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Quick Holiday Recipes: 30 Minutes or Less

You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to create a scrumptious holiday meal. Try these recipes that will give you plenty of time to kick back and celebrate.

Compiled by Kris Anne Bonifacio, recipes by the Family Circle food editors

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Cheese-filled endive
David Prince
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Cheese-Filled Endive

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 20 minutes

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Roast Beef Pinwheels

Makes: 12 pinwheels
Prep: 10 minutes

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Creamy Bean Soup

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

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Pear Salad with Sugared Walnut

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

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Ham-and-Cheese Biscuits

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 12 to 15 minutes

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Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Bake: 20 to 30 minutes

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Red Rice and Lentils

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

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Maple Sweet Potatoes

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

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Beef and Broccoli Potatoes

Makes: 6 servings
Cook: 10 minutes
Broil: 2 to 3 minutes

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Pork with Pear Compote

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

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Pork Chops with Port Wine Sauce

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

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Steak with Horseradish Sauce

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

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Chocolate-Walnut Turnover

Makes: 18 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 14 minutes

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Spiced Apple Cider

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Makes: 30 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Microwave: 2 minutes
Bake: 18 minutes

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Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Makes: 48 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 12 minutes

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Chocolate-Raspberry Turnovers

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 11 minutes

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Mud Pie

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes
Chill: overnight

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