Small Bites to Bring: 15 Savory Dishes for a Holiday Potluck Party

Call me crazy, but I love a good holiday potluck. Filling my plate with a taste of this, a scoop of that, one or two of those — hand me a fork and I'm in foodie heaven. But before that can happen comes the agony of deciding what to bring myself. Finding that perfect dish that will simultaneously please and impress, plus be easy to shuttle along in a car or on a bus, is no small feat. Perhaps one of these this year?

All of these can be prepared ahead of time, packed up, and carried to your party destination. A few, like the chicken flautas and the bacon-wrapped potato bites, will need to be warmed before serving. If bringing a warm appetizer, I recommend checking with the host ahead of time to make sure you can snag some oven space (I learned this lesson the hard way!).

TOP ROW
Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with Herbed Yogurt Sauce>
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites
Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
Beets on Crostini with Goat Cheese
Stuffed Grape Leaves

MIDDLE ROW
Prosciutto-Wrapped Arugula
Handmade Potato Chips with Rosemary
Cheese Gougères
Spicy Chicken Flautas with Lime Sour Cream
Spinach and Artichoke Dip

BOTTOM ROW
Chicken Liver Pâté with Sage, Apple, and Thyme
Stuffed Figs with Honey-Balsamic Syrup
Beef and Potato Empanadas
Za'atar Pita Chips with Yogurt Dip
Pint-Sized Pizza Poppers

What's your favorite potluck dish?

Related: Potluck Etiquette: What Are Your Rules?

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