20 Classic Holiday Dishes With a Twist

If you’re anything like us, one of the best parts about the holidays is the food. We love our fair share of holiday cookies, oven-roasted turkey, and the classic macaroni and cheese. But we also believe that there is nothing wrong with switching things up and bringing something new to the table. Literally.

While we can appreciate the traditional classic dishes, why not spruce up the menu by switching up one or two ingredients? Course by course, we’ve gathered delicious twists to your favorite classics—check 20 of our favorite recipes below!


Soups & Salads


1. Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

Source: Cookie + Kate


2. Sweet Potato Salad


3. Thai Curried Pumpkin Soup


4. Moroccan Carrot Soup

Source: Snixy Kitchen


5. Marinated Beet and Apple Salad

Source: Cotter Crunch


Main Entreés


6. Thyme Honey Mustard Spatchcock Chicken


7. Skillet Turkey With Bacon and White Wine

Source: Pinch of Yum


8. Holiday Stuffed Shells


9. Cranberry Rosemary Chicken

Source: 40 Aprons


10. Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast


Side Dishes


11. Vegan Garlic Mac and Cheese


12. Caramelized Onion, Pear & Walnut Stuffing

Source: A Sassy Spoon


13. Garlic Mashed Yuca Root


14. Cheddar Green Bean Casserole Onion Rings


15. Sweet Potato Biscuits

Source: Budget Bytes




16. Apple Cheddar Pie


17. Pecan Pie Bars


18. Pumpkin Bread Pudding


19. Mini Pumpkin Pies


20. Vegan Cranberry Apple Crisp


This article was originally published on November 22, 2019 and has been updated for timelines. 


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