We’re in full holiday mode, and that means celebrating with friends with a tipple or three and something delicious in hand. What it doesn’t mean is slaving away in a kitchen for hours while your guests party on without you. The best way to ensure an epic celebration you can all enjoy? These six quick and easy recipes that are sure to impress without the stress. And don’t forget the bubbly.
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Spicy nuts are an easy snack to serve hungry guests. Pair with a glass of prosecco on arrival.
Let’s make it: In a large skillet over medium heat, warm a container of Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts for a few minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add 1-2 Tablespoons of Sriracha and stir to coat. Keep stirring for 1-2 minutes, then pour into a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.
Another simple snack that takes minutes to make. Briny, salty seaweed is a perfect seasoning for popcorn – way fancier than butter and salt but even easier to whip up.
This no-recipe sweet and salty snack mix is totally addicting, and you can make it with any chips and cereal combo you love most.
Let’s make it: Spread a mix of Chex, mini pretzels, almonds (and any other favorite snacks) to a sheet pan. Toss with a spoonful each of Prince & Spring Organic Coconut Oil and soy sauce. Bake at 300F for 10 minutes.
Bruschetta is a party classic, but we’re making it even easier using barely sweet cranberry almond thins for the base so all you have to do is add your favorite toppings. Here are three ideas to get you started:
Let’s make it: Top THINaddictives Cranberry Almond Thins with:
- Chicken salad made from Swanson white chicken breast and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
- Barney’s Almond Butter and apple slices
- Goat cheese and craisins
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Warming and comforting, these tomato soup shots are fun to serve at cocktail parties when you only have one free hand (the other, of course, is occupied with a festive drink).
Pita Chip Nachos for a Crowd
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Swap out corn chips for pita chips in this crowd-favorite healthier nachos recipe.
Let’s make it: Lay Stacy’s Pita Chips on an oven-proof tray. Top with Hormel Chili, Rosarita Refried Beans, Goya Black Beans and shredded cheese, and broil for two minutes. Top with Pace Picante Sauce salsa, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and avocado.
What’s your go-to quick entertaining recipe?