In charge of bringing something to the neighborhood potluck? Here are 10 Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Potluck Side Dishes to get you started!
10 Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Potluck Side Dishes
Let me tell you a little something about myself. I LOVE all the side dishes at potlucks. I don’t even need the main dish. I’ll just hover like a hummingbird around all the salads and sides until I’m full. And then of course hover over the desserts for a while.
But the thing is I HATE when I’m asked to bring a side dish to a dinner or potluck. I’m always thinking, “just let me bring the dessert!” I can never think of anything good to bring. So today I compiled a list of side dishes you can bring to your next potluck partially for you and partially for me. Some are Instant Pot recipes and some are slow cooker recipes depending on your timeline and what you like to use. Hope this helps someone else too! I know it’s helped me.
I love pickles in my potato salad so why not add them into pasta salad? Pickle juice infused pasta is the bomb!
This easy bean recipe is a twist on the normal sweet version of baked beans, these baked beans are savory and sure to be a hit at your next picnic!
Need to make potato salad for a potluck or barbecue? I have the best Instant Pot potato salad trick for you! It’s so easy and it’s fast.
The best cooked carrots that you’ll ever eat. This awesome side dish is made in your slow cooker and requires very little hands-on time. They’re glazed at the end with a little orange marmalade which give the carrots an extra special taste.
Sweet corn is slathered with minced fresh garlic, butter, salt and pepper. The easiest and tastiest corn on the cob! You’ll never go back boiling corn on the stove again.
The yummiest cauliflower you’ll ever eat! Cauliflower is cooked until soft and then mashed with butter and dry ranch dressing mix. An easy 3-ingredient recipe with lots of flavor. My only regret was that we didn’t have enough.
Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes with flavorful ranch dressing mix that gives the potatoes a tangy twist. And they are made so fast in your electric pressure cooker!
The casserole from your childhood that’s made easy in the slow cooker! Creamy rice, broccoli florets, sharp cheddar cheese and your choice of either chicken or ham are combined to make a perfect side dish or main dish.
Orzo pasta is tossed with fresh basil, garlic, halved cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese for a perfect side dish.
An easy slow cooker recipe for a indulgent, cheesy and creamy corn dish that is perfect for your next potluck.
Wait there’s more!
And if you’re still looking for more ideas. Here are a few more!
- Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Potato Salad
- Instant Pot White Bean Garlic Hummus
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Green Chiles
- Slow Cooker Pork and Beans
- Slow Cooker Cornbread
- Instant Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus
- Instant Pot 15 Bean Salad
- Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad
- Instant Pot Hummus
What is your favorite dish to bring to a potluck? I’d love to know!
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Peggy Hall says
I made the Macaroni & Cheese n my Instant Pot. I have never much liked Mac & Cheese and probably it has to do with the box stuff the kids like. I’ve never had a taste of a good one. When I saw the recipe had 3 kinds of cheese I was really interested and really happy with the results. I don’t have the crisper top so I did have to go thuru 2 steps. Overall it is a very good and easy recipe to make. Thank you.
Yesterday I made the Cheater Stew, again I’m extremely happy with the results.
So happy that you are finding recipes you like Peggy! Thanks for being here.
Tony Thomas says
Hi Karen. First of all let me thank you for your Instant Pot recipes, many of which we have made, and are totally thrilled with, enabling us to get the most from our Instant Pot.
My question is that we use an 8 qt Instant Pot and you a 6, which most of your recipes are based upon. Is there any simple “rule of thumb” in changing your recommendations to suit our slightly larger pot?
I can’t explain it in just a few words. I recommend reading these two articles even though you aren’t doubling or halving the recipes they will help you understand so much:
Tony, I use an 8qt IP also. Karen’s recipes and info taught me everything I know about IP cooking. I still think my IP must be more powerful than the 6qts. Internal temp of a recent turkey breast was 202 degrees. If my guess is correct, and if my IP is working correctly, I will have to scale cooking times down some. If you find an answer, please post it.