretzels and garnish each one of them in a unique way for an enticing look. If these can’t satisfy the sweet tooth of your colleagues, then perhaps nothing can.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels Christmas Potluck Food Idea

6 Christmas Potluck Recipes to Make for a Party at Home

1. Gazpacho Salsa – A Healthy No-Cook Breakfast Item

If you have some fitness freak cousins, then gazpacho salsa will be the best way to win their hearts. A simple yet nutritious salad preparation with tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers along with some spices offer a balanced taste. However, you are free to add some of your favorite seasonal vegetables as well.

Gazpacho Salsa Christmas Party Potluck Idea

2. Crusty Baked Shells & Cauliflower – A Tasty Side Dish to Bring for a Christmas Potluck

A thoroughly baked preparation including medium sized pasta, cauliflowers, sage leaves, and spices is a winner in all aspects. The crispness of the item perfectly complements the al dente pasta. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see everyone finding it hard to keep their spoons off their plates?

Crusty Baked Shells & Cauliflower Christmas Potluck Side Dish

3. Grilled Zucchini Hummus Roll-Ups – A Super-easy Vegan Potluck Recipe

Just spread some hummus inside grilled zucchini strips and roll them. Ta-Da! Your item is ready for the potluck party. Yes, you read that right! It is that simple. Just make as many as you can because no one gets tired of these zucchini roll-ups. This one is a nice option for students celebrating Christmas potluck just before the vacation starts.

Grilled Zucchini Hummus Roll-Ups Easy Christmas Potluck Idea

4. Lasagna-Style Baked Pennette with Meat Sauce – A Main Dish for Everyone

Although this one is enriched with pennette, ground lamb, and eggs along with spices, it is the cheese that seals the deal. Serve this with some salad preparation, like radicchio salad, and see how your family and church friends enjoy the delectable dish.

Lasagna-Style Baked Pennette with Meat Sauce

5. Mediterranean Quinoa Casserole – A Gluten-Free Brunch Recipe

A colorful casserole preparation, hardly needing any further garnishing, it is made of quinoa, eggs, and vegetables. It is also a good way to impress everyone at a party. Don’t be surprised if you get a few requests for the recipe, or even for opening your own restaurant!

Mediterranean Quinoa Casserole

6. Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars – A festive Dessert

Immensely chocolaty, balanced with candy canes and sour cream, this is the best item to conclude your meal with. These square shapes of happiness take some time to be made, but that is okay because Christmas doesn’t come twice a year and you don’t want to leave any stone unturned to make the most of it.

Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love”- Christmas potluck party simply reverberates this essence as everyone is encouraged to come up with their best recipes. If you are having some parties this year, don’t forget to try the ones mentioned above.

Published on April 25th 2017 by under For Adults.
Article was last reviewed on 25th April 2017.

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