Want to be the star of your next Holiday Potluck?
Here’s three recipes that’ll make you the go to person for every event in the office! No one will know that these only took minutes!
First let’s start with an appetizer:
Cheeseball Bites – This recipe from delish will leave your friends, family and coworkers wanting more
PREP: 15 min
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. shredded Cheddar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
Freshly ground black pepper
8 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
1/3 c. finely chopped fresh chives
Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, garlic powder, and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Form into 18 small balls and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
In a shallow bowl or on a plate, stir together cooked bacon, chives, and pecans.
Roll balls in bacon-chive-pecan mixture and insert a pretzel stick in each ball.
(If not serving right away, loosely cover with plastic wrap and return to fridge. Let sit at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.)
Now let’s move to the entrée
Chicken Parmesan Sliders – Home Made Interests’ recipe is so delicious no one will even know that most of it’s store bought.
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
PREP: 15 Min
1 Pack slider buns
1 lb Breaded Chicken Tenders * *These should be cooked already** (weight is approx.)
2 c Pasta sauce
2 c Mozzarella cheese , shredded
1/2 c Parmesan cheese , shredded
3 tbsp Butter , melted
1 tsp Garlic powder (more to taste)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place the bottom half of the slider buns in a greased casserole dish.
Place cooked chicken tenders on the bottom buns and then cover them in sauce.
Combine the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and sprinkle it over the sauce.
Place the top buns on the sliders.
Melt the butter and mix the garlic powder until it is thoroughly combined. (feel free to add more garlic powder if you like garlic as much as I do!)
Pour the melted butter over the buns and then sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
Finally, the best part of every meal…Dessert!
Holiday Sugar Cookie Truffles – You know why dessert is spelled with Two S’s? Because it’s Sooo Scrumptious!
12 sugar cookies (about 2 1/2 to 3-inches in diameter)
3 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups white chocolate for melting (or candy melts)
Sprinkles for decoration
Place sugar cookies in a food processor and process until cookies turn into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and process again until well-combined and mixture can be pressed into a ball, 1 to 2 minutes.
Shape cookies into balls about 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes or the refrigerator for 1 hour.
In medium bowl, melt white chocolate according to instructions. (See my tips for melting chocolate .)
Remove the cookie balls from refrigerator. Using a spoon or two forks, dip and roll chilled cookie balls, one at a time, in coating. Return to lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Repeat process for remaining cookie balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
We got this holiday recipe from ‘If you give a blonde a kitchen’ and let’s just say, we’re glad someone gave this blonde a kitchen!
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