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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    Sweet Potato Souffle with Pecans

    My grandmother makes this sweet potato souffle recipe every Thanksgiving. It's just so full of love and memories (and pecans!) that it needs to be shared. —Natalie Gray, Moreland, Georgia

    Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

    The recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut until I...


    Pizza Beans

    This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...


    Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

    After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...


    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...

    Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


    Fiesta Corn

    1 review

    Corn with tomatoes and jalapenos is one of the first dishes I cooked for my husband. Don’t like heat? Use...

    Mom’s Molasses Ham and Beans

    This is a recipe my mom made frequently while I was growing up, but I tweaked it to include navy...


    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


    Spicy Cowboy Beans

    1 review

    These spicy cowboy beans are a perfect contribution to a potluck buffet any time of year. Instead of hours on...


    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....

    Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

    Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...


    Cauliflower Gratin

    2 reviews

    Cauliflower gratin is a lower-carb side dish that pairs well with pork, ham or beef. It's so creamy and delicious...


    Banana-Orange Sweet Potato Bake

    Welcome fall with this simple side dish. It's a pleasant change of pace from the traditional casserole with marshmallows, and...


    Pesto Star Bread

    I was excited to work with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to make a savory version of my


    Slow-Cooker Polenta

    This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...

    How to Make Pasta Salad

    It's so easy to learn how to make pasta salad. All you need is your favorite pasta shape, a tasty...


    Hawaiian Fried Rice

    1 review

    Growing up in the South Pacific, rice was the mainstay of our diet. When my husband and I moved stateside,...


    Tomato & Corn au Gratin

    1 review

    Corn au gratin is an essential part of any family get-together, and it's even better when paired with tomatoes in...


    Slow-Cooker Grits

    1 review

    Since moving to the South, I have come to love grits! I also love my slow cooker, and I worked...


    Ranch Pasta

    1 review

    I came up with this ranch pasta after making recipes for a bridal shower. It was party day and I...


    Ham, Broccoli and Orzo Casserole

    5 reviews

    A kid-pleaser and the perfect comfort food, this gooey orzo casserole is a complete meal in one. For an extra...


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    100 Potluck Side Dishes to Feed a Crowd

    Need a dish to pass? Hosting a large party? This collection includes crowd-pleasing side dish recipes for all kinds of...


    Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

    Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...

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    Roasted Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. I like these...


    Summer Squash and Zucchini Salad

    3 reviews

    I came up with this colorful and tasty zucchini salad years ago for a recipe contest and was delighted when...


    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...


    Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

    4 reviews

    A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement...


    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole,...


    Sourdough Dressing

    While we love our traditional Thanksgiving recipes, sometimes we want to change things up. This sourdough stuffing is a fun...