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12 Days of Christmas Recipes

The Christmas season is full of joy, family, parties and good food. We’re bringing you 12 healthy recipes that you can bring to your many Christmas parties this year and taste especially great with Simply Sunflower Oil.

Day 1: Holiday Red Ranch Potatoes


1½-2 Ibs. Red Potatoes

⅓ cup Simply Sunflower Oil

3 Tablespoons Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

1 Tablespoon Onion Flakes

Dill Weed

Salt & Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.

  2. Cut potatoes into small pieces; place in large bowl.

  3. Mix in Simply Sunflower Oil, ranch dressing mix, onion flakes, and dill weed.

  4. Pour onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  5. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes.

  6. Serve hot.

Serving Suggestions​​​: This also tastes great when topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Day 2: Candy Cane Caprese Board


9 Basil, whole fresh leaves

3 Tomatoes, large

2 tbsp Balsamic glaze

1 Sea salt

2 tbsp Simply Sunflower Oil

1 Baguette, large

16 oz Mozzarella cheese log, fresh

One 20x13-inch board with a lip


  1. Start your candy cane at the top and alternate layering a slice of fresh mozzarella with a slice of tomato until you get a big candy cane shape.

  2. Place fresh basil leaves around the board and a small serving bowl with balsamic glaze.

  3. Right before serving, drizzle the mozzarella and tomatoes with Simply Sunflower Oil and sprinkle with salt. Serve with additional Simply Sunflower Oil and salt, as well as toasted baguette slices.

Day 3: Brown Sugar Scrub


Equal parts Simply Sunflower Oil and brown sugar. You can also add your favorite essential oils for fragrance.

Day 4: Green Man Beans


2 Ibs. Green Beans

¼ cup Simply Sunflower Oil

½ tsp Red Pepper

½ Ib. Bacon, cooked and chopped

1 small onion

3 cloves garlic

Salt & Pepper


  1. Boil beans in salted water for 5 mins until bright green, crisp-tender.

  2. Heat Simply Sunflower Oil in large skillet over medium to high heat.

  3. Add red pepper, onion, and garlic. Sauté 1 minute until seasoned.

  4. Add green beans and bacon until heated through (5-7 mins)

  5. Season with salt & pepper

  6. Enjoy watching the men in your life actually enjoy eating these!

Serving Suggestions:

Also tastes delicious with ½ cup toasted pecans. Stir these in at the end with the beans and bacon. It adds an extra crunch.

Day 5: Savory Roast Chicken


5-7 lb. whole chicken

¼ cup Simply Sunflower Oil

3 Tblsp. butter

1 onion

2 garlic heads, halved crosswise

1 orange

Rosemary, Thyme, Herbs de Provence

Salt, Pepper, Coriander

Or use spices that you like & have on hand


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. 2. Place the whole chicken in a large baking dish. Place butter under the skin of the chicken. Rub Simply Sunflower Oil on the chicken.

  3. 3. Top chicken with sliced onion, orange, garlic, and spices.

  4. 4. Roast for 45 minutes or until the center reaches 165 degrees for 10 minutes. Occasionally, baste juices on top of chicken.

Day 6: Simply Sunflower Oil Bread Dip


1/2 cup Simply Sunflower Oil

3 cloves Garlic

1 tsp Oregano, dried

1 tsp Thyme, dried

5 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

1 Kosher salt

1 Pepper, fresh cracked

1 French baguette


  1. Mix ingredients together and serve with sliced french baguette

Day 7: Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Pecans


1 Ib Bacon, baked and diced

2 Ibs Brussel Sprouts, halved

¼ cup Simply Sunflower Oil

Salt & Pepper

3 Tablespoons butter

2 cups Pecans, coarsely chopped

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon garlic salt

Balsamic Reduction


  1. 1. Toss the Brussel Sprouts with Simply Sunflower Oil, salt, and pepper over medium heat. Roast until browned and the edges are crisp.

  2. 2. In another small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Mix in pecans, brown sugar, and garlic salt. Roast for 5 minutes.

  3. 3. Combine the Brussel sprouts, bacon, and pecans in serving bowl. Top with balsamic reduction.

Day 8: Simply Soft Playdough


1 c flour

1 c water

1/2 c salt

2 T Simply Sunflower Oil

2 tsp Cream of Tartar

Food coloring


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan.

  2. Stir over low/med heat until mixture forms and pulls from the side of the pan.

  3. Knead once it’s cooled.

  4. Create away!

Once you’re finished playing, store in a plastic ziplock.

Day 9: Easy Potato Skins


4-5 Large Russet Potatoes

3 Tbsp. Simply Sunflower Oil

2 tsp. Salt

1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

4-5 Bacon Slices, cooked and crumbled

Sour Cream

Sliced Green Onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. Spray baking sheet with Simply Sunflower Oil.

  3. Wash and cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch slices.

  4. Brush both sides of potatoes with Simply Sunflower Oil and arrange on baking sheet. Sprinkle with desired salt.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender. Flip potatoes halfway through baking so each side is equally browned.

  6. Once potatoes are done, top with shredded cheese & bacon. Continue baking for 2-3 minutes.

  7. Top with sour cream, green onion, & more bacon if desired. Enjoy!

Day 10: Cranberry Rosemary Chicken


3 Lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, (4-6 breasts)

2-3 Tablespoons Simply Sunflower Oil


2 Cups Fresh Cranberries

2 Large Sprigs Rosemary, (remove stems, chop rosemary)


2 Tablespoons Simply Sunflower Oil

2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

1/3 Cup White Wine

2 Garlic Cloves (grated)

Salt/Pepper, (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF

  2. Grease bottom of 9x13 dish. Heat 2-3 Tablespoons of Simply Sunflower Oil in frying pan over high heat. Brown chicken breasts and transfer to roasting dish.

  3. Salt and pepper chicken. Add cranberries and rosemary to roasting dish.

  4. Mix sauce ingredients and drizzle over the chicken. Cover roasting dish with foil.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Check internal temp of thickest breast (should be about 140ºF) Bake uncovered 10-15 more minutes or until internal temp reaches 165ºF.

  6. Slice chicken, top with cranberries, rosemary and liquid from roasting dish.

Day 11: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus


2 lb asparagus

2 Tablespoons Simply Sunflower Oil

1 lb bacon

1 tsp salt adjust to taste

1 tsp black pepper


  1. Cut off or snap off the ends of each stalk. Season it with Simply Sunflower Oil, salt and pepper. Collect a few pieces together and wrap them with bacon.

  2. Place bacon wrapped asparagus on a baking dish.

  3. Bake at 400°F for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is nice and crispy.

Day 12: Fresh Christmas Salad


Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:

2 cloves Garlic

12 oz Greens, fresh spring

1 Pomegranate

1/4 cup Simply Sunflower Oil

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

3 tbsp Honey

1/4 tsp Black pepper, fresh ground

1/4 tsp Salt

2 tbsp Champagne vinegar

Christmas Salad:

2/3 cup Almonds

2/3 cup Feta cheese

4 Seedless mandarin oranges peeled and segmented


  1. In a small bowl whisk together minced garlic, champagne vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in olive oil; whisking continuously.

  2. In a large bowl add spring green, sliced almonds, feta cheese, mandarin oranges and pomegranate arils. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.


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