12 Easy Holiday Recipes That Only Look Gourmet

The holiday season is in full swing, which means parties, dinners, and gatherings galore. Maybe this year, you no longer want to be the guest who will “bring the ice.” Or maybe you just want to up your presentation game. Either way, if you’re a newbie in the kitchen, or just looking for a recipe to impress, we’ve got you. We promise, all of these only look complicated!

read on for our favorite easy holiday recipes!

easy holiday recipes

Roasted Balsamic Cranberry + Brie Crostini

easy holiday recipes

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Roasted Butternut Squash Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Figs + Pesto

Holiday Granola Recipe

Winter Fennel, Sage + Kale Pasta

Honey Maple Roasted Carrots

Christmas Cookie Donuts

Blood Orange + Beet Salad

Vegan Walnut, Sage & Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms

Asparagus, Quinoa + Rice Salad with Goat Cheese & Maple-Tahini Dressing

easy holiday recipes

Winter Cheese Plate (for when cooking really just isn’t in the cards 😉)

our holiday cooking must-haves: 


Read these next for more yummy inspiration: Rainbow Hippie Bowl Recipe With Thanksgiving Leftovers, A Simple Apple Crisp Recipe For Fall and 10 Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes To Try

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram