Popular Christmas Party Recipes

Whether you're in charge of the office Christmas party or you're hosting a crowd at home, you'll find what you need in these party recipes. From recipes for elegant buffet menus to snacks and spreads and even potluck ideas, we make Christmas party planning easier.

Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Focaccia

From Family Circle

Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Focaccia

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Long slow cooking in a hearty braising liquid transforms tough short ribs into succulent, tender falling-off-the-bone meat.

From The Food Channel

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Promote dairy in this delightful treat. Light cream cheese holds these pretty appetizers together. Use whole wheat tortillas for added fiber and to make the easy appetizer or snacks diabetic-friendly.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Tomato-Ranch Bean Dip

This creamy appetizer dip uses beans rather than sour cream or mayonnaise, so it's high in flavor but low in fat and calories.

From Diabetic Living

Tomato-Ranch Bean Dip

White Chocolate and Candy Cane Cheesecake

Mascarpone cheese is even richer than cream cheese, making this lavish cheesecake super creamy. The candy canes make it the perfect holiday dessert.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White Chocolate and Candy Cane Cheesecake

Pumpkin-Spiced Whoopie Pies

A festive take on the classic sandwich cookie, these whoopie pies feature spiced cookies with a mouthwatering pumpkin-ricotta filling.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin-Spiced Whoopie Pies

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Prepare these weenies and cheddar-beer sauce the day before so all you have to do is warm in a slow cooker with a car adapter on game day.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Pear Tartlets

These elegant tarts make an impressive dessert but are easy enough for a beginning baker. Thinly sliced pears are arranged on circles of pie pastry and baked.

From Family Circle

Pear Tartlets

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Layers of sparkling green and red gelatin surround the creamy lemon layer in this pretty side salad recipe.

From Diabetic Living

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars

Hot Chocolate Flan with White Chocolate Sauce

Impress your guests with this heavenly dessert recipe. Serve wedges of mocha flan on a pool of velvety smooth white chocolate sauce.

From Family Circle

Hot Chocolate Flan with White Chocolate Sauce

Lemony Glazed Shortbread Bars

These delicate butter cookies are packed with lemon flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Glazed Shortbread Bars

Creole Crab Cakes

Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Creole Crab Cakes

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Fluffy mashed potatoes meet crispy bacon and salty blue cheese in this hearty slow cooker dip.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Chocolate-Cashew Bread

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift idea? This fabulous quick bread is sure to delight friends, neighbors, or teachers. Wrap the loaves in red cellophane before you share it.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Cashew Bread

Lemon-Pistachio Bites

Frozen puff pastry streamlines the preparation of these petite puffs filled with a rich lemon curd mixture.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon-Pistachio Bites

Bittersweet Chocolate Flan

A touch of cinnamon adds a little spice to this chocolate dessert. Top it with pomegranate seeds for a pretty pop of color.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bittersweet Chocolate Flan

Cranberry-Sour Cream Pound Cake

For a little extra pizzazz, soak the dried fruit in orange juice, cranberry juice, or brandy instead of water when making this dessert.

From Midwest Living

Cranberry-Sour Cream Pound Cake

Upside-Down One-Bowl Apple Cake

For an easy, no-fail dessert, try this one-bowl recipe. The apple, cinnamon, and vanilla make a scrumptious treat for Christmas.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Upside-Down One-Bowl Apple Cake

Sour Cream-Walnut Date Bundt Cake with Tangerine Glaze

This fruit and nut filled dessert is easy to make because it uses a yellow cake mix.

From Midwest Living

Sour Cream-Walnut Date Bundt Cake with Tangerine Glaze

Ultimate Bar Cookies

With walnuts, macadamia nuts, milk chocolate, and white chocolate, these bars can't help being anything but absolutely delicious.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ultimate Bar Cookies

Gingerbread Cutouts

Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Bake up a batch of these cutouts using people and animal cookie cutters and let the kids decorate them.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gingerbread Cutouts

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Drop three convenience items Including wager cookies) in your grocery cart and you'll have everything you need to create these insanely simple treats. Using waxed paper beneath the wire rack makes cleanup a snap.

From Better Homes and Gardens

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Polenta-Pomegranate Wedges

For a classy Christmas appetizer, top polenta triangles with Greek yogurt, pomegranate seeds and chopped green herbs.

From Fitness

Polenta-Pomegranate Wedges

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

From Better Homes and Gardens

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

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