I know, it can be overwhelming: this is the last supper of the year! If you’re still undecided on what to make for your New Year’s Eve dinner, look no further! Here are 21 incredible New year’s Eve recipes guaranteed to make the last night of 2016 memorable! It’s been a pretty intense year, and we need to pay our dues by celebrating the right way!
New Year’s Eve Recipes To End An Amazing Year
Beginning and endings have always been special to me. A new start means new dreams to have and opportunities to be better at everything I love—being a mom, a wife, and chef! 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 I approach it the best way I can: trying to be a better chef by accomplishing the most sumptuous New Year’s Eve recipes!
Food has always been the refuge of many of us. When we are stressed, down, anxious, nervous, or excited—no matter what the feeling or the mood, we turn to food! So, it’s only fitting that such a momentous event—a beginning and an ending—involved the most festive spread of the year! My list of New Year’s Eve recipes is here to help you usher in 2017 with joy, grace, and excitement!
1. Scallops with Potato Pancakes and Caviar Sauce
This is the grand finale of 2016! Go all out and make these jaw-dropping fancy scallops! Don’t worry, this recipe will guide you throughout this intricate but easy process!
2. Caramel-Dipped Popovers With Chocolate Mousse
The kind of sweetness overload I love! These popovers overloaded with chocolate mousse bring together two types of saccharine indulgence no one can resist! Every list of New Year’s Eve recipes should have them!
3. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
Shrimp is a staple of any collection on New Year’s Eve recipes! Spruce it up with some garlic and update the presentation. Putting them on a stick will make it easier for everyone to enjoy this favorite!
4. Gorgonzola 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 recipe help you achieve that!
5. Prosciutto-Wrapped Greens
If ingredients could be couples, these two are the most celebrated one. They just go so well together, everyone loves them without question! Serve some prosciutto-wrapped arugula for appetizers on your New Year’s Eve dinner!
6. Braised Veal Shanks With Bacon-Parmesan Crumbs
Soft and melt-in-your-mouth crumbs made of bacon and cheese are already good enough. But use them to wrap tender meat? This dish is one of those New Year’s Eve recipes everyone will remember until the next year ends!
7. Swedish Meatballs
8. Smoked-Trout Salad
I know for a fact a lot of people will have the same New Year’s resolution: Eat healthier. Why wait for the first day of 2017? Start with the last dinner of 2016 with this amazing salad!
9. Lamb Boti Kebabs
Lamb marinated in spiced yogurt? We really are taking things to the next level this new year! Don’t be afraid! Take the risk and show your guests that with the dawn of the new year comes the beginning of culinary mastery!
10. Tuna With Lime and Radish Dressing
New Year is celebrated throughout the entire globe! Bring a little Asian infusion in your celebration to bring you closer to everybody else in the world who are hopeful about the new and better beginnings.
11. Melty Mozzarella Dip
Mozzarella sticks are so 2000s! Just kidding, it’s a classic and everyone loves them. But when the occasion is welcoming something new, changes and updates must be made! Here’s a melty mozzarella dip instead!
12. Skirt Steak Crostini
You know how they say the way you begin the new year will be the way you live out its entirety? Well, in case that’s true, here’s a fulfilling steak so all your meals throughout 2017 will be satisfying and unforgettable!
13. Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls
I know, there’s so much happening in this appetizer, but it will all make sense in your mouth! Egg rolls are always nice to have at any kind of gathering because they are light and pleasing. This list of New Year’s Eve recipes just wouldn’t be complete without them!
14. Balsamic Tomato And Pesto Canapés
When the taste of fruits, herbs, and vegetables complements an oily toasted crust, we call it a gift. These kinds of New Year’s eve recipes are your post-Christmas presents!
15. Pomegranate-And-Fennel-Glazed Rack Of Lamb
Putting this modern rack of lamb at the center of the dinner table will make your statement clear: 2016 was one hell of a ride and we made it! Let’s celebrate!
16. Salt n’ Pepper Sweet Potato Fries
Those who’ve made the resolution to live a healthier life need not be afraid. Sweet potatoes are the healthy alternative to our favorite french fries. Here’s how to make them for New Year’s Eve dinner!
— Homemade Recipes (@BestHomeRecipes) December 9, 2016
17. Butterscotch Pudding With Chocolate Ganache
Here’s a layered dessert with complementary ingredients indulging in one another! Imagine how they taste when they come together in on spoonful! This is the epitome of the decadence of New Year’s Eve recipes!
18. Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick
This is the best way to convince yourself you are changing your diet this new year! Just don’t ask anyone how many sticks make one entire cake!
19. Original Chatham Artillery Punch
We’ve lived through another year! Drinks are in order! Begin with this invigorating and spirited punch, guaranteed to make you look forward to the coming year!
20. Poinsettia Cocktail
My first glass of poinsettia was at a New Year’s Eve party! Since them, I’ve included them in my New Year’s Eve recipes because it’s a classic that reminds everyone of the joy of welcoming a new year together. A magical drink for a magical new beginning!
21. Disco Truffles
Look at all that sparkle! Serve these disco truffles with the exhilarating cocktails above! A true (and sweet) symbolic way to exit 2016 with a bang!
Watch this video from CBS New York for more New Year’s Eve recipes:
Is it just me or does time really just fly by? No worries, I am armed with the best way to make every moment count and every memory last! These New Year’s Eve recipes help me remember what 2016 has been like and what I want 2017 to be! I’m sure by having this lovely dinner with the people dearest to you has also made you realize the new directions—personal, professional, and, most importantly, culinary!—that you want to take this coming year! Let’s welcome it with open arms and an open mouth!
Want more New Year’s Eve recipes? Try this guide to making Khachapuri, the Delicious Georgian Cheese Bread! What dish are you looking forward to on your New Year’s Eve dinner? Let me know in the comments section!
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