Last Minute Holiday Recipes

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your recteq Family. We sincerely hope that your holiday is full of peace, joy, and hope, and that you are surrounded by loved ones and fantastic food. If this holiday season has felt like a whirlwind so far, now is the time to take a few deep breaths and relax. Remember that the season isn’t just about checking off all those to-do list items, but it’s about celebrating together the good tidings of comfort and joy. And what better way to do that than to share some fantastic meals from your own recteq wood pellet grill? We have an endless supply of delicious menu ideas at the ready, starting with a stellar main course option that will wow even the pickiest family members.

Holiday Mains for the win

The options for a main course are of course, unlimited, but you can’t go wrong with one of our favorite chef-created recipes with a little extra smoky goodness for your holiday celebration. Here are just a few of our favorite suggestions that we know will score you all the compliments this year!

Smoked Prime Rib

We like to say this protein option really steals the show, because with this recteq Smoked Prime Rib on the table, other options might just go ignored. A few fresh herbs, Ben’s Heffer Dust, and just a couple hours on the grill leave you with a masterpiece of a main that no one will be able to resist.

Bleu Cheese & Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin with Citrus Kale Salad

Looking for something a little different this year? This expertly stuffed Bleu Cheese and Cherry Pork Loin with Citrus Kale Salad looks fancy, but is actually as simple as can be. The Citrus Kale Salad adds beautiful color and elevates the flavors into a holiday taste-sensation.

Maple Dijon Glazed Spiral Ham

Nothing brings quite the same holiday vibes as a beautiful glazed ham! This recipe for Maple Dijon Glazed Spiral Ham is loaded with recteq goodness from Maple Syrup and Rossarooski’s Honey Rib Rub. It’s a sure-fire winner when simplicity is a priority!

Festive Sides

Many of us are here for the sides and with recteq we won’t be disappointed. We’ve got loads of options in our recipe library, but there are a few stand-out stars you’ve got to try. Embrace traditional culinary masterpieces with a few of our favorite holiday classics:

Sweet Potato Casserole

What could be sweeter than Sweet Potato Casserole? With a little extra smoky sweetness, mini marshmallows, roasted pecans, and our own Rossarooski’s Honey Rib Rub, our recipe will be your family’s new favorite.

Green Bean Casserole

It’s a classic and you’ll love it again for the first time when you taste our version of Green Bean Casserole. With Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub, Ben’s Heffer Dust, and a delicious smoky topping, this dish will be good to the last bite.

Cranberry Citrus Relish

Whether you are serving turkey or not, Cranberry Sauce is as Christmas-y as can be! Our favorite version, Cranberry Citrus Relish is full of smoke-infused flavor with cranberries, fresh oranges, honey, and deliciously zested lemons.

Event-Worthy Appetizers

With all the gathering you’ve got going on, you need a few simple appetizers to serve those hungry guests. We’ve got so many delicious options for Starters, but we’ll share two of our newest hits with you and let you check out the rest in our Recipe Library for more inspiration.

Spicy Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked Cheese has the internet going crazy and once you taste our Spicy Smoked Cream Cheese recipe, you’ll understand the hype. Only three ingredients and a couple hours of slow-smoking will give you the tastiest dip option you’ve tried yet, and the perfect companion to crackers, pretzels, or chips.

Roasted Mushroom & Brie Crescent Wreath

As a holiday appetizer, our Roasted Mushroom & Brie Crescent Wreath could be dressed up even more by adding fresh rosemary and cranberries around the perimeter. Even as-is, it makes a stunning sight and the taste is also outstanding.

Desserts that Take the Cake

We saved the sweetest for last because no matter what you serve for dinner, the dessert should always leave a good impression. If you have yet to create a sweet treat on the grill, don’t wait any longer. This is the perfect time to pull out a new dessert recipe from our collection and enjoy the accolades from your fan club.

Christmas Crack

Our Christmas Crack is the perfect recipe to get the kids involved in holiday prep and they’ll love decorating it with sprinkles to suit the season. (Side-note: this is a great recipe to tuck away for future holidays…just a tweak of the colors make it a perfectly customizable treat).

Holiday Chocolate Cake

Ready for the ultimate finale to an amazing meal? It’s got to be our Holiday Chocolate Cake for a classic chocolate taste that’s fancy enough for any special occasion. The secret ingredient is Brewed Coffee to add some extra richness plus you can always customize the flavor with some of our Apple Pellets or Cherry Pellets!

That’s it for our holiday recommendations for this week’s menu. We’d love to hear how your grilling goes this season! Tag us on social media: