Holiday Recipes: Inspiring New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas!

Holiday Recipes: Inspiring New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas!

Step into 2024 with a culinary journey as Fashioner Blog brings you the ultimate guide to New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas to Ring in the New Year! Explore popular dishes that promise to elevate your celebration, from the succulent Roast Goose with Oranges to the classic Hoppin’ John symbolizing good luck. Dive into indulgence with the exquisite Baked Salmon Steaks and the timeless elegance of Cheesy Lasagna. For a lighter touch, savor the vibrant Grilled Vegetables or opt for the rich and earthy Oven Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms. Don’t miss exclusive insights into these recipes, and stay tuned for special offers and discounts on grocery essentials to make your New Year’s dinner memorable and budget-friendly. Cheers to a delicious start to 2024!

1. Roast Pork Loin With Potatoes

Celebrate the New Year with a mouthwatering feast! Elevate your dinner table with our succulent Roast Pork With Potatoes — a festive delight crafted with premium ingredients. Usually made of tender pork loin, seasoned with aromatic rosemary and thyme, this dish promises a perfect union of flavors. Accompanied by golden chunks of roasted potatoes, each bite is a celebration of warmth and tradition. Delight your guests and ring in the New Year with this irresistible classic, ensuring a memorable and flavorful start to a joyous evening. Cheers to a delicious year ahead!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 1.5 to 2 pounds of pork loin or pork shoulder
  2. 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  4. 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  5. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  6. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Pork

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Pat the pork dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
  3. Season the pork generously with salt, pepper, and the dried herbs (rosemary and thyme). Rub the seasonings into the meat.

Step 2: Preparing the Potatoes

  1. In a large bowl, toss the potato chunks with olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are well-coated.
  2. Place the seasoned pork in the center of a roasting pan.
  3. Arrange the potato chunks around the pork in the roasting pan.

Step 3: Roasting

  1. Place the roasting pan in the preheated oven.
  2. Roast for about 45-60 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145°F (63°C) for medium doneness. Ensure the potatoes are golden and fork-tender.
  3. Once done, remove the roast pork and potatoes from the oven. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Serve the sliced roast pork with the roasted potatoes on the side.

Enjoy your simple and flavorful roast pork with potatoes!

2. Paella With Seafood

Elevate your New Year’s dinner with the vibrant and luxurious flavors of our exquisite Paella With Seafood—a culinary masterpiece that embodies celebration. Usually made of bomba rice infused with aromatic saffron, this paella is a symphony of shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari, creating a festive feast that captures the essence of joy. This seafood paella promises a memorable dining experience, setting the stage for a flavorful and prosperous year ahead. Cheers to indulgence!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 1 cup bomba rice (or Arborio rice as an alternative)
  2. 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  3. 1/2 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded
  4. 1/2 pound clams, cleaned
  5. 1/2 pound calamari rings
  6. 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  7. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  8. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  10. 1 tomato, diced
  11. 3 cups chicken broth
  12. 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  13. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  14. Salt and pepper to taste
  15. 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  16. 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  17. 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare Ingredients

  1. In a small bowl, crush saffron threads and soak them in a tablespoon of warm water.
  2. Season shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Cooking the Paella

  1. Heat olive oil in a paella pan over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until softened.
  2. Add diced red bell pepper and tomato. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in bomba rice, paprika, and saffron-infused water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the rice to absorb flavors.
  4. Pour in chicken broth, bring to a simmer, and distribute rice evenly in the pan.
  5. Arrange shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, and peas over the rice. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until rice is tender, and the seafood is cooked through.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  1. Garnish with chopped parsley and arrange lemon wedges around the paella.
  2. Cover the paella with a kitchen towel and let it rest for a few minutes.
  3. Serve hot, making sure to scrape the flavorful socarrat (crispy rice at the bottom) for added richness.

Enjoy the authentic flavors of this popular seafood paella with friends and family!

3. Baked Salmon Steaks

Enjoy your New Year’s feast with our exquisite Baked Salmon Steaks—crafted to perfection for a celebration of flavors. Usually made of succulent salmon steaks, drizzled with a tantalizing blend of honey, soy sauce, vegetables, and zesty Dijon mustard. Served hot, our Baked Salmon Steaks promise a delectable start to the year—a delightful indulgence for entire family. Cheers to a memorable New Year’s dinner filled with sophistication and culinary delight!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 3 salmon steaks (about 6 ounces each)
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  4. 2 tablespoons honey
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  7. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  8. 1 teaspoon dried dill
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Lemon wedges for serving
  11. Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

Step 1: Marinating the Salmon

  1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, dried dill, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Place the salmon steaks in a shallow dish and pour half of the marinade over them. Ensure each steak is evenly coated. Allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for a few hours for a more intense flavor.

Step 2: Preparing the Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Remove the marinated salmon from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10 minutes.

Step 3: Baking the Salmon

  1. Place the salmon steaks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. For a golden crust, you can broil for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Once done, remove from the oven, drizzle the remaining marinade over the salmon, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  4. Serve the baked salmon steaks hot with lemon wedges on the side.

Enjoy the delectable flavors of perfectly baked salmon, a delightful dish for a memorable dinner for three!

4. Cheesy Lasagna

Celebrate New Year with the timeless elegance of our Cheesy Lasagna—an unrivaled centerpiece for your celebratory feast. Usually made of layers of luscious ricotta, perfectly seasoned ground beef, and a tantalizing trio of mozzarella, Parmesan, and aromatic herbs. Our Cheesy Lasagna promises a symphony of flavors in every bite, creating a sumptuous experience for three. Elevate your New Year’s dinner with this classic, ensuring an evening filled with warmth, joy, and the irresistible allure of cheesy perfection. Cheers to a flavorful celebration!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 9 lasagna noodles
  2. 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  3. 1 onion, finely chopped
  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  6. 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  7. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  8. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. 2 cups ricotta cheese
  11. 1 egg
  12. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  13. 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  14. Fresh basil or parsley for garnish

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the Sauce

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef or Italian sausage over medium heat. Drain excess fat if needed.
  2. Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Step 2: Prepare the Filling and Noodles

  1. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese with an egg. Mix well.
  2. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Drain and lay them out on a flat surface.

Step 3: Assemble and Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a baking dish, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce. Place three lasagna noodles on top.
  3. Spread a third of the ricotta mixture over the noodles, followed by a third of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  4. Repeat the layers, finishing with a generous layer of cheese on top.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  6. Let the lasagna rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley.

Enjoy the rich and cheesy goodness of this classic lasagna, perfect for a cozy dinner for three!

5. Roast Goose with Oranges

Try Roast Goose with Oranges—a captivating star for your New Year’s Dinner. Usually made of succulent goose, delicately infused with a zest of oranges, honey, and aromatic herbs. This festive masterpiece, adorned with caramelized citrus, promises an unforgettable dining experience for everyone! Elevate your celebration with the regal allure of Roast Goose, welcoming the New Year in grandeur and indulgence. Cheers to a year of culinary delights!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 1 whole goose (about 8-10 pounds)
  2. Salt and pepper to taste
  3. 3 oranges, sliced
  4. 1 onion, quartered
  5. 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  6. 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  7. 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  8. 1/2 cup orange juice
  9. 1/4 cup honey
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  11. 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  12. 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  13. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for gravy)

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the Goose

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Pat the goose dry with paper towels. Season the inside and outside of the goose generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Place sliced oranges, quartered onion, and garlic inside the goose cavity. Truss the goose if needed.
  4. In a small bowl, mix dried thyme and rosemary. Rub the herb mixture over the entire surface of the goose.

Step 2: Roasting the Goose

  1. Place the goose on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey, olive oil, and optional white wine. Pour half of this mixture over the goose.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven for about 2.5 to 3 hours, basting with the remaining orange juice mixture every 30 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Step 3: Make Gravy and Serve

  1. In the last 30 minutes of roasting, combine flour with a few tablespoons of pan drippings to create a roux. Gradually whisk in chicken or vegetable broth until smooth.
  2. Transfer the goose to a cutting board and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the drippings in the roasting pan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in the roux mixture and cook until the gravy thickens.
  4. Carve the goose and serve with the orange slices. Drizzle with the orange-thyme gravy.

Enjoy the festive and flavorful Roast Goose with Oranges, a perfect centerpiece for a memorable meal for three!

6. Hoppin’ John

Ring in the New Year with a taste of prosperity and tradition with our Hoppin’ John—a soulful delight for your celebratory dinner. Usually made of hearty black-eyed peas, fragrant rice, smoked sausages, and a medley of aromatic herbs. This classic Southern dish is a symbol of good luck and flavorful beginnings. Share the joy with your loved ones as you savor every spoonful of this Hoppin’ John, setting the stage for a year filled with fortune and flavor. Cheers to tradition!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 1 cup black-eyed peas (dried or canned)
  2. 1 cup long-grain white rice
  3. 1/2 pound smoked ham hock or smoked sausage, diced
  4. 1 onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 bell pepper, diced
  6. 2 celery stalks, diced
  7. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  9. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  10. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. Salt and black pepper to taste
  13. 4 cups chicken broth
  14. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  15. Green onions (scallions) for garnish

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the Black-Eyed Peas

  1. If using dried black-eyed peas, soak them overnight in water. Rinse and drain before using.
  2. In a large pot, combine black-eyed peas with chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until peas are tender (about 45 minutes to 1 hour). If using canned peas, skip this step.

Step 2: Cook the Hoppin’ John

  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add diced ham hock or sausage and sauté until browned.
  2. Add chopped onions, bell pepper, celery, and minced garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Stir in dried thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Add the cooked black-eyed peas (or canned, drained peas) to the skillet, along with rice. Mix well.
  5. Pour in chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and has absorbed the liquid.

Step 3: Serve and Garnish

  1. Remove the bay leaf from the Hoppin’ John mixture.
  2. Serve the Hoppin’ John hot, garnished with sliced green onions.

Enjoy this Southern classic, Hoppin’ John, a dish symbolizing good luck and prosperity, perfect for a cozy meal for three!

7. Oven Polenta With Roasted Mushrooms

Create a culinary masterpiece this New Year’s with our Oven Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms—a symphony of flavors to elevate your celebration. Usually made of creamy polenta, generously laced with Parmesan and crowned with a medley of perfectly roasted mushroomsshiitake, cremini, and oyster. Each bite is an invitation to savor the earthy richness. This dish promises to be the highlight of your dinner, setting the stage for a year filled with delectable moments. Cheers to a New Year of culinary delights!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

For Oven Polenta:

  1. 1 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For Roasted Mushrooms:

  1. 1 pound mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster), cleaned and sliced
  2. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  5. Salt and black pepper to taste
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare Oven Polenta

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add salt.
  2. Gradually whisk in the polenta, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 15-20 minutes or until the polenta is thick and creamy.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in grated Parmesan cheese and butter until melted. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Transfer the polenta to an oven-safe dish, spreading it evenly.

Step 2: Roast the Mushrooms

  1. In a bowl, toss the sliced mushrooms with olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Spread the seasoned mushrooms in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are golden brown and slightly crispy around the edges.

Step 3: Assemble and Serve

  1. Spoon the roasted mushrooms over the oven polenta.
  2. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  3. Serve immediately, allowing the creamy polenta to mingle with the flavorful roasted mushrooms.

Enjoy the comforting and rich flavors of Oven Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms, a delightful dish for a cozy dinner!

8. Grilled Vegetables

Ignite the festivities with Grilled Vegetables—a vibrant and wholesome addition to your New Year’s Dinner. Usually made of a colorful ensemble, including zucchini, asparagus, bell peppers, mashrooms, and onions, kissed by the flame and seasoned with garlic, oregano, and olive oil. This dish is a celebration of freshness, delivering a symphony of flavors in every charred bite. Elevate your dinner with this healthful and delectable creation, promising a year ahead filled with culinary delights and nourishing moments. Cheers to a New Year of flavor and vibrancy!

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Ingredients for 3 persons meal:

  1. 1 zucchini, sliced
  2. 1 yellow squash, sliced
  3. 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  4. 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  5. 1 red onion, sliced
  6. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  10. Salt and black pepper to taste
  11. Fresh herbs (such as basil or parsley) for garnish

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sliced zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red onion, and cherry tomatoes with olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.

Step 2: Grill the Vegetables

  1. Thread the vegetables onto skewers or place them directly on the grill grates.
  2. Grill the vegetables for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are tender and have grill marks.
  3. If using cherry tomatoes, you may want to grill them in a grill-safe pan or use a grilling basket to prevent them from falling through the grates.

Step 3: Serve and Garnish

  1. Remove the grilled vegetables from the skewers or grill.
  2. Arrange the grilled vegetables on a serving platter.
  3. Garnish with fresh herbs such as basil or parsley.
  4. Serve hot as a flavorful side dish or as a complement to your favorite grilled protein.

Enjoy the vibrant and smoky goodness of Grilled Vegetables, a perfect addition to any meal!

These are our top suggestions for your New Year’s Eve dinner. To compliment these recipes, we reccomend you to see the fines wine selection at Wine.com or Wine Insiders. We wish you an outstanding evening of joy and hapiness with your friends and family!

Sindy Paulson

Sindy is a fashionista right from the time she can remember and loves shopping (window shopping included), high street fashion as well as haute couture! When she isn't working as a fashion consultant for friends and family, she bakes and dreams of opening her own boutique and coffee shop one day!