Holiday Cooking Guide

Whether you are preparing a full Christmas dinner or just looking to offer a tasty dessert, Alto-Shaam has you covered.

Main Course

  • Turkey:  Cook your holiday turkey in a Cook & Hold oven or a Combitherm® oven.
  • Prime Rib: Perfected for decades using the original Halo Heat® technology. But it also can be made in the combi oven!
  • Holiday Beef Tenderloin: This beef tenderloin garnished with herbs and served with horseradish sauce is sure to be a great centerpiece to any holiday dinner. Roast in a Cook & Hold oven.


  • Eggnog: Kick off your holiday party with a toast of this classic eggnog steamed in the Alto-Shaam combi oven and chilled in the QuickChiller™ blast chiller.
  • Hot Chocolate: This version of hot chocolate has a kick to it with the chipotle powder. Steam in a combi oven for batch cooking!


When it’s time for something sweet, you can use the same ovens to do your holiday baking!

  • Sugar Cookies:  Perfect for decorating! Bring a holiday tradition to your guests. Cookie decorating will bring cheer to your guests from the youngest child at an elementary student to the great-grandmother dining at a senior-living home.
  • Diamond Nut Bars: Sweet and nutty, this is just another great treat for the holidays.
  • Low-fat Chocolate Orange Flan: Serve this delectable chocolate dessert that also promises a touch of citrus. Recipe is cooked in the combi oven
  • Gingerbread Cookies: Bake them as fast as you can in a combi oven! Chef Kristina used the CT Express™ combi oven to make these cookies.
  • Almond Butter Spritz Cookies: This recipe says to bake in a convection oven, but you can also bake in a combi oven or  cook and hold oven. If baking in the CT PROformance combi oven, bake for 12 minutes at 325°F with 60% fan speed and 20% humidity.  If using the cook and hold oven, it will take 20 minutes to bake the fresh dough at 325°F if you are baking one sheet pan. If you are cooking two or three full-size sheet pans, it will take about 45 minutes. 

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