Our favorite easy, elegant and delicious dinner recipes are perfect for your holiday celebrations. Prep them ahead of time and enjoy the day!
Are you looking for elegant, holiday-worthy meals that aren't stressful to make? Does that sound too good to be true? This post is for you! These dinner recipes are incredibly delicious and can all be made or prepped ahead of time. They are perfect for holiday entertaining or your Christmas dinner.
From Italian recipes to Thai and everything in between, there is something for everyone. These are crowd-pleasers that our family loves and we think you will too. Enjoy!
In addition to tender chunks of beef and carrots and a deeply flavored sauce, this Slow Braised Italian Beef Stew also features fire-roasted tomatoes, briny olives, pearl onions and lots of fresh rosemary for a delicious taste of Italy!
This fabulous Chicken in Mushroom Wine Sauce is one of those delicious dinners that comes together quickly, enough to serve on a weeknight, yet it's perfect for a fancy dinner party.
With a creamy, brown butter-tomato-wine sauce, this Shrimp and Grits recipe is easy enough for weeknights but also VERY dinner party-worthy! This fabulous meal in a bowl also features barely cooked fresh cherry tomatoes, sweet, tender shrimp and smoky Andouille sausage served over a bed of white cheddar grits.
This Italian Sausage Puttanesca is a delicious entree for a dinner party, but it's also great for a weeknight meal. It can be made ahead, freezes well and its a big hit with young and old alike!
This Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs is a delicious, easy and unique dinner entree that's bursting with fabulous flavor.
Dinner party-worthy and super flavorful, this Chicken Andouille Gumbo can be made ahead for easy, relaxed (and delicious) entertaining!
A rich, brothy chili-tomato stew with tender pork shoulder, hominy corn, and roasted red peppers, this Braised Pork Shoulder Pozole, served with an assortment of garnishes, is always a huge hit!
This Asian-inspired, Honey Coriander Make-Ahead Salmon is perfect for everyday-easy meals but also makes a fabulous entree for a dinner party.
This super tender Marry Me Chicken with rosemary and sun-dried tomatoes is so delicious that it just might seal the deal on a proposal! It will definitely garner brownie points for you! No one has to know how easy it is!
This make-ahead, Homemade Manicotti is beyond delicious with an Italian sausage marinara and tender melt-in-your-mouth pasta.
Thought for the day:
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,
and will call him Immanuel.
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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