No matter how many times you tell yourself “I’m not going to stress this year,” be honest… when it comes to that main meal you want it to be a show stopper. Right?
Crafting the perfect holiday menu is about a lot more than just taste — it’s gotta have that plus look great, please everyone and fit together perfectly.

We know. The struggle is real.

But we’re here to help!

Here are a few of our favorite holiday recipes that are sure to wow your guests:

Edible Ornaments. Yes please! Make a big batch of these Cheddar Dried Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Ornaments. Don’t worry, you’ll eat them up before you even get a chance to hang them on the tree.
Cheddar Dried Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Ornaments

Festive Finger Food. Deck the halls with these Cranberry Cheddar Pita Bites. They’ve got a savory flavor that will have you reminiscing about the holidays in no time.
Cranberry Cheddar Pita Bites

Eat Your Veggies. Go green this holiday season and try these Fried Brussels Sprouts with Cheese. A healthy snack with a soul food twist.

Relish in Delight. Dress up your relish tray or cheeseboard with these Pimento Cheese Stuffed Olives. Bite-sized snacking at its finest.
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Olives

Fa la la la Fondue. Cabot Sharp Cheddar Fondue is a sure fire way to dress up your appetizer table. It’s always fun to play with your food.
Cabot Sharp Cheddar Fondue

Holiday Brunch. Plan ahead and prep this Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole to feed an army of guests first thing in the morning or for a fancy midday brunch.
Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole

Fake Fancy. This recipe, Cheddar with Honey, Walnuts & Dried Cherries, looks so amazing, no one will every guess you made it in the blink of an eye.
Cheddar with Honey, Walnuts & Dried Cherries

Spice it Up. Add a dash of flavor with these Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms.
Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Top it Off. Pardon the pun, but we can’t help ourselves. We think you’re sure be “rockin’ ’round the tree” with this Festive Cabot Cheddar Tree.
Festive Cabot Cheddar Tree

Looking for some “recovery” meals for after your holiday noshing? Here are some of our favorite salads to give you a little break from all the season’s more indulgent eats.

If you would like to learn more about Cabot Creamery Cooperative, get more delicious recipes, or take a virtual tour of some of our 1,000 farm families, click here. If you find a recipe that you love on our site, please rate and review it – we appreciate your feedback!

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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