Still undecided on what to make for your New Year’s Eve dinner? Well look no further because we've compiled incredible New Year's Eve recipes for you! It’s been a pretty intense year, so it's time to bid farewell to the old and ring in the new year the right way!
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Endings mean being able to look back and contemplate everything you’ve achieved and yet to accomplish. New Year’s Eve is both an ending and a beginning. So let's approach it the best way we can by trying to be better home cooks!
Food has always been the refuge for many of us. Stressed, down, anxious, nervous, or excited—no matter the feeling or the mood, we turn to food!
So, it’s only fitting that the day of beginnings and endings involves the most festive spread of the year! Together, let's usher in the new year with joy, grace, and excitement. Of course by cooking a handful of these sumptuous New Year’s Eve recipes!
1. Garlic Lemon Butter Scallops
This is the grand finale of 2019! Go all out and make these fancy garlic lemon butter scallops by Karyl's Kulinary Krusade!
Don’t worry, this recipe will guide you throughout this intricate but easy process.
2. Fish Taco Appetizers and Avocado Crema
Serve these fish taco appetizers with avocado crema at your cocktail party. With these, you're off to a healthy start for the New Year!
3. Spicy Maple Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Shrimp is a staple of any collection of New Year’s Eve recipes. As suggested in this Inspired Taste recipe, you can level up shrimp by wrapping it in bacon.
Add some maple syrup and Sriracha hot chili sauce too. Putting these appetizers on sticks will make them easier for your guests to eat.
4. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Always have some greens! We are entering a new chapter, and as always, we wish for a fuller and longer life!
This spinach artichoke dip recipe by My Sequined Life can help you achieve this.
5. Prosciutto-Wrapped Greens
Serve some prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with a lemon garlic aioli dipping sauce. What an appetizer for your New Year’s Eve dinner! Consider these ingredients as a culinary power couple.
Prosciutto and asparagus go so well together. Everyone loves them without question! This recipe by Tastes Lovely will show you how to make the Paleo version of the classic appetizer.
6. Beef Burger with Bacon, Horseradish Mayo, and Fried Onions
We don't know about you, but a beef burger with bacon might be the best thing to eat on New Year's Eve. Of course with some horseradish mayo and fried onions too!
It's a crowd-pleaser, indeed! You can make burgers on your own for the cocktail party with this recipe by Salt and Lavender.
7. Chicken Meatballs
Planning to serve meat but want it to be light and extra savory? Then check out this chicken meatball recipe by Natasha's Kitchen. It's a treat because of how delicious, quick, easy, and inexpensive to make it is.
8. White Wine Mushroom Bruschetta with Halloumi
It's a fact that a lot of people will have the same New Year’s resolution: eat healthier. Why wait for the first day of the year?
Start with the dinner of December 31. Serve this healthy mushroom appetizer by Amuse Your Bouche.
9. Jack Daniels Glazed Baked Chicken Wings
Bake batches of these glazed babies for New Year's Eve! Glazed chicken wings are not exactly the best things to eat if you're not into licking your fingers clean.
But there is room for compromise for food this good. Learn how the Chunky Chef puts a spin on this classic in this list of New Year's Eve recipes.
10. Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce
These Vietnamese spring rolls by Bowl of Delicious are what you need to start a healthy year. You might be hesitant to serve them at a party—and we understand.
After all, canapes, caviar, and shrimp cocktails are what you would expect to eat at a New Year's Eve party. But why not try something new and unconventional for a change?
11. Sausage Stuffed Shells with Spinach
Add this to your collection of New Year's Eve recipes! Who can resist the combination of sausage, spinach, tomato, and ricotta cheese? These stuffed shells are filling enough to be served as appetizers, or even as an entree at a party.
What's good about this Inspired Taste recipe is it's a time saver. And you know what's even better? You can make the stuffing in advance!
So, on the day of the party, you only need to worry about preparing the shells to complete this dish.
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12. Grilled Cumin Cardamom Steak Kebabs
You know how they say, the way you begin the New Year will be the way you live out its entirety? In case that’s true, here’s a fulfilling steak kebab recipe by My Sequined Life. Now all your meals throughout the new year will be as satisfying and unforgettable!
A personal favorite when it comes to New Year's Eve recipes!
13. German Beef Rouladen
Seasons and Suppers surprised us yet again with this version of the German beef rouladen. At first glance, the dish may look like it's difficult to make—but don't roll up your sleeves yet.
The recipe is pretty comprehensible and following it is easier than you think. What you need to do is roll beef along with ingredients like bacon and pickles, then voila! You'll have this delicious entree for your New Year's Eve party!
14. Salmon Tartine
These salmon tartines by Salt and Lavender are made with baked salmon and crusty bread. And let's not forget the Greek yogurt and the dill spread. Sounds like they're the perfect sandwiches for lunch.
But of course, salmon tartines have their place in a cocktail party. Perfect as appetizers or even as the main course. Highlight this in your list of New Year's Eve recipes!
15. Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups
This baked broccoli mac and cheese recipe is a much lighter dish in our list of New Year's eve recipes. We care about you, so we want to include healthy items as well.
Even if you're not vegan and have no plans to cook vegan food, this recipe will still come in handy. In case you'll have a vegan guest coming over.
16. Chocolate Chia Pudding
We've presented a couple of recipes for appetizers and entrees already. Now, it's time to move on to desserts in this collection of New Year's Eve recipes! Here's a chocolate chia pudding recipe by Simple Veganista.
You can indulge in this treat without feeling too conscious about the calories. Don't worry, it's made with healthy ingredients!
17. Cheesecake Minis
Cheesecake, baby! It's like the epitome of decadence when it comes to desserts! Serve these cheesecake minis at your cocktail party to make your guests keep asking for more.
18. Strawberry Brownie Sundae Bites
These petite treats by Bakingdom are a combination of all sorts of delectable things. Waffle cone, chocolate brownies, strawberry buttercream or ice cream. Plus homemade whipped cream, cherries, and sprinkles.
You get all these in one bite!
19. Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles
We need to add something sparkling in our list of New Year's Eve recipes. And these white chocolate truffles have enough spark to be attractive and sophisticated. The kind you need in a cocktail party with grownups.
20. Spicy Austin Mule
This spicy Austin mule cocktail can give you a ‘serious kick' (after all it has vodka and jalapenos in it). It might be exactly what you need on a chilly winter night. That said, remember to drink moderately.
21. Sparkling Sangria
What you need to keep a party going is a punch bowl full of sparkling sangria. And thanks to this recipe from One Ingredient Chef, we'll know how to keep this drink flowing.
It's so delicious and refreshing, it'll be hard to keep track of the number of glasses you've had. That said, again, don't forget to drink party cocktails moderately.
You don't want to have a nasty hangover on the first day of the year, right?
Watch this video from So Yummy for more New Year’s Eve recipes. This time for treats!
Is it just us or does time really just fly by? No worries, we are armed with the best way to make every moment count and every memory last! These New Year’s Eve recipes help us remember what 2019 has been like and what I want 2020 to be!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on December 27, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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