Easy Holiday Menus for Casual and Fancy Parties

No matter what your hosting style—buttoned-up or laid-back—we’ve got the holiday party for you.


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Pomegranate-Glazed Prime Rib

Pomegranate-Glazed Prime Rib

Party style: Fancy, not fussy

Makes 12
Prep 15 m
Stand 60 m
Rest 25 m
Roast for 30 minutes, then at 350 degrees for 1 hour

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Garlicky Broccoli Rabe

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe

Party style: Fancy, not fussy

Makes 8
Prep 5 m
Cook 8 m

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Truffled Potato Gratin

Truffled Potato Gratin

Party style: Fancy, not fussy

Makes 12
Prep 20 m
Bake 50 m
Stand 10 m

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Pomegranate Gimlet

Pomegranate Gimlet

Party style: Fancy, not fussy

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook 2 m

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Maple-Baked Brie with Cherries and Pecans

Maple-Baked Brie with Cherries and Pecans

Party style: Fancy, not fussy

Makes 8
Prep 5 m
Bake 14 m

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Layered Lemon Crepe Cake

Layered Lemon Crepe Cake

Party style: Fancy, not fussy

Makes 16
Prep 30 m
Refrigerate 240 m

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Chicken, Beef and Lamb Koftas with Harissa-Yogurt and Mint-Scallion Sauces

Chicken, Beef and Lamb Koftas with Harissa-Yogurt and Mint-Scallion Sauces

Party style: Casual cheer

Makes 8
Prep 25 m
Broil 13 m

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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Party style: Casual cheer

Makes 12
Prep 5 m
Heat approximately 10 minutes

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Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Party style: Casual cheer

Makes 8
Prep 25 m
Stand 30 m
Bake 15 m

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Spinach-Bacon Bites

Spinach-Bacon Bites

Party style: Casual cheer

Makes 12
Prep 15 m
Cook 8 m
Bake 35 m

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Chocolate-Mint Mini Cakes

Chocolate-Mint Mini Cakes

Party style: Casual cheer

Prep 30 m
Bake for 14 minutes per batch