10 Perfect Recipes for New Year's Eve

Million Dollar Stew
Photo: Abby Hocking

Whether you’ll be singing “Auld Lang Syne” at a boozy cocktail bash, watching the ball drop at a neighborly potluck, or nursing a hangover at a family brunch, we’ve got 10 festive, fail-safe recipes to help kick off a new year in delicious fashion.

01 of 08

Cocktail and Mocktail

Clementine 75
John Kernick

This tangy variation on a classic French 75 does double duty for imbibers and abstainers.

02 of 08

Chilled Seafood Spread

Green Cocktail Sauce
John Kernick

Elevate your epic shellfish platter with three easy and craveable sauces.

03 of 08

Decadent Dinner at Home

Caviar Carbonara
John Kernick

There’s no better night than New Year’s Eve to enjoy silky ribbons of fresh pasta topped with copious amounts of caviar.

04 of 08

Hangover Helper

Miso Chicken Ramen
John Kernick

Hurting and hungry? This quick soup, with a hearty mix of noodles, chicken, eggs, and spicy Sriracha, is just what the doctor ordered.

05 of 08

Healthy Start

Eggs Benedict Salad
Abby Hocking

Our tasty take on eggs Benedict lets you feel like you’re indulging without breaking your New Year’s resolutions.

06 of 08

Ultimate Brunch

Rye and Creme Fraiche Strata with Smoked Salmon
John Kernick

Forget bagels and lox. Justin Chapple makes a custardy rye bread pudding with capers, then tops it with smoked salmon and red onion. It’s warm, comforting and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

07 of 08

The (Almost) Instant Breakfast Fix

Avocado Halves with Flaxseed Furikake
John Kernick

For a satisfying healthy snack, Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple keeps homemade furikake on hand. The simple combo of nori, bonito, flax, sesame, salt, and sugar is like a big smack of umami, and it’s perfect on avocados, eggs, and steamed rice and grains. 

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Potluck Winner

Million Dollar Stew
Abby Hocking

It’s said that eating collards and black-eyed peas on New Year’s will bring good luck, so Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple includes both in his hearty and rich pork stew.

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