50 Great Ideas for Your Winter Holiday Menu

Winter Holidays Menu / Meniu de Sarbatori / Christmas Menu / Retete de Sarbatori

The Winter holidays are just around the corner so I started looking for some new and creative recipes for our Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. I thought it would be a good idea to share 50 of my favourite recipes with you (in no particular order)… some from my blog, some from other great blogs/websites out there.

You’ll find great ideas from appetizers and finger foods to salads, main course dishes and crazy-looking desserts.

Hope you have fun browsing through the list.

Happy Holidays and Happy Cooking :) !!!


~ Appetizers ~

1. Cheese Christmas Tree

Cheese Christmas Tree - Winter Holiday Menu / Meniu de Sarbatori

2. Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

3. Egg Snowman

Egg Snowman

 4. Ham Rolls Stuffed with Boeuf Salad

Ham Rolls with Boeuf Salad

5. Christmas Tree Tart with Spinach

Christmas Tree Tart with Spinach

6. Feta Cheese Balls

Feta Cheese Balls with Dill and Sunflower Seeds / Bilute de branza cu marar si seminte de floarea soarelui

7. Christmas Tree Relish Tray

Christmas Tree Relish Tray

 8. Smoked Salmon and Cucumber

Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Appetizer

9. Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter

10. Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Bacon

11. Cream Cheese Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

Cream Cheese Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

12.  Simple 4-Ingredient Appetizers on a Stick

Simple 4-Ingredient Appetizers on a Stick


~ Salads ~

13. Toasted Pita and Bean Salad

Toasted Pita and Bean Salad

14. Beet Salad

Beet Salad

15. Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

16. Bean Salad

Bean Salad

17. Red Cabbage Salad

Red Cabbage Salad

18. Caprese Salad with Balsamic Maple Reduction

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Maple Reduction


~ Main Course & Side Dishes ~

19. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Sarmale

20. Turkey Breast with Herb Stuffing Wrapped in Bacon

Turkey Breast with Herb Stuffing Wrapped in Bacon / Piept de Curcan cu Bacon Umplut

21. Ratatouille Christmas Tree Pie

Ratatouille Christmas Tree Pie

22. Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

23. Country-Style Baked Potatoes

Country-Style Baked Potatoes

24. Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey with White- Wine Sauce

Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey with White- Wine Sauce

25. Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin

26. Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole 

Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole

27. Slow-Roasted Turkey with Cream Gravy

Slow-Roasted Turkey with Cream Gravy

28. Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut 

Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut

29. Balsamic and Dijon Glazed Ham

Balsamic and Dijon Glazed Ham

30. Brine-Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cranberry Jam and a Pear Salad

Brine-Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cranberry Jam and a Pear Salad

31. Rosemary-Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary-Garlic Potatoes

32. Crispy Grilled Trout with Parsley and Lemon

Crispy Grilled Trout with Parsley and Lemon

33. Roast Chicken with Portuguese Seasoning

Roast Chicken with Portuguese Seasoning

34. Ground Beef and Pork Lasagna

Ground Beef & Pork Lasagna


~ Desserts ~

35. Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

36. Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

37. Christmas Tree Cake 

Christmas Tree Cake

38. Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

39. Reindeer Cupcakes 

Reindeer Cupcakes

40. Santa Gingerbread Cookies

Santa Gingerbread Cookies

41. Snowman Cake

Snowman Cake

42. Sweet Bread – Romanian Cozonac

Sweet Bread - Romanian Cozonac

43. Fruit Tree

Fruit Tree

44. Happy New Year Cake

Happy New Year Cake

45. Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

46. Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

47. Peppermint Meringue 

Peppermint Meringue

48. Cake Pops

Cake Pops

49. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Fruit Mince Pies

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    • Roxy says

      You’re very welcome, Natalie :)!

      p.s. Saw your appearance on Shark Tank… I love the cheat sheet apron, such a great idea! This would definitely be so useful for any baker.

    • says

      They are so beautiful…. too cute to be eaten :). Thanks for letting me know your blog moved, I’ve updated the link. Also, I just checked your post again and the ‘previous post’ link in the first paragraph is broken — points to the old site 😉

      Happy Holidays!


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