Having a potluck with friends is always a fun and lovely thing to bring people together. However, the best sorts of potlucks, in my opinion, are brunch potlucks. Not only can you make it into a picnic outside to enjoy a lovely summer or fall or spring day, but you can also bring so much variety to the table. However, there can be so many options to choose from that it can be almost a little overwhelming, so here are a few potluck ideas for you to bring to your next potluck brunch!
Strawberry lemonade is a quick and easy must if you’re looking for potluck ideas that are easy to make, and the ingredients are available year-round. The best of both worlds with sweet and sour. A refreshing and summery drink is sure to be a crowd-pleaser no matter the season, so if you’re out of ideas, give this one a try.
There’s nothing as refreshing as a good cucumber sandwich. Have a bit of rye or white bread, cut a cucumber into thin slices, and smear a little bit of cream cheese on one before assembling and cutting the sandwiches into cute shapes. Not only will this make your friends feel like they’re proper Victorian fancy men, but it’ll taste great as a small nibble too!
Let’s be real here, who doesn’t love a good French toast with their brunch? One of the most classic and staple potluck ideas for a brunch that is hard to pass up. Not only does it taste great on its own, but there are so many recipe varieties out there that add things like fruit, or whipped cream to this delicious treat. If you have the means to make them, I highly recommend it.
Deviled eggs might seem like a bit old fashioned and boring when it comes to the vast amount of potluck ideas out there, but I do think that they get a bad rap when it comes down to it. Overall, deviled eggs don’t taste all that bad, especially when you add a bit of tobacco or sriracha sauce to the tops. So, if you’re not sure where to go, can’t go wrong with a platter of deviled eggs.
Also, a classic when it comes to potluck ideas for that perfect brunch, the berry parfait, is sure to be a hit. With a bit of granola or biscuit crumble intermixed with vanilla or berry yogurt, all tied together with the tart and satisfying taste of fresh berries. This brunch treat is not something that you want to pass up.
Raspberry mint tea
Sure, mint tea might seem a bit basic when it comes to all the things that you could bring to your brunch potluck, however raspberry mint tea? Not that’s on a whole different level. Not only do you get the herbaceous taste from the mint, but that delicate tart flavor from the raspberry? When push comes to shove, there is nothing better than just that.
Who doesn’t love a good hash brown? As my friend as said, “Either you have a potato allergy, or you have no soul” when discussing our options of potluck ideas. Especially hash browns when they are hot fresh off of the iron skillet.
Bagels and Lox
Seen as both a breakfast and lunch staple in many places, especially New York, bagels and lox is undoubtedly a king amongst brunch potluck ideas to bring with you as you embark on a culinary journey through tastiness. Just don’t forget the cream cheese and other such toppings when you pack everything together.
A good blueberry muffin is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s day, especially if they are made fresh in your home and brought along with you so that they’re still fresh and warm. Seriously this is something that will make people remember your potluck for a long time to come.
Biscuits and Gravy
Not only a southern comfort and staple in many states, but biscuits and gravy is a beautiful addition to your list of potluck ideas when looking for something with a bit more of a savory bite rather than a gentle caress of the sweet tooth.
Eggs benedict seems like one of those potluck ideas that are too hard to make on your own, but let you tell you that assumption can’t be farther from the case. The only thing that’s required of making a good eggs benedict to bring to your next brunch is a little bit of planning. Make everything except the sauce the night before, then use an immersion blender to do the hard part of hollandaise. You can thank me later.
Nutella may be talked about a lot when it comes to breakfast and brunch foods, but honestly, that’s just because it’s so dang good! Not only is Nutella the perfect pairing with a stack of piping hot and steaming fresh out of the waffle maker waffles, but it just makes most brunches all the sweetest and enjoyable.
Probably one of the first things that pop into most people’s minds when they think of brunch treats is the coffee cake. Not only is this one of the potluck ideas that is sure to be a hit with both the adults and any kids, but also who doesn’t love a good coffee cake?
A good mimosa is sure to brighten anyone’s spirits. No matter rain or shine, this simple citrus drink with a bit of a twist is sure to bring everyone’s mood to a lively and happy atmosphere. Not only that, but this is probably one of the simplest and easiest potluck ideas on this list to come by. It’s only two ingredients, they’re available all year round, and they taste delicious.
This may seem like a very floral and fancy thing to bring to a brunch potluck, but your friends and fellow potluck goers will sincerely thank you for bringing such a delicious treat with you to have with their afternoon coffee and tea.
Flapjacks, pancakes, delicious and fluffy gifts from the gods, there’s no denying that pancakes are just something that everyone will enjoy. If you get the chance and have the time to do so, bring a stack of pancakes with you to your next brunch potluck.
I’m just going to say it. Hot chocolate is underrated. I mean that hot chocolate is absolutely and wholeheartedly underrated when it comes to drinks that you can have for brunch. Not only are they super nostalgic and taste amazing, but you can have so much variety to them. You can spike them, keep them as is, give yourself a bit of whipped cream. The possibilities are limitless.
With all the recent hype around sourdough started, it would be surprising if nobody brought their loaf of sourdough bread with them to a brunch potluck. And that’s by no means a wrong thing. In my opinion, a fresh loaf of hearty sourdough bread is one of the best potluck ideas a person could have.
Not only are cinnamon buns a classic sweet treat that you deserve to have with all your friends, but they are just so easy to make. Not only that, but you will be amazed by how little effort you need to make them taste so good. It’s out of the world.
The last of our potluck ideas ends with the Strawberry crepe. While this may seem like a simple little dessert, don’t be fooled; with their delicate and light taste combined with the sweet and fresh taste of berries, your friends will be begging for more once they’re all gone.