Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Seared Scallops with Polenta and Avocado Cream

This seared scallops with polenta is a really impressive dish. It's beautiful but simple and a wonderful dinner party entree. If you can find them, peppadew peppers add a bit of zing, but if you can't, roasted red peppers will work just fine. Shrimp can also be substituted for the scallops, if you prefer. —Katie Pelczar, West Hartford, Connecticut

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

3 reviews

Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....


Three-Cheese Chicken Bake

12 reviews

This is a hearty, comforting casserole that's always a crowd-pleaser. The combination of flavors and interesting colors ensures I come...


Chicken Cheese Lasagna

14 reviews

This creamy pasta dish gives an old favorite a new twist! Three cheeses and chicken blended with the fresh taste...


Creamy Ranch Mac and Cheese

4 reviews

I came up with the recipe for this creamy and comforting macaroni and cheese with a ranch-flavored twist. My husband...

Jazzy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

2 reviews

Adding Parmesan and mozzarella to already cheesy macaroni will have your clan clamoring for this tried-and-true pasta dish. Diced tomatoes...


Ranch Mac & Cheese

57 reviews

I came up with the recipe for this creamy and satisfying macaroni and cheese, which has a special twist. My...

Golden Butternut Squash Lasagna

3 reviews

My rich, saucy lasagna features winter squash at its finest. The whipped cream topping adds a unique twist to this...


Broccoli Primavera with Cheese Sauce

1 review

This dish tastes like you fussed over it for hours, but it's actually easy. It's perfect for family dinners and...


Five-Cheese Rigatoni

4 reviews

Who can resist cheesy pasta hot from the oven? This ooey-gooey rigatoni mac and cheese boasts a homemade white sauce....


Chicken & Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

3 reviews

I first taste the wonderful combination of Alfredo sauce and pesto at a restaurant, and that inspired me to add...

Bacon-Cheese Stuffed Shells

24 reviews

“I make these rich shells for parties or for friends- and I always get rave reviews! It will surely please...


Homemade Ragu Sauce

12 reviews

My family loves homemade spaghetti sauce and this one is a big hit. I always make sure to serve this...


Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana

6 reviews

My husband used to order chicken parmigiana at restaurants. Then I found this recipe in our local newspaper, adjusted it...


Crab Macaroni & Cheese

1 review

Crab and mushrooms put a deliciously different spin on classic macaroni and cheese. It's an upscale casserole for special occasions...but...


Baked Three-Cheese Macaroni

8 reviews

Legendary mac and cheese is a must-have for big family events. This ultimate comfort food is a divine blend of...

Parmesan Pork Roast

38 reviews

Great sweet, savory flavor comes from just a few pantry staples in this easy roast. —Karen Warner, Louisville, Ohio


Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo

9 reviews

Everyone in my family loves when I make this dinner...even my kids! What's great about this recipe is that you...


Authentic Pasta Carbonara

15 reviews

I learned on my culinary internship in Tuscany that real Italian cuisine is simpler than you think! This carbonara is...


The Best Eggplant Parmesan

24 reviews

Truly delicious! I love eggplant and have many recipes, but this one's my favorite. The cheeses and seasonings make this...


Italian Turkey Meatballs

2 reviews

What's not to love about moist and tender homemade Italian meatballs? Because they're made with lean turkey, they're lower in...