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19 Fancy Dinners to Ring in the New Year

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It’s time to welcome a fresh new year, but first, why not close this year out with a festive and fancy New Year’s Eve dinner? Not sure what to serve? Here are some delicious ideas that everyone will love and are way better than trying to go out to eat.

1. Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Garlic Breadcrumbs

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Shrimp linguine with lemon garlic breadcrumbs is perfect for New Year’s eve dinner. It’s so easy to make and it’s perfect even for a crowd! Friends and family alike will love this delicious shrimp and pasta dish. 

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2. Easy Lemon Risotto

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You are going to love this creamy, risotto that is just bursting with fresh lemon flavor. This elegant dish is perfect for serving alongside roast chicken, your favorite steak, or even lobster tails. Asparagus would make a tasty side dish to go along with this meal!

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3. Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

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Bucatini Cacio e Pepe is a delicious dish for special occasions like New Year’s eve dinner, or a fancy date night at home. It’s easy to make, but it looks and tastes amazing! Smooth, creamy cheese sauce with the zippy flavor of fresh ground black pepper! 

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4. Air Fryer Lobster Tail

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New Year’s eve is the perfect time to go all out for dinner, so why not have something super special like lobster tails? Did you know that you can cook lobster tails in your air fryer? You sure, can and they only take ten minutes!

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5. Best Lobster Grilled Cheese

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Spending New Year’s Eve at home, or need a delicious meal for dinner before you head out on the town? Then try this decadent lobster grilled cheese sandwich! These sandwiches are so easy to make but they are decadent and delicious too!

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6. Air Fryer Crab Cakes

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Air Fryer crab cakes are crispy and delicious and ready in minutes! They are the perfect main course for your New Year’s eve dinner and you can have them on the table in just ten minutes! These are perfect for the family or  for serving a crowd. 

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7. Bay Scallop Linguine

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Scallop linguine is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients and you can have it on the dinner table quickly too. Perfect for special occasions or a date night at home, you will love the flavors of this simple, but elegant dish. 

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8. Fresh Oyster Mignonette

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If you are looking for something special to serve for New Year’s eve dinner and you are a fan of fresh seafood then check out this recipe for fresh oyster mignonette. Fresh oysters, champagne, blood orange juice, and fresh basil are all you need for this delicious dish!

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9. Date Night Gnocchi

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Date night gnocchi looks beautiful and tastes amazing and it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. Butternut squash, chicken, fresh kale, and gnocchi with a creamy alfredo sauce to top it all off. Your family will love this tasty dish!

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10. Instant Pot Coq au Vin Blanc

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This Instant pot recipe can be on your dinner table quickly and it’s delicious too. Traditionally coq au vin uses a red wine, but trading it out for white wine gives it a beautiful flavor that you are going to love. Serve the juicy, tender chicken over easy smashed potatoes. 

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11. Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta

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This delicious dish is easy enough to make that it could be a weeknight dinner, but it is also “fancy” enough to pull out for special occasions. This juicy, pork tenderloin served over a creamy polenta with roasted cherry tomatoes is BIG on flavor without a lot of effort. 

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12. Black Truffle Pasta

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Black truffle pasta is an elegant and simple vegetarian dish that you can have on the table in a matter of minutes! The pasta sauce is actually a cashew cream sauce. It gets a lot of big flavor by adding truffles to this pasta dish. 

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13. Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Vol au Vents

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Puff pastry shells stuffed with mustard, cream cheese, and smoked salmon make a delicious appetizer or main dish for your New Year’s eve dinner! They are so tasty and you can make enough, even for a crowd in just a few minutes with a handful of ingredients. 

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14. Fail Proof Tender London Broil

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Tender, juicy London broil takes a little bit of time to prepare, but only a few minutes to cook. The trick to fail proof London broil is to dry brine it and allow it to sit at room temperature for an hour before cooking it. You will be so glad you did! 

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15. Lobster Mac and Cheese

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This baked lobster mac and cheese is dairy free, gluten free, and delicious. You can make it ahead of time if you need to, which makes it perfect for parties too. This dish has lots of lobster goodness because the lobster and the pasta are cooked in the same water for maximum flavor. 

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16. Cioppino

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Cioppino is actually a fancy way of saying fish stew, but a dish this delicious needs a fancy name! Lobster tails, mussels, shrimp, and fresh fish filets come together with a few other ingredients for an amazing meal that you are going to love. Serve with a fresh loaf of bread for dipping!

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17. Lobster Gratin

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Lobster gratin may sound difficult to make, but it’s really not. The lobster is the star of this dish, but it pairs beautifully with potatoes, fresh herbs, and of course delicious cheeses! This meal is perfect for holidays or a date night at home. 

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18. Lamb Leg Steak with Shallots and Red Wine Sauce

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Lamb leg steak is a delicious and easy to make meal that everyone will love! The simple sauce with caramelized onions and red wine really brings out the flavors of the lamb and it would be perfect for serving with some homemade mashed potatoes. 

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19. Sheet Pan Crab Legs

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Ring in the New Year with some tasty crab legs! You can cook your crab legs quickly and easily on a sheet pan in your oven. You can serve these crab legs as an appetizer or a main dish and it is sure to be a dish that everyone loves!

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