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Our Holiday Greatest Hits


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 dishes. And wait till you taste what they can do to holiday foods, from  brining your turkey and adding rich flavor to your gravy to boosting the umami in your cranberry relish.  

Here’s a collection of some of our most popular holiday recipes for 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. If you have a tube of biscuit dough on hand, you can make Umami Garlic Knotseveryone will love. Our Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Spicy Aioli are an easy, irresistible alternative to chips and dip. Gochujang Takumi Cauliflower is baked, not fried, and features a sweet spicy sauce made with our Gochujang Spicy Miso Teriyaki Takumi sauce. And our rich, creamy Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Bisque makes an elegant opener for a cold-weather lunch or dinner. 


Holiday Mains

Here’s 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? Our Soy, Butter and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast gives you the full turkeyandgravy experience without the work of roasting a whole bird. OurApricot-Soy Glazed Turkeycooks up irresistibly sweet with a beautiful golden-brown finish. And for the meat-lovers at the holiday table, our Teriyaki Glazed Holiday Ham with Pineapple makes a nice alternative (or complement) to a holiday turkeyand it’s great for day-after sandwiches, too. 



Seasonal 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 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. And if you’re looking for a fresh alternative to traditional sweet potatoes or candied yams, Air Fried Hoisin Butter Sweet Potatoes might just become your new go-to all year long. 


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. Our Salted Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are a clever way to enjoy homemade apple pie à la mode without actually baking a pie! The secret is a simple Panko crumble mix that stands in for pie crust. And 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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