It’s the time of year for parties and feasting! And this usually means plenty of get-togethers with family, round robins with friends, and celebrations with people from your church.
Now all you need to do is find a few good recipe ideas to share with everyone.
We saved you the hassle of searching, and rounded up these seven great recipes from bloggers around the web. Just remember to triple or even quadruple the recipe!
1. Autumn Sweet Potato Hash
With all the places to go and people to see, you might find yourself invited to a breakfast or brunch party. And this would make the perfect dish to pass.
Ingrid, from The Cozy Apron, makes her hash with spicy Italian sausage, however there is room to get creative. A few people who’ve made the recipe said they tried things like jalapeno brats, asiago chicken sausage with crumbled bacon and andouille sausage for the meat.
But, whatever you choose to throw in with the sweet potatoes, peppers, caramelized onions, fresh herbs and asiago cheese – this recipe will be a hit. Plus, it’s very easy to whip up. And nobody says it has to be for breakfast!
- Find this recipe on the The Cozy Apron Blog
2. Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
This recipes combines sweet, spicy and cheesy flavors all in one healthy bite.
The World’s Healthiest Foods tells us sweet potatoes contain a wealth of antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulating nutrients. Plus, they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals!
Just stuff them with chicken, sharp white cheddar, spinach, fresh lime juice, garlic, chipotle pepper and seasonings and toss them in the oven to bake.
Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest serves them up with some Greek yogurt and fresh chopped cilantro. YUM.
- Find this recipe on the Half Baked Harvest Blog
3. Grain-Free Jalapeno Cheddar “Corn” Muffins
These muffins taste sweet from raw honey and have a little kick from jalapenos. And they actually don’t contain any corn whatsoever. Jody from Living Nutrition tells us they look yellow because of the egg yolks.
They are super easy to make and call for simple, healthy ingredients like coconut oil and almond flour.
These days, many people need to eat gluten-free or have other dietary restrictions. This recipe is not only grain-free, it is Paleo friendly and low carb, too. Plus, if you want to make the muffins dairy-free – just take out the cheese and add a pinch more sea salt. They taste great along with any kind of soup or chili!
- Find this recipe on the Living Nutrition Blog
4. Butternut Squash Sage Risotto
Jan from Jan’s Sushi Bar said when she made this, it was so incredibly good that she ate the entire pan herself! I’m definitely a fan of any creamy risotto. And this one is made with healthy butternut squash – MMM!
Your shopping list will not be too extensive for this recipe. It will include things like arborio rice, soup broth, dry white wine, Parmesan cheese, fresh sage, garlic and an onion.
Jan’s recipe is rather simple, but she says it’s not that quick. It just requires your attention because it needs to be stirred every 30 seconds or so. But in the end – it’s worth it!
- Find this recipe on Jan’s Sushi Bar Blog
5. Crispy Potato Roast
Here’s a dish that will impress everyone at your dinner party! It’s so fancy and festive and D-licious too. Plus, it only calls for eight ingredients. Two of which include pancetta (Italian bacon) and fresh thyme sprigs.
Angela from Joyously Domestic says the trick to this recipe is getting the potato slices as thin as you can – so that takes a bit of patience. Preparing the rest is easy – but it does need a good two hours to bake.
Angela also suggests serving this with sour cream and chives on the side.
- You can find this recipe on the Joyously Domestic Blog
6. Raw Russian Beet Salad
You don’t have to be a culinary wizard to make this salad! It’s easy, delicious, fresh, healthy and colorful! I’d say that’s pretty perfect for a potluck.
This salad is packed with healthy ingredients like red cabbage, beets, carrots, peas, potatoes, onion and garlic.
Plus, it’s nice having the option of a raw, cold dish to pass. That way, if you’re going elsewhere for the dinner party, you don’t have to worry about keeping it hot while you travel. You don’t even have to cook it!
You can even prep everything ahead of time and just mix the dressing right before the party.
One thing you’ll need for this recipe, though, is some sort of grater or food processor. But don’t fret if you don’t have one – others have said they diced up the vegetables instead of grating them.
- Find this recipe on Natasha’s Kitchen Blog
7. Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
Kirbie, from Kirbie’s Cravings, says these Parmesan roasted cauliflower bites are crunchy and addicting! He serves them with a side of marinara sauce. So, if you’re up for serving something unique at your next potluck dinner, give these babies a try.
After all, it’s a good way to sneak in some more veggies! Especially cruciferous ones like cauliflower. The World’s Healthiest Foods says you can find dozens of studies linking cauliflower-containing diets to cancer prevention.
But that’s not all, whenever we’re talking fruits and vegetables, there’s almost always a slew of benefits that go along with it.
- Find this recipe on the Kirbie’s Cravings Blog
Hopefully these recipes give you some good ideas for your holiday get-togethers or any party with food for that matter. If you decide to make one of them, let us know how it turns out!
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