However you plan to spend the holidays this year, this week of crowd-pleasing dinners will help you do so deliciously.

Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
December 19, 2020
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What a year we’ve had! The fact that we made it this far is something in itself to celebrate. So, however you plan to spend the holidays this year, this week of crowd-pleasing dinners will help you do so deliciously. Here are some of my favorite dinners to make this time of the year.

Your Meal Plan

The Chicken & Broccoli Casserole kicks off this week of tasty dinners on a comforting note, with its cheesy filling, plus plenty of broccoli and lean chicken to balance things out. Monday’s veggie-packed Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup—a favorite in my house—keeps the coziness going with warm spices, like cumin, cinnamon and chiles. 

Tuesday’s 25-minute Sheet-Pan Caprese Pizza (who wouldn't love this dinner?) and then Wednesday’s Miso-Maple Salmon brings you to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And while the main dishes get all the attention, I’m most excited about the sides. The Broccoli Casserole is insanely delicious, so sadly there are never next-day leftovers. And of course you can never go wrong with the Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Looking for some stress-free appetizers? Make some of these super easy yet impressive 3-ingredient appetizers, like the Baked Brie with Blackberry Jam (watch me make it here!) and the Apricot, Prosciutto & Parmesan Bites. Happy holidays, all! 

Sunday: Chicken & Broccoli Casserole  with mixed greens & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tuesday: Sheet-Pan Caprese Pizza with mixed greens & Balsamic Vinaigrette

We're making shopping easier with a list of all the ingredients you need to make this week's meals. You can print it out, or just keep it on your phone when you hit the store. For just the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day recipes, get the shopping list here. For all the other recipes, get the shopping list here.

Big Batch Breakfast

By the time all the gift giving has happened on Christmas morning, everyone is starving. Which is why this make-ahead Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole is a Christmas morning favorite. Simply prepare it the evening before (it only takes 20 minute to prep), refrigerate it overnight and then, in the morning, just pop it in the oven to cook and voilà.

Treat Yourself

Credit: Photo by: Jamie Vespa, M.S., R.D.

Because it’s not the holidays without a fancy cocktail! And while this Blood Orange, Gin & Prosecco Cocktail looks fancy, you only need three ingredients to make it. I’ve added enough oranges to make four cocktails to the shopping list. Watch me make this recipe here

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