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Top 5 holiday potluck dishes

Tis the season to be jolly and nothing brings more joy than a festive feast! Here’s a roundup of My top 5 picks for holiday gathering recipes that will leave your taste buds dancing like sugar plums! 

  1.  Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip             

Starting off with Frank’s RedHot buffalo chicken dip it’s a game-changer for any party spread. This creamy, spicy, and irresistibly tasty dip is made with shredded chicken, Frank’s RedHot sauce, cream cheese, and a blend of flavorful cheeses. Served warm, it’s the perfect companion for chips, celery sticks, or even Sliders. A bite of this dip is like a mini flight to flavor town. 

The average rating for this dip is 4.9/5. As a person who tried this the first time in culinary class, it was one of the best dips I’ve had and been obsessed with since which is why it is on the top of this list. Everybody in the class expressed their love for the dish also; I recommend it!

I did a calculation estimate on how much all the ingredients cost to put together. The average estimate was around $30 and the cook time is 20 minutes. 

2.) The Pioneer Woman’s Best Mac and Cheese Recipe 

The Pioneer Woman’s Best Mac and Cheese recipe is a comforting classic that’s hard to resist. It’s a creamy, cheesy delight made with a blend of different cheeses, elbow macaroni, and a touch of spice from the mustard and paprika. Baked to perfection with a crispy golden top, this dish is a macaroni masterpiece. 

The Rating Average for this dish is 4.3/5. I also read reviews stating that the dry mustard was a bit too overpowering and it is best to use just a smaller amount so the flavor won’t dominate. A pro tip for this dish is to try adding a bit of hot sauce. It’ll give your Mac a spicy kick! The average cost estimate is around $35 for all ingredients and the cook time is 15 minutes.


   3.) Buttery Bacon Brussel Sprouts in Alfredo sauce

Number three on the list, Buttery Bacon Brussels sprouts in Alfredo sauce is a dish that turns this veggie into a culinary icon. The Brussels sprouts are pan-seared to a golden brown, bringing out their natural sweet and bitter buttery taste along with the crunchy, salty bacon bits. Then toss in a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce that’s luxuriously buttery with a hint of garlic. The result is a side dish that’s so indulgent and flavorful, That it might just steal the spotlight from any main Dish. The average rating for this dish is Five stars! It seems that a lot of people approve of this dish Since Brussels sprouts are one of the most hated vegetables. A pro tip for this dish is do not cook raw bacon with the sauteed brussel sprouts and sauce, cook the bacon first unless you want food poisoning for days.

 Since I had this dish as a side many times I think this would be the perfect dish to serve at a holiday potluck, not too easy and not too hard to put together. After adding up the total cost of

The ingredients are $18! The cook time is 15 minutes. 

4.) Ratatouille Dish 

Homemade Ratatouille is a vibrant dish that celebrates the best of garden-fresh vegetables. It’s a flow of eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes, all simmered in a rich tomato sauce with a blend of seasonings and herbs. The result is a colorful, flavorful, delicious dish. A true taste of the French countryside right in your kitchen. My mother often makes this dish with baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese and I love it every time I always come back for seconds. A tip for this dish is to cut and slice all the veggies evenly and slowly let them cook together.The average rating for this dish is 4.8/5 on the website “tasty”. 

Since the recipe consists of many different veggies I don’t expect it to be too pricey unless you make it fancy. The total cost I came up with was around $30 and the cook time is about 40 minutes too an hour.

5.) Jamaican Oxtail Soup Recipe 

Last but not least on the list, is Jamaican Oxtails. The rich and hearty dish that bursts with Caribbean flavors, the oxtails are marinated in a blend of spices, then slow-cooked for hours until they’re falling-off-the-bone tender. They’re simmered in a brown savory sauce with butter beans, Served over rice, this dish is a warm, satisfying meal. I have had oxtail soup before but not this version of oxtails. I will say oxtails are pretty good and tender but incredibly expensive so this potluck dish may be a bit pricey. The average rating for this dish is 4.8/5 on the website. A small but helpful tip: try browning the oxtail meat pieces before starting the stew, it will give the dish a rich deep flavor.

I decided to save you all from trouble and calculate how much it would cost for all of the ingredients. The total average I came up with was around $50 and the cook time is about over an hour. 4

As the holiday season wraps up, these top five Christmas recipes will ensure your festive feast is a hit. Hope your holidays will be filled with love, joy and delicious food!



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