The Best Last-Minute Recipes and Ideas for an Office Thanksgiving Potluck

updated May 1, 2019
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If you’ve waited until the last minute to think about what to make for your office Thanksgiving potluck, don’t worry — we’ve all been there, and we have you covered. No matter what your schedule looks like, there are still plenty of easy and impressive dishes you can pull together. From appetizers to side dishes to desserts, these 15 recipes hit the office potluck trifecta — they can all be made in advance, travel well, and don’t necessarily need to be reheated.

Easy Appetizers and Snacks

When time is tight, making a simple appetizer or snack for your potluck is always a good idea. These appetizers and snacks will fit right in with everything else in the Thanksgiving lineup.

Last-Minute Sides

Side dishes are arguably the very best part of any Thanksgiving feast, and anything you choose from this lineup would make a welcome addition to the office potluck. Each one of these easy recipes can be made in advance, plus there’s no need for an oven or even a microwave for reheating.

Quick Desserts

A homemade pie might not be in the cards, and that’s totally okay because you still have a lot of options to choose from. No matter what your schedule looks like, there’s a dessert in this lineup for you. No-bake Rice Krispies treats come together in a flash, and cookies are just as easy. A rustic galette is my favorite quick alternative to pie — you can even start with a store-bought crust.