10 Celebrity Recipes We’ve Tried and Think Are Perfect for Your Holiday Table

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Unlike our standard weeknight fare, holiday meals call for something a little more special, whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family gathered around the table. And this year, to make things fun and easy, we’re turning to the pros and our favorite celebs to put together an all-star menu from start to finish. From Dorie, Ina, Alton, Martha, and more, these 10 famously backed recipes are perfect for your holiday table.

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This fun, savory play on classic waffles is studded with grated Parm, and is our top pick for a Christmas morning breakfast. Slide a tray of bacon in the oven while you make the waffles and you’re good to go.

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If you need a last-minute app, or simply one that everyone is bound to love, you cannot go wrong with Dorie’s light and bright ricotta dip. It’s blended with shallots, lemon, and plenty of fresh herbs (almost anything you have handy will work) for extra flavor.

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This fast and fancy salmon is a prime candidate for any holiday dinner. The pine nut salsa (made with briny capers, green olives, currants, fresh herbs, and lemon) is really what makes this recipe, and it can be prepped ahead of time.

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Ina is the queen of roast chicken, so it should come as no surprise that her roast turkey is about as perfect as you can get. It has wonderfully crispy skin, plus the aroma of herbs and citrus are gently infused into the meat.

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These potatoes taste exactly like what I crave when I think of classic mashed potatoes. They’re thick and fluffy, lump-free, and incredibly buttery. And in classic Alton style, this recipe includes some seriously smart tips that will save you time and limit the amount of dishes you dirty.

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Simply sautéed and topped with a mix of lemon, lots of herbs, garlic, and toasted pine nuts, this light yet deeply flavorful side is just the right addition to your holiday dinner table.

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The best thing about these sprouts (aside from the combo of salty pancetta and tangy-sweet balsamic, of course!) is that they’re easy to pull together any night of the week, but have a little something extra that makes them perfect for a holiday dinner.

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What this meaty vegetarian casserole lacks in beauty, it more than makes up for with every bite. It’s hearty enough to stand on its own as a main dish, and makes an ultra-savory side to partner with anything you might be cooking up.

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Now’s the time to bake those homemade dinner rolls you’ve been thinking about. These rolls are light, fluffy, and pillowy soft, but what really makes them a star is that they taste far more buttery than what’s actually inside.

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When it comes to dessert, there’s nothing better to cap off the meal than this fast and fancy mousse. My best tip to make a double batch of the toffee crackle topping — you’ll thank me later.

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