Last-Minute Holiday Recipe Ideas for Vacation Rentals

The holiday season is filled with festive decorations, piles of presents and quality time with family and friends, which is often spent around the table enjoying a holiday feast! To make your holiday season and vacation time as stress-free as possible, here are some last-minute holiday recipes that are easy to whip up right in your vacation rental home:

Holiday Recipe Ideas

Winter Green Salad

Kick off your holiday meal with this cool, crisp and simple winter salad recipe from celebrity chef Bobby Flay. The color of the beautiful greens will pop on your guests’ plates, while the Granny Smith apple, shallots and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano will excite their taste buds. You only need a handful of ingredients and 15 minutes to put together this healthy and beautiful first course.

Buttery Parsley Potatoes

Red baby potatoes come together with rich butter and fresh parsley for this extremely simple but absolutely scrumptious side dish from Foodie Crush. With only a few ingredients, these potatoes will compliment any main course at your holiday table. Bonus – red potatoes and green parsley will add cheery pops of color to your spread!

Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Looking for another healthy(ish) addition to your holiday table? Try this Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe! It’s the vegetable dish your family and friends will keep craving. The aromatic, tasty bacon combined with the melty Parmesan cheese make these Brussel sprouts anything but your ordinary veggie dish. With only six total ingredients, making this recipe from is completely hassle-free.

Easy Parmesan “Risotto”

Food Network chef extraordinaire Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) has an easy “risotto” recipe that will impress and delight your guests without countless hours spent in the kitchen. The trick to making this simple dish is cooking the rice in the oven as opposed to traditional risotto, which requires persistent stirring over a hot stove. This hot, creamy and comforting risotto is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

White Chocolate Reindeer Popcorn

If you want something sweet, salty, chocolatey and festive to munch on after your meal, this White Chocolate Reindeer Popcorn from Two Sisters Kitchens is the treat for you! The red and green snack only requires five ingredients and five minutes to prepare. Throw the delicious mixture of popcorn, chocolate, pretzels, M&M’s and sprinkles in a decorative holiday bowl and you’ve got yourself a yummy holiday indulgence that will be enjoyed by all!

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