New Year’s Eve celebrations are the last hurrah of the year and typically the last food-filled celebration before people kick off their resolution to watch what they eat. Whether you’re spending the evening with family to watch the ball drop or hosting an elaborate party, here are some flavorful New Year’s Eve recipes to consider trying as you welcome the coming year.
New Year’s Eve Party Foods
Mixing both sweet and salty flavors, this easy to make appetizer can be thrown together in as little as 30 minutes and is only 54 calories! Caribbean Pineapple is in prime season from December to February and it’s the star of this bite-sized treat.
This recipe requires a bit more effort, but it’s sure to be a hit with party guests. Serve this salmon platter with an assortment of crackers or cocktail bread giving your guests the chance to build their own appetizer.
Packed with shrimp and cabbage, this healthy dumpling recipe is perfect for larger parties and makes about 48 servings. The recipe can also be modified to accommodate guests with seafood allergies or to simply add variety by using turkey in place of the shrimp.
This rich and savory snack may require a knife and fork, but that won’t stop your party guests from going back for more. Don’t have wild mushrooms? While they are more flavorful you can substitute any mushroom for this recipe.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas
Leave it to a celebrity chef to add a tasty Northern California twist on a classic seafood stew. This savory dish is packed with crab, clams, fish, and shrimp and is a great way to start your New Year’s feast. If you serve it with sourdough bread and a salad you’ll have a complete meal.
Ready in about 20 minutes, this pan-seared steak is the perfect main dish for closing out 2016. Topped with a savory-sweet port wine and grape sauce it’s the perfect centerpiece for a celebratory meal.
Add some spice to your gathering with this Southwestern inspired dish. It’s mild heat and rich, smoky flavor is sure to impress your guests.
Craving more of those holiday favorites like turkey and cranberries? This recipe marries the two into a single dish that’s perfect for a smaller get-together.
New Year’s Eve Treats
Looking to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth? These dessert recipes are a perfect way to round out a celebration of any size.
This flavorful dessert is also extremely customizable. The recipe can leverage nearly any citrus fruit and since it’s gluten-free, you can play with the flour you use. Coconut flour leaves the treat high in fiber and moist, whereas almond flour adds texture and a nutty flavor.
This dumpling recipe combines apples, raisins, brown sugar, and spice into a crispy, buttery dumpling topped with an apple cider reduction. Served warm, this is the perfect sweet treat for a cold New Year’s Eve night.
Whether you’re celebrating intimately with immediate family or holding a larger celebration with extended family and friends, these recipes are sure to offer something flavorful and festive for the occasion.