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Here Are 13 Easy Christmas Recipes For You to Try at Home

‘Tis the season.

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Here Are 13 Easy Christmas Recipes For You to Try at Home

‘Tis the season.

One of the best parts of the holidays is indulging in more than five meals a day and not feeling guilty about it. Christmas is all about a good feast and if you’re in charge of this year’s dinner, we’ve gathered the easiest recipes for you to try at home ranging from savory to desserts.

From a classic chicken roast to a sweet, warm apple pie, scroll through our list below and pick out your favorite recipes for the ultimate holiday dinner. In case you missed it, here are 10 simple and healthy snacks to eat at work.

SAVORY

Fondue

Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 pound Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1/2 pound Emmentaler cheese or other Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kirsch
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions: Food and Wine

Toasted Rosemary Pecans

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Instructions: Food and Wine

Roast Beef

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 3 1/2 pounds of Boneless Rump Roast (pick an end cut with a layer of fat if you can)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8-10 slivers of garlic (3 to 4 cloves, sliced in half or into thirds)
  • Salt and pepper

Gravy:

  • Red wine, water, and or beef stock
  • Cornstarch

Instructions: Simply Recipes

Roast Chicken

Ingredients:

  • One 2 to 3-pound farm-raised chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced thyme (optional)
  • Unsalted butter Dijon mustard

Instructions: Epicurious

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds (12 medium) russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 1/4 cups hot milk (we used whole milk)
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature (not melted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or chives, finely chopped for garnish

Instructions: Natasha’s Kitchen

Mac & Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (uncooked; about 2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded, divided)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Garnish: paprika

Instructions: The Spruce Eats

DESSERT

Pavlova

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 6 kiwi, peeled and sliced

Instructions: All Recipes

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

Yeast:

  • 1 cup milk warmed to the touch
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons quick-rise yeast (or look for instant or rapid-rise yeast)

Rolls:

  • 1 large egg lightly whisked
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose (or plain) flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking oil spray

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

Icing:

  • 4 ounce cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions: Cafe Delites

Banana Cream Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Cheesecake:

  • 2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping: 

  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 sliced banana, or more to taste

Instructions: All Recipes

Apple Pie

Ingredients:

  • Pie dough for top and bottom 9-inch pie, chilled (Flaky Pie Crust Recipe)
  • 4 to 4 1/4 pounds baking apples (7 to 8 apples)
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or use 4 tablespoons tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg

Instructions: Inspired Taste

Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup good quality, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 7 ounce roughly chopped chocolate or large chocolate chips

Instructions: Cafe Delites

DRINKS

Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds, plus more for garnish
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 3 star anise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brandy

Instructions: Delish

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons demerara or granulated sugar
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream (for serving)

Instructions: Bon Appetit

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