More than Ham: 15 Christmas Recipes for a Crowd

Roasted Chicken

Sure, ham is the go-to pick for Christmas, but why not branch out and try something new? A new recipe will not only surprise your guests but will challenge you in the kitchen to break out of your routine and create something undeniably delicious. The family style recipes in this collection are fun, festive and a little bit lighter than your normal fare.


“Festive

Festive Paella

Paella is a great choice for a holiday: it's exotic taste will bring a holiday atmosphere to your house! The best thing about this quick, easy and healthy dish is that it's made in a huge pan that's easy to scoop and serve to the whole crowd. Top off with a squeeze of lemon to bring out the full flavor of the dish. Click here for the recipe!


Pork Loin with Fresh Fruit

Pork Loin and Fresh Fruit

This delicious pork loin dish with a great side will be serve a flavorful addition for a holiday! Enjoy it with the whole family. Take your traditional pork chops and apple sauce recipe to new heights worthy of your Christmas dinner table. Marinate the pork a day or two ahead of time for even more flavor. Click here for the recipe!


Extraordinary Green Bean Casserole

 Extraordinary Green Bean Casserole with Shrimp

What a great decision for a Christmas table: this fun twist on a traditional green bean casserole For all the seafood lovers, and for those who stick to healthy lifestyle, you will definitely love this simple recipe. Christmas dinner doesn't get much easier than cooking up an easy recipe in a skillet. Click here for the recipe!


Beef Roast

Beautifully Simple Beef Roast

It's always the right decision to make this dish for a great occasion! Try out this amazing recipe if you are always in a rush during holiday season. Beef is the an easy way to please the crowd and pairs flawlessly with a wide variety of healthy and starchy sides, whatever you're in the mood for! Click here for the recipe.


Try Something New for Ribs

Get Creative with Crown Roast

A perfect choice for a Christmas table would be these super delicious ribs with rice and veggies! Enjoy this exceptional dish with all of your friends. While the presentation might look difficult, it's worth effort as it is sure to wow your guests. Show off your creativity in the kitchen with this mouth-watering rib recipe. Click here for instructions!


Roast Beef

Roast Beef with Spices and Herbs

This quick to prepare roast beef goes perfectly with any side for a Christmas table! It's both tasty and tasteful to put together and present to your family and friends. Surprise your family with this wonderfully delicious recipe that's winter-inspired! Click here for the recipe.


Roasted Chicken

Ramp Up Your Roasted Chicken

Your holiday feast can’t go wrong with a deliciously roasted chicken. This creative recipe uses unique ingredients for tender meat, crispy skin, and an unforgettable flavor combination that your guests will go crazy for! Perk up the palates of your entire family with this recipe. Click here for the recipe!


Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

Have you ever made a lasagna for Christmas? You should, because it's so easy! This classic dish is  made in crock pot and it's just wonderful for any occasion! Your guests will love your outstanding choice! Click here for the recipe.


Mashed Potatoes

Grandma's Favorite Mashed Potatoes Casserole

My grandma is my favorite cook, and her mashed potato casserole is second to none! There's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than baking up comfort food dishes. If you're freaked about what this starchy dish might do to your diet, feel free to lighten up the ingredient list or keep an eye on your portion control. Whatever you do, don't pass up this all-time holiday favorite recipe. Click here for the recipe!


Salt Free Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pineapple

Is there a more perfect dish than these spa-style sweet potatoes created by Chef Anthony? They are rich, satisfying, creamy tasting yet low in calorie density, and so wonderfully nutritious. An extra bonus in this recipe is the luscious tang from the caramelized pineapple. Bright flavors add a new layer of depth to your favorite Christmas dishes. Click here for the recipe!


Turkey

Citrus-Marinated Turkey Breast

Move over, Top Chefs. Here’s a roasted turkey breast recipe that sings with brand new flavors created. Fresh pineapple, fresh oranges, fresh rosemary, balsamic vinegar, molasses… oh my! Can you imagine a dreamier dish for the holiday season? Get pumped for a low-cal, salt-free dinner that the whole family will clamor for. Click here for the recipe!


Ricotta Stuffed Squash

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

These stuffed blossoms are extremely tasty. The ricotta cheese surrounded by the breaded crust of the flower make for an insane combination. Shock your next dinner party guests with these blossoms as an appetizer. Skip the fattening battered onion rings and swap in this flavorful stuffed veggie instead. Click here for the recipe!


Black Bean Quinoa

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is one of those trendy foods that you've probably heard of, but have yet to try. If you're looking to start small, this salad is the perfect stepping stone. It's super healthy and includes very familiar favorites to make it less scary! The quinoa will give it a nutty texture that's not quite a grain. You may not be able to explain it, but you'll love it!  It's a sassy side dish to debut at your next big family holiday meal! Click here for the recipe.


Ginger Apricot Glazed Salmon

Ginger-Apricot Glazed Salmon

This is a deliciously flavorful salmon fillet, which will perfect at your next dinner party. Eating fish once a week adds so much to your overall health. This is a simple, beyond-delicious recipe that more than fits the bill. If you're looking for an excuse to steer clear of calorie-laden dishes this holiday season, we're excited to share this flavorful alternative with you. Click here for the recipe!


Dumpling Pumpkin

Sweet Dumpling Quinoa and Potato Mash

The flavors in this simple holiday dish are about to bowl you over, no pun intended. Skip out on meat all together and still get your protein fix with this simple and sophisticated dinner idea for Christmas and more. The bright colors really will pop at your dinner table. Click here for the recipe!