Some of us think entertaining means:
- A perfect and tidy house.
- A magazine-worthy meal.
- No kitchen mess-ups and a seamless transition from stovetop to tabletop.
The reality is usually pretty different. And that’s OK. Make it easy on yourself: whip up these quick recipes for friends and family. They’re simple, fast and stress-free. Why do it any other way?
Just 15 minutes to prep, Healthy Baked Herb and Garlic Tater Tots are spunky and retro, perfect for a casual gathering with the neighbors and their kids or your favorite couples. Crispy outside, creamy inside thanks to Little Charmers, dip in salsa, ketchup or Ranch (vegan version, too).
When the cold weather sets in, we all crave something comforting that sticks to the bones. Enter Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes. Serve this one as a party appetizer or filling side to roasted chicken or parchment-wrapped baked fish and a winter salad. Make ahead and re-heat before serving.
Crispy Potatoes with Lemon Crème Fraîche and Dill will earn you some serious street cred with foodie friends for its gorgeous presentation. You boil, smash, then sear vibrantly hued purple Little Potatoes or bicolor Something Blue Creamers. Set on an artsy platter and drizzle with the lemon-dill-Crème Fraîche sauce with horseradish zip, then dot with fresh dill. Voilà!
Roasted Chilean Splash Potatoes with Radishes, Fennel & Prosciutto looks pretty on the table and the flavor combo is a winner. Put this dish together in about 10 minutes, then set the oven on delay start so you can serve hot as an attractive side to pork, beef, fish or chicken. Purple-and-yellow Chilean Splash Creamers look great and lend a bold, complex flavor, enhanced by licorice-y fennel, the bite of aged Balsamic and salty prosciutto.
Asian-fusion is hot right now, and you can make this full-meal-deal in just 10 minutes: sweet, slightly spicy General Tso’s Little Potatoes and Chicken. Everyone will love the tender chicken legs browned in the signature soy-tomato-ginger-sesame sauce (buy or make). Crushed red peppers add pizzazz to roasted broccoli crowns and velvety Microwave Ready Creamers, and the whole thing cooks in a casserole dish. Set on the table and dish up for the entire extended family!
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