Quick Holiday Meals

Featured Article,Holidays,Quick & Easy,Recipes
December 8, 2011

From macaroni and cheese to spinach dip to sweet potato casserole, cookbook author Holly Clegg gives her best shortcuts to great holiday meals.


Prolific cookbook author Holly Clegg is the queen of speed, using packaged mixes and shortcuts with a deft hand. Here are five dishes that make regular appearances on holiday tables. With these shortcuts they're even bound to show up more. And the turkey salad that uses leftover turkey is one of the best we've ever had. Happy Holidays.

—By Jill Melton, Relish Editor

Macaroni and Cheese in One Step

No boiling pasta for this all-in-one Macaroni and Cheese recipe, which easier than using a box mix.

Speedy Spinach Dip

Dip lovers of all ages will want to dig into this five ingredient trouble-free spinach dip.


Turkey Apricot Rice Salad

Use leftover turkey and wild or brown rice in this great salad.

Lemon Sweet Potato Casserole

Make this lemon lover’s easy, low-fat sweet potato casserole by simply tossing the ingredients together into one dish.

Easy Red Velvet Cake

Perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion, this classic Southern cake never goes out of style.


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