Favorite Holiday Recipes


Here are some of our favorite holiday recipes. We've included traditional recipes along with Louisiana favorites—what better time than the holidays for family and friends to gather around the table, break bread, and raise a toast to one another.

Bookmark this page as we'll be adding recipes to this list between now and Mardi Gras day.

If it is turkey for you and family, see Susan's Turkey Tips for good information on buying, thawing, and thoroughly cleaning the bird before you start cooking.

Main Dishes

Susan's Perfect Roast Turkey
Rack of Lamb with Dijon Mustard
Holiday Turkey with Cornbread-Andouille Stuffing and Worcestershire Gravy
Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Pecan Sauce
Apricot Baked Ham
Susan's Seafood Gumbo
Quick Praline-Glazed Holiday Ham


Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Susan's, Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Classic Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce
Tomato and Asparagus Salad
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
Broccoli with Roasted Garlic Butter
Turkey Gravy
Cranberry Salad (in a mold)
Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta, Cranberries and Almonds


Chestnut and Pine Nut Turkey Stuffing
Susan's Basic Bread Stuffing
Andy Benson's Oyster Dressing
Italian Stuffing with Sausage and Parmesan Cheese
Louisiana Dirty Rice Stuffing
Cornbread Oyster Stuffing


Pumpkin Soup
Turtle Soup
Susan's Wild Mushroom Soup
Susan's Turkey Stock


Brown Butter Shortcake with Stewed Apples and Chantilly Cream
Orange Custard Pie With Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Pumpkin Puree from Scratch (Pumpkin Pie)
Orange Custard Pie With Chocolate Sauce
Pecan Pie
Spiced Holiday Pecans
Sweet Pumpkin Bread
Christmas Cookies


Cooked Egg, Egg Nog
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
Hot Apple Cider
Christmas Cranberry & Pomogranite Cocktail


Roast Turkey
sweet potato
Cranberry Sauce
pumpkin soup
pecan pie


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