Easy Holiday Potluck Recipes For Travel Nurses

December 17 / Posted by Christi Hintz

Yummy food is a time honored tradition of the holiday season, so we wanted to round up a few fun shareable recipes to cook up for friends and coworkers. Whether you’ve got a holiday potluck coming up  or just feel like bringing a fun snack to share for the Christmas Eve shift, these recipes should be just the ticket to a festive tasty treat.




Potlucks are all about the sides, so we rounded up a few options for you!


Hash Brown Casserole


Nothing warms you up on a cold winter’s night like a cheesy casserole, and this hash brown option from Myrecipes ticks all the boxes. It’s easy to make (though don’t leave it til the last second, it needs an hour in the oven) it’s cheesy and creamy, and has a satisfying crunchy layer on top. Find the recipe on the Myrecipes website.


Breaded and Baked Zucchini


Sneak veggies into your holiday celebrations with this side dish that comes together with only four ingredients! Find it at allrecipes.  


Apple Stuffing Balls


For a fun potluck spin on stuffing, try out this recipe from Taste of Home. This small finger food is great for busy nurses to grab in the few minutes they have in the break room. Find the recipe here.



Dips are an easy way to make a lot of something that large groups are sure to love. Here are a few recipes to try.


Snowman Cheeseball


If you want to seriously impress your coworkers, try out this fun and festive cheese ball. Tasty and shaped like a snowman, this fun treat is perfect for the holidays! Find the recipe on Betty Crocker’s website.


Chipotle Guacamole


Did you know that Chipotle published their guacamole recipe on their website? And it’s super simple- only 6 ingredients. Guacamole is a real crowd pleaser, and easy to make in large batches, making it an excellent dish to bring to potlucks.


Christmas Cookies


What’s more festive than a fun cookie? There are plenty of easy cookie recipes that are tasty and cute, so here are just a few ideas that are easy to cook up in large batches!


Peppermint Pattie Chocolate Cookies


HIde a refreshing surprise inside these chocolate cake cookies by folding a peppermint pattie inside right before baking. This brilliant idea comes from the culinary minds at Delish, and can be found here.


No Bake Waffle Dippers


Looking to skip the oven altogether? It doesn’t get much easier than tasty chocolate dipped treats, and waffle cookies make this dish look very put together. Get this recipe from Good Housekeeping, and make your holiday treat prep a breeze.


Tree Dessert Toppers


More of a cake/cupcake person? These little trees will take any dessert to the next level, and are super easy to whip up! Top your favorite dessert recipes with this tasty decoration. This clever recipe comes from Forkly.


What are your favorite potluck recipes for this time of year? What’s been the biggest hit so far? What are you cooking and baking this season? Let us know in the comments below and maybe share your favorite recipes and help your fellow travel nurses impress their friends and coworkers this season!

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