Worksgiving Potluck Ideas: Best Dishes


Gather around the conference table. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, to get in the spirit, why not celebrate Thanksgiving at work with a “worksgiving” potluck lunch. Put your cooking skills to the test and converse with your team around the table. Share recipes and practice cooking for Thanksgiving Day.

A worksgiving potluck is a great way to socialize and bond with colleagues. With that being said, what do you bring to a worksgiving potluck? Below you will find a list of options for what to bring to your worksgiving celebration. Remember to include food options that are both seasonal and Thanksgiving-themed, along with common foods that most people enjoy.



Appetizers are a great way to give people the opportunity to try multiple bite-sized foods before the main entree. The following appetizers are easy to make and easy to transport to the office. If you want to participate in the potluck, while also not being held responsible the main entree, bringing in an appetizer is a great option for you. The following options can be purchased in-store made at home.

  • Spinach and Artichoke Sip
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Bruschetta
  • Egg Rolls
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Onion Dip
  • Meatballs
  • Vegetable Tray
  • Fruit and Cheese Platter
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Guacamole Dip
  • Taco Dip
  • Pizza Bread
  • Hummus and Pita Chips

Main Dishes

The main entrees are the highlight of the meal. If you are known for being one of the “chefs” in the office, now is your time to shine! Be sure to plan for transporting your dish to the office and to bring in the correct serving utensils.

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cooked Vegetables
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Salad
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Sandwich Assortment
  • Cornbread
  • Green Bean Casserole


Last, but certainly not least – desserts. If you are known for having a sweet tooth, whip up your best dessert and share your recipe with coworkers. You may even inspire them to make your dessert at their family Thanksgiving. Dessert options are also reliable for those who prefer to buy their contribution at the local grocery store.

  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Apple Crisp
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Brownies
  • Ice Cream
  • Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Banana Bread
  • Fruit Bowl
  • Rice Crispy Treats

Planning for a regular work potluck? Check out our additional contribution ideas here, Easy and Creative, Work Potluck Ideas.