New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas
Ring in the new year with these incredible New Year's Eve dinner ideas! Whether you're hosting an epic New Year’s Eve dinner party or watching the ball drop with friends and family, you'll find the perfect meal here.
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If you're wondering what to make for dinner on New Year's Eve, we've got lots of ideas for you. From our most popular appetizers to champagne cocktails, show-stopping entrees to special desserts, you'll find all you need to create your New Year's Eve menu and celebrate in style!
1. New Year's Eve Appetizers
Ring in the new year with extra delicious appetizers that everyone will enjoy. Our two favorites are the cheese bread bites, a New Year's Eve must. The texture is crispy on the outside, soft inside, and absolutely cheesy throughout. And the hot honey baked brie which is a wheel of brie cheese drizzled in a hot honey glaze and baked until melty; it is always a crowd favorite.
Or try our easy party dips you can whip up at the last minute and rosemary nuts you can make days in advance.
And for a real show stopper on New Year's Eve, try our smoked salmon mousse which is served on cucumber rounds; you could also serve it on puff pastry rounds. And lamb lollipops with mint pesto are fun to eat and delicious. Both will make the evening feel extra special.
Sharp Cheese Bread Bites
Hot Honey Baked Brie
Easy Party Dips
Rosemary Nuts Recipe
Smoked Salmon Mousse
Lamb Lollipops Recipe
2. Special New Year's Eve Cocktails
Every New Year's Eve dinner party needs a special cocktail, and we know you'll love these ones. Our cotton candy champagne makes the evening feel fun and playful while a french 75 feels glamorous and sophisticated.
And to help your guests stay awake until the stroke of midnight, think about serving them an espresso martini or a coffee margarita!
For a twist on a classic, try our delicious negroni sour. And don't forget about the non-drinkers! Our blackberry lavender soda is a great mocktail that makes the evening feel special.
Cotton Candy Champagne
Coffee Margarita (Espresso Margarita)
Blackberry Lavender Soda
3. New Year's Eve Dinner Ideas
New Year's Eve is one night that should definitely feel special. If you're sitting down to dinner, let's make it a good one. These main courses range from fancy to cozy and all aim to please.
To go all out, try our roast porchetta or chocolate braised pork ribs. Both are insanely rich and delicious and take the meal to the next level. Serve both of these with sour cream mashed potatoes, garlic butter mushrooms, and a kale salad and you'll have a meal to remember.
If you're craving seafood, try our favorite lingcod recipe which is bathed in lemon garlic brown butter. Cod with tomatoes and olives is a wonderful meal, especially with a slice of buttered sourdough to mop up the sauce.
For an ultra-cheesy meal, make it special with a New Year's Eve cheese fondue. Or keep it cozy with a pot of four cheese mac and cheese! (Bonus here is that any leftover noodles taste great reheated on New Year's Day.
Dark Chocolate and Stout Braised Ribs
Favorite Lingcod Recipe
Cod with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe
Tomahawk Pork Chops Recipe
Gruyere Cheese Fondue
Four Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe
4. New Year's Eve Desserts
End New Year's Eve dinner on a sweet note with one of these delicious desserts. For chocolate lovers, don't miss our chocolate pie with bacon praline. Or try our chocolate lava cakes that are filled with salted caramel.
Amaretto poached pears and citrus-flavored orange blossom panna cotta are two sophisticated desserts that are perfect for welcoming in the new year.
If you're a cake fan, you'll love our chocolate beet cake that is frosted in all-natural pink buttercream and our frosted coconut pineapple upside down cake. Both are beautiful and delicious!
For something simple that the whole crowd is guaranteed to love, try sweet bacon caramel popcorn or whipped cream filled profiteroles.
Chocolate Pie Recipe
Chocolate Lava Cake with Salted Caramel
Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Profiteroles with Chantilly Cream
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1. New Year's Eve AppetizersCheese Bread Bites Hot Honey Baked Brie Easy Party Dips Rosemary Nuts Smoked Salmon Mousse Lamb Lollipops
2. Special New Year's Eve CocktailsCotton Candy Champagne French 75 Espresso Martini Coffee Margarita! Negroni Sour Blackberry Lavender Soda
3. New Year's Eve Dinner IdeasPorchetta Chocolate Braised Pork Ribs Lingcod Recipe Cod with Tomatoes Cheese Fondue Four Cheese Mac and Cheese!
4. New Year's Eve DessertsChocolate Pie Chocolate Lava Cakes Amaretto Poached Pears Orange Blossom Panna Cotta Chocolate Beet Cake Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake Bacon Caramel Popcorn Profiteroles
For more inspiration, check out all of our New Year's Eve recipes!