11 Recipes Perfect for Small Holiday Gatherings

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This year, your holiday gatherings may be smaller and more intimate because of the pandemic's social distancing guidelines. However, that doesn't mean that these parties won't be special and, most importantly, complete with delicious foods, treats, and drinks.

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To assist you in planning for small holiday gatherings, we've selected recipes with these events in mind. Specifically, we're looking at recipes that serve less than 10 people.

1. A Cozy Kitchen Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Serving eight people and filled with several types of cheeses, this mac and cheese was made to please a (small) crowd. Plus, depending on how many people you have over, there might even be room for seconds.

Get the full recipe here.

2. Cilantro & Citronella Vegan Pinwheels With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

No need to worry about pleasing the vegans at your party — this recipe is sure to be a hit! It serves four to six people, but can easily be doubled if you suspect guests would like more than one (they probably will).

Get the full recipe here.

3. Laura in the Kitchen Slow-Roasted Pork Roast With Veggies

With this one recipe, you get pork roast, potatoes, and veggies meant to serve eight people. We love nothing more than a recipe that helps us make multiple dishes in one fell swoop.

Get the full recipe here.

4. Mexico in My Kitchen Tamal de Cazuela (Tamal Casserole)

Is there anything better than warm tamales on a chilly fall or winter day? Filled with chicken and salsa verde, this casserole was made to serve eight people.

Get the full recipe here.

5. Grandbaby Cakes Potato and Squash Gratin

This delicious dish filled with potatoes, butternut squash, and parmesan cheese was designed to serve a total of eight people. Though, we might save an extra serving for ourselves…

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Get the full recipe here.

6. Dessert for Two Small Batch Biscuits

This recipe will only take you 35 minutes to make and yields a total of six biscuits. It's quick, perfect for a small party, and is making our mouths water.

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7. Kawaling Pinoy Slow Cooker Ham With Pineapple

Though this crockpot recipe was created to serve 12 people, it can be adjusted to fit your specific number of guests on Kawaling Pinoy's website. Or, you can send guests home with yummy leftovers.

Get the full recipe here.

8. Cook With Manali Easy Spinach Lasagna

It wouldn't be a party without pasta! This delicious lasagna was created to happily serve six people.

Get the full recipe here.

9. Rasa Malaysia Pumpkin Pie

There's no way we'd forget about dessert. Serving a total of 10 people, this pie is filled with pumpkin that's begging to be topped with whipped cream.

Get the full recipe here.

10. Baking Mischief Small-Batch Snowball Cookies With Kisses

It wouldn't be a holiday party without a plate of cookies and thanks to Baking Mischief, you can easily bake them in a small batch. Bonus: They're filled with Hershey's Kisses.

Get the full recipe here.

Having trouble figuring out how to make drinks for a small crowd? This easy punch is here to save the holi-day. The servings can easily be adjusted on the recipe page and this cider can be made with or without alcohol.

Get the full recipe here.

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Anna is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers lifestyle and design content for Hunker. She's written for Apartment Therapy, the L.A. Times, Forge, and more. She previously worked as the lifestyle editor at HelloGiggles and deputy editor at So Yummy. Her email: anna.gragert@hunker.com

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