Main Content

Easy Holiday Recipes

With all the demands of the holiday season, it can be hard to find time to prepare holiday food. Yet, we all love festive gatherings with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a get-together in your home or taking a dish to a friend’s house, these tasty, yet easy holiday recipes can come to your rescue.

Savory Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Filled with goat cheese and sun-dried tomato pesto, this impressive appetizer (below, left) is made with two sheets of frozen puff pastry and is much easier to prepare than it looks. It has only six ingredients, is easy to assemble, and may be served warm or at room temperature. Substitute cream cheese for the goat cheese if you prefer, and serve alongside a bowl of store-bought marinara sauce.

Savory puff pastry Christmas tree

This savory puff pastry is sure to impress.

Slow cooker holiday ham

Put your slow cooker to work with this delicious holiday ham.

Easy Slow Cooker Ham

If you’re feeding a crowd, this easy slow cooker ham (above, right) makes a hearty main dish. Featuring a bone-in-country ham, this recipe calls for apple cider, maple syrup, brown sugar, and spices. After only fifteen minutes of prep time, you cook the ham on the low setting of your slow cooker for eight to ten hours. Drizzle the juices over the ham as you serve it, and enjoy this juicy main dish for several meals.

Pigs-in-a-blanket holiday wreath

Enjoy this pigs-in-a-blanket wreath with holiday guests.

Pigs-in-a-Blanket Wreath

Who doesn’t love an edible wreath at holiday parties? Create this tasty appetizer with a tube of refrigerated crescent rolls, some mini-hot dogs or sausages, and Dijon mustard. Arrange the rolled-up hot dogs into a wreath shape, brush with egg wash, top with poppy seeds, and bake. Serve with ketchup, mustard, or ranch dressing as a dip. A great snack or addition to a breakfast buffet.

Roasted Chicken and Brie Holly Mini Bites

These tasty treats take only about twenty minutes to prepare, but your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen. Top slices of a French baguette with sliced deli chicken, fig preserves, apple jelly, brie, spinach, and cranberries. A spicy garlic mayonnaise adds tang to the combination of flavors. If you have leftover turkey, substitute that for the chicken. Serve these roasted chicken and brie holly mini bites warm and enjoy!

Roasted chicken and brie holly mini appetizers

Roasted chicken and brie holly mini bites make the perfect party appetizer.

Sweet potato bites add a sweetness to the holiday menu

Sweet potato bites are a delicious and pretty addition to any menu.

Sweet Potato Bites

With only ten minutes of prep time and twenty minutes of cooking time, these sweet potato bitesoffer a great alternative to traditional sweet potato casserole. By baking sweet potato slices brushed with butter and maple syrup, you can create these beautiful treats topped with marshmallows and pecans. Serve as an appetizer or a side dish–either way, your guests are bound to be delighted.

Gingersnap Toffee with White Chocolate

If you’re in search of the perfect sweet treat for the holidays, look no further. Place store-bought ginger snaps on a jelly roll pan covered with parchment paper, and top with a butter and brown sugar sauce. After baking, top the mixture with white chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for about two hours, break into pieces, and store in an airtight container. These gingersnap toffee with white chocolate sweets are quite similar to saltine cracker toffee, but even tastier with the use of ginger snaps. Enjoy them at home, or give them to friends and co-workers as a gift.

Gingersnap toffee iced with white chocolate

Gingersnap toffee with white chocolate is perfect for holiday parties.

Holiday recipes are fun and delicious

Regardless of your holiday plans, we think these easy holiday recipes can help you enjoy get-togethers with family and friends. We wish you and yours all the best for the holiday season and beyond!

—- Bottom Line —-

Looking for a great family home to create holiday memories?

Call us at 205.248.7353 or send us a message. We’ll help you take your first step toward finding “A House That Fitts.”

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the Carrie Fitts Real Estate YouTube channel today for more exciting news from our dynamic, community-oriented Realtors®!

×How can I help you?