Festive sheet pan dinner for smaller holiday gatherings imparts familiar comforting flavors
This holiday season, you’re probably hosting a smaller group for the festive meal. No pulling out that extra leaf for your dining room table or setting up that rickety card table for the “kids.” Maybe you’ll see the extended family for an after-dinner drink on Zoom, but for the meal itself, you may be looking at ways to scale back while maintaining that delicious festivity.
Since we’re already cooking so often, a sheet-pan dinner can streamline the traditional, laborious multicourse meal without sacrificing any of its comforting flavors. This budget-friendly, festive dinner of Sheet Pan Chicken with Hasselback Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts lets you keep a whole bird for a centerpiece, without making a big turkey. Start by cooking the potatoes, then add the chicken and finally the sprouts.
Serve it with your favorite cranberry sauce, fluffy rolls or crunchy green salad. Make an extra side (or three) of cornbread pudding, roasted butternut squash or over-the-top macaroni and cheese. Have a bowl of rich pan juices or velvety gravy ready, and, whatever you do, don’t forget the pie.