No one does easy and elegant like Ina Garten. With recipes for classic holiday mains, sides and more, she’s also serving up simple British-inspired dishes. You’ll be saying “How easy was that?” all holiday long!
Perfect Roast Turkey
Stuffing the turkey with a heap of fresh thyme, a halved lemon, Spanish onion and garlic infuses this roast turkey recipe with a jolt of freshness. To finish it off, brush the outside of the turkey with an herb and garlic mixture, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Herb & Apple Bread Pudding
Packed to the brim with soft bread, crispy pancetta and Gruyère cheese, try this savoury bread pudding for brunch or dinner
There’s truly no resisting rugelach; a cream cheese pastry filled with jam, nuts and raisins. They’re buttery and flaky with just the right amount of sweetness, and will quickly disappear from your holiday table.
Whether you’re out carolling or simply jonesing for a warm adult beverage on a chilly winter night, Ina Garten’s got you covered with her recipe for mulled wine, the modern-day equivalent of wassail.
Herb Coeur à la Crème
Leave it to the Barefoot Contessa to make a cheese ball into an upscale appetizer. This coeur à la crème from Ina Garten is full of dill, chives and scallions and would be delicious as a complement to a smoked salmon platter.
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
Whether served at brunch or alongside your holiday (or weeknight) dinner, these chewy, cheesy biscuits will certainly steal the show.
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing
There’s no holding back during the holidays, which is why these decadent cupcakes from Ina Garten are made with sweet raisins, deep molasses, crystallized ginger and dark rum. Don’t forget the buttery orange cream cheese icing!
Panettone Bread Pudding
This decadent take on classic bread pudding is made with panettone (Italian Christmas bread), which is similar to brioche but studded with dried fruit. It’s baked until the custard is set and the top turns a light golden brown.
These classic crispy potato bites from Ina Garten require minimal ingredients and take only 20 minutes to make.
Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse
If the holidays aren’t the time for indulgence, when is? Chicken liver, brandy, truffle butter and duck fat are just some of the luscious ingredients you’ll need for this delicious make-ahead appetizer. Make a double batch for Christmas Eve snacking and save the second for New Year’s Eve.
Ina Garten’s Shortbread Cookies
Buttery shortbread cookies are dipped in silky melted chocolate and left to harden for the perfect bite. Dip them into the chocolate at an angle or drizzle the melted chocolate over top for a pretty dessert.
Leave it to Ina to make vegetable casseroles feel gourmet. This decadently creamy spinach number will have every diner eating their greens without an ounce of hesitation.
The Southfield Store Holiday French Toast
Perfect for Christmas brunch, Ina Garten takes this simple dish and transforms it into a restaurant-worthy dish. French toast slices are topped with homemade apple cranberry compote, a scoop of pecan compound butter and drizzled with a maple syrup reduction.
Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake
Dotted with cranberries and full of fruity, festive flavours of apple and orange, this sweet and sticky cake is hit with a bit of cinnamon, and lots of sugar and butter.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
A holiday sipper that’s hot, cool and creamy all at once. Nothing says holiday indulgence like a drink made with cocoa, bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate.
Holiday Hot Chocolate
Warm yourself from the inside out with this creamy white chocolate that gets a boost of flavour from fresh vanilla beans. A dash of orange liqueur turns this hot chocolate into a true holiday treat.
Peanut Rocky Road Bark
If you’re a fan of rocky road, this is the holiday bark for you. Ina Garten brings together salty peanuts, chocolate and marshmallows for this sweet treat that works for all occasions.
Honey, pecans and brown sugar combine to create a perfectly sticky topping for these buttery squares.
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
This warm take on classic shrimp cocktail is a delicious way to enjoy the popular appetizer.
Make-Ahead Cranberry Sauce
This simple 5-ingredient cranberry sauce can be made in just 30 minutes, and can be made days or weeks in advance of your holiday celebration.
Cut the dough into star shapes for a festive feel. These scrumptious cookies have a hint of spice and are the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Shredded Brussels sprouts make for a delectable salad or a fresh and healthy side. This simple recipe by the Barefoot Contessa pairs the veg with simple pantry ingredients (butter, olive oil, balsamic and a dash of S&P.
Roasted Eggplant Spread
The sweet, meaty flavour of eggplant is intensified through the roasting process and finished off with a kick of cayenne pepper and lemon. Serve alongside pieces of warm pita for an irresistible snack that will have everyone going back for seconds.
Garlic Sautéed Spinach
Ease meets elegance with this simple sautéed spinach dish that is both a celebration of fresh green produce and a comforting side to complement most mains.
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
Use local shiitake, portobello and cremini mushrooms for the freshest earthy flavours in this delightful creamy soup from The Barefoot Contessa.
Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork
This slow-roasted pork is tender on the inside with a crunchy exterior hit with a bit of spice.
Butternut Squash Hummus
The holidays are no time for ho-hum hummus. Bring a seasonal twist to your favourite dip with this velvety dish that gets its creamy zip from Greek yogurt. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, which both brings out the sweetness of the roasted squash and complements the hint of cinnamon. Serve with toasted pita bread at room temperature and watch it disappear!
Chock-full of dried fruit, pecans and warming spices, these mini versions of fruitcake are both pretty and practical — the perfect treat for any holiday celebration.
Herb and Apple Stuffing
Ina Garten’s traditional stuffing gets an added crunch and nutty flavor with ½ cup of sliced almonds.
Sausage and Herb Stuffing
Sausage is a common ingredient in many stuffing variations, but this Barefoot Contessa recipe is no ordinary version. Packed with diced apples, cranberries and veggies, this dish is worth banking for the holidays (or any special occasion, really).
If you’re a fan of The Barefoot Contessa, you’ve seen Ina Garten serve up some pretty spectacular dishes. But this towering coconut-encrusted creation, well…it takes the cake!
Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese
Sweet, ripe pears with tangy, creamy blue cheese is a match made in heaven. Pears are tossed in lemon juice, which cuts through the intense flavour of the blue cheese, as well as prevents the pears from turning brown.
Perfect Roast Chicken
There’s nothing more delicious than a perfectly cooked roast chicken, with a crispy skin and juicy centre.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Nutty dough is layered with sweet raspberry jam in these addictively crumbly squares. Top with chopped peanuts for even more crunch.
Bubbly is the perfect drink for special occasions, including your holiday and new year’s get togethers. Ina shares her way of making champagne even more festive this season.
With the tangy flavour of lemons and a light dusting of powdered sugar, these must-try lemon bars from Ina Garten will take your holiday dessert from good to best.
Roast Turkey with Truffle Butter
Fresh thyme and white truffle butter artfully placed beneath the skin of the bird is the secret to Ina Garten’s elegant roast turkey.
Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
Ina Garten’s sage, rosemary and thyme-laced turkey breast is roasted until the skin is crispy and golden, making it the perfect main for an intimate holiday affair.
Ina shares her take on the traditional, hearty English lunch of bread, cheese and other simple ingredients. This meal is assembled – not cooked – and lets you and your guests graze on fresh bread, hard, strong cheese, savoury meat,and crisp, fresh vegetables. A pint of ale is the perfect refreshment.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs
These chocolate peanut butter drop cookies are studded with pecans and walnuts for a bit of crunch.
Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream
The pairing of spicy ginger, sweet whipped cream and pumpkin cake is delicious and completely reminiscent of fall flavours. The best part? This recipe can be made a few days ahead — just cover and refrigerate.
Ultimate Ginger Cookie
Warm flavours of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves make for the ultimate chewy spiced cookies. Crystallized ginger bits give the treats added crunch and a punch more flavour.
Blini with Smoked Salmon
No one does entertaining like Ina Garten! Try these smoked salmon blinis topped with crème fraiche and a sprig of fresh dill — they’re a surefire hit for any soirée or afternoon brunch.
These bite-sized beauties stuffed with sweet Italian sausage and soft mascarpone cheese are sure to impress.
Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken
Whole roasted chicken is seasoned liberally with salt and pepper and then stuffed with lucky lemon and lots of garlic.
Rosemary Roasted Cashews
The perfect mix of sweet and savoury, your guests will devour these delicious nuts.
Get the recipe for Ina Garten’s Rosemary Roasted Cashews
Roasted Eggplant Spread
If you love baba ganoush, you’ll love this roasted eggplant spread. It has all the creamy, roasted goodness plus the sweetness of roasted red pepper, red onions and freshly chopped garlic.
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
These savoury bites are a definite palate pleaser for your family’s brunch spread. Load them with the creamy filling, minced smoked salmon, a dollop of salmon roe and sprinkle of chopped chives.
Sausage Kale Strata
Packed with mushrooms, eggs, cheese, kale, breakfast sausage and either French bread or ciabatta, this hearty strata is a crowd-pleaser, no questions asked.
Gruyère and Parmesan give this cauliflower bake a nutty flavour and perfect crust, both of which pair perfectly with turkey.
Cognac, wine and heavy cream come together to make one of the richest gravies you’ll ever eat. You’re welcome.
Cranberry Fruit Conserve
Turn traditional cranberries on their head with this easy conserve made using fresh cranberries, a Granny Smith apple, citrus zest, raisins and chopped walnuts or pecans.
Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake
Thin, crisp chocolate chip cookies combine with decadent mocha cream in this impressive chocolate layer cake.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Roasted potatoes tossed with rosemary is a classic combination that will never get old.
Rich, creamy and oozing with melted chocolate, this scrumptious tart is heaven in every bite and the perfect sweet finish to Easter dinner.
Holiday Sticky Buns
If you want to enjoy these yummy buns first thing in the morning, prepare them the day before and nuke them in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast to go.
Lomo Ham and Fig Platter
This is a ridiculously easy and elegant holiday appetizer! Savoury ham is paired with gorgeously ripe figs in a showstopping dish.
Balsamic Roast Beef
Mustard and aged balsamic vinegar are spread on the beef before it’s roasted in a very hot oven. Once its cooked to your preferred temperature, take it out, rest and serve. How easy is that?
White Chocolate Lollipops
These pretty treats, bejeweled with dried cherries, are so easy to make and taste great too.
Cheese and Ham Board
Sometimes entertaining is as simple as good wine, good friends and great cheese. Build your board with a selection of aged cheddar, sharp blue cheese and soft, gooey goat cheese. Round it out with fresh fruit, a hunk of smoked ham and lots of crusty bread.
Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits
Prep these festive desserts the night before to make things less hectic the day off. They store beautifully in the fridge and just need a dollop whipped cream before serving.
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Sweet, caramelized onions, and a trifecta of creaminess, which includes none other than cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise, come together in this ultimate party app.
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Golden, roasted cauliflower is even more delicious with the help of a crispy Gruyere and Parmesan coating.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper and after a quick roast in the oven, they come out tender and sweet with crispy, caramelized edges.