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The Best Ugly Recipes for Your Ugly Sweater Party

These recipes are sure to turn heads
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All December long, we're bringing you the recipes, tips and tricks you need to Feast your way through the holidays, no matter how you celebrate the season.

It's time to break out your favorite holiday sweater for the annual ugly sweater party festivities.

While the tacky, bright, crocheted sweaters might be a little funky looking on the outside, they’re always warm and cozy on the inside. The same can be said for some of our favorite recipes: The finished products might not look appetizing, but once you dig in, they’re always delicious and satisfying.

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Our talented TT editors and photographers work hard to make a brown slice of meat loaf or a bowl full of chunky pork stew look inviting. But when made at home, sometimes recipes don’t come out looking quite the same (we’ve seen those holiday Pinterest fails.) As long as it tastes good, that's all that matters. No one’s judging a dish by its cover—or a person by their sweater.

Whether you're playing host or attending as a guest, these are the best "ugly" recipes to make for your ugly sweater party.

① Classic Italian Meatballs

② Vegetarian Mushroom Meat Loaf

③ Alsatian Pork and Sauerkraut Stew

④ Clam Dip

Macanese Meat Loaf

⑥ Brazilian Chicken Stew

⑦ Short Rib Cottage Pie with Whipped Potatoes

⑧ Kimchi Deviled Eggs

⑨ Seafood and Sausage Gumbo
 

Sausage and Ricotta Lasagna
 

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