We have gathered our favorite quick and easy holiday recipes published over the years on the blog. Some of them can be made in one pan, some can be made ahead and some take just half an hour to prepare.
I think these recipes are suitable for any special occasions, including major holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving and Easter. The list is not long, but I will try to add more in the future.
Easy Holiday Recipes
1. Baked Shrimp Toast
This baked shrimp toast comes together quickly (under 30 minutes) and you can easily double, maybe even triple, the recipe to serve a bigger crowd. A lot of readers have tried this recipe and it is also very easy to customize to taste.
2. Roasted Beet Salad with Orange
Roasting beets makes them become tender and brings out their sweet flavor. Enjoy roasted beets and fresh oranges on a bed of mixed greens with an easy orange vinaigrette.
3. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This 30-minute one pan recipe has an abundance of amazing flavors and textures. You’ll have some saltiness and smokiness from bacon, tartness and sweetness from green apples as well as mild sweetness and nuttiness from Brussels sprouts.
4. Kale & Green Bean Salad with Almond
An easy 20-minute kale salad full of flavors, textures and vibrant colors. You can put it together effortlessly for your holiday feast.
5. Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
This is another favorite beet salad which is refreshing and fun to eat. You can prepare the beetroots ahead and throw everything together in a few minutes.
6. Bell Pepper Salad
This juicy and refreshing bell pepper salad can also be made ahead. I think it is a tasty accompaniment for meaty or heavy main dishes in the holiday feast.
7. Lemongrass Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk
This pumpkin soup can be made on the stovetop or with a pressure cooker. The soup is creamy, naturally sweet and fragrant.
8. Lemongrass Roast Chicken
This recipe features juicy and fragrant chicken with crisp skin. You can marinate the chicken ahead and roasting takes just 30-40 minutes depending on the size of the chicken.
9. Crab Scrambled Eggs
An easy yet fancy breakfast for the holiday. The dish features soft and luscious scrambled eggs, and the fresh crab meat adds a subtle sweetness that pairs very well with the richness of the eggs.
10. Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread
This banana bread is so delicious and tender with a nutty flavor and wonderful aroma. You don’t need any fancy tools to make this quick bread, and the recipe can be adapted to make muffins.
11. Homemade Ginger Syrup
This 3-ingredient homemade ginger syrup will be a great addition to your holiday drinks. Feel free to add your favorite spices to it such as cinnamon, cardamom pods and cloves.
⭐️ I’d love to hear what you think about the dish, so please feel free to leave a comment and a rating if you have tried it. New recipes are added every week so let’s connect on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates. You can find my collection of Vietnamese recipes here.
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