These 25 recipes for smaller holiday and Christmas gatherings will help you make the most of the holidays meals no matter the number at the table. With everything from holiday appetizers, cocktails, mains and desserts there is something for everyone here!
When you’re used to cooking for a large crowd over the holidays it can be a challenge to figure out what to do when there may be just a few people at the table, but this can actually be a fun opportunity to try out some new recipes and shake things up a bit!
I’ve been having fun revisiting some of my fave holiday recipes from the blog and perusing the sites of my favorite food bloggers and I figured what better way to share good food than to share it here with you!
I’ve put together some amazing (and simple) holiday recipes covering everything from cocktails to appetizers, sides, mains and desserts!
I hope this can bring some ease to your holiday dinner planning and some major deliciousness to your plates!
I mean every good holiday party, whether it’s one or 20, needs a good cocktail, right? You can easily make these drinks virgin by leaving out the alcohol as an option as well!
- Ginger Pomegranate Kombucha Moscow Mule
- Frosted Mistletoe Margarita via Half Baked Harvest
- Mulled Wine via Gimme Some Oven
- Creamy Coconut White Russian via Half Baked Harvest
- 5 Ingredient Edamame Dip
- Roasted Beet Hummus
- Creamy Baked White Bean, Greens and Artichoke Dip
- Prosciutto and Basil Wrapped Prawns
- Savoury Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates via Walderwellness
- Stuffed Mushrooms 2 Ways via Fraiche Living
- Creamy Red Potato and Cauliflower Mash
- Refreshing Citrus Salad with Blood Orange and Mint
- Grilled Lemony Asparagus Salad
- Sage and Apricot Sourdough Stuffing
- Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Pecans via Jessica in the Kitchen
- Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce via Desiree Nielsen
- Maple-Roasted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt via Walderwellness
- Baked Salmon with Sundried Tomato Aioli
- Grilled Skirt Steak with Fresh Chimichurri Sauce
- Cranberry Rosemary Stuffed Chicken Breasts via Fraiche Living
- Cioppino Seafood Stew with Gremolata Toasts via Epicurious
- Roast Tandoori Turkey via Foodess– If you don’t want to cook a whole turkey, try this creative rub on a roast chicken!
If you do end up cooking a turkey, here are 5 ways to use up the leftovers!
- Turkey Soup
- Turkey Quesedillas
- Open Face Turkey Sandwich
- Turkey Stir-Fry (thrown you leftover veg in here too!)
- Turkey Fried Rice
- No Bake White Chocolate Tart – This recipe is also delish with dark or milk chocolate! Add in some peppermint and top with crushed candy cane for a super festive option!
- Easy Tiramisu
- Gingerbread Cheesecake via Karlene Karst
- Shortbread 2 ways – Add these to a variety cookie plate!
- Blueberry Bonanza via Best of Bridge – This one is a family favorite!
While we’ll be missing our families this year we are focusing on the good and finding creative ways to stay connected and create some new traditions with our little fam. Sending you lots of love and good food!
If you try any of these recipes be sure to snap a quick photo and tag me @lindsaypleskot on Instagram so I can see and share your creations!Print
Healthy No Bake White Chocolate Tofu Tart
Makes 1 x 9 inch pie or 12 individual tarts
- 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 x 350g package firm tofu
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 –3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1.5 cups white chocolate chips (can sub for milk or dark chocolate if preferred + more to taste if needed, melt before adding
- optional- dash of maple syrup but I didn’t think it needed it
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Combine crust ingredients and press down into a spring form pan or pie dish.
- Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes or so.
- Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth, and adjust flavour as needed with vanilla, chocolate or maple syrup.
- Once the crust has cooled, pour the filling in and place in the fridge or freezer to set (4 hours or overnight in the fridge. 1-2 hours in the freezer)
- Top with fresh berries or fruit, toasted nuts, or edible flowers.
- Chocolate: white chocolate can be subbed for dark chocolate
- Add a splash of peppermint extract to give it a festive flair!
- Topping alternatives: with crushed candy canes or gingerbread
- Category: Baking, Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: No bake, Prep ahead