Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the most delicious time!
It’s not a proper holiday season without making the classic holiday recipes, but we’re doing it a bit differently this year. We’re finally going to pass on grandma’s secret casserole recipe and opt for more gourmet recipes…created by our fave Food Network stars!
So whether you’re bringing the stuffing or dessert to your next Friendsgiving feast, we found delicious recipes you can easily create — and these recipes were created by top chefs so you know these dishes are good.
Stuffed Mushrooms recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
While these delicious one-bite appetizers may look and taste indulgent, they’re completely meat-free and low-cal. Whether you have one or three, we’re certain you’ll still have room for the full holiday dinner.
Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cran-Apple Relish recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
If you like to start your holiday meal with something soothing and comforting, we suggest this spiced creamy soup by our gal Rachael. It’s the perfect palette starter to get your tastebuds excited as she starts with a simple base and touches it up with a gorgeous cranberry-apple relish.
Yorkshire Pudding recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman)
Skip the boring store-bought rolls this year, and impress your holiday guests with homemade Yorkshire pudding. With only four ingredients, this recipe is way simpler than it sounds. Two of those ingredients are butter and flour, so it’s bound to be good.
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzola and Champagne Vinaigrette recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri
You didn’t think we’d make it through the list without a proper holiday salad, did you? While everyone may be reaching for kale this winter, we’re going for a savory and sweet spinach-based salad that’ll be an indulgent yet healthy addition to your holiday feast.
Cranberry Glazed Sweet Potatoes recipe courtesy of Katie Lee
Ditch your Grandma’s sweet potato casserole this year and try out Katie’s take on this sweet side dish. Omit the marshmallows and add in hints of cranberry and brown sugar. Bonus? It’ll make your house smell deliciously sweet!
Cornbread Stuffing recipe courtesy of Michael Symon
Everybody loves cornbread — so why not create a stuffing out of this delicious carb? This savory dish is the perfect alternative to classic stuffing. Paired with a juicy Thanksgiving turkey, we know this dish will be a hit.
Mashed Rutabaga and Yukon Gold Potatoes recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell
We are loving this low-carb take on mashed potatoes. Anne keeps the potatoes in the recipe for the texture, but adds in rutabaga (an underrated veggie) to lighten up this side.
Roasted Duck recipe courtesy of Ina Garten
If you prefer a gourmet non-traditional holiday protein, we suggest you try out duck. While the sound of duck might scare you away, this fatty and juicy protein is certainly a delicious one. And of course, we know anything Ina makes will be delicious.
Thanksgiving Pioneer Style Herb Roasted Turkey recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay to meat is like Winnie the Pooh to honey — they just go together. Give us any protein recipe from Bobby, and we know it’ll be a hit at dinner. His take on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey is one to leave your mouth watering.
Chocolate Ricotta Pudding recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli
Anything made by Alex, we will eat — especially if chocolate is involved. This famous chef knows how to create a fun twist on mouthwatering desserts. With dark rum, ricotta cheese, and a hint of lemon zest, this is definitely a creative and indulgent dessert to serve this holiday season.
Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman
Pumpkin and cheesecake? Say no more. The Cake Boss king not only knows how to create delicious cakes, but he also knows how to whip up delicious holiday pies.
Gingerbread Martini recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood
It wouldn’t be a proper holiday without some proper boozy beverages. Our favorite Southern Food Network star is shakin’ up some holiday themed libations that could even be served as an after dinner drink.
Champagne Cocktail recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
For a lighter cocktail, we had to share one of our favorites from Bobby. This festive and bubbly drink is a low calorie cocktail that everyone will love to sip on all season long.
xx, The FabFitFun Team