5 Easy Dishes to Make for Holiday Parties

Published by HAPARI on Dec 17th 2018

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With Christmas just three weeks away, it’s time to start planning for your upcoming holiday parties and events. We know this time of year can be stressful, which is why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite easy-to-make holiday dishes.

Each of these festive dishes involves just a few ingredients and can be made in about 20 minutes! With crowd favorites like cheese balls and Spritz cookies, we’ve got you covered. Check out our full list of holiday recipes below and relax knowing your upcoming holiday party will be a hit!

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

This Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath recipe from the Food Network is the perfect way to bring your favorite Christmas decor to the dinner table! Made with three different kinds of cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of spices, this recipe is as tasty as it is easy to make. Plus, the unique circular shape means guests can easily snack and share throughout the night -- no more fighting for the dip! Check out the full recipe, ingredients, and directions from the Food Network here.

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Christmas Tree Spinach Artichoke Breadsticks

Spinach Artichoke Dip is a year-round favorite for parties and events, so it should come as no surprise that this holiday version is also a huge hit! This delicious recipe makes Christmas Tree Spinach Artichoke Breadsticks and comes to us from It’s Always Autumn. This dish uses the tried-and-true spinach artichoke dip and bakes it inside Christmas Tree-shaped pizza crust. If you’re looking for a recipe that’s sure to be a hit at your holiday party -- this is it! For full ingredients and directions, click here.

(Image and recipe via It’s Always Autumn)

Wassail

It’s time to bring the Wassail recipe to the masses! Wassail, made popular in the famous “Here We Come A-wassailing” song is one of the oldest and most beloved Christmas drinks. Known for its sweet taste and ability to warm you up in even the coldest of snowy nights, Wassail is a drink everyone will love to try. Our favorite Wassail recipe comes from Que Rica Vida and features cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves! Check out the full ingredients and recipe here.

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Butter Spritz Cookies

Any recipe that has “butter” in the name has our stamp of approval -- and this Butter Spritz Cookie recipe is one of our favorites! This recipe comes from Land O'Lakes and features just six ingredients; butter, sugar, flour, salt, eggs, and vanilla extract. It’s an easy and quick dish to whip up before you head to your next holiday party. Check out the full ingredients and directions here via Land O'Lakes.

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Santa Hat Brownies

This Santa Hat Brownie recipe from Best Recipes is as cute as it is tasty! This simple recipe involves adding cream cheese, strawberries, and mini marshmallows to brownies to make festive mini Santa Hats. It’s a perfect dish to take over to a holiday party or to use for coworker/neighbor gifts! For full info and ingredients check out the recipe on Best Recipes.

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