31 Dazzling New Year’s Eve Dinner Recipes

Keep the party going — from appetizers and drinks to dinner and dessert — with these easy recipes.

December 07, 2022

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Ring in the New Year

There’s no better way to send off the past year (and count down to the new one) than by sharing a delicious meal with your family and closest friends. If you’re hosting, then you already know that you’re going to need a handful of crowd-pleasing recipes to get you through the night — appetizers for snacking, dinner party-worthy mains and, of course, a few cocktails when it’s time to raise a glass. You’ll find all of that and more right here, starting with a holiday classic: shrimp cocktail. Ina roasts her shrimp in a preheated oven and whips up a simple, 6-ingredient sauce for an impressive appetizer — that’s ready in a matter of minutes.

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Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip

This twist on classic spinach artichoke dip is sure to be a winner at any holiday dinner or get-together. Rachael Ray serves it with sesame breadsticks, celery hearts and pita crisps for dipping.

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Champagne Jelly Flutes

The secret to keeping the floating bubbles in these champagne jellies is making sure your liquids are very cold — and cooling the mixture quickly so that the gelatin sets before the bubbles dissolve. Inserting the raspberry creates more bubbles, as the trapped gasses move around before the jellies are fully set. The result is a dramatic and festive sparkling treat best scooped with a spoon.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sweet Italian sausage, onions and peppers create a sweet-and-savory filling for Rachael's stuffed mushrooms.

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Instant Pot Chicken Marbella

This classic dinner party dish is made from start to finish in the multi-cooker. Briny capers and olives marry with dried apricots and a touch of brown sugar for the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

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Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp

Wrap shrimp with pineapple and bacon and saute until the bacon is crispy. It's a great sweet and salty bite.

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New Year's Resolution Cookies

No matter whether you are throwing a fancy black-tie affair or a small family dinner, these cookies (with two surprises inside!) will surely be a hit.

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Fried Olives

Give your evening Spanish flair with a selection of tapas, including fried olives, Manchego cheese and Serrano ham.

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Lemon Capellini with Caviar

This elegant main dish from Ina, lemony buttered pasta topped with caviar, is perfect for a special occasion. Best of all, it's done in minutes. Ina says osetra caviar tends to be the best quality for the money. Look for malossol, which means "little salt."

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Shrimp Cocktail

This 5-star shrimp cocktail is about to become your go-to recipe; it's easy and crowd-pleasing, and you can whip up the cocktail sauce in minutes.

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Grand Champagne Cocktail

Swap mimosas for Bobby Flay's Grand Champagne Cocktail made with strawberry puree and orange-flavored liqueur and finished off with a little bubbly.

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Bourbon-Pear Star Pie

The caramel and vanilla flavors in bourbon are a perfect complement to sweet Bosc pears in this boozy New Year's Eve pie. To make it even more celebratory, the top crust is made of star cutouts that have been dusted with shimmery sanding sugar.

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Polenta Crostini

With just four ingredients, you can create crispy, cheesy polenta triangles that are great for a party.

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Filet Mignon with Mustard Cream and Wild Mushrooms

These bold and classic flavors pair on the plate and the palate to form the perfect platform for a rich and intriguing Cabernet Sauvignon varietal.

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Stovetop Roasted Pears with Dulce de Leche

All you need are two ingredients to make Alex's homemade dulce de leche. You can top these pears with the decadent mixture or eat it with a spoon.

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Sgroppino Cocktail

Giada De Laurentiis' elegant cocktail is a crisp Italian classic with sparkling Prosecco and the bright flavors of lemon sorbet and mint.

Get the Recipe: Sgroppino (Italian cocktail)

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Ina's cheesy, gooey pasta features loads of lobster meat.

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Fried Peppers and Olives

Elevate the appetizer spread for New Year's with these fried peppers and olives. Soak up the sage, garlic and lemon oil with crusty bread.

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Lamb Meatball Sliders

Spread goat cheese mascarpone on a roll and top with a lamb or Italian sausage mini burger.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

Celebrate the New Year with Giada's decadent tart. The chocolate chips melt to form a rich batter with pieces of nutty hazelnuts.

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Resolution Cocktail

Turn to this smart cocktail to get a head start on your resolutions. This drink contains merlot, which improves metabolism and is full of antioxidants.

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Classic Pot Roast

Try an easy, slow-cooked roast for your party of eight.

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Prosciutto Bread

Make an easy-to-serve appetizer with store-bought French bread dough and slices of prosciutto rolled into a log.

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Make cannoli even easier to eat by filling a store-bought ice cream cone with a ricotta mixture, chocolate and pistachios.

Get the Recipe: Cone-oli

Champagne Cocktail

Toast to the new year with this elegant cocktail that starts with a sugar cube soaked in bitters. As the sugar dissolves, it will sweeten the Champagne.

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Roasted Garlic Bruschetta

Toast bread under the broiler and brush with olive oil and roasted garlic for a quick appetizer.

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Portobello Gratin

Muenster cheese is layered with portobello mushrooms in this hearty gratin finished off with breadcrumbs for a crispy crust.

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Oven "Fried" Pizza

Use store-bought dough as a shortcut or use Alex Guarnaschelli's homemade pizza dough recipe, and top with a lamb sausage and caramelized onion mixture.

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Salted Caramel Brownies

Ina drizzles caramel over hot brownies and sprinkles with sea salt.

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Dirty Martini

Sip a retro-style cocktail while you welcome the new year.

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Bacon-Pork Pops on Lemongrass Sticks

These bacon and pork meatballs on a stick are served with a sweet chili sauce.

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