Cracker Barrel Is Offering Family Feasts — In Case You Don’t Have Time to Cook This Holiday Season

published Dec 13, 2021
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If you just finished the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers, finally washed the linens, and put away the good dishes, it’s understandable that you may not want to do it all again for the remaining holidays. Don’t worry though; Cracker Barrel has done the cooking for you.

From December 21 to December 28, the homestyle restaurant — beloved for its Southern comfort food — is offering fully prepared Holiday Heat N’ Serve Meals, ready to … well, heat up and serve. As an extra special gift, you’ll even receive a free bonus Cracker Barrel gift card if you pre-order your meal now and select early pick up for December 22 or 23.

For those planning to entertain, the Holiday Heat n’ Serve Feast, starting at $149.99, is a great option. It feeds 8 to 10 people and comes with all the trimmings like sugar cured ham, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, macaroni and cheese, two sides, rolls, apple streusel pie, and pecan pie. Be sure to wear your stretchy pants!

Opting for a more intimate holiday celebration? Cracker Barrel’s Holiday Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner gives you the option to feed 4 to 6 people, and includes sugar cured ham, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, macaroni and cheese, one side, and yeast rolls for a price as low as $99.99. Sounds delish!

For something a little less traditional, however, the Holiday Heat n’ Serve Prime Rib Dinner (starting at $124.99) features an elevated main course with au jus and horseradish, mashed potatoes and gravy, two sides, and yeast rolls. I’d love this any time of year.

All of these options can be customized and, if you just want to buy items à la carte (I’m definitely eyeing that Chocolate Pecan Pie!), they’re available to order and pick up now. 

While we may love making a good meal for our loved ones, if you need a break from the heavy cooking or just need to pick up a few side dishes, this is a great option to consider. And for those looking to nab a $5 or $10 gift card from CB (the price depends on which holiday meal you choose), don’t forget you need to schedule your pickup for December 22 or 23.

Want to make the ham your own? Try topping it with this maple pomegranate glaze to up the ante.