Holiday recipes: Celebrate with healthy, festive fare

Create a healthy holiday menu with these great-tasting recipes.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The holiday season means get-togethers with family and friends and, of course, food. Mix and match these holiday recipes to put together healthy and festive meals.


  1. Recipe: Artichokes alla Romana
  2. Recipe: Chipotle spiced shrimp
  3. Recipe: Smoked trout spread


  1. Recipe: Cream of wild rice soup
  2. Recipe: Pumpkin soup
  3. Recipe: Roasted squash soup
  4. Recipe: Vegetable, lentil and garbanzo bean stew


  1. Recipe: Ambrosia with coconut and toasted almonds
  2. Recipe: Butternut squash and apple salad
  3. Recipe: French green lentil salad
  4. Recipe: Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts

Main dishes

  1. Recipe: Beef brisket
  2. Recipe: Herb-rubbed turkey au jus
  3. Recipe: Linguine with roasted butternut squash sauce
  4. Recipe: Orange rosemary roasted chicken
  5. Recipe: Shrimp scampi

Vegetable sides

  1. Recipe: Brussels sprouts with shallots and lemon
  2. Recipe: Creamed Swiss chard
  3. Recipe: Creole-style black-eyed peas
  4. Recipe: Holiday green bean casserole
  5. Recipe: Honey-glazed sweet potatoes

Bread and muffins

  1. Recipe: Best honey whole-wheat bread
  2. Recipe: Morning glory muffins
  3. Recipe: Popovers

Holiday desserts

  1. Recipe: Carrot cake
  2. Recipe: Cheese latkes
  3. Recipe: Fruitcake
  4. Recipe: Fruited rice pudding
  5. Recipe: Kugel
  6. Recipe: Lemon cheesecake
  7. Recipe: New England trifle
Dec. 12, 2015 See more In-depth