The Best Recipes for Your Office Thanksgiving Potluck

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Choosing just the right recipe for your office Thanksgiving potluck (aka Worksgiving), calls for a few smart considerations. The best recipes for office potlucks must hold up well when made in advance, be easy to transport, and don’t need to be refrigerated or reheated if possible. Don’t forget to take into account any allergies or food restrictions your coworkers might have.

Whether you’re bringing the main dish or sticking with an appetizer, side, or dessert, these recipes are your best choice for impressing your coworkers.

Thanksgiving Mains Beyond Roast Turkey

Roast turkey is delicious, but it can also be seriously cumbersome to haul to the office. It’s also just one of the many ways to get a Thanksgiving-worthy main on the table. Turkey meatballs and seasonal stuffed shells are ideal for potlucks, and a veggie-heavy pot pie is a good vegetarian option (and can be made vegan with a simple swap).

Orzo with Caramelized Fall Vegetables & Ginger(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Thanksgiving Sides That Travel Well

Just like Friendsgiving and your family’s Thanksgiving celebration, there is no such thing as too many sides at an office potluck. These side dish recipes are designed to serve a crowd and are easy to scale up (or down) as needed. Each one can be made the night before (or sooner!), pack up well, and are easy to transport to the office.

How To Make Cheese Gougères(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Snacks and Appetizers Made for Sharing

A few nibbles and light appetizers are always a good idea for any Thanksgiving feast, but especially at office potlucks where everyone is apt to pick and graze — even after the meal is over.

Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Easy Make-Ahead Desserts

The beauty of the dessert spread at a potluck is the chance to taste a little bit of everything. I love this lineup of make-ahead seasonal desserts for exactly that reason. Each one is easy to cut into small portions and terrific for sharing with a group.