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30 Super Quick And Easy Christmas Potluck Ideas For Work

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Workplace potlucks are a great way to spice up desk lunches and promote team spirit all year long, especially during the holiday season. Confused about what to bring if your coworkers are hosting a Christmas team potluck? The following list of 30 Christmas potluck ideas for work is amazingly quick and easy.

As soon as the Halloween decorations are taken down, you must begin planning for the holiday season!! Although there are many things to look out for, Christmas-themed food and drinks are the simplest ways to bring the holiday spirit to the workplace.

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It is not necessary to go overboard when celebrating Christmas in the workplace. Our personal favorite is having a team lunch where everyone brings their favorite dish to the table (quite literally). The practice of hosting a meal where everyone brings a dish to share is termed a potluck.

In this blog, I have chosen some of my favorite easy-to-transport holiday potluck recipes to help you decide what to bring (or recommend) to the event. From salads to appetizers and desserts, these comfort foods pair well with almost everything on a potluck table and will undoubtedly be a crowd-pleaser.

The Best 30 Christmas Potluck Ideas For Work

1. Enchilada Meatballs


This is a twist on the ordinary potluck meatballs. These are easy, inexpensive, and a hit for any occasion. — Terina, Lewis, Decatur, Illinois

Meatballs are a versatile little delight. Check out this recipe if you don't believe me. All that thick sauce gives the impression that you are biting into an authentic enchilada, complete with perfectly melted cheese and juicy meatballs. This dish is certainly not authentic, but it is delicious.

2. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Your coworkers will love the chocolate-dipped pretzels. For this recipe, you'll need to pick up some chocolate and sprinkles, as well as pretzel sticks and small pretzels, from the grocery store. You can make a lovely Christmas treat by melting the chocolate in a matter of seconds, dipping the pretzels, and then topping them with sprinkles.

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3. Christmas Tree Cheese Platter

Who doesn't enjoy grapes and cheese? Just buy a bunch of green grapes and an assortment of cheeses, then arrange them on a board in the form of a Christmas tree. Create the tree with a celery stick as the base, and add several leaves as decorations. From start to end, making this tasty and festive snack takes around ten minutes. There is nothing better than that! Here's the recipe.

4. Hot Scotch

This beverage is an amazing option if liquor is permitted at your workplace's Christmas potluck! Mix butterscotch schnapps with amaretto or hot chocolate in an Irish coffee mug. Add a dab of whipped cream as a garnish. Add a final topping of small marshmallows and chocolate shavings.

5. Honey Glazed Ham


Although it costs more than a regular ham, it is absolutely worth the extra cost. It's a spiral-cut, thoroughly cooked ham with honey glaze. It has great hickory smoked flavor and is incredibly juicy and flavorful. They are 100% right when they claim it is mouth-wateringly fantastic! Your colleagues will love it! Here's the recipe!

The term "pot-luck" first appears in an English work by Thomas Nashe written in the 16th century, and it originally meant "food provided for an unexpected or uninvited guest, the luck of the pot."

6. Chocolate Cake

This recipe makes a lovely homemade chocolate cake that is delicious and soft, topped with a sinfully delicious icing made of silky, rich, dark chocolate. It is, infact, a Christmas classic that everybody will be bound to love.

7. Eggnog Cake

This impressive layered eggnog cake, perfect for holiday parties, will make you wish eggnog weren’t a seasonal ingredient. — Debra Frappolli, Wayne, New Jersey

A delicious dessert for office gatherings and parties is an eggnog cake. No wonder everyone adores this cake for Christmas. The flavor is great, but the best thing is how simple it is to make. So go ahead and bake this to bring a smile to everyone's face.

8. Reindeer Chow

This dish is the ideal Christmas snack because it has the ideal ratio of sweet and savory flavors. With the traditional flavors of chocolate and peanut butter, it is a wonderful treat to bring to a potluck.

9. Fruit Platter


This fruit tray could be the centerpiece of your Christmas potluck. The fresh fruit stays at its finest for a long time and can be displayed in various lovely ways. It is also rather simple to make. Fruits, berries, and melon... all of them always appear so delicious in their vibrant arrangement. Your coworkers will be drawn in by various colors, shapes, and flavors.

10. Devilled Eggs With A Holiday Twist

Deviled eggs are one of the most well-liked dishes at potlucks! Try this recipe if you want to create a festive presentation! Despite being common, it stands out thanks to the red and green food coloring.

In Arizona, throwing a potluck meal is against the law. If found out, you could face a fine or even arrest.

11. Citrus-Roasted Salmon

Do your coworkers prefer something lighter than ham or beef? This fish fillet recipe is really healthy, light to eat, and extremely simple to prepare. It can be made ahead of time and brought warm using a cooler or insulated box.

12. Roasted Mushrooms

In the Siberian and Arctic regions, shamans dropped into locals’ homes with a bag full of magic mushrooms as presents in late December.

This recipe for oven-roasted mushrooms with garlic and soy sauce will elevate your potluck experience. It makes a wonderful Christmas potluck side dish and is simple to modify for any dietary requirements.

It is low in carbohydrates, vegan, and can be made gluten-free by simply swapping the soy sauce with liquid aminos.

13. Mulled Wine


Wine is always a fantastic option for dinner. Bring red and white options so everyone can choose what they want.

Mulled wine, a warm alcoholic beverage made with red wine, spices, and sometimes some herbs, is a comforting drink for chilly Christmas evenings. It is believed that the Romans invented it to keep themselves warm during the season, and the custom has persisted over time.

January 20th is National Potluck Day.

14. Brussels Sprouts

Love them or hate them, it's just not Christmas without a side of brussels sprouts. - anonymous.

This easy, make-ahead Brussels sprouts side dish strikes the perfect sweet-savory balance by combining tart cherries and crunchy walnuts, making it a must-have on any Christmas potluck menu.

15. Green Beans And Mushrooms

Here's yet another deceptively simple snack that everyone will adore. One of the cherished culinary customs is this easy-to-make Green Beans with Mushrooms. It's a wholesome side dish that would be excellent for your office Christmas potluck. In fact, for many people, this meal represents Christmas.

16. Cranberry Blue Cheese Balls

Cheese balls might not sound exciting, but this pecan, cranberry, and blue cheese variation will undoubtedly be a favorite at your Christmas gatherings this year. It is coated in crispy, crunchy breadcrumbs. Here's a quick recipe!

17. Caprese Salad Skewers

Although this concept may not be specifically Christmas-themed, the colors are very festive for any occasion!

The components of the Caprese salad are transformed into handy finger snacks that you can split on the skewers. You can layer cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella balls on the skewers and drizzle a salty balsamic glaze as a garnish.


If Santa loves them, then your colleagues will too!

These red, white, and green cookies would make a great alternative to traditional treats! The recipe only calls for a few ingredients, most of of which you probably have on hand. Mix in red and green M&Ms and festive-colored sprinkles to give them a festive makeover.

19. Cheese Puff Pastry

These quick and simple cheese puff pastry Christmas trees make great festive appetizers and are very easy to make. It requires just 3 simple ingredients, as per this recipe. Additionally, you could arrange them on platters to create a forest of edible Christmas trees on your table for a holiday party, or you could serve out smaller individual trees too!

20. Mac And Cheese Bar


Do you want to make something delicious and original that becomes the talk of the office? If so, why not think of setting up a potluck-sized mac and cheese bar? You can be sure that your coworkers will enjoy this recipe. Additionally, you can offer tiny bowls of add-ons like salsa, jalapenos, bacon bits, broccoli, slices of chicken, and so on.

Undeniably, an appreciative colleague will ask for the recipe for your mac and cheese. Be prepared and print out copies of your recipe so that you may share it with others. Consider drafting the recipe by hand and creating copies to give a unique touch.

21. Southern Candied Sweet Potato

Do you have a coworker who prefers to start the meal with dessert? These candied sweet potatoes would undoubtedly be a big hit with them! These taste like a dessert but are really appetizers. A win-win situation, isn't it?

The fact that you can cook them in advance and they aren't excessively sweet is its best feature.

In my experience, clever food is not appreciated at Christmas. It makes the little ones cry and the old ones nervous.- Jane Grigson

22. Homemade Mashed Potatoes


Creamy, pre-made, easily portable, and simple to clean up... What more could one ask for?

Place the dish in a heat-resistant bowl, cover it, and set it over a pot of simmering water to keep it warm.

23. Sweet Potato Casserole

Potato casseroles have been a staple for potlucks, dinner parties, and holiday events.

This year, elevate this simple recipe by introducing your taste buds to the glorious combination of mashed and baked potatoes with bacon and cheese.

24. Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

If you and your team want to try the best hash brown casserole, this restaurant-style recipe is the one to try. The added bonus? It's sure to be a hit with all cheese lovers!

Additionally, it needs only 5 minutes of preparation, making it an incredibly simple, completely worthwhile meal for your Christmas party.

Don’t forget to add extra fun to your Christmas potluck party! There is the "Alphabetical Dinner," where everyone brings a dish that begins with the same letter as their first or last name or with a letter you assign. Then the dishes are placed in alphabetical order.

25. Slow Cooker Chicken Or Turkey Pie

Making this pie is as easy as... pie!

It is a delightful slow cooker chicken pie that is rich, creamy, and packed with chicken and vegetables.

Nobody will be able to stop after just one of these delectable bite-sized snacks. We guarantee that they will be gone in no time!

When it's Christmas, not a cup of drink must pass without a carol- Nicholas Breton, English poet (1555-1626)

26. Hot Spiked Apple Cider With Ginger


With a bit (or a lot) of spiced rum, this ginger-cinnamon-infused hot apple cider will keep the team spirits merry all day long.

The lemon zest, in addition to the usual warming spices, can add a surprise twist to this wintertime classic.

27. Christmas Nacho Cups


Don't limit the mighty nachos for only the game days. When it comes to potlucks, your nachos could be the clear winner of the party. To avoid the fuss, you may make this single-serve nacho cup recipe so that everyone can enjoy the crispy, cheesy delicacy. The cheesy meat filling is delicious for meat eaters, but you can make a vegan version with black beans that will taste just as good.

28. Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwich

This Asian-inspired variation on traditional pulled pork recipe will be a hit with your team. If you are feeding a large group of people, use slider rolls instead of sesame buns, and you can make twice as many sandwiches.

29. Hara Bhara Kebab


A well-known Indian appetizer or snack, Hara Bhara kebab is made with potatoes, spinach, peas, and seasonings. They are simple to prepare for potlucks and can be frozen in advance.

They also taste great as burger patties or inside wraps. They make the ideal evening snack with a hot cup of masala chai during the chilly Christmas season.

30. Apple Dumplings

Dumplings are the quintessential cold-weather food. Depending on your tastes, you can cook vegetarian or non-vegetarian dumplings. This warm, flaky, flavored sweet dumpling
is easy to make and is a delectable apple dish that your coworker will adore.

The fact that you can use readymade crescent rolls to make the dumplings makes them so simple. It's an old-fashioned favorite with a modern twist!


I simply believe food is too good to throw away – and Christmas leftovers can be a gastronomic opportunity for the well-skilled kitchen forager. With a little imagination, there are a million ways to use up leftovers rather than bin them. - Tristam Stuart

Make the most of any leftover food to avoid wasting it throughout the holiday season. Serving it to people in need is one of the best ideas. Moreover, leftover Christmas turkey and vegetables can be transformed into amazing new dishes.

(Image credits to: Freepik and Pixabay)

This article is written by Susmita Sarma, a digital marketer at Vantage Circle. She was involved with media relations before shifting her interest in research and creative writing. Apart from being a classical music buff, she keeps a keen interest in anchoring and cooking. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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