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10 Easy Recipes That Will Be a Hit at Your Holiday Gathering

published Dec 18, 2023
Cranberry topping being placed top of cream cheese spread.
Credit: Photo: Yunhee Kim; Food Stylist: Jessie YuChen

This time of year is a steady stream of parties, potlucks, and festive get-togethers — and all of them have delicious menus of sweet and savory treats. That’s why it’s helpful to have a collection of reliable recipes to keep you ready for reveling, whatever the occasion.

However, while we love encountering a buffet table set with all our favorites, over-indulging, rich foods, spicy dishes, and heavy sauces can trigger heartburn, so we always want to be prepared. With PEPCID Complete® you can still enjoy your favorite foods without the interruption of heartburn symptoms because it starts working in seconds and controls acid all day or all night.*

*Based on 9-hour acid control studies during the day and 12-hour acid control studies during the night. Acid control does not imply symptom relief.

Make these easy recipes a staple of your holiday table and keep PEPCID Complete® on hand to eat confidently this celebratory season.

Sweet, spicy, savory: This dip has it all. If the heat leads to heartburn, you can count on PEPCID Complete® to start working in seconds and last for hours, so you can keep on snacking.

Credit: Photo: Brittany Conerly | Food Stylist: Brittany Conerly

Come for the melty mozzarella, stay for the salty prosciutto. This pizza-inspired snack also has sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh basil for a perfectly balanced bite.

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Small potatoes are wrapped in savory bacon and served with a creamy-spicy sauce to make an appetizer that tastes like a loaded baked potato (only way easier to eat).

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The star of the show is longaniza, a Spanish sausage similar to chorizo. It’s combined with melty cheese for a spicy, savory, creamy crowd-pleaser. Spicy foods are common heartburn triggers, so don’t forget PEPCID Complete®, which allows you to indulge without the interruption of heartburn symptoms.

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Lasagna might be the ultimate wintertime dinner party dish: easy to size for a crowd, endlessly adaptable, and widely beloved. This recipe is a classic, and your guests will taste the love in each bite.

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Cold nights were made for this creamy-crispy gnocchi that combines caramelized onions, melty Gruyère cheese, and crispy pan-fried dumplings. Rich foods can trigger heartburn, so keep PEPCID Complete® nearby to keep symptoms at bay.

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This simple showstopper answers the question: What if spinach dip were a main course? The combo of earthy spinach and ooey-gooey mozzarella makes it practically irresistible.

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Olive oil adds a delicate, savory undertone to this moist, dense chocolate cake. (Don’t skip the whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts on top.) Chocolate is often a heartburn culprit, so if indulging causes symptoms, quell it quickly with PEPCID Complete®, which starts working in seconds and lasts for hours.

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The holiday season is the time for decadence, and these soft, chewy, extra chocolatey treats fit the bill. Even better, you can make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for instant dessert gratification anytime.

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Fair warning: If we’re invited to a party where this is on the menu, we’re standing by the dessert table all night. The classic combination of whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk gives this light cake a silky texture and deep flavor. If you’re feeling heartburn after a few bites, PEPCID Complete® will start working in seconds and control acid all day or all night.*

*Based on 9-hour acid control studies during the day and 12-hour acid control studies during the night. Acid control does not imply symptom relief.