Best 5 New Year's Eve Recipes

No matter if your New Year’s Eve plans include an all-night bash or a casual evening in front of the television, ring in 2017 with eats and drinks worthy of the celebration. When planning your holiday menu, consider the size of the crowd you’ll be hosting and decide whether you’ll do a full sit-down dinner or a smaller selection of hearty bites. Check out Food Network’s top-five sweet and savory recipes below for New Year’s Eve favorites from Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis and more chefs, then visit Holiday Central for our entire collection of New Year’s fare.

Classic Pot Roast

Food Network Magazine’s crowd-pleasing roast turns out moist and tender every time, thanks to a low-and-slow cooking method that yields a bold, succulent gravy. Serve with fresh vegetables for an all-in-one supper fit for the celebration.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Ready to eat in only 35 minutes, Rachael’s quick-fix appetizer features two-bite mushrooms filled with a savory combination of Italian sausage, fresh vegetables and Parmesan.

Lobster Mac & Cheese

If you feel like splurging on account of the special occasion, look no further than Ina’s richly decadent macaroni and cheese. These individually portioned casseroles are loaded with fresh lobster plus nutty Gruyère cheese, which together create over-the-top indulgence.

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Food stylist: Brett Kurzweil Prop stylist: Meghan Guthrie

Cone-oli

Think of Food Network Magazine’s next-level recipe as deconstructed cannoli: Instead of filling delicate pastry shells with cream, opt for ice cream cones instead, and stuff those with a sweetened ricotta-cream cheese mixture, and finish with chopped pistachios for added texture.

Bellini Bar

Instead of mixing to-order cocktails for your party guests all night, follow Giada’s lead and prepare a few fruit purees in advance. When your friends arrive, they can simply top off their glasses with the puree and a splash of Prosecco.

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