Easy Holiday entertaining recipe round-up

A collection of recipes to get you through holiday entertaining with no fuss. Everything from starters and canapés to perfect desserts.

Holiday entertaining recipes

Holiday entertaining can be a little daunting, let’s be honest. Between the last minute gift shopping and the in-laws coming over, you need to make sure the house is neat and the kids behave themselves. The last thing you need is complicated recipes that require a lot of time and effort and will probably result in you sneaking glugs of wine in the kitchen between courses. Not this year. I’ve put together this easy holiday entertaining recipe round-up to make things easy for you. Everything from classy canapés to recipes that will feed a crowd. I’ve got you covered!

Starters, Appetizers and Canapés

The ultimate Holiday cheese board

The ultimate holiday cheese board 

Camembert dinner roll wreath 

Mushroom arancini with roasted tomato sauce 

Onion & feta fritters with sweet chilli soy dipping sauce 

Cheesy broccoli puffs 

Mini chicken pies with exotic mushrooms 

Melon salad with prosciutto and fior di latte 

Crumbed cauliflower with easy tartare sauce 

Bacon and cheese croquettes 

Tomato tarte tatin with goat’s cheese cream 

Fried goat’s cheese and pomegranate salad 

Roasted Cauliflower and truffle soup 

Recipes to feed a crowd

Chicken Cordon Bleu pasta bake

Chicken Cordon Bleu pasta bake 

Beer & Bacon mac and cheese

Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips 

Spaghetti Bolognese 

Easy chicken cashew coconut curry 

Chicken, tomato and mushroom stew with garlic-Parmesan mashed potatoes 

Easy chicken curry with cucumber yoghurt and roti 

Roasted butternut squash and mozzarella pasta bake 

Main dishes

Easy Tuscan roast chicken

Easy Tuscan roast chicken

Mushroom risotto with black truffles  {Vegetarian}

Crispy chicken thighs on cheesy broccoli rice 

Easy pork sausage meatballs in tomato sauce 

Baked Caprese Gnocchi  {Vegetarian}

Garlic butter mushroom and spinach spaghetti {Vegetarian}

Spinach and feta-stuffed roast chicken

Lamb ragu with cauliflower gnocchi

Shredded pork lasagna with smoked provolone 

Salt & pepper pork belly with crispy crackling 

Pumpkin risotto with haloumi pops and chilli syrup 


Easy garlic butter dinner rolls

Garlic butter dinner rolls 

Hasselback potatoes with Sriracha butter 

Roasted butternut salad with Danish feta, cranberries and pumpkin seeds

Cheesy vegetable bake 

Cauliflower mash

Brie and bacon potato bake 

Creamy cauliflower cheese

Roasted potatoes with herb salt 

Honey-cumin roasted carrots 

Desserts and Holiday baking recipes

Triple chocolate coconut brownies

Triple chocolate coconut brownies 

Spiced pear butter cake 

Nutella-swirled pumpkin bread 

Cinnamon-sugar doughnut holes with espresso ganache 

Classic apple pie with cinnamon cream 

Crème brûlée doughnuts 

Pecan Pie 

Banana cream pie made from scratch

Salted caramel chocolate pastry cups 

Banana, date and pecan muffins with cinnamon sugar