Ina Garten’s 20 Best Christmas Recipes of All Time

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OK, so at her own house, Ina Garten celebrates Hanukkah. But that doesn’t mean she can’t make your Christmas dinner dreams come true. Presenting our favorite Barefoot Contessa recipes, plus a few ingenious adaptations worth adding to your holiday rotation for good.

1. Ina Garten’s Tuscan Turkey Roulade

Gussy up your annual bird with prosciutto, fennel seeds, garlic and herbs.

2. Ina Garten’s Baked Spinach and Zucchini

The best part? The basmati rice, Parmesan and Gruyère, of course.

3. Ina Garten’s Roasted Broccolini & Cheddar

Five ingredients + 20 minutes = the easiest side ever.

4. Ina Garten’s Baked Pasta with Tomatoes and Eggplant

Make a double batch of the tomato and eggplant soup (a key ingredient) to serve as an appetizer.

5. Cranberry Beef Bourguignon

Ina’s classic recipe with a tart, wintry twist.

6. Easy Roasted Shrimp with Green Goddess Dip

See ya, store-bought cocktail sauce. Ina’s dressing is an even better pairing with shrimp.

7. Roasted Pear, Blue Cheese and Arugula Salad

Complete with toasted walnuts and a splash of port wine.

8. Ina Garten’s Easy Cioppino

A San Francisco stew starring cod, shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels.

9. Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

The original calls for lemon juice and basil, if you feel so inclined.

10. Skillet Cheddar and Jalapeño Cornbread

Creamed corn keeps this cornbread extra moist. The cheddar and jalapeño make it unforgettable.

11. Sautéed Wild Mushrooms

You probably have every ingredient already—how easy is that?

12. Ina Garten’s Black & White Cookies

They’re like a 50/50 cross between cookies and cake.

13. Apple Tart with Tahini Frangipane

Inspired by the Barefoot Contessa’s famous French apple tart.

14. Triple-Chocolate Layer Cake

Forget cookies—leave a slice of this out for Santa and you’ll score everything on your wish list. Promise.

15. Pecan Pie Bars

One thing we love about Ina: She isn’t shy about butter. Neither are we.

16. Cheat’s Brown Butter and Salted Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

Frozen puff pastry can do just about anything.

17. Sugar Cookie Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Wow. Even your family’s resident Scrooge will be charmed.

18. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

You might want to make a second batch for the kids’ table.

19. Ina Garten’s Lemon Bars

Show citrus season who’s boss.

20. Lazy Chai Cinnamon Rolls

Presents with a side of pastries? Truly the best way to start the day.

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