This holiday dinner comes together in 3 hours. Want something a little quicker? Try our 2-hour menu or our 1-hour menu!
To make sure your menu hits the 3-hour mark, prepare the recipes in the order listed.
3 Hours Ahead: Get the ham into the slow cooker. Make the cake.
2 Hours, 25 Minutes Ahead: Mix the salad.
2 Hours Ahead: Make the dip.
1 Hour, 40 Minutes Ahead: Make the gratin.
1 Hour, 20 Minutes Ahead: Make the biscuits.
45 Minutes Ahead: Assemble the crudités and crackers, then set out the dip.
25 Minutes Ahead: Broil the ham. Warm the biscuits.
Get the recipes:
Slow-Cooker Pineapple, Pepper Jelly & Bourbon Ham
Making the ham in the slow cooker frees up the oven for the rest of the feast.
Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Crackers & Crudités
Add a little surprise to your crudités platter by steering away from the carrots and celery and grabbing yellow wax beans, radicchio leaves, and several kinds of radishes instead.
Black Pepper & Parm Biscuit
Try our Black Pepper & Parm Biscuit
Cheesy Sweet Potato Gratin
Try our Cheesy Sweet Potato Gratin
Kale & Collard Salad with Lemon Dressing
Hearty greens, like kale and collards, can be dressed and cooled in the fridge while you pull everything else together.