Definitive List of the Best Christmas Dishes to Bring to Holiday Parties

Besides the parties and presents, my personal favourite thing about the holidays is eating delicious food; lots of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy! However, there’s more to holiday dinners than just the foods mentioned above; there is such a great variety of other dishes you can serve at holiday gatherings. We’ve compiled a list of underrated dishes that you can bring to the potluck that your guests are guaranteed to enjoy!

Cocktail Meatballs

Meatballs aren’t necessarily a food that you would associate with the holidays, but it does make a great appetizer to get a holiday party started! They’re easy to eat and popular with guests; not to mention simple to make. They require a quick prep and cooking time; mix your ingredients and roll your meatballs beforehand and cook them half an hour before your holiday party. Glaze them with cranberry sauce, stick in toothpicks and they’re ready to serve!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is a winter season staple and can make a great holiday appetizer as well. It’s also extremely easy; simply roast the seasoned squash in the oven, bring all other ingredients together in a pot and blend away! Serve this dish before the big turkey feast; it’s guaranteed to be a favorite because who doesn’t love soup?

Potatoes Au Gratin

Instead of mashed potatoes, why not try making a fancier potato dish alternative, like au gratin? Au gratin is a culinary technique when ingredients are browned in the oven with cheese and butter. Slice and season boiled potatoes, add a generous amount of cheese and butter then pop them in the oven for an hour!

Oven Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Lots of people tend to hate on brussel sprouts, but when cooked right, they become crispy and full of flavor. It’s often a forgotten side dish on the Christmas dinner table, but by adding garlic and bacon, it’s sure to be enjoyable to even those who aren’t the biggest fans of this infamous vegetable! Another recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep time, this dish is made by simply seasoning and adding butter and garlic to the sprouts, then placing bacon bits in the casserole dish halfway through cooking.

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

For those who have a sweet tooth, dessert is often considered the best part of a dinner, and there isn’t a dessert dish more Christmassy than bread pudding. Prep time doesn’t require a lot of effort; all you have to do is mix eggs, cinnamon, sugar, butter, milk and bread cubes together and put in a baking dish. Once you’re done, pop it in the oven for an hour and drizzle with a vanilla cream sauce! 

That wraps up our list of Christmas dishes to bring to holiday parties! We did our best to include appetizers, side dishes and desserts to accompany the main dish of turkey or ham. Have a wonderful and food-filled holiday season Golden Hawks!