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Our Holiday Greatest Hits

Some of our most popular recipes to serve with love all through the holidays.

Sure, holiday gatherings with family and friends take a little extra effort. But great holiday cooking doesn’t have to be fancy, as long as it’s delicious.  

The difference between holiday and every day is flavor. And we’re here to help. Kikkoman sauces, seasonings and coatings are crafted to help you add flavor, depth, and umami to all kinds of foods. And wait till you taste what they can do to holiday foods, from brining your turkey to adding the richest flavor and color to your homemade gravy

Here’s a collection of some of our most requested holiday recipes from starters, sides, mains, and yes, even desserts. We hope they bring lots of comfort and joy to your table, from Thanksgiving all the way to New Year’s Day! 

Starters & Apps

Kick off the party with a delicious spread of starters. Grilled Cider-Soy Chicken Wings are sweet, spicy, and easy to throw together using ingredients in your pantry. It takes just four ingredients and under forty minutes to make these mouthwatering Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates, or turn a tube of biscuit dough into Umami Garlic Knots everyone will love. Persimmon Crostini feature an easy homemade cheese spread, persimmons, and a sweet and tangy honey-rice vinegar drizzle for a beautiful, yet easy, appetizer.


Holiday Mains

Here it is! The juicy turkey trick everyone’s talking about. Soy Sauce Brined Turkey is as easy as an overnight soak in a simple brine made with Kikkoman® Soy Sauce and a few staple seasonings. Smaller gathering? A Soy Brined Chicken with a brine that magically makes any chicken juicy and extra savory is your best bet. Add a little savory-sweetness to your bird with this Apricot-Soy Glazed Turkey recipe that will give your bird lots of holiday flavor and a beautiful golden-brown finish. For the meat-lovers at the holiday table, our Teriyaki Glazed Prime Rib takes just 15 minutes of prep, and cooks up succulent and flavorful every time. 



Sensational Sides

Wait till you taste our ultra-rich Garlic Sesame Mashed Potatoes, accented with a hint of Sesame Oil. And holiday mashed potatoes aren’t complete without the gravy. Our make-ahead Umami-Rich Mushroom Gravy is flavorful, fail-proof, meatless, and gluten free! Move over Mac ‘n’ cheese. Our Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is a creamy, crunchy, comforting alternative everyone will love. For some greens, this Healthier Green Bean Casserole gives the holiday classic a fresher, lighter twist—and the crispy Panko crunch you crave.  


Decadent Desserts

Finish the feast with something sweet! Our Rich Fudge Brownies have a surprising secret. A splash of Kikkoman® Soy Sauce adds a delicious salted-caramel note. Or try these Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars that feature an easy Panko crust and two-part topping for a beautiful marbled effect. In the mood for pudding? Brown rice gives this Sweet Sesame Rice Pudding an irresistible nutty flavor. For those craving some heat, this recipe for Sriracha Bacon Chocolate Bark is unbelievably easy and takes homemade holiday candy to a whole new level of sweet, savory and spicy. 


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