Holiday Recipes

Need the perfect recipe for your Super Bowl party, Valentine’s Day dinner, 4th of July cookout, or Thanksgiving gathering? Look no further – we’ve got tons of delicious holiday recipes worthy of celebration right here. Click on any of the holidays below to browse recipes for a particular occasion!

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Keep scrolling to see our top recipe picks for some of our favorite holidays!

For Super Bowl Parties

To us, Super Bowl parties are a great excuse to eat way too much cheesy, salty, greasy bar food. Which is why these Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos are the perfect game day snack! Drenched in spicy jalapeno nacho cheese and topped with shredded chicken, refried beans, tomatoes, jalapenos, and guacamole, these nachos can’t be beat. They’re super easy to make for a crowd, and they’ll be gone before you know it – so why not make a double batch?

Here are some more Super Bowl recipes you might like:

Loaded sheet pan nachos garnished with lime wedges
For Valentine’s Day Dinner In
A bowl of pasta with burrata cheese and tomatoes

What says “I love you” more than a home-cooked meal? We love to make upscale dishes like this Burrata Pasta With Blistered Tomatoes for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in. Ingredients like white wine, balsamic vinegar, and creamy burrata cheese make this pasta dish taste like it came from a 5-star restaurant. (But it’s surprisingly easy to make, so you can still impress your date even if you’re not the best cook!)

Here are a few more date night dishes to try for Valentine’s Day:

For Cinco De Mayo Fiestas

If you’re looking for a fun take on Mexican food to serve at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta, try our Tiny Tacos & Spicy Dipping Trio! This recipe makes a big batch of mini chicken tacos that’ll easily feed a crowd (or a few hungry kids), plus three unique dips for an extra burst of flavor: Jalapeno Avocado Aioli, Habanero Hot Sauce, and Spicy Queso.

You might also want to try these Mexican recipes:

A serving plate with tiny tacos and a dipping trio
For Easter Brunch
A holiday breakfast casserole with eggs, bacon, cheese, and veggies

Our Holiday Egg Casserole is the perfect dish for Easter brunch! It’s easy to make a big batch for a crowd and bakes in the oven so you’re free to enjoy the holiday with your guests. Plus, these savory squares taste great alongside sweet breakfast pastries like muffins, croissants, and donuts!

If you’re looking for more delicious recipes to serve throughout the day, try making a charcuterie board appetizer or serving this Candied Bacon Chocolate Pretzel Bark for dessert.

For Christmas Parties

This Milk & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark is a hit at Christmas parties and gift swaps. Make a huge batch before the inevitable week of holiday parties leading up to Christmas and package into individual portions. They’re perfect for gifting to friends, family, and co-workers all throughout December!

We also love making these Sweet Potato White Chocolate Chip Cookies all throughout the holiday season, from Thanksgiving right through the New Year. They’re absolutely the best if you’re in need of a new recipe for cookie swaps!

Peppermint bark on a serving plate
For 4th of July Cookouts
A plate of bacon cheeseburger sliders with bbq sauce

Instead of grilling up regular old burgers for Independence Day, try making our BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders. These fun-sized burger bites are the perfect grab-n-go snack for your backyard cookout! Since they’re so small, they’ll cook in a flash – meaning more time to celebrate the 4th of July and less time sweating over a grill.

For more hands-off options, try making a batch of Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese or Buffalo Chicken Dip ahead of the party! Just reheat and serve once the party gets going.

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