It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also one of the busiest times, with kids home from school and relatives flying in for holiday parties, time starts to get spread a bit thin. If you’re planning a holiday meal or you’re planning to bring a tasty treat to a festive gathering, we have some quick and easy recipes that you can whip up that will not only impress your guests but also save you time during this busy holiday season.

Easy to Make Appetizers

Cranberry Brie Bites

This appetizer looks incredibly elegant, and is incredibly easy to make! All you need is crescent dough, brie, cranberry sauce, pecans, and fresh rosemary and you’ll have a fantastic appetizer for your guests to enjoy.

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Who doesn’t love bread, butter, and cheese? This cheesy garlic pull-apart bread is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. All you need is a large baguette, butter, garlic, parsley, and some freshly shredded cheese (the recipe calls for mozzarella and fontina). The end result? A delectable appetizer that everyone is sure to rave about. 

Barbecued Meatballs

Tasty barbecued meatballs are an amazing appetizer for your guests to snack on! This recipe includes a special ingredient, grape jelly, that will make your meatballs stand out from anything else your guests have tasted. Be sure to give this one a try this holiday season!

Crowd-Pleasing Sides

Brie Mac and Cheese

Kick your traditional Mac & Cheese up a notch and surprise your guests with this delicious, brie mac and cheese! Not only will this recipe wow your guests, but it’s also quick to prepare and ready in about 30 minutes. 

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes

This one-pan recipe is a great staple for your holiday meal. Simply mix all the ingredients together in one bowl and transfer them to a baking pan. Roast for 30 minutes and you’ll have a side dish that everyone will love!

No-Bake Desserts

No-Bake Minty Oreo Blossoms

This no-bake dessert is full of holiday flavor. All you need to do is crush up some Oreos and mix in cream cheese until blended. From there, it’s simply a matter of shaping the cooking and dipping it in candy coating, topping it off with a peppermint mint! 

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

This twist on a classic adds in a salty crunch that elevates the entire treat! This no-bake bite is sure to deliver a sweet and salty punch, and is perfect for any chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there!

Bottom Line

As we near Christmas day, we know that the days are getting busier and busier. We hope that these recipes are helpful to anyone out there looking for that last-minute dish to bring to your holiday party! From all of us here at Chinatti Realty Group, we wish you all a very happy holiday season!