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Easy Christmas Recipes

If you're short on time during this busy season, browse our collection of easy Christmas recipes. Find quick, no-fuss holiday recipes, including appetizers, candies, cookies and more, and enjoy more time with family and friends as a result.

Easy Latte

Easy Latte

Easy Latte

A latte has the same ingredients as a cappuccino, but is topped with just a thin layer of foamy milk. This recipe results in a creamy coffee concoction as pleasing as any you'd find at a coffeehouse.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Easy Breve

Easy Breve

Easy Breve

If you prefer a creamier cappuccino, try a breve. The half-and-half cream creates a thick, rich foam that stands up well when mixed with Easy Espresso. Add sugar or flavored syrups to taste.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chilled Cocoa

Chilled Cocoa

Chilled Cocoa

You don't have to wait for the snow to fall to enjoy the rich taste of hot chocolate, thanks to this frosty version. It's a great summertime treat, but good any time of the year.—Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
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New England Butternut Squash

New England Butternut Squash

New England Butternut Squash

From Coventry, Connecticut, Linda Massicotte-Black sends her side, New England Butternut Squash, which her family really loves. She writes, “This traditional fall treat is a family favorite because it's delicious and it has a hint of sweetness. Even the picky little eaters at the table enjoy this dish!”

Easy Truffles

Easy Truffles

Easy Truffles

You may be tempted to save this recipe for a special occasion since these smooth, creamy chocolates are divine, but with just a few ingredients they're easy to make anytime.

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit

This easy-to-prepare dish lends eye-catching appeal to a winter breakfast or brunch. Brown sugar sweetens the tart fruit, and the sugared grapes add a pretty accent. —Vicki Holloway, Joelton, Tennessee

Simple Shrimp Scampi

Simple Shrimp Scampi

Simple Shrimp Scampi

This is an extremely easy recipe designed to impress your guests. Serve it to them while you're finishing up the main course and just listen to the raves! —Lisa Boehm, Deepwater, Missouri

Holiday Peas

Holiday Peas

Holiday Peas

My mom used to 'dress up' peas with buttered cracker crumbs when I was little and it remains one of my favorite dishes. Just about any type of savory crackers can be substituted, including herb-flavored varieties. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Basil-Garlic Green Beans

Basil-Garlic Green Beans

Basil-Garlic Green Beans

“These are a result of getting my son, Mark, to eat green beans. He loves them extra garlicky,” says Jenny Witcraft of Cleveland, Ohio.

Savory Parmesan Sticks

Savory Parmesan Sticks

Savory Parmesan Sticks

I really like how easy this recipe is and how good these smell when baking. They look pretty on the table. Change up the herbs to your own tastes.—Viki Ailport of West Lakeland, Minnesota

Bubbly Cranberry Punch

Bubbly Cranberry Punch

Bubbly Cranberry Punch

Tart and refreshing, this sparkling non-alcoholic punch will add pizzazz to holiday parties, bridal showers and other festive occasions. "My mother-in-law shared this delicious recipe," notes Rebecca Cook Jones, a field editor in Henderson, Nevada.
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