70+ New Year’s Eve Recipes

Celebrate New Year's Eve with wholesome recipes from appetizers, the main entree with side dishes, and finish with a few dessert options to round out the evening.

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Looking for a list of delicious New Year’s Eve recipes to celebrate the upcoming year and say goodbye to the last? I have you covered! Serve a grand dinner or a quick and easy meal with tasty New Year’s Eve appetizers, a main dish paired with some delicious side dish options, and a fancy New Year’s dessert to treat your friends and family. Plus, a few tips on planning the perfect New Year’s Eve dinner menu!

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When planning meals for New Year’s Eve, you’ll consider what to serve and how to best engage the spread into a long evening with friends and families. Getting the timing down and having fuel to get you through the night until the bell drops is fun, and you have many recipes to choose from with this list of appetizers, desserts, entrees, and side dish ideas. Go with a theme or simply celebrate with good food for all to enjoy. Your New Year’s Eve dinner will be one for the books!

Tips for Making a New Year’s Eve Dinner

  1. Include a few lucky recipes. Many cultures find that certain foods and recipes have a special meaning, and you can choose a few that serve tradition. Lebanese culture has traditional recipes we enjoy on New Year’s, such as fattoush salad, kafta, and potato stew.
  2. Choose food that will last. Depending on when your gathering starts, you’ll want to include foods that will stay fresh for a few hours. The night is long, and having stable foods will ensure there is something to eat.
  3. Small bites to keep you going. Keep the energy going with New Year’s Eve finger foods to nibble on throughout the night.
  4. Pick a few recipes to make ahead. The day before or earlier in the day, spend some time making a few dishes so they are ready to go when guests arrive. This will give you more time to spend with friends and family and enjoy the end-of-the-year festivities.
  5. Determine your guest count. Once you know how many people will be at dinner you can narrow down your menu, develop a shopping list, and know how much to prepare.
  6. Choose a variety of recipes. Pick a few appetizers and finger foods, the main dinner, and a few desserts that will meet your expectations and satisfy everyone’s diet needs, whether vegetarian, dairy-free, or allergy-friendly. You want recipes that will please everyone’s palates.

How to Plan New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

  • For a traditional sit-down dinner. Start with an appetizer followed by the main course and some desserts. You can get more creative with New Year’s Eve finger foods, handhelds, sides, and a few different sweets for a party-style dinner that will give you the energy to get through the evening.
  • Consider kid-friendly foods. You’ll love the variety of New Year’s Eve snacks that will keep sensitive palates happy and their bellies full all evening long. Offering a mix of familiar and fun treats for your youngest guests makes it more enjoyable for everyone.
  • Opt for well-balanced New Year’s Eve dinner ideas. Choose an entree, a few sides, and bread for a New Year’s dinner menu that is full of flavor, and nourishment, and signifies the ending of another year. If you’re adventurous, try a Lebanese-inspired menu with recipes such as kibbeh and lamb. Lebanese cuisine is known for using wholesome and fresh ingredients and better-for-you cooking methods. Be sure to check out this extensive list of delicious Lebanese recipes.
  • Make fun holiday-themed desserts. Finish the year with some of your best delectable desserts and walk into the New Year with a satisfied sweet tooth. From cakes and chocolates to fruity parfaits and cheesecakes, pick a few of your favorites to serve on this commemorative night.
  • Set up a beverage table. Ensure you have enough glasses for a sharable drink when the bell drops. You can also set up a table specifically for drinks. Put ice in a bucket with a scoop, including cups and carafes of tea, lemonade, and ginger ale. A hot chocolate bar is always a hit! You can also make your fruit ice cubes for a fun, colorful, and tasty beverage.

What is a Traditional New Year’s Eve Meal?

New Year’s Even has a few traditional recipes that signify luck, good fortune, and well-being for the coming year, such as black-eyed peas, greens, fish, cornbread, lentils, and pomegranates. Don’t let this keep you from developing personal traditions, though! Create memories through food and choose recipes that resonate with your taste and that your family enjoys.

  • Black-eyed peas or lentils bring good luck! You can make them as a side dish, add them to soup, or stuff squash. Learn how to cook lentils to use them in various dishes.
  • Cornbread is a traditional food for New Year’s and signifies gold for wealth and luck. This vegan cornbread recipe is healthier and easy to make. Serve with some of your favorite main dishes, and even spice them up by adding chopped jalapenos.
  • Greens represent financial prosperity and include collards, cabbage, mustard, or turnip greens. Two of my favorite recipes are roasted cabbage and kale Tabbouleh salad.
  • Pomegranate represents a lively New Year to come with fresh starts. Use pomegranate seeds in appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts. It adds a nice burst of tartness and a welcoming pop of color to dishes.
  • Seafood is traditionally served on New Year’s Eve for abundance and progress. Fish, shrimp, and scallops are all tasty foods to serve and symbolize a prosperous year to come.
Shrimp getting dipped into cocktail sauce

Best New Year’s Eve Recipes

From the best New Year’s Eve appetizers to a sumptuous dinner spread and finishing off the night with delectable New Year’s desserts, you’re sure to find the perfect well-rounded New Year’s Eve dinner ideas here. Whether you’re hosting a cozy gathering of close family and friends or a large dinner party, let this collection of mouthwatering recipes help you celebrate the New Year.

New Year’s Eve Appetizers

  • Focaccia Charcuterie Board – This focaccia charcuterie board is a new trend made by baking a wheel of brie right into focaccia bread and then serving it together topped with charcuterie items like deli meats, sliced cheese, fresh fruit and nuts.
  • Brie Stuffed Meatballs – These cheese stuffed meatballs use brie, your ground meat of choice and the air fryer to make a delicious cheesy meatball appetizer that is so good!
  • Mezze Platter – Enjoy the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with a mezze platter made wihh tabbouleh, hummus and baba ghanoush! A colorful spread of delicious cold dips, veggies, cheese, and more.
  • Smoked Salmon Platter – This smoked salmon platter is the perfect appetizer! The presentation is jaw-dropping and the accompaniments are delicious! Great for holidays and potlucks!
  • Sheet Pan Nachos – This easy Sheet Pan Nacho recipe layers crispy tortilla chips with beef, beans, and cheese and is loaded with all your favorite nacho toppings.
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip – Made with cashews, this vegan and dairy-free dip bakes in the oven for a gooey appetizer everyone will love. Perfect for dipping with crackers, pita chips, or fresh veggies for a flavorful start to your festive gathering.
  • Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes – Elevate your New Year’s Eve finger foods with these unique treats. Whipped goat cheese is filled inside these bite-sized Campari tomatoes for a creamy and fresh flavor.
  • Cucumber Sushi Roll – Gluten-free cucumber sushi rolls are so easy to make, and are such a colorful and pretty appetizer – they will be a sure hit to your spread of New Year’s Eve appetizers! Fill with fresh veggies, seasoned cream cheese, and your favorite sushi add-ins.
  • Crostini with Roasted Tomatoes –  The ultimate party food or appetizer to serve to guests. They look fancy but are made with only three simple ingredients.
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms –  Flavorful, cheesy, crowd-pleasing finger foods filled with a mixture of chickpeas and walnuts, offering a satisfying and indulgent bite for your guests to enjoy.
  • Avocado Shrimp Salsa – This recipe makes the perfect appetizer with hearty chunks of shrimp, creamy avocado, and zesty onion for a flavorful and protein-rich start to your celebration.
  • Shrimp Cocktail – There is a reason classics never go out of style, and this gorgeous platter of chilled juicy shrimp and spicy cocktail sauce is a cause for celebration! Ring in the New Year with sophistication with this timeless app.
  • Stuffed Dates – Stuffed dates can be filled with a medley of sweet and savory flavors that promise to satisfy every taste preference.
5 image collage of appetizer ideas for New Years.

New Year’s Eve Salads

  • Kale Pear Salad – Loaded with sweet pears, candied walnuts, and creamy feta, all tossed in a tangy vinaigrette, this salad adds a burst of flavor and richness to your traditional New Year’s eve meal.
  • Brussels Sprout Salad – Made with shaved Brussels sprouts instead of romaine lettuce, and topped with savory homemade croutons for a perfect contribution to your New Year’s Eve dinner ideas.
  • Apple Quinoa Salad – Whip up this incredibly delicious salad that features amazing texture, seasonal ingredients, and vibrant colors.
  • Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad – Make the most of winter squashes with this seasonal salad. Bursting with flavor and texture, this salad is made with roasted butternut squash, kale, cooked quinoa, and pomegranate seeds.
  • Roasted Beet Salad – ‘Tis the season for root veggies to shine. Humble roasted beets are added to a bed of arugula and topped with candied nuts, feta, and dressed with a simple vinaigrette.
  • Lentil Salad – Simple to make, this green lentil salad is made with chickpeas and fresh veggies for a refreshing and satisfying salad. You’ll love the wholesome touch to your traditional New Year’s Eve meal with this tasty number.
  • Massaged Kale Salad – The simple act of rubbing kale leaves between your hands mellows the flavor and makes them irresistibly soft and delicious! Add a flavorful vinaigrette, briny feta, toasted pecans, and sweet cranberries, and you have a tasty salad that even kale skeptics can’t resist.
  • Beet Orange Salad – This simple salad balances the sweetness of beets with the tanginess of winter citrus to create a light, flavorful, and vibrant dish.
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New Year’s Eve Side Dishes

  • Roasted Delicata Squash – A sweet and savory side that serves as a blank canvas for delicious and seasonal toppings. Try mint, pomegranate seeds, and toasted pecans for fun texture.
  • Crispy Parmesan Roasted Potatoes – You will love the rich butter, refreshing herbs, and crispy parmesan, all soaked up into each potato for a mouthwatering bite. Serve them with homemade ranch for dipping.
  • Garlicky Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Two heads of garlic infuse the creamy sauce and potatoes for an indulgent mashed potato side dish that pairs well with almost any main entree. This will easily become one of your favorite sides for New Year’s Eve.
  • Smashed Sweet Potatoes – Transform your side dish game with these roasted, smashed, and baked sweet potatoes, infused with garlic parmesan cheese to crispy perfection. It’s a delicious departure from mashed sweet potatoes and one that will be a huge hit at your New Year’s party!
  • Rosemary Focaccia – No special skills or ingredients are needed to enjoy the delight of freshly baked bread that pairs well with many dishes.
  • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – Filled with a mix of ground meat and rice, these cabbage rolls can serve as a hearty side dish or even one of your main meals for New Year’s Eve. It’s a labor of love but oh-so-worth-it and oh-so-delicious!
  • Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice – Seasoned with garlic, herbs, and spices, this side dish is a great low carb alternative that is bursting with fresh flavors.
  • Creamy Pasta with Pine Nuts – Creamy, tangy, and easy to make, this yogurt pasta is similar to alfredo and pairs deliciously with traditional Lebanese recipes such as kibbeh. But it’s also a great accompaniment to chicken, steak, or shrimp.
4 image collage of side dish ideas.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas

  • Baked Lamb Chops – Impress your guests at your New Year’s Eve dinner with these tender, oven-baked lamb chops. Marinated in a blend of rosemary, garlic, and olive oil with just a hint of lemon – perfect for elegant dinner parties.
  • Grilled Steak and Shrimp Skewers – Combine these two recipes for a surf and turf steak and shrimp dinner. The perfect combination of flavors, this dish promises to satisfy your cravings for both land and sea in one delicious meal.
  • Roasted Salmon – Herb-infused butter is slathered on salmon and served with lemon and roasted asparagus for an irresistible seafood dinner.
  • Stuffed Eggplant – Small and tender eggplants are loaded with a rice and beef mixture in a tomato-based sauce for a filling, wholesome, and uniquely delicious dinner idea. A flavorful and hearty option that adds a delightful twist to your New Year’s Eve dinner menu.
  • Chicken Parmesan – A true classic made easier by using the air fryer to cook the chicken. Pair it with homemade marinara sauce and serve over pasta for a convenient and tasty twist.
  • Grilled Lamb Kabobs – You can make these skewers on the grill or inside with a grill pan if it’s too cold and snowy outside. Seasoned with popular Lebanese spices, they’re quick to prep and easy to make.
  • Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken – Juicy, well-seasoned chicken is stuffed with a flavorful blend of feta cheese and spinach, making for a truly satisfying main dish.
  • Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash – Light and delicious, this gluten-free shrimp scampi will be a hit at your New Year’s Eve dinner. Juicy shrimp paired with strands of spaghetti squash – this dish is a wholesome choice that brings comfort and nutrition together.
  • Pesto Pasta with Chicken – A perfectly charred and seasoned grilled chicken breast is paired with herbaceous pesto pasta to add sophistication and flavor to your night.
  • Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Thighs – Marinated with za’atar and pomegranate molasses, this chicken has an intense sweet and sour flavor similar to balsamic.
4 image collage of New Years Dinner Recipes.

Vegetarian Meals for New Year’s Eve

  • Lebanese Mujadara (lentils) – This savory lentil recipe has just 3 ingredients and makes a hearty vegan side dish. The flavors pair well with Lebanese salads like fattoush or tabbouleh.
  • Pumpkin Pasta – Velvety and creamy, this pumpkin pasta dish is simple to prepare but sophisticated in flavor.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash – This winter squash is roasted and spiced with cinnamon for a warm and comforting flavor. It pairs perfectly well with your favorite pasta dish and air fryer tofu to create a hearty meat-less combination.
  • Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic – Simple but so full of flavor. Made with only 4 ingredients, this easy vegan dish adds earthy and wholesome deliciousness to your New Year’s Eve dinner that you won’t be able to resist.
  • Lentil Shepherd’s Pie – Just as hearty and filling as the meat versions, this plant-based twist makes a delicious and wholesome alternative. Packed with savory lentils, colorful veggies, and topped with creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – Bell peppers are stuffed with vegetarian stuffing made with onions, crushed tomatoes, beans, corn, and cooked quinoa for a hearty and nutritious meal. The vibrant colors and robust flavors make it a festive and fancy addition to your holiday spread.
  • Garlic Mushroom Pasta – Easy, light, and oh-so-good! With basic pantry ingredients and a package of mushrooms, this quick and satisfying side would make an excellent accompaniment to other New Year’s Eve dinner ideas.
5 image collage of vegetarian recipes.

New Year’s Desserts

  • Hot Cocoa Bombs – These are so fun to make and drink! Drop them into warm milk and watch the explosion of cocoa and marshmallows pop out and mix into a delicious beverage. It makes a memorable New Year’s dessert for both kids and adults.
  • Cranberry Cake – Cranberries, oranges, and almonds come together for a perfect dessert with seasonal flavors. A dusting of powdered sugar or sweet glaze will round out this cake and makes a perfect addition to your New Year’s dessert spread.
  • Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies – Chewy and delicious, these cookies are perfect for serving at gatherings with their festive appeal. For a personalized touch, consider switching out the chocolate for white chocolate and writing a message on them with a food-safe pen or frosting.
  • Cream Cheese Vanilla Cupcakes – These simple vanilla cupcakes recipe with cream cheese frosting is perfect for any occasion or holiday. It makes a perfect blank canvas for your New Year’s Eve celebration because you can customize it with a food-safe pen to commemorate this holiday.
  • Strawberry Sauce over Ice Cream – Get everyone involved to make their own ice cream shaken in mason jars with their favorite toppings! You have the whole evening to work with and this will be a great way to fill up the time with fun activities for the kids and adults, too!
  • Holiday Sugar Cookies – Dipped in white chocolate and crushed peppermint, these are a wonderful holiday treat. For a personalized twist, try dipping them in different candies.
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark – The combination of rich chocolate and refreshing peppermint creates a wonderful flavor contrast, making it a crowd-pleaser for both children and adults alike. It’s simple, visually stunning, and oh-so-delicious!
  • Vegan Lemon Bars – These delicious lemon squares, featuring an oatmeal walnut crust and zesty lemons. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart, making them a delightful vegan treat for all your guests to enjoy.
  • Chocolate Souffle – Decadent yet delicate – this chocolate souffle hits the mark for a truly special and intimate dessert to ring in the new year. The airy texture and rich chocolate flavor make it a sophisticated sweet finale to your celebrations.
  • Lebanese Baklava – This aromatic dessert has rich flavors and delicious textures. The simple syrup-soaked pastry, filled with crushed walnuts, is a special occasion dessert – perfect for adding a touch of Lebanese sweetness to your New Year’s Eve festivities.

New Year’s Eve Snacks

  • 7-Layer Dip – Try this easy Mediterranean twist on the popular dip for your next party; perfect snack to keep the crowd going all evening long. With its flavorful layers, this dip is a satisfying and convenient choice for continuous and wholesome snacking.
  • Corn Salsa – This super quick and easy salsa. It’s loaded with vibrant Mexican flavors, takes less than 10 minutes, and can be made ahead of time. Serve with homemade tortillas or your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Lentil Cakes – Keep your snack game strong with these small bites. These lentil cakes are perfect for dipping in creamy dill and lemon yogurt and will give you the energy you need to keep the festivities going.
  • Berry Chia Pudding – This healthy treat is made with strawberries, almond milk, and chia seeds – it’s satisfying and oh-so-delicious that it’s good enough to be enjoyed as a snack.
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Good old-fashioned oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy, with chocolate chips in every bite! A classic treat that promises a perfect blend of comforting oats and indulgent chocolate, creating a satisfying sweet snack to keep you going all night long.
  • Banana Pudding Parfaits – Made with simple, fresh ingredients for a decadent, delightful, and delicious treat that everyone will love! You could also make this in a larger dish for easy dipping – it’s perfect for sharing a sweet moment of celebration that also serves as a wholesome snack.
  • Coconut Date Balls – Frosted with shredded coconut, these little bites are made with dates and nuts for a sweet and healthy New Year’s Eve snacks. These bite-sized treats bring a perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness to your festive gathering.
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Bonus: Recipes To Cook On New Year’s Day!

  • Vegan Cinnamon Rolls – Soft, sweet, and mouthwateringly delicious, these cinnamon rolls can be made ahead of time and served for breakfast on New Year’s Day! You’ll love starting off the year with soft and delicious flavors as the sweet aroma fills your home.
  • Cranberry Lemon Muffins – Treat yourself to freshly baked muffins with a burst of citrus flavors – perfect for a lovely pick-me-up after a long night. The zesty combination of cranberries and lemon creates a refreshing treat that you won’t resist.
  • Tall Banana Pancakes – Wake up and whip up a batch of the fluffiest banana pancakes for all to enjoy. Serve with strawberry chia jam and top with freshly sliced bananas for a sweet treat to start the year off.
  • Homemade Granola and Yogurt – Make granola up to two weeks ahead of time and enjoy over a bowl of yogurt, in a smoothie bowl, or with cereal.
  • Skillet Dinner Rolls – Take your dinner table to the next level with an inciting aroma of fresh rolls, baked in a cast iron skillet. This rustic method adds a touch of homemade warmth to any meal.
  • Pan Seared Scallops with Pasta – Keep the festivities going with more dinner ideas like this delicate pan-seared scallop recipe over pasta. With perfectly seared scallops and al dente pasta, you’ll create an elegant dish that adds a fancy touch to your food spread.
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza -Have leftover chicken? Slice it up and make a tasty homemade chicken pizza with onions and BBQ sauce for lunch or dinner. This easy-to-make pizza is a delicious way to repurpose leftovers and enjoy a satisfying meal. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved.
  • Couscous with Shrimp – Use leftover shrimp to toss with couscous and some Mediterranean flavors for a quick and easy lunch or dinner to enjoy New Year’s Day. It’s simple, convenient, and oh-so delicious!
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How To Keep Food Warm on New Year’s Eve

  • Oven: As long as you’re not cooking anything in the oven, you can set it to 200°F and store dishes in there to keep them warm.
  • Aluminum Foil: If your oven is not free, you can use aluminum foil, which has reflective properties that protect the food from light and oxygen. The foil reflects the thermal energy of the food, maintaining moisture, flavor, and texture.
  • Crock Pots and Instant Pots: Think of recipes that can be made in your crock pot or Instant Pot that will keep food warm during the party. You can use them to keep food warm even if you don’t cook in them.
  • Insulated coolers: You can use a cooler to keep food hot as well as cold. The insulation technology that keeps out the heat to maintain cold foods also traps heat and keeps food hot for hours. You can even line the cooler with aluminum foil for even better results.
  • Chafing buffet set: You can use disposable chafing dishes to keep everything warm. Set up a table to display all the hot dishes for easy access and maintain temperature throughout your meal.
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How To Store the Leftovers

  • Consider the specific recipe instructions. Some dishes require refrigeration immediately, while others can be safely stored at room temperature. Always consult the recommended storage guidelines provided in the individual recipe post to maintain freshness and ensure food safety.
  • Divide into smaller portions. That way you’ll have ready-to-go individual servings that can easily be reheated or incorporated into other recipes, streamlining your meal prep.
  • Store dry and wet foods separately. If possible, keep the salads undressed and have salad dressing on the side to maintain freshness and proper textures.
  • Freeze for longer storage. Following the individual recipe recommendations, many recipes are freezer-friendly. Not only does this extend the lifespan of your leftovers, it also provides the convenience of having ready-made meals on hand for busy weeknights.
  • Pack a complete meal for your guests. Using compartmentalized containers, create a well-balanced complete meal for your guests to take home with them. This way, they can enjoy a little bit of everything when they’re home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a traditional New Year’s Eve meal?

A traditional New Year’s Eve meal varies across cultures and regions, but some common foods signify luck, prosperity, and good fortune. Savory greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread are traditional southern foods representing luck and fortune for the upcoming year. Some fruits, such as pomegranates and grapes, represent prosperity in different cultures.

What is a good sample dinner menu for New Year’s Eve?

Start your festivities with a few fancy appetizers like the classic shrimp cocktail or baked brie cranberry in bread bowl. Then sit down to a complete meal with a main course of steak, chicken, or salmon and a side of pasta and salad. Finally, finish the night with a decadent chocolate souffle. This simple but well-balanced meal will help you ring in the New Year with a touch of class but no fuss!

Should I have a New Year’s Eve theme?

Though not necessary, some prefer to set the tone and theme for their New Year’s Eve party. Choose a theme that matches the celebration you aim to have with your friends, family, and/or kids. If it’s a color theme, classic gold and black are always in style and you’ll easily find all the supplies in that color scheme from serving platters to decor, and tableware. Masquerade is also a fun way to ring in the New Year and you can make it as elegant or as family-friendly as your guest list allows. Lastly, skip the theme all together for a casual New Year’s Eve party and just enjoy each other’s company!

Small round dish of vegetarian stuffed mushrooms

Get ready to impress your guests with this collection of New Year’s Eve recipes. Whether you’re looking for snacks to keep the littles full or need a full blown dinner, complete with fancy appetizers and delightful desserts, this compilation has you covered to ring in the New Year with style!

Full list of Recipes

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Focaccia charcuterie board baked with brie.

Focaccia Charcuterie Board

This focaccia charcuterie board is a new trend made by baking a wheel of brie right into focaccia bread and then serving it together topped with charcuterie items like deli meats, sliced cheese, fresh fruit and nuts.
5 from 7 votes
Brie cheese stuffed meatballs with toothpicks in each one and a small dish of cranberry sauce.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

These cheese stuffed meatballs use brie, your ground meat of choice and the air fryer to make a delicious cheesy meatball appetizer that is so good!
17 minutes
5 from 16 votes
Smoked salmon platter with eggs, cucumber, avocado, tomatoes, crackers and more

Smoked Salmon Platter

This smoked salmon platter is the perfect appetizer! The presentation is jaw-dropping and the accompaniments are delicious! Great for holidays and potlucks!
15 minutes
5 from 20 votes
Hand dipping a pita chip into a bowl of hummus from a mezze platter spread with varies dips and vegetables.

Mezze Platter

Enjoy the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with a mezze platter! A colorful spread of delicious cold dips, veggies, cheese, and more.
30 minutes
5 from 9 votes

Sheet Pan Nachos

This easy Sheet Pan Nacho recipe layers crispy tortilla chips with beef, beans, and cheese and is loaded with all your favorite nacho toppings.
25 minutes
5 from 22 votes
Small plate with 4 vegan cornbreads
Side Dish

Vegan Cornbread

Quick and Easy to make, this made from scratch dairy-free vegan cornbread recipe is soft and fluffy – makes an excellent addition to any meal
45 minutes
5 from 20 votes
Roasted cabbage slices on a white plate
Side Dish

Roasted Cabbage

This easy and quick veggie side dish is perfect to serve with so many meals! Just 5 minutes prep, these seasoned roasted cabbage steaks are full of flavor.
35 minutes
5 from 214 votes
Large bowl of kale tabbouleh salad with serving spoons on the inside of the bowl

Kale Tabbouleh Salad

Kale Tabbouleh Salad is a modern twist on the traditional Middle Eastern recipe, using kale instead of parsley along with tomatoes, bulgur, mint, lemon and olive oil
20 minutes
5 from 47 votes
Overhead image of spinach artichoke dip after baked being served with a plate of toasted crostinis for dipping with one inside dip.

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Dairy-free and Vegan, this spinach artichoke dip is absolutely creamy and cheesy while still being dairy free. Made with cashews and delicious!
35 minutes
5 from 41 votes
Stuffed tomatoes with fresh basil on plate with focus on one.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes are juicy, filled with whipped cheeses, and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs for the perfect quick appetizer.
17 minutes
5 from 6 votes

Cucumber Sushi Rolls

These gluten-free cucumber sushi rolls are so easy to make and they are such a colorful and pretty appetizer. Filled with fresh veggies and a seasoned cream cheese.
15 minutes
5 from 159 votes
Final crostini with roasted tomatoes appetizer dish

Crostini with Roasted Tomatoes

Crostini with Roasted Tomatoes is the ultimate party food or appetizer to serve to guests. They look fancy, but are made with only three simple ingredients!
2 hours 50 minutes
5 from 9 votes

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

These Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect to serve as appetizers at your next holiday gathering. They are flavorful, cheesy crowd pleasing finger foods
25 minutes
5 from 334 votes
Large serving bowl of Shrimp avocado salsa with hand taking out a bite on a tortilla chip.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a bright & zesty recipe! It makes the perfect appetizer or even main dish for parties. Serve with tortilla or pita chips and enjoy!
15 minutes
4.9 from 41 votes
Shrimp cocktail served with the sauce over bed of ice with lemon wedges

Shrimp Cocktail

Learn how to make a classic shrimp cocktail quickly and easily for a delicious appetizer for the holidays; served with a tangy cocktail sauce
18 minutes
5 from 14 votes
Large white plate of stuffed dates with different flavors
Appetizer, Snack

Stuffed Dates – 4 Ways

Simple, quick and easy to make, these stuffed dates make a great appetizer or snack, Choose from sweet or savory fillings everyone will love.
15 minutes
5 from 141 votes
Final plating of the pear salad with dressed kale, pear, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and cleu cheese.

Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts

This kale and pear salad is topped with dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and tangy blue cheese. It's a great fall salad for kale and pear lovers alike!
10 minutes
5 from 85 votes
Two small bowls of the brussel sprout salad with croutons and dressing on the side

Brussel Sprout Salad

An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this easy vegetarian Brussel Sprout Salad is tossed in a Caesar dressing and crispy homemade croutons
15 minutes
5 from 5 votes
Walnut apple quinoa salad serve in a large bowl with utensils

Apple Walnut Salad

This Apple Walnut Salad is a flavor and ingredient loaded fall-inspired salad that's vegan, nutrient dense and vibrant – perfect as a meal or side salad!
10 minutes
5 from 40 votes
Salad, Side Dish

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

This Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is a seasonal recipe that is perfect for holiday gatherings and Thanksgiving- bursting with color & flavor
1 hour
5 from 199 votes
Roasted Beets Arugula Tomato Feta Salad - a fresh and light side salad in a large platter with feta cheese on the side

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad is made with two types of seasonal beets and served over a bed or arugula; it's a fresh, light and nutritious summer salad
35 minutes
5 from 74 votes
Large bowl of lentil salad made with chickpeas
Salad, Side Dish

Lentil Salad

Simple to make and delicious to eat, this vegan lentil salad is made with fresh ingredients and makes for a really versatile side dish.
30 minutes
5 from 162 votes
Massaged kale salad.
Salad, Side Dish

Massaged Kale Salad

The trick to this Massaged Kale Salad is rubbing the leaves with dressing until they soften and darken, turning bitterness into deliciousness!
10 minutes
5 from 18 votes
Beet orange salad topped with feta cheese and walnuts

Beet Orange Salad

This Beet Orange Salad is a simple and classic spring salad that balances the sweetness of beets with the tanginess of oranges – light, flavorful & vibrant
25 minutes
5 from 156 votes
Close up shot of the roasted delicata squash.
Side Dish

Roasted Delicata Squash

Make your holiday feast even more special with this honey roasted delicata squash recipe that perfectly balances sweetness and savory flavors!
35 minutes
5 from 11 votes
Roasted parmesan potatoes on a serving dish cut side up to show crosshatch and crispy parmesan with a small pinch bowl of ranch, garnished with fresh parsley and serving spoon sitting on plate.
Side Dish

Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

These crispy oven-roasted parmesan potatoes are easy to make & taste amazing. The butter, parmesan, and spices soak right in while crisping up the outside!
45 minutes
5 from 401 votes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes in a large serving bowl with a side of smashed sweet potatoes nearby.
Side Dish

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The best, most garlicky garlic mashed potatoes you'll ever eat! These roasted garlic mashed potatoes use two whole heads of garlic! You've got to try them!
1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 30 votes
Sweet potato rounds garnished with parsley and parmesan in a serving dish with turkey slices and cranberry sauce nearby.
Side Dish

Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Crispy smashed sweet potatoes roasted in the oven with savory spices and parmesan cheese! A way to cook sweet potatoes that actually yields a crispy outside!
55 minutes
5 from 92 votes
Focaccia in skillet cut into 8 slices with one slice flipped over to show texture.
Side Dish

Rosemary Focaccia

Homemade rosemary focaccia with sea salt makes the perfect side dish for any meal. This no-knead focaccia recipe only requires 7 ingredients!
1 hour 50 minutes
5 from 43 votes
Plate of stuffed cabbage rolls - lebanese style served with tomato slices
Entree, Main Course

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Try this authentic Lebanese styled Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – also known as Malfouf – with step-by-step easy instructions to cook the recipe!
2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 194 votes
Mediterranean cauliflower rice in a large bowl with parsley and pinenuts
Side Dish

Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice

Seasoned with garlic, herbs and spices, this Mediterranean cauliflower rice is a great low carb alternative that is bursting with fresh flavors.
11 minutes
5 from 40 votes
Spaghetti in Yogurt Sauce topped with pine nuts and chopped herbs, served in large white bowl.
Dinner, Entree, Pastas, Side Dish

Pasta with Yogurt Sauce

This creamy pasta with white yogurt sauce also known as Lebanese spaghetti is the perfect substitute for Alfredo sauce. It's creamy, tangy & easy to make!
20 minutes
5 from 106 votes
Lamb chops on large serving platter garnished with rosemary and lemon wedges.

Baked Lamb Chops

Tender, oven-baked lamb chops marinated in rosemary, garlic, olive oil with just a hint of lemon. Roasted lamb chops are perfect for elegant dinner parties.
1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 903 votes
Close up of grilled steak with two slices cut from it topped with melted butter on a large white plate with grilled romaine lettuce, parmesan, and fork.
Dinner, Main Dish, Tutorial

Grilled Steak

Learn how to grill steak perfectly on an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill with this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial that makes juicy tender grilled steak!
45 minutes
5 from 10 votes
Grilled shrimp skewers on a white plate with grilled lemon slices
Appetizer, Main Course

Shrimp Skewers

These grilled shrimp skewers are so quick and easy to make and wonderfully flavored with a lemon and herb marinade.
10 minutes
5 from 1217 votes
Roasted salmon and asparagus in baking dish garnished with thin lemon slices.
Entree, Main Dish

Roasted Salmon in Butter

Simple, yet full of flavor this oven roasted salmon is baked in a butter herb sauce with asparagus. It's ready in under 20 and sure to be a winner!
20 minutes
5 from 22 votes
Final cooked stuffed eggplant cut in half to show the rice and beef stuffing
Entree, Main Course

Stuffed Eggplant

This authentic Stuffed Eggplant recipe is a my family's popular Lebanese dish made with a spiced beef & rice stuffing and cooked in a garlicky tomato broth!
2 hours
5 from 70 votes
Chicken parmesan on a plate topped with melted mozzarella cheese and basil
Main Course

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Quick and easy to make, this air fryer chicken parmesan comes out so juicy and delicious. Simple ingredients and perfectly crispy!
24 minutes
5 from 82 votes
Grilled lamb kabobs served with tzatziki sauce
Main Course

Lamb Kabobs

These Grilled Lamb Kabobs are a must for summer grilling. Lamb chunks are tossed in a Mediterranean marinade so they're tasty, tender & juicy!
4 hours 25 minutes
5 from 45 votes
Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken served with mixed greens on white plate
Main Course

Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken

Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken is an upgrade from your everyday weeknight chicken recipes – juicy chicken breast perfectly seasoned and baked!
40 minutes
5 from 279 votes
Spaghetti squash shrimp scampi finished product with crushed red pepper in small bowl

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

The light and delicious texture of this Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi is the perfect easy weeknight meal! Comfort food without the carbs!
55 minutes
5 from 157 votes
Finished pasta in dish tossed in pesto and topped with sliced chicken, basil, and lemon.
Main Course

Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Pesto pasta topped with smoky grilled chicken a squeeze of lemon and fresh basil. This pesto pasta is easy to make and bursting with so much flavor!
20 minutes
5 from 156 votes
Pomegranate roasted chicken with lemon slices and pomegranate on the side
Main Course

Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Thighs

Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Thighs make for an easy unique weeknight meal; the chicken is tossed in a Mediterranean marinade and oven baked!
1 hour
5 from 71 votes
Mujadara topped with crispy onions on a large platter.

Lebanese Mujadara

Mujadara is a Middle Eastern lentils and rice recipe with crispy caramelized onions. Just 3 ingredients make a easy vegan, protein-rich meal!
45 minutes
5 from 1923 votes
2 bowls of the pumpkin pasta served with side of grated parmesan cheese
Main Course

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Get cozy this fall with this delicious and creamy pumpkin pasta recipe. Made with canned pumpkin puree and no cheese it's ready in minutes!
20 minutes
5 from 464 votes
Bowl of cinnamon roasted butternut squash with spoon
Side Dish

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

This maple cinnamon oven roasted butternut squash is one delicious vegetable side dish. Simple to make, and pairs well with many main dishes!
40 minutes
5 from 18 votes
Serving plate of the sauteed mushrooms with thyme
Side Dish

Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic

These easy sauteed mushrooms only take 10 minutes & 5 ingredients to cook. They make a perfect side to serve with steak and chicken, or as a burger topping!
10 minutes
5 from 69 votes
Lentil shepherd's pie.
Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Main Dish

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Lentil Shepherd's Pie is a delicious vegan version of the classic dish. Made hearty with lentils, veggies, spices, and mashed potatoes.
1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes
White baking dish with quinoa stuffed peppers
Main Course

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are loaded with lots of plant-based protein and gluten-free quinoa and topped with melted cheese- hearty and healthy
55 minutes
5 from 627 votes
Creamy garlic mushroom pasta in a bowl with parmesan cheese next to it
Entree, Pastas

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

This Creamy Mushroom Pasta is a vegetarian easy wholesome recipe that is easy to throw together on weeknights with basic pantry ingredients + mushrooms!
15 minutes
5 from 106 votes
Two glass mugs filled with hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and a spoon dipped in one. Hot cocoa bombs are nearby on a cutting board and one open up front to show inside mix.

Hot Cocoa Bombs

Learn how to make hot chocolate bombs from scratch! This DIY hot cocoa bomb only requires 3 ingredients and is sure to please kids and adults alike!
30 minutes
5 from 19 votes
Cake with a slice cut out being lift away from plate.

Cranberry Cake

This fresh cranberry pound cake combines vibrant orange, tart cranberries, and toasted almonds for a delicious and easy-to-make holiday cake!
1 hour
5 from 7 votes
Round plate with cookies stacked on top of eachother with a few off plate and broken and a small dish of chocolate chips.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

These Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies are easy to make in one bowl, soft and chewy and so festive for cookie exchanges and holiday gatherings!
20 minutes
4.8 from 21 votes
Vanilla cupcakes with bite taken out of one to show consistency

Vanilla Cupcakes with Frosting

This simple and sweet vanilla cupcakes recipe with cream cheese frosting is perfect for any occasion or holiday; so easy for beginning bakers!
25 minutes
4.9 from 47 votes
Homemade strawberry sauce in white bowl with a spoon and cut fresh strawberries around bowl.
Breakfast, Sauces

2-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce

This 2-Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sauce (or compote) is made with only strawberries and sugar. Perfect for cheesecake, pancakes, and ice cream!
30 minutes
5 from 30 votes
Top view of ice made in 4 mason jars with different toppings in each jar.

Mason Jar Ice Cream

This easy mason jar ice cream recipe uses 4 ingredients for a delicious soft serve ice cream. No ice cream maker required, and it's fun for the whole family!
2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 180 votes
White plate on marble background of sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

These pepper sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate & crushed peppermint are a wonderful treat for the holidays – dairy free and made with simple pantry items!
20 minutes
5 from 76 votes
Chocolate Peppermint Bark on a table

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This Chocolate Peppermint Bark is a wonderful treat for the holidays that’s super easy to make, very-kid friendly and perfect for gift-giving.
15 minutes
5 from 7 votes
Stack of three vegan lemon bars on small white dish with half lemon in background

Vegan Lemon Bars

These vegan lemon bars are creamy, chewy, and absolutely delicious – made with an oatmeal walnut crust and fresh lemons, they make the best lemon squares!
50 minutes
4.9 from 78 votes
Spoon taking bite of souffle

Chocolate Souffle

This Chocolate Souffle recipe is a simple way to make homemade souffle. Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this sweet souffle!
25 minutes
5 from 151 votes
Side angle shot of sliced pieces of baklawa on a plate

Lebanese Baklava

Make homemade baklava in a fraction of the time with this deliciously easy method! Filled with walnuts and finished with an orange blossom simple syrup.
1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 546 votes
7 layer mediterranean dip with pita chips served on the side

7 Layer Mediterranean Dip

Try this easy Mediterranean twist on the popular 7 layer dip for your next party; perfect appetizer to feed a crowd and dip with pita chips!
20 minutes
5 from 93 votes
Close up shot of bowl of corn salsa with chips around the bowl
Salad, Side

Corn Salsa

This vibrant corn salsa is full of all of your favorite Mexican flavors. Easy to make in less than 10 minutes, serve it as an appetizer with chips or as a topping on taco Tuesday.
10 minutes
5 from 8 votes
Lentil cakes on serving dish with yogurt dill sauce in the middle
Appetizer, Main Course

Lentil Cakes

Lentil cakes with a creamy lemon dill yogurt dip make for an easy, healthy and delicious appetizer. Simple to make and packed with protein.
25 minutes
5 from 116 votes
Two layers of chia pudding - strawberry on the bottom and plain on top

Layered Strawberry Chia Pudding

A healthy breakfast option or snack to enjoy between meals, this layered strawberry chia pudding will keep your energy high and tummy full!
5 minutes
5 from 108 votes
Stack of oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips on parchment paper with one cookie infront with bite taken out and a small dish of chocolate chips in the back.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft & chewy, these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies go from prep to in your mouth in 30 minutes! Made with semi-sweet chocolate chips for the perfect balance!
27 minutes
5 from 77 votes
Close up of one cup of banana pudding parfait topped with a wafer

Banana Pudding Parfait

This banana pudding parfait recipe is made with simple fresh ingredients for a decadent, delightful & delicious treat that everyone will love!
2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Hand grabbing one of the coconut date balls from shallow bowl

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut date balls are little balls of nutrition made with dates and nuts and then coated in shredded coconut – an easy-to-make sweet & healthy vegan snack!
10 minutes
5 from 1694 votes
Spoon glazing vegan cinnamon rolls in white pan

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Treat yourself to the most delicious breakfast! These homemade vegan cinnamon rolls are so easy to make and are wonderfully fluffy and sweet.
2 hours 40 minutes