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    Updated on Dec 8, 2019. Posted on Dec 1, 2019

    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.

    Here's what's in season this month:

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    1. Buttery Mushroom Pasta

    gimmesomeoven.com

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

    Recipe: Buttery Mushroom Pasta

    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

    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

    damndelicious.net

    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

    8. Easiest Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    gimmedelicious.com

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

    Recipe: Easiest Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    9. Chocolate-Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

    Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed

    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

    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

    12. Gingerbread Swirl Fudge

    sallysbakingaddiction.com

    Equal parts gift-worthy and crave-worthy.

    Recipe: Gingerbread Swirl Fudge

    13. Chicken Pot Pie Loaded Potatoes

    wholeandheavenlyoven.com

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

    Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Loaded Potatoes

    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

    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

    18. Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls

    minimalistbaker.com

    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

    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

    22. One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

    pinchofyum.com

    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

    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

    littlespicejar.com

    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

    pinchofyum.com

    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