Holidays are all about feasting, dancing, and catching up with loved ones as the year draws to an end. This year, instead of making that reservation at the family-friendly restaurant for your holiday party, why not whip up a storm right at home?
The best way to show how much you love your friends and family is by feeding them some delicious, home-cooked food. As everyone gathers to celebrate the holiday season, you should be prepared to cook enough food to stuff all your guests and also have leftovers for them to take home. Here are some of the most scrumptious dishes to add to your party menu that are easy to cook and which you can cook a large batch of all at once.
Nobody can resist bacon and you can never go wrong with potatoes – so here is the ultimate appetizer that is sure to send everyone in a frenzy! This dish comes together in under 45 minutes and the prep work required is so simple that you can get the kids to help you out. Just remember to make more of these bacon-wrapped potatoes because they will disappear like hotcakes.
Get the recipe at The Food Charlatan
Baked Brie with Fig jam bites
Brie is typically served whole with sides of jam and honey that guests can’t help themselves to munch on. This alternative way to serve this popular cheese makes it more convenient for everyone to enjoy the smooth, luscious taste of Brie without having to go through the hassle of slicing it, spreading the jam and making a mess on their dinner plate. All you have to do is pop it into your mouth and enjoy! There are only 4 ingredients required to whip up a large batch of this Baked Brie bites and it only needs 10 minutes in the oven.
Get the recipe at Recipe Runner
You cannot call it a holiday feast if there isn’t any cranberry sauce! This meatball recipe uses frozen store-bought meatballs, but you can easily make your own using this recipe if you would prefer to have everything made from scratch. The cranberry sauce comes together in less than 20 minutes and is perfect as an appetizer for a large crowd with its wonderful burst of flavor and bite-sized portion.
Get the recipe at Woman’s Day
Honey Glazed Ham
It’s not Christmas without a delicious, juicy honey glazed ham. It takes 2 hours to prepare this honey ham but it really is 100% worth it because at the end of these 2 hours you will be left with a gorgeous dish that deserves a place right in the center of your dinner table. Your guests will love this classic holiday dish and leftovers make for a yummy ham sandwich as well.
Get the recipe at Cooking Classy
Garlic-Crusted Prime Rib
The ultimate dish for the carnivore in anyone, this beauty of a beef entrée will definitely have everyone’s mouths watering even while it’s still cooking in the oven. The garlic crust seals the juiciness of the beef while at the same time creating a crispy layer over the top of the roast. What you get at the end of the 1 and a half hours’ of cooking is a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib roast that is to die for!
Get the recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen
A twist on the traditional roast turkey, this recipe is perfect for when you have leftover turkey or need to whip up more food at the last minute for additional guests. All the seasonings that you need to cook up some juicy, tasty fried turkey are items that you would have in any pantry.
Get the recipe at Country Living
Mixed Berries Cobbler
Bursting with antioxidants and rich in flavor, these quadruple berries cobbler is a wonderful addition to your holiday menu because who doesn’t enjoy a great cobbler? Other than it being absolutely delicious and wonderful to look at (behold that deep, enchanting hue), this mixed berries cobbler is also a healthy alternative to your traditional holiday desserts.
Get the recipe at Self Proclaimed Foodie
The dessert scene during the holiday period is all about the classic spice trio of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, and here we are continuing on that tradition with a beautiful gingerbread cheesecake. The crust is made up of Graham crackers and crushed pecans, and the addition of the lemon zest sprinkle over the top upon serving adds a fresh pop of flavor to the heaviness of the cheese filling, perfectly balancing it out for an enjoyable experience.
Get the recipe at Country Living