It’s the most wonderful time of the year and everyone’s looking for the perfect holiday recipes to make this year’s holiday celebrations the best ever! I’ve rounded up 30 of my absolute favourite holiday recipes that I’ve tested year after year, including the perfect holiday brunch recipes, holiday appetizers and finger foods for the perfect holiday parties, my favourite holiday side dishes, my favourite warm holiday beverages, and of course my absolute favourite holiday sweets and desserts including holiday cookies, truffles, squares, pies, and other show-stopping holiday desserts!
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Holiday Breakfast and Brunch
Ok, so let’s start at the very beginning with holiday breakfast recipes. If you’re hosting a holiday brunch or breakfast then you’re going to need some great make-ahead recipes great for a crowd!
This Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake can be made the night before and baked to absolute perfection in the morning! Serve it with some whipped cream and your guests might never leave!
This Skinny Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole is a deliciously savoury dish that’s low in fat but high in flavour! Adapt it to your family’s tastes by adding ham or sausage instead of bacon and whatever veggies you’d like!
There’s always a fruit salad on our Christmas Morning breakfast table and this fruit salad recipe is my favourite! Add whatever fruit your family enjoys, but don’t forget the sweet honey lime dressing!
This Sticky Cinnamon Buns recipe has never failed me and it’s one of my favourite recipes of all time. These are perfect for Christmas breakfast or for a sweet treat after playing outside in the snow!
And if you’re in the mood for hash browns this holiday season, these Waffle Iron Hash Brown Potatoes are SO fun to make, and really easy too! Serve them with a side of sour cream and some green onions!
Warm, Comforting Drinks
The holidays are a time of celebration which calls for some delicious warm drinks to enjoy!
Is there a tea-lover in your life? This Homemade Earl Grey Vanilla Tea Latte is so creamy and delicious, and it’s made with all natural ingredients so it’s a healthy choice too!
There’s nothing more comforting during the holidays that a hot mug of homemade cider! Make this Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Cider for a super easy version of the traditional favourite!
This Healthier 3-Ingredient Hot Chocolate Recipe is one of our family’s favourite recipes during the holiday season! And it just doesn’t get any easier than this delicious set-it-and-forget-it recipe!
Holiday Party Foods and Appetizers
Are you hosting a holiday cocktail party this year? If so, you’re going to need some delicious hors d’oeuvres that will be easy to make but sure to impress any guest!
These Creamy Bruschetta Bites are made with a super easy homemade bruschetta and a deliciously creamy homemade herb and garlic cream cheese!
Any appetizer platter wouldn’t be complete without mini quiches and these Roasted Red Pepper Phyllo Quiche Cups are the perfect addition to any holiday party!
Try these Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms for a deliciously creamy appetizer! They come together in minutes and bake to perfection with a delicious Parmesan crust on top!
Looking for something to snack on in between delicious holiday meals? This Homemade Kettle Cooked Popcorn is the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and it’s SO easy to make at home!
Holiday Side Dishes
With all these delicious holiday side dishes, all you’ll need to add is the turkey!!
This Pomegranate Lemon Couscous Salad is so fresh and delicious and makes a great side dish with roasted chicken or turkey! And for another holiday twist, substitute the lemon with fresh orange zest and juice!
These Maple Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes are made with real maple syrup for the ultimate sweet flavour! They pair perfectly with roasted chicken, turkey, or ham!
Who doesn’t love Brussels sprouts? Ok, a lot of people…but if there’s one awesome way to enjoy Brussels sprouts it’s in this Brussels Sprouts Salad with sweet raisins, sharp red onions, real crumbled bacon and a creamy bacon dressing!
Serve some pasta over the holidays with this delicious Butternut Squash Pasta Salad with Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, Baby Spinach and Pancetta. Need I say more??
Try these Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions, Cranberries and Pistachios for the ultimate holiday-inspired side dish!
Sweets and Desserts
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without lots and lots of sweet treats, am I right? Here’s a list of all my favourite sweet holiday recipes for you to enjoy!
This Gingerbread Spice Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting is one of my favourite holiday cakes! It’s a simple, moist cake recipe with whipped cream cheese frosting that’s as fluffy as the fresh snow outside!
These Peppermint Chocolate Snowball Truffles are an old family recipe that began with my great-grandmother! They call for a really strange secret ingredient that makes all the difference in the delicious minty centre!!
Do dried fruit in a whole new way this holiday season with these Chocolate Spice Fig Truffles! Every bite tastes like Christmas and if you have a food processor, you can easily make these yourself instead of buying expensive store-bought chocolates this year!
Put a twist on the traditional apple pie this season with this delicious Cranberry Apple Pie! And if you’re tired of soggy crust, don’t forget to check out my Top 10 Tips for the Perfect Fruit Pie Every Time!
These Best Ever Ginger Molasses Cookies are one of the most popular recipes on my blog, and they’re by far my most requested recipe by friends and family!
It wouldn’t be Christmas for us without these Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars! They’re simple to make and so rich and delicious!
These Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies are one of my favourite holiday recipes passed down from my grandma.
And last but not least, try these No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Truffles for a deliciously easy holiday treat!!
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