A Christmas dinner should never be ordinary. It should be magical, just like the holidays. The holiday is the perfect time to satisfy the comfort food craving. Kids get to eat the desserts to their heart’s content; the diabetics satisfy their sweet tooth, and the calorie conscious people forget counting their calories for a day.
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Bring out the best of the host in you with our collection of 30 Christmas dinner recipes. We’ve included recipes for savories, starters, side dishes, desserts, drinks, almost everything in our compilation. Just keep scrolling.
Tequeños, one of the most favorite finger foods of Peru will make a perfect starter for your dinner party. A classic Tequeños is generally filled with cheese and is served with avocado sauce. But the author has introduced an exciting variation of Tequeños by filling it with chicken. Instead of avocado sauce, she has served it with a creamy sauce made with mayonnaise, ginger, garlic and soy sauce.
Don’t you think making something mini automatically makes it taste better? Just like this mouthwatering mini onion, mushroom and apple tart. You just need to stuff the mini tart shells with onions, apples, mushroom, and gruyere and of course, goat cheese. The combination of sweet and savory will definitely increase the appetite of your guest.
Swirling pieces of bread in a pot of melted cheese and white wine, is there anything better than this on a cold winter? Yes, it is. Surprised, don’t be! We are talking about cheese fondue with roasted garlic. Roasted garlic tastes amazing with cheese fondue. Don’t believe us? Then make it this Christmas!
Sun Dried Tomato Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Another wonderful Dish is Sun dried tomato spinach and cheese stuffed chicken. You can make it here
Ham is a holiday staple. And when glazed with a mix of spices and brown sugar, it becomes irresistible. Lorraine has given strict instructions to use smoked ham for making this recipe, so ensure that you comply with it.
Here is an easy to make a recipe for Christmas. This beautifully glazed pork loin roast requires just four ingredients. Just follow the instructions to get a juicy and succulent sweet and savory loin. Serve the loin with garlic roasted potatoes and stir fried veggies for maximum impact.
Everyone needs, at least, one easy peasy roasted beef recipe that you can make without wasting much time, especially during Christmas where you have so many things to do. Slow Cooker Fall Apart Roast Beef is one those recipes that you must include in your cooking repertoire. With just a little effort, you can have a delicious and soulful meal that your guest can enjoy at the Christmas dinner.
The sweetness of roasted onions is simply unmatchable, and when served with roasted lamb, um, we are seriously out of words. Roasted Cipollini Onions with Balsamic dressing will make a perfect companion for your salad, steak, lamb chops or entrée. The recipe requires Cipollini onions, but you can use pearl onions as well.
Yes, we know that roasted turkey is commonly associated with Thanksgiving, but we’re sure that your guests won’t stop drooling over it seeing on the Christmas table. The blogger also suggests brining the turkey to get make it moist and juicy.
Christmas dinner is not just about starters and savories; sides are equally important. So here’s a recipe for a perfect side dish. Just make sure to add loads of blue cheese to the salad. And pour the dressing before serving so that the salad doesn’t wilt. You even store the dressing at room temperature. You just need to add a bit of buttermilk and red wine to it.
Bacon and broccoli salad is standard, but the addition of toasted sunflower seeds makes it stands out. This salad can even stay at room temperature for 24 hours. So you can make it beforehand without worrying about its freshness.
Here’s a recipe that can turn around even the most skeptical of Brussels sprout eaters. Bacon, goat cheese, garlic, roasted Brussels sprouts are a perfect combination of sweet and crunchy.
Just one skillet and a few pure ingredients can make amazingly glazed carrots. These glazed carrots are buttery, soft, warm and have the goodness of maple. Tip- Bring out the intensity of the carrots by simmering it in water.
No, this is not the kind of pizza found in your nearby pizzeria. It’s different, and definitely in a good way. The toppings are unusual, so is the base. And instead of slicing the sweet potatoes in a traditional way, the blogger has made ribbons of sweet potato using a vegetable peeler. Serve this yummy pizza as an appetizer with wine before the meal and see your guests turn into delightful beasts.
This mashed sweet potato will make a perfect accompaniment to your baked salmon. You can even serve the mashed sweet potato with orange juice, honey and a pinch of nutmeg to get a punch of flavor.
This recipe is sure to be a favorite with the little guests in your party. Or you can even add ham to this grating to make a non-vegetarian savory. Either way, people are going to love it.
Red, white, green, this dish looks out and out festive. Warm roasted tomato, onion and feta salad is all about slow roasting the tomatoes to transform it into little bites of goodness. Use large tomatoes to ensure that they roast well. Golf ball sized tomatoes would be perfect. And any sized tomato will work for slicing. Always go for feta cheese for making this recipe. It doesn’t melt, even after keeping for an extended time in the oven. And add salt only if needed as feta is salty enough.
Not many could have imagined that four ingredients could make such a decadent dish. Rich, gooey and cheesy potato gratin is a perfect special occasion recipe. The blogger has used two types of cheese, but you can go ahead and use for instead. There can never be too much cheese after all.
Could any feast be complete without mashed potato? No, right! But these mashed potatoes are different as it is flavored with garlic and goat cheese. Garlic and cheese are a perfect pair. And when you add some sour cream, butter and cream cheese to it, you get one heck of a dish.
After a sumptuous meal, you will need a simple finish. So finish off your dinner with this Margarita pound cake. Margarita pound cake isn’t the traditional pound cake. This moist and fluffy cake has a lovely flavor of tequila and lime with a slightly salty crust.
This sweet potato casserole is total yum! It is crunchy, sweet, yet not at all mushy.
This chocolate bread pudding studded with chocolate chips, whoppers candies and drizzled with chocolate syrup is heavenly. It takes just a few minutes for preparation and the baking time is around 30 minutes.
Caramel pie has been the perfect excuse to gather around the dinner table for ages. It is perfect for parties or anytime you and your kid want a special treat. This delicious dessert will look fantastic on your dessert platter.
What is a Christmas dinner without something a little indulgent? Red wine chocolate cookie cups filled with chewy chocolate chips and a hint of red wine are a fun treat for the holidays. And chocolate and red wine combination have been classic since time unknown.
There is nothing more comforting than having a hot cuppa mulled cider on a cold winter night. Mulled cider made at home has a charm of its own. Just pull down a few natural ingredients and get started.
If you are still not in the mood for the holidays yet, then this drink will surely get you into it. This refreshing cocktail is packed with flavors and looks oh-so-adorable. And don’t worry, they’re easy to make too. Did you see the tiny marshmallow Rudolf floating in the drink?
Ducks are delicious. The smooth layer of fat, the crispy skin and the juicy slice of meat is enjoyed by everyone, especially in the colder months. So why not make duck savory for the Christmas dinner too? The best way to enjoy duck is in the Peking style. And to help you, we’ve got a delicious recipe for Peking duck for you.
Here’s another great dish to include in your Christmas dinner. We are salivating already.
Baked salmon with mashed potato was common, but baked salmon with spicy plum. Sounds weird? But definitely doesn’t taste weird! The magic of the sweet and savory combination works here too. Toss in some herbs, plums and spices to get an awesome sauce.
Boneless chicken breast is the star of most of the Christmas dinner, but ignoring the whole bird isn’t a wise idea either. This oven-roasted chicken has been layered generously with lemon, garlic, and rosemary. The rich flavor permeates under and over the skin, giving a delicious dish.
Beer brisket with onion jam is one of the easiest dinner recipes to prepare and serve for the holidays. The slow cooking method allows the meat to tenderize while soaking in the flavors. It takes several hours to cooking, so you will get a lot of free time to prepare other dishes.