Ten Potluck Dishes for a Socially Distanced BBQ

Are you eager to see your friends post quarantine but still want to keep a safe distance? Have you been invited to any socially distanced BBQs that require you to sit six feet apart around a bonfire? While it might not be the summer social scene you originally pictured, it is still possible to have a get together and be safe, as long as your local regulations allow it.

Here are ten potluck dishes that are appropriate for a socially distanced BBQ.

Guacamole cups

Who doesn’t love guacamole? But double dipping (or single dipping) is probably frowned upon during a socially distanced BBQ, so these individual guacamole cups are perfect. Find the recipe here.

Guacamole in Crispy Cups. Simple and tasty party appetizer. They are made with wonton wrappers, filled with homemade guacamole and topped with crumbled Cotija cheese. #appetizer #snack #avocado #guacamole #individual

Veggie cups

Trying to avoid the lingering at the food table? These individual veggie cups are the perfect appetizer for a party. Ranch or blue cheese dressing? It’s your choice. Find the DIY here.

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Taco cups

What’s a fiesta without a good taco dip? Layered with beans, avocado, sour cream, salsa and garnished over the top, this is hands down my favorite potluck snack. Find the recipe here.


Mini keto burgers

What’s a socially distanced BBQ without a good burger? These mini burgers are homemade and delicious. Find the recipe here.

Keto Mini Burger Bites – EASY Low Carb Keto Ground Beef Burger Bites Recipe – BEST Dinner – Lunch – Snack - Appetizer Idea

Fruit in cones

These creative little deserts are perfect for a grab and go food station. Find the recipe here.

Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups

Sausage and veggie skewers

These skewers are easy to assemble and don’t require sharing any utensils (like your traditional potato salad does) which makes it a perfect potluck meal. Find the recipe here.

Grilled Sausage and grilled vegetables with pineapple on a wooden cutting board.

Corn on the cob

Every BBQ needs a little sweet corn. This recipe for corn on a stick is super super super simple, but makes for a great bring your own dish as it can be completely prepped ahead of time. Find the recipe here.

Boiled corn on the cob served on skewers

Twice baked potato poppers

Swap the potato salad for some potato poppers. While potato salad is always a tasty addition to any bbq, it doesn’t really work if you are trying to minimize contact amongst friends and sharing the serving utensils. But these potato poppers are perfect to grab and go! Find the recipe here.

Twice Baked Ranch Potato Poppers are a crowd-pleaser with light and fluffy mashed potatoes mixed with Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning and light sour cream in a potato skin topped with shredded Parmesan for the perfect bite-sized appetizer!

Watermelon strawberry popsicles

The yummiest way to cool down on a summer day (especially for the kiddos!) includes ice pops. These pops are so delicious and can be enjoyed six feet apart. Find the recipe here.

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles made from 100% fruit!

S’mores pops

Whether you want to make DIY s’mores or these adorable s’mores pops, it is literally the perfect summer dessert to end a BBQ around a good ole’ fire pit. If you want to try out these fun pops, find the recipe here.


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About Erica Biesiada

Erica Biesiada is a health and wellness blogger and podcaster for Bring Your Own Kombucha and a full time attorney. She has a public relations and journalism degree from Seton Hall University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. She is passionate about finding a balance between #treatyourself and providing your body with the utmost care by way of nutrition and exercise. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and her newborn baby Elizabeth.