Holiday Dinner Table Setting

Stuffed For the Holidays – Heinen’s Kickin’ it with Kenny Holiday Recipes

The following recipes were developed by Heinen’s chefs and were shared on Fox 8’s Kickin’ it with Kenny.

The holidays are here! When it comes to entertaining, you want your guests to remember the atmospheres, the fun and of course, the food! From breakfast and appetizers to main courses and desserts our favorite holiday recipes are tried and true and sure to leave your guests feeling stuffed!

Stuffed Breakfast Crêpes

Smoked Salmon Crêpes


  • Farin’ Up Le Fabulous French Crêpes Mix
  • Heinen’s Honey Oak Roasted Smoked Salmon
  • 1/4 cup Crème Fraiche
  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp. capers
  • 1/2 tsp. red onion, diced
  • Lemon wedge


  1. Make crêpes according to the package instructions. Place the crêpes in a 200°F oven to keep warm.
  2. Mix together crème fraiche, cream cheese, chopped chives and onion salt.
  3. Spread a thin layer of the crème fraiche/cream cheese mixture on the inside of a crêpes, then layer the smoked salmon down the middle. Sprinkle with capers and diced red onion.
  4. Squeeze a fresh lemon wedge over the top and roll.

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Chicken & Spinach Crêpes


  • Farin’ Up Le Fabulous French Crêpes Mix
  • 3 Heinen’s Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts, sliced
  • 1½ lbs. Heinen’s Spinach Soufflé
  • 1 cup roasted mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


  1. Make crêpes according to the package instructions. Place the crepes in a 200°F oven to keep warm.
  2. Spread a layer of the spinach soufflé on the inside of a crêpe, then layer the herb grilled chicken down the middle. Sprinkle with mushrooms and shredded cheese.
  3. Roll and enjoy.

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Very Merry Cranberry Crêpes


  • Farin’ Up Le Fabulous French Crêpes Mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) Heinen’s Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. candied ginger, chopped
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Optional: powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Make crêpes according to the package instructions. Place the crepes in a 200°F oven to keep warm.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange zest, candied ginger and water.
  3. Heat on medium for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently until the cranberries have softened and the jam has thickened. Turn the heat to a low simmer while you assemble the crêpes.
  4. Spread 2 tbsp. of the cream cheese filling onto each crepe.
  5. Roll the crepes and place on plates for serving.
  6. Top each serving with a portion of the cranberry jam and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Cranberry Crepes

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Stuffed Holiday Appetizers

Antipasto Cheeseball Christmas Tree


For the Dip

  • 4 (8 oz.) packages of Heinen’s Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese

For the Decorations

  • 1½ – 2 cups Mixed Olives from Heinen’s Olive Bar, dried with paper towel
  • 1/2 cup roasted tomatoes, dried with a paper towel
  • Rosemary leaves/sprigs to decorate
  • Crackers, for serving
  • Salami slices, for serving
  • Prosciutto slices, for serving
  • Yellow bell pepper, for star


  1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the dip and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Place a piece of non-stick plastic wrap on a clean work surface. Scoop the cream cheese mixture out onto the plastic wrap. Use your hands to mold the cream cheese into a tree shape. Then, carefully pick up the tree with one hand and peel off the plastic wrap on the bottom of the tree with your other hand. Place the tree straight onto a serving plate.
  3. Use a cake spatula to smooth the edges. Decorate with olives, oven-roasted tomatoes and rosemary leaves/sprigs, lightly pressing each element into the cream cheese to ensure they stay on.
  4. Top with a star cut out of yellow bell pepper.
  5. Serve with crackers of your choice, salami and prosciutto slices rolled up.

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Baked Brie and Prosciutto Rolls


  • 12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 4 tbsp. Heinen’s Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 wedges of Heinen’s Brie, cut into 12 slices
  • 12 thin slices of prosciutto
  • Heinen’s Honey, for drizzling
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Flaky sea salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean surface and gently fold it in half crosswise. Brush the phyllo with melted butter, being sure to cover the entire top half.
  3. On the short end of the dough, place a piece of prosciutto, followed by a slice of Brie. Roll the phyllo up over the filling, folding the side edges in to seal, burrito style. Place the roll seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet and repeat to make 12 rolls total. Brush the tops of each phyllo roll generously with melted butter.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown on top. Remove and drizzle lightly with honey. Sprinkle with black pepper, pomegranates, and a little flaky sea salt. Serve warm.

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Mini Turkducken


  • 2 turkey loins
    2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 duck breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 2 lbs. Heinen’s Sliced Bacon
  • 1/2 lb. Heinen’s Cornbread Stuffing
  • 1/2 lb. Heinen’s Sausage Stuffing
  • 1 tbsp. garlic paste
  • Heinen’s Olive Oil
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Butterfly turkey loin, through the middle not cutting all the way through. Lay flat on wax paper.
  3. Top with a sheet of wax paper and pound flat to a ½-inch thickness, set aside.
  4. Pound chicken breasts and duck breasts to ¼-inch thickness.
  5. Spread garlic paste, 2 tbsp. olive oil and fresh ground black pepper on the butterflied turkey loin. Spread the sausage stuffing on top of the turkey, leaving a 1-inch border.
  6. Top with duck breast. Lay the duck breast parallel to fold, as this will make it easier to roll.
  7. Spread remaining stuffing on duck breast and top with chicken cutlet.
  8. Drizzle chicken with 1/2 tsp. olive oil.
  9. Roll up turducken, folding in sides as you go.
  10. Lay a sheet of wax or butcher paper flat on the work surface and build 9×9 strip bacon weave. Unwrap each mini turducken and place on bacon weave turkey side down. Wrap bacon around turducken and fold edges. Place on greased wire cooling rack.
  11. Bake until internal temperature reaches 165°F, or another great option is to place in a smoker and cook until internal temperature reaches 165⁰ on an instant-read thermometer.
  12. Rest each for 15 minutes and slice into desired pieces.

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Cauliflower Gratin


  • 1 tbsp. Heinen’s Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated and divided
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets OR 2-3 packages of Heinen’s pre-cut florets
  • 3 tbsp. Heinen’s Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1½ cups Heinen’s Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s Dijon Mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Heinen’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, Panko and 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano. Set aside.
  3. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket and set over boiling water. Cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 4-5 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in flour and thyme until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, heavy cream and Dijon.
  6. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated and slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Stir in cauliflower, mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan until the cheeses have melted, about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with Panko mixture.
  8. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately, garnished with thyme, if desired.

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Roasted Beet Salad


  • 8 medium-size beets, tops removed and scrubbed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. Heinen’s Spring Mix
  • 1/3 cup Marcona Almonds
  • 4 oz. Mackenzie Creamery Chèvre, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Two Brothers Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Wrap the beets individually in aluminum foil and place on a sheet pan. Roast for 50 minutes to 1 hour, depending on their size, until a small sharp knife inserted in the middle indicates that they are tender.
  3. Unwrap each beet and set aside for 10 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Peel the beets with a small, sharp knife. Then, while the beets are still warm, cut each one into 8-10 wedges and place them in a large mixing bowl. As you’re cutting the beets, toss them with half of the vinaigrette.
  4. Place the spring mix in a bowl and toss it with enough vinaigrette to moisten. Put the spring mix on a serving platter and then arrange the beets, almonds, and goat cheese on top. Drizzle with additional vinaigrette, if desired, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve warm or at room temperature.

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Stuffed Desserts

White Chocolate Cranberry Cannoli


  • 4 oz. Heinen’s Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar, plus 1 tsp. for dusting
  • 8 oz. Heinen’s Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 6 regular cannoli shells (available in Heinen’s Bakery)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix heavy cream on high for one minute until fluffy.
  2. On medium speed, add powdered sugar and mix until blended. Add cream cheese, vanilla and cinnamon to whipped cream and mix continue to mix until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of dried cranberries into cheese mixture.
  3. Put cream cheese mixture into a plastic zipper bag, seal closed. Refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Cut the tip of the bag to create a 1-inch hole and fill cannoli shells liberally with cream cheese mixture.
  5. Add dried cranberries bits to the ends of each cannoli and dust with powdered sugar. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.

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Peppermint Cannoli


  • 1¼ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, plus 1 tbsp. for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped peppermint candies
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 6 regular cannoli shells (available in Heinen’s Bakery)


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Mix the ricotta, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Stir in chopped peppermint and chocolate chips.
  3. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1-inch tip with the ricotta mixture. Holding a cannoli shell in one hand insert the pastry tip into the center of the shell with the other, and pipe the filling to fill 1/2 of the cannoli shell. Turn the shell around and repeat the process to fill the other side. Repeat with the remaining cannoli shells and filling.
  4. Arrange on a platter and dust with powdered sugar.

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Eggnog Mudslides


  • 2 parts Hartlzer’s Eggnog
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • Whipped cream
  • Ground nutmeg


  1. Combine eggnog and Kahlua in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into glasses.
  2. Top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.

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Eggnog Mudslides

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