12 Easy Recipes To Impress Everyone At Your Next Holiday Party

And all are affordable on a student budget!

With the holiday season comes a million invites to dinner parties hosted by family and friends.  Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with new, simple recipes that will serve all your guests and accommodate multiple dietary restrictions.  You don’t want to show up with that lame spinach salad that no one eats (again).

We put together a list of delicious winter recipes that will have you looking like a pro at your next holiday dinner.  Some of these recipes are more challenging than others, but don’t be afraid to give them a try!


Photo cred - Delish

1. Meatball Sliders

The perfect appetizer to start things off.

You can find the recipe here: Delish


Photo cred -FoodNetwork

2. Kale and Bacon Cesar Salad

A delicious way to get your greens!

You can find the recipe here: FoodNetwork


Photo cred - EatingWell

3. Seared Scallops with Crispy Leeks

You gotta have seafood at an East Coast potluck.

You can find the recipe here: EatingWell


Photo cred - EatHalifax

4. Maple Sausage, Fennel and Potato Skillet

Bring breakfast to dinner.

You can find the recipe here: EatHalifax


Photo cred - FesityChef

5. Classic Mac N Cheese

Because who doesn’t appreciate this classic?

You can find the recipe here: FeistyChef


Photo cred - TheFoodGirlInTown

6. Caprese Quinoa Salad

A super healthy alternative for your friends.

You can find the recipe here: TheFoodGirlInTown


Photo cred - KellyNeil

7. Dijon Mussles

This is the signature recipe of chef Mark Gray at Brooklyn Warehouse.

You can find the recipe here: NovaScotia


Photo cred - Delish

8. Fully Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

You'll be the most popular guest!

You can find the recipe here: Delish


Photo cred - RealSimple

9. Baked Barley Risotto With Butternut Squash

A filling vegetarian dish everyone will love.

You can find the recipe here: RealSimple


Photo cred - Delish

10. Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Jalapeño Crema

Make more than you think you need - these will go fast!

You can find the recipe here: Delish


Photo cred - MidwestLiving

11. Ginger-Cinammon Apple Crisp

The perfect way to finish your meal.

You can the receipe here: MidwestLiving


Photo cred - SpaBettie

12. Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots

To cap things off…

You can find the recipe here: SpaBettie

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