christmas-dinner-recipe-ideasChristmas is more than just the gifts you give each year or presents you receive from people who remember you. It is the time of the year when people get together and go through old memories together and talk about the coming year ahead of them.

Everyone loves Christmas not just because you are expecting someone to hand you something nice. It is the best time to share what you have with other people. It is not about the ongoing sale, which is nice as you get to have those wonderful bargains. It is more than the material things that money could always buy. It is the time best shared with your family and friends.

At the center of every celebration is food. Bring the family closer with this mouth-watering treats that everyone would sure enjoy. Food always touches the heart it is a guarantee. Give yourself the freedom to indulge this holiday season.

Christmas Dinner Starter Ideas

Hot Crab Dip

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This appetizer is not just appealing – it definitely excites your taste buds. It is perfect with some toast or celery sticks for the health conscious. Put your desired amount of Tabasco sauce to spice it up. This Christmas appetizer goes well with wine.

Classic Caponata

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Mini Sausage Wreaths

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Want a dish that goes with your Christmas decorations as well? Then try Mini Sausage Wreath for your appetizer. It is so easy and simple to make yet looks so good. The sausage on the crescent dough rolls sure looks tasty.

Sicilian Orange Salad

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Oranges on your Christmas table sure gives color and flavor. Blood red orange with parsley and red onion bursts with flavor. Season with salt and pepper to finish this off and your guests would sure feel the Sicilian spirit on the Christmas air.

Holiday Pine Cone Cheeseball

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Surprise your guests and family with one familiar-looking appetizer. Holiday Pine Cone Cheeseball looks like your favorite pine décor it sure look to adorable to put in your mouth. The cream cheese and the almonds have their own unique flavor. Best served cold, this appetizer would sure make Christmas dinners more fun.

Smoked Trout Potato Skins

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This bite-size appetizer is not just healthy but is also packed with flavors. Perfect for your Christmas hor’s d ouvre, guests would sure appreciate the effort put on making this Smoked Trout Potato Skins. The Trout Pate has so many flavors you sure are ready to munch in more.

Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

Smoked Ham Roast

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Christmas is the best time of the year that lets a family bond together, bringing everyone home. What better way to celebrate the festivities is with this smoked ham roast! This marvelous and mouth-watering main dish seats perfectly on your dining table. The roasted smoked ham perfectly glazed with honey is just too tempting to pass on.

Ranch-Parmesan Chicken

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Christmas and food always go together. Make it a habit to surprise the family with tasty and heartwarming dish every year just like this ranch-parmesan chicken. The ranch dressing can be easily adapted to suit everyone’s taste buds. The parmesan gives the chicken breast more than just flavor.

Stupid-Simple Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream

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The name of this holiday main dish may sound a little bit off but the taste is definitely not. The roast beef cured in kosher salt for two days says something. The accompanying sauce is made from horseradish and sour cream. Worried about leftovers? Not a problem, stupid-simple roast beef with horseradish cream could be stored in your fridge up to two days.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta would give your good-old spaghetti a run for his money. The unique blend of cajun seasoning and herbs like basil definitely hits the mark. The chicken sits well the creaminess of the dish. Topped it with grated parmesan cheese and everything goes fine.

Pasta with Lemon Olive Oil

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There would always be a pasta dish on every Christmas meal and this Pasta with Lemon Olive Oil would fit on any Christmas feast. This Christmas main dish is so easy to prepare you will surprised at how tasty it is. The total calorie content is impressive so you would not need to worry about gaining a lot of pounds after Christmas.

Rigatoni Puttanesca

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This Italian-based pasta dish has got so much to say this Christmas. The red pasta sauce is loaded with tasty and healthy ingredients you just simply ask for more. The anchovies add that extra kick. The rest of the ingredients complement well with each other.

Catalan Lobster

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Bring some Sardinian tradition onto your Christmas table with Catalan Lobster. The tasty lobster meat goes well with the ample amount of tomatoes and red onion. Seasoned with the unique blend of vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil, it is definitely a feast inside your mouth. The vibrant color of the dish is also another marvel of its own.

Chicken Marbella

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Try something different and unique for your Christmas dinner with Chicken Marbella. It is marinated with different herbs and ingredients overnight like oregano, wine, garlic and green briny olives. The contrasting color of the chicken and the colors of the other chicken make it eye-pleasing. It could also be served hot, cold and even room temperature.

Mussels, Shrimp and Calamari over Linguine Pomodoro

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The taste of the ocean on top of your favorite pasta makes this holiday main dish worth it of the place on the Christmas table. The fresh tomatoes harmonize well with the seafood on it. The basils give it taste and that soothing smell. This Italian-inspired pasta has got so much to offer you just got to taste it for yourself.

Penne with Shrimp And Herbed Cream Sauce

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This easy to made pasta dish got so much to brag about. The shrimp is in sync with penne and the sauce. The tomatoes and the basil give so much flavor and aroma. This Christmas main dish is definitely one of the finest around.

Traditional Christmas Dishes

Baked Christmas Turkey

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Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving, it’s good for Christmas lunchtime or dinners, too. The delicious stuffing sure fits everyone’s taste buds. Cranberry sauce would be the perfect match for this dish. This one loaded traditional dish never fails to impress.

Lasagna

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Lasagna would always be part of Christmas. It never fails to bring back nostalgic memories. The red sauce over the lasagna sauce is simply irresistible. It is an easy traditional dish to do that the whole family sure enjoys every year.

Beef Braciole

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Beef Braciole, or Italian Beef Rolls, is that one traditional Christmas dish you always want to see on the dinner table. The unique blend of spices and herbs seasoning the beef is just overpowering your senses. This is one traditional main course you can’t simply left out.

Morcon

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When you hear the traditional dish, Morcon, you have always those wonderful nostalgic memories. This Filipino dish is one unique meat roll. The sausage, hotdogs, carrots, egg, pickle and cheese creates the perfect whirlwind of flavor inside your mouth. This main course is just exquisite.

Honey Glazed Baked Ham

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This traditional Christmas dish surely looks good on the middle of your Christmas table. Each slice packed with flavors. The saltiness of the cured meat combined with the sweetness of ham is ecstatic. Add some twist by pouring in lemon juice.

Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Noodles

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Locally known in Korea as Japchae, Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Noodles gives it one unique combination of flavor. The sweetness of the sauce absorbed by the translucent noodles is just wonderful. It is easy to prepare and is loaded with good stuff on it.

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

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Your good old mac and cheese packed with something special gives this dish a spot on your Christmas table. Loaded with Mexican chorizo, this dish can be good enough to be your main dish. Toss in some chiles and jalapenos, this dish would sure spice your cold Christmas night.

Spaghetti and Cherry Tomato Aglio Olio

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Everyone loves spaghetti may it be kids or adults. Spaghetti and Cherry Tomato Aglio Olio differs from your rich red spaghetti as this a no sauce recipe. Aglio Olio literally means garlic and oil. The pasta is flavored with the richness of olive oil, garlic and your cherry tomatoes.

Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels Sprouts is an easy to make Christmas dish that is not just pleasing to look at but definitely tasty too. Eating sprouts on Christmas Eve may not sound too appealing but this unique dish puts it on a better light. The combination of smoked bacon lardons and sprouts is just too tempting.

Big Eddie’s Rigatoni

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The name of this easy to cook Christmas dish says it all – it’s big. It is a whirlwind of flavors inside your mouth. The mozzarella and the provolone cheese sure give it flavor. The chunky red sauce gives so much to your taste buds you always have more.

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