15-Minute Holiday Recipes to the Rescue
The holiday season is a joyous time that often involves many gatherings of family and friends. Whether it’s a gift exchange, dinner party, or festive event, you can never show up empty handed. Plus, you never know when an unexpected guest might pop by. With the busy nature of the season, sometimes it’s difficult to carve out time to cook an elaborate side dish to bring to the party or to have on hand just in case. Although a nice bottle of red wine will pay compliments to the hosts, it’s often stored in the corner and never opened. So how exactly can you make a holiday-ready dish in 15 minutes or less? For Southerners, 15 minutes is plenty of time to whip something up. Whether you’re hosting a holiday get-together or attending a fun event, we gathered delicious recipes that will certainly be a hit at any party. From festive holiday drinks, like a Hot Toddy, to a 10-minute Apple Crisp, guests will be impressed by these quick yet delightful recipes. Next time you’re in a bit of a time crunch, swap out the bottle of wine with one of these popular dishes.
Stuffed Endive with Herbed Goat Cheese
These easy to make endive lettuce cups are a host's dream appetizer.
Olive Oil Popcorn with Garlic and Rosemary
This seasoned popcorn is a crowd-favorite appetizer that’ll be gone in seconds.
Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich
Recipe: Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich
Filled with turkey, apple, and brie this toasted sandwich can’t be beat.
Apple, Celery, and Romaine Salad with Pancetta and Blue Cheese
This crunchy and crisp salad will be your holiday go-to side.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Acorns
The sweetest way to ring in the holiday season is with these bite-sized, acorn treats.
Bourbon and Hard Pear Cider Cocktail
Combining our favorite winter liquor, bourbon and hard cider, this holiday cocktail makes a wonderful Christmas party signature drink.
Spicy Cheddar Appetizer Cookies
Recipe: Spicy Cheddar Appetizer Cookies
Crispy and cheesy, what’s not to love about these cheddar cookies?
Sautéed Apple Crisp
Recipe: Sautéed Apple Crisp
The secret to a 10-minute apple crisp? Saute the apples in a lightly buttered skillet.
Cream Cheese-and-Walnut Stuffed Celery
Crunch into this creamy holiday appetizer.
Recipe: Hot Toddy
Hot and soothing, this adult drink should be served at every holiday gathering.
Polar Bear Frozen Hot Chocolate
Recipe: Polar Bear Frozen Hot Chocolate
Kids will love this festive frozen treat.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad
Create a fruit salad with seasonal winter fruits by adding in clementines, apples, and pears.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Decadent and rich, Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect treat to make in a pinch.
Crispy Chicken-and-Broccoli Salad
You can’t go wrong with this crispy salad dish that will even receive the kids stamp of approval.
Black Pepper-Goat Cheese Log
Recipe: Black Pepper-Goat Cheese Log
Season a log of goat cheese with black pepper and you have the perfect before dinner snack.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds taste best when they’re well-seasoned and roasted.
Mama Mae's Ambrosia Salad
Recipe: Mama Mae's Ambrosia Salad Recipe
This Southern staple has earned its rightful spot at every holiday spread.