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Eight Chefs we Love and Their Best Holiday Recipes

We Compiled a List of Our Favorite Recipes to add to your Holiday Table. 


While nothing may beat Grandmother’s traditional sweet potato casserole, it can be fun to try new recipes during the holidays! Maybe you are starting new traditions with your own family and looking for some ideas? Or maybe you simply want to impress your mother in law with something delicious and decadent. Whatever the reason, celebrity chefs are here to help! They know a thing or two about preparing a holiday meal and adding a little extra creativity to those standard deviled eggs and desserts. 


While it was hard to narrow down, it was a delight to compile this list of tasty recipes from some of our favorite chefs. We included one sweet and one savory so you can have some options when planning your big family meal. 


Alton Brown 

Aged Eggnog  

Yes, eggnog can be store bought, but Alton’s recipe takes it up a notch (especially with the cognac!)


5 Pepper Deviled Eggs 

Say goodbye to the bland deviled eggs from the church picnic. These five peppered eggs have a little kick we love. 


Carla Hall

Herbed Cheese and Broccoli Souffle Omelet

Looking for a healthier and more savory breakfast option? This omelet does the trick!


Hot Chocolate Truffle Ball

These bite sized chocolate balls will be all the rage on your dessert board.


Caroline's Cooking 

Prosciutto Wrapped Dates 

With only three ingredients, these are a breeze to make and always a crowd pleaser. 


Traditional German Stollen with Prunes

Stollen is Germany's traditional Christmas cake and this authentic version is made with prunes, lemon zest, and cardamon. It's wonderfully aromatic, moist and delicious. Added bonus: it's easy to make. 


Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Women)

Yorkshire Pudding 

A traditionally Northern English side dish, Ree lays it all out for us Americans on how to bring these into the Christmas fold. 


Cranberry Brie Bites 

Looking for a foolproof party snack? These tart and sweet crunchy bites are where it’s at and a breeze to bake. 


Marcus Samuelsson

Roasted Sweet Potato and Okra Salad

This delicious side dish is a great new addition to your Christmas dinner. It can be made a few days ahead of time and is of course great for any vegetarians in the family. 


French Toast with Apple Compote and Spiced Mascarpone

Always a hit when on the menu at his restaurants, Marcus’ spicy version of french toast is a great way to elevate that breakfast favorite. 


Danielle Walker 

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Sage Brown Butter

This is an excellent alternative to sweet potato casserole if you are leaning towards a health conscious dish. It’s still sweet without the refined sugars and starches. 


Cranberry Chocolate Gingerbread 

This dessert has all the flavors of Christmas in one cake! She hasn’t used molasses, so here again, a little healthier alternative that is still scrumptious. 


Amanda Rettke (I am Baker)

Ham and Cheese Puffs  

This is a big win for anyone with ham leftovers. This dish is a delicious buttery and flaky puff pastry enveloping a mixture of hot ham, melty swiss cheese, and fresh spinach.


Chocolate Hazelnut Puff Pastry Tree 

Shhhhh. All this takes is store bought puff pastry, chocolate hazelnut spread and a little cinnamon. The final product looks like a winner from the Great British Bake Off!


Lauren Allen (Tastes Better from Scratch)

Baked Ham 

Lauren’s take on the traditional ham is kicked up a notch with a pineapple brown sugar glaze on top.


Red Velvet Bundt Cake

This moist and tender Red Velvet Bundt Cake with cream cheese frosting is always loved by all at the table. Add some chocolate chips for a richer chocolate flavor!