Upscale Holiday Dinner

Tired of the same old dishes for your holiday meals? Want to try something a little more upscale for a change? Then is this the list for you. This delicious meal plan is full of clean recipes for food, all of which feature something that gives it a fancy oomph without being too unreasonable. Marmalade as a glaze, beets, homemade sausage, and truffle oils are all little things that can make a meal feel upscale without requiring a lot of expensive, upscale ingredients or recipes. These recipes should all be approachable, and should make for a fantastic upscale holiday dinner!

1. Orange Glazed Herb Turkey

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Making use of orange zest, orange juice, and orange slices, this turkey is packed to the brim with natural orange flavor. The herbs add savory flavor to this bird, while the orange marmalade gives it the sweet glaze that it’s named for.

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2. Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

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Two types of beets give this delicious salad a two-toned base packed full of vitamins and minerals. A little light goat cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey add delicious splashes of flavor and keep this salad nice and light.

3. Fennel and Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffing can be used for more than birds! These little peppers are packed full of turkey sausage, whole wheat bread cubes, and plenty of vegetables to round out this stuffing mixture. Compact and pleasant to the eye, these stuffed peppers are a perfect addition to any packed plate.

4. Truffle Whipped Potatoes

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These clean potatoes are made with a nice mixture of skim milk, Greek yogurt, and naturally light Yukon potatoes. A touch of truffle oil adds the distinct, refined taste of truffles to this light and creamy whip.

5. Pumpkin Trifle

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Trifle can be thought of as a dessert parfait with a fancy name. This dish uses clean oatmeal cookies and Greek yogurt for its yummy layers that aren’t made of delicious spiced pumpkin. Despite its name, this dish is no trifle.

6. Honey Ginger French Carrots

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Cooked carrots never looked so good! These carrots are cooked in a pan with ginger, honey, vinegar, and parsley to pump them full of flavor. The carrot tops can be removed of they’re not your style, but that’s what gives them their refined look and name!

Which of these dishes is your favorite? Have your own upscale holiday dish? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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