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11 Mouthwatering Ina Garten Holiday Recipes

If it’s good enough for Jeffrey, it’s good enough for Christmas.

For a meal the whole family will devour, try Ina’s baked rigatoni with lamb ragu. This recipe can be made the night before and refrigerated so you have more time to relax (or find all those batteries you need for new toys).The Picture Pantry/Alloy/Getty Images
Light enough that you’ll have room for a hearty dinner, but festive and tasty enough to feel like a treat, Ina’s fig and goat cheese toasts make a lovely Christmas appetizer. These are a good reason to splurge on the good, syrupy balsamic vinegar.mariannehope/RooM/Getty Images
You’ll be surprised at how often you need to refill the bowl of Ina’s chipotle and rosemary roasted nuts. These feel fancy but are easy to make, and they’ll make the whole house smell like chestnuts roasting on an open fire (or close enough).Claudia Totir/Moment/Getty Images
Break out the crystal because you’ll be making spirits bright with this fun Christmas cocktail courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa herself. The Raspberry Royale blends raspberry liqueur with champagne, and a basil garnish for a green touch.The Picture Pantry/Alloy/Getty Images
Ham is a Christmas staple for many, and you can count on Ina Garten to deliver a recipe that feels like an elevated twist on the traditional. The secret to the baked virginia ham? Orange juice and plenty of zest.Shutterstock
It’s hard to go wrong with cheese, potato, and eggs plus fresh basil. Ina’s potato basil frittata is an easy and tasty brunch that leaves plenty of room for a big Christmas dinner. Carlo A/Moment/Getty Images
With only five ingredients (plus salt) this rack of lamb recipe will have you asking, as Ina herself would say, how easy is that? THEPALMER/E+/Getty Images
There’s deviled eggs and then there’s Ina Garten’s smoked salmon deviled eggs topped with caviar. Just note that this recipe calls for cream cheese, which sadly may be hard to find right now, but you won’t need much.Shutterstock
If Rudolph left behind some of his favorite snack then you’re in luck because this maple roasted carrot salad is the perfect light addition to Christmas (or New Year’s) dinner. Ina uses tart cranberries for a red pop, and pomegranate seeds would work too.Shutterstock
Potato pancakes always make me think of the holidays (specifically Hanukkah) but they also make a perfect Christmas or New Year’s brunch. Leave it to Ina to take a classic and make it even more delicious by adding a perfectly cooked fried egg. Streeter, Clive/Foodcollection/Getty Images
Behold the beauty of a dessert that leaves room for a second dessert. Ina’s French chocolate bark is topped with nuts, dried fruit and ginger, and it adds a pop of color to the Christmas cookie platter.invizbk/E+/Getty Images