The holidays are a time for bringing together family and friends to celebrate the season. And what would any celebration be without a good meal?
Holiday cooking should be enjoyable, not overwhelming! Here are plenty of simple and quick holiday recipes that you can whip up in mere minutes for a last minute party or a large holiday meal.
Southern Thanksgiving Recipes
Southern cooking is known for delicious, hearty dishes that keep you warm on the coldest of days, so there are naturally hundreds of amazing recipes for winter holidays.
Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner:
- For small gatherings, consider choosing one protein like a turkey breast or small ham, and two to three sides.
- For larger groups, you may want both Turkey and ham to ensure there’s plenty to go around.
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Christmas is another holiday always worth going all-out for. Many people mirror the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with dishes like cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and turkey.
Easter dinner is a time to really “wow” your guests — but you don’t have to put on a huge, elaborate production for it to be something people will talk about for months to come.
Focus on a classic centerpiece, like ham or a lamb roast, and let fresh and seasonal ingredients really shine.