Start the new year off with a bang – and by that, we don’t mean with fireworks. We’re talking about celebratory meals that hit the right spot. After all, spending time with those you care about over a delicious brunch or dinner is certain to be a great start to a brand-new year.
Whether you’re putting together a showstopping New Year’s Eve dinner for your entire household or simply preparing a small spread for yourself, we’re sure you’ll love the following recipes as much as we do. If you’ve left your food shopping and recipe planning to the last-minute too, you might be appreciate of these ideas.
Baked Cheese Bread Flower
If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve Zoom party for your immediate family, you’re bound to impress everyone with this baked cheese bread flower, which not only is delicious, but resembles fireworks! Everyone will be able to pull apart pieces of golden, buttery bread and dip it into the melted camembert in the centre for an explosion of flavour. What’s more, don’t be intimidated by the idea of making your own dough. You can also use ready-made pizza dough to speed up the process.
Leek and Stilton Quiche
This flavourful, creamy quiche serves up to eight people, so you should have plenty left for New Year’s Day too. Stilton cheese, leeks, eggs and double cream make this vegetarian-friendly quiche as creamy and savoury as it is. This is quite a simple recipe, but everyone will be raving about this dish.
Persian Aubergine Bake
Here’s something for the vegetarian and gluten free folk out there. This comforting one-pot Persian aubergine bake is incredibly easy to make and serves up to eight people. The warm spices, sweet dates and feta cheese all combine beautifully to conjure images of Mediterranean sunshine in a pot. This is a hearty meal that’s perfect to share on New Year’s Eve.
Chicken Pasta Bake
You can’t get any simpler than a classic pasta dish. Don’t be fooled, however. This chicken pasta bake may look run-of-the-mill, but it’s bursting with comforting flavour that your entire family will enjoy. This particular recipe features penne pasta, but you can substitute this with any pasta you have on hand.
Acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay’s take on classic beef wellington will serve as a jaw-dropping and mouth-watering centrepiece on your table on New Year’s Eve, as this is something of a challenging recipe. But if you’re willing to take on this challenge, both you and your family will be blown away by the results. The crispy puff pastry, the savoury prosciutto and the tender beef all come together for a filling meal. Serve with a side or two of veg and a Yorkshire pudding too, if you like. Well, when in Rome!
Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Rich, tender chunks of lobster turn an everyday mac ‘n’ cheese dish into a lavish meal perfect for a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner. This lobster mac ‘n’ cheese recipe is quick and easy to make, but is certain to impress everyone in your household. You’ll need one whole lobster, amori or other small tube shaped pasta, breadcrumbs and plenty of parmesan to whip up this creamy, decadent dish.
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