Easy Recipes For A Holiday Party With Friends

Jordan JaDella Smith

 

If you have an upcoming Friends-giving and you need ideas for an appetizer, main dish, or dessert here are a couple of mouth-watering ideas to be sure to satisfy a large or small group of people..

 

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Appetizer

Spinach and artichoke dip is a all around crowd pleaser, it is very delicious, takes minutes to prepare,  and it is easily served with tortilla chips, pita chips, or toasted baguette slices. 

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can artichoke hearts , drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach , thawed and liquid squeezed out

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, drained spinach, artichoke hearts and 1 cup of parmesan cheese in a mixing bowl. Mix until all contents are very smooth.

  3. Place in a greased baking dish

  4. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top. 

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes

Green Bean Casserole 

Main Dish

Green Bean Casserole is a classic, fresh, and memorable dish to serve with its wonderful flavor.

Ingredients 

  • 1 can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or Campbell's® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 4 cups cooked cut green beans
  • 1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions

Instructions 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  3. Saute the onions and mushrooms in the butter.
  4. Boil green beans in chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain.
  5. Add the green beans, mushroom soup, onion rings, and, black pepper, and soy sauce. Mix to liking. 
  6. Stir well.

 

Cheesecake Bites 

Desserts 

Ingredients 

1. 1 cup graham cracker crumbs

2. 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided

3. 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

4. 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

5. 1 tsp. vanilla

6. 3 egg 

7.1 cup whipping cream

8. 1 Tbsp. lemon zest

Instructions 

1. Heat oven to 325°F.

2. Combine graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottoms of 18 paper-lined muffin cups.

3. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Spoon over crusts.

4. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool for 2 hours.

5. Beat whipping cream with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; spread onto cheesecakes.