Ultimate Holiday Cookbook

Start planning your festivities here. Choose from hundreds of our best-ever holiday recipes.

  • Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    20 Easiest Holiday Recipes

    A collection of 20 faster, shorter, and make-ahead recipes for the ultimate stress-free and delicious Thanksgiving

Apple and Cranberry Turkey Roulade Recipes

Holiday Entrées

These main courses take a starring role in any holiday meal.

Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipes

Healthy Holiday Sides

From sweet potato casseroles to savory stuffings, try some of our best healthy holiday side dish recipes.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte Recipes

Healthy Holiday Desserts

Cookies, cakes, pies, oh my! Dazzle your guests with these lightened holiday sweets.

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Meatless Holiday Dishes

Everyone can love these unique, meatless holiday dishes.

Mini Smoked Salmon Pizzas

Holiday Appetizers and Drinks

Begin the festivities with these elegant and delicious recipes.

Cranberry Sauce with Cassis and Dried Cherries

More Holiday Recipes

Condiments, breads, and more for this holiday season

Classic Iced Sugar Cookies

Holiday Videos

Watch our exclusive holiday cooking videos and learn how to make healthier versions of your favorite holiday recipes.

Basic Cranberry Sauce

Holiday Reader Favorites

These holiday recipes all earned five-star reviews from CookingLight.com users.

Pecan Sticky Rolls

Staff Favorites

Ever wonder what Cooking Light staff members serve for the holidays? Here's your answer.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté