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27 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In December

Slow cooker dinners, holiday desserts, and lots of Prosecco punch.

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The year is almost over β€” but there's still a few weeks left to feast! πŸ₯§

We're turning to all of the cozy and comforting recipes this season has to offer: easy slow cooker dinners, versatile vegetarian and vegan side dishes, festive holiday desserts, and lots of big-batch Prosecco punch.

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Here's what's in season this month:

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1. Buttery Mushroom Pasta

The flavorful, garlicky sauce soaks into the mushrooms and noodles β€” and is super simple to make.

Recipe: Buttery Mushroom Pasta

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2. Classic Sugar Cookies

sallysbakingaddiction.com

Brown butter makes everything better.

Recipe: Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

3. Prosecco Punch With Cranberries & Bourbon

heatherchristo.com

Perfect for parties and really easy to customize.

Recipe: Prosecco Punch With Cranberries & Bourbon

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4. Big Flavor Broccoli Skillet

bonappetit.com

Serve this as a veggie-forward side alongside your protein or grain of choice β€” or just enjoy on its own.

Recipe: Big Flavor Broccoli Skillet

5. Ultra-Rich Keto Brownies

gimmedelicious.com

Fudgey on the inside and lightly crispy on top, these clock in at only 1 net carb per serving.

Recipe: Ultra-Rich Keto Brownies

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6. Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup

Just 10 minutes of pre-Crock Pot prep β€” and it makes enough for 8 people.

Recipe: Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup

7. One-Pan Aldi Taco Skillet

Joe Lingeman / Via thekitchn.com

This budget-friendly meal uses an Aldi-tailored shopping list β€” but all of the ingredients can be found at any grocery store.

Recipe: One-Pan Aldi Taco Skillet

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8. Easiest Buffalo Chicken Wraps

If you start with rotisserie chicken, these only take a few minutes to assemble.

Recipe: Easiest Buffalo Chicken Wraps

9. Chocolate-Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

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A few years ago, we held BuzzFeed's first virtual cookie swap β€” and these were one of our absolute favorites.

Recipe: Chocolate-Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

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10. Cheesy Potato Latkes

creolecontessa.com

Nothing beats a classic latke β€” but these are a close second.

Recipe: Cheesy Potato Latkes

11. Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

life-in-the-lofthouse.com

The simple glaze β€” with honey, sugar, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon β€” makes all the difference.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

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12. Gingerbread Swirl Fudge

Equal parts gift-worthy and crave-worthy.

Recipe: Gingerbread Swirl Fudge

13. Chicken Pot Pie Loaded Potatoes

Can't decide between chicken pot pie or loaded baked potatoes? Try these.

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Loaded Potatoes

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14. Hearty Kale Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette

justataste.com

This gets even better as it sits because the warm vinaigrette wilts down the kale. Crispy bacon, tangy dijon, and crunchy chickpeas make the whole thing even better.

Recipe: Hearty Kale Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette

15. Classic Sunday Pot Roast

thestayathomechef.com

The best way to end a weekend, if you ask me.

Recipe: Classic Sunday Pot Roast

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16. Cranberry Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

minimalistbaker.com

Have a few leftover cans of pumpkin puree from Thanksgiving? Toss one of them into this hearty, vegan-friendly breakfast that's high in protein and fiber.

Recipe: Cranberry Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

17. Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup

lecremedelacrumb.com

This freezes well β€” and can be made in either an Instant Pot or slow cooker.

Recipe: Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup

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18. Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls

This is a great starter for anyone who might be intimidated at making bread from scratch. You'll only need a handful of basic ingredients and the oven does all the hard work.

Recipe: Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls

19. Airfryer Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

selfproclaimedfoodie.com

'Tis the season to break out your Airfryer, friends.

Recipe: Airfryer Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

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20. Maple-Sriracha Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

closetcooking.com

A little sweet, a little spicy, and ready in about 20 minutes.

Recipe: Maple-Sriracha Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

21. Easiest Apple Dump Cake

princesspinkygirl.com

Pretty much fool-proof. Don't forget the ice cream!

Recipe: Easiest Apple Dump Cake

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22. One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

Cheap, flavorful, and filling.

Recipe: One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

23. 6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chili

Joe Lingeman / Via thekitchn.com

This toss-and-go dinner starts with a few grocery store shortcuts β€” like buying frozen pre-chopped veggies instead of fresh β€” so you can save time on prep.

Recipe: 6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chili

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24. Low Carb Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

eatwell101.com

Start with a bag of pre-riced cauliflower to make this even easier. (Trader Joe's makes a great one!)

Recipe: Low Carb Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

25. Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Soup season is the best season. We can all agree on this, right?

Recipe: Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup

26. Spicy Garlic Pasta With Spinach and Chickpeas

howsweeteats.com

Chickpeas add protein and fiber, and spinach makes sure you're getting an extra serving of greens.

Recipe: Spicy Garlic Pasta With Spinach and Chickpeas

27. Freeze-and-Go Chicken Meatballs

These oven-baked meatballs are the perfect thing to prep on a Sunday β€” then stash away for future winter nights.

Recipe: Freeze-and-Go Chicken Meatballs

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