Whether you’re hosting during the holidays or just need a dish to bring along to someone else’s house, these recipes will see you through Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.
1. Muffin-Pan Mini Quiches
These elegant miniature quiches
make for perfect brunch fare on Christmas morning or New Year’s Day. Feel free to make them in advance and serve them at room temperature the next day.
2. Goat Cheese & Citrus Appetizer Salad
If you’re hosting a sit-down Christmas dinner, consider leading the meal with this Goat Cheese & Citrus Appetizer Salad
. With winter citrus and festive red pomegranate seeds, it boasts just the right amount of holiday spirit.
3. Italian Parmesan Crisps
Simple to make, easy to eat, and downright addicting — you won’t be able to eat just one of these savory Italian Parmesan Crisps
4. Spicy Shrimp and Pasta Shell Soup
If your family celebrates the Feast of the Seven Fishes, consider kicking off the feast with this Spicy Shrimp and Pasta Shell Soup
. It’s free from corn, egg, dairy, nut and soy.
5. Dried Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto
Serve these crowd-pleasing Dried Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto
on their own or as part of a cheese board and watch them disappear as rapidly as you can put them out.
6. Smoked Mullet Deviled Eggs
Put a wintery spin on a classic summertime snack with these Smoked Mullet Deviled Eggs
. They’re perfect for a holiday open house or as a snack to nibble on while you watch the ball drop.
These nut- and soy-free Quinoa Potato Poppers
are baked, not fried, so they’re easy to pop in the oven in between conversations. (They’re also a killer way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.)
These classic Pigs in a Blanket
are corn, nut and soy free and can be made dairy free, so they’re sure to please everyone on your guest list.
9. Cumin-Spiced Potatoes with Chorizo
10. Braised Chard with Chestnuts
Think there’s no fresh produce to be had in December? You’re forgetting about winter greens, which can survive long after other vegetables have died out. Pair hearty Swiss chard
with crunchy chestnuts for a Christmas side that won’t be forgotten.
11. Wild Rice, Chorizo and Gluten-Free Bread Stuffing
This recipe puts everything you love about pecan pie on a shortbread crust. If you’re looking for a great dessert that is sure to please both gluten-free and non-gluten-free guests, these tasty pecan pie bars