We all like to break the convention and try something new and unconventional for Christmas dinner. But nothing can take the place of good ol’ classic dishes during Christmas. So keeps things traditional this Christmas by creating a full-fledged classic and traditional Christmas menu with failsafe favorites. From beef roast to traditional fruit cake, take a look at our traditional Christmas menu ideas below.
Traditional Christmas Menu Ideas
Bacon And Egg Cups:
These easy to make bacon and egg cups are suitable for both kids and adults. This dish is full of protein and will keep your child full until Christmas lunch. You just need to make a ring of bacon in a muffin pan and cook for 8 minutes. Then crack an egg in it and cook for another, put some chives on it and bake for another 8 minutes.
This breakfast recipe combines two of the most classic dishes, eggnog and pancake. The vanilla syrup on these pancakes are elevating the taste and so is the whipped cream. Don’t forget a dash of nutmeg on the pancakes.
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole:
Take the cinnamon roll to an entirely new level by making this gooey and delicious baked cinnamon roll French toast. In just ten minutes you will get a yummilicious breakfast with overtly delicious cream cheese icing.
Gluten Free Spiced Hot Fruit Bake:
Here’s a healthy and delicious holiday breakfast bake, which would also make an excellent topping for oats, pancakes and waffles. You can even serve this fruit bake on the French toast casserole. It will taste even amazing. You can don’t even need to laden this dish with butter and sugar as fruits are sweet already.
If you’re determined to get everyone in your family in the Christmas spirit, then serve your family this holiday cocktail. It’s a ridiculously easy recipe, and looks very beautiful. And rosemary for the garnish is enhancing the beauty of this drink.
Smoked Salmon Bites:
Keep things light before the main course before by serving these smoked salmon bites for starters. This appetizer is extremely easy to make and requires no cooking at all. The combination of salmon and cheese is excellent and the addition of lemon and olive add a bit of flair to it.
Nothing is more comforting on the Christmas more than mince pies. Make bite sized pies, so that it suits the starter course. The recipe featured here has potato and meat mince seasoned with herbs, chili and garlic. Once the mince is done, top it with puff pastry and bake until golden.
Prawn cocktail was a quintessential British Christmas starter in the 60s and 70s, but it went out of fashion soon after. Since you’ll be setting a traditional Christmas table, it would make a great idea to bring a bygone star dish to your table. And the prawn cocktail recipe we’ve shared here is extremely easy. Though you can plate it anyway you like.
Pigs In The Blanket:
Pigs in the blanket is another classic starter, which is still a huge hit in British households. Children particularly love it as it’s a finger food and is full of flavors that children like. Your guests will love it even more if you shape it as a wreath and put a small bowl of sauce in the center.
Since we’re talking about starters, dry meatballs would make an excellent addition to your menu. The meatball featured here incorporates sage and cranberry, two of the most Christmassy flavors. And the combination of meatballs and turkey taste great anyway.
Nothing can make a more effective table centerpiece than roasted turkey. If you are making roast turkey for the first time, this recipe would come handy. It has detailed methods and tips to make a perfectly cooked and moist turkey.
Pork tenderloin is often the most preferred part of this meat as its lean, tasty and juicy. Just a bit of salt and pepper can make a flavorful dish. The recipe featured here also includes maple syrup and balsamic vinegar to make the dish even more delicious.
This roast Cornish hen with rice dressing would kick start our holiday menu like no other thing. You’ll need extra virgin olive oil, unsalted butter and Creole spice blend for making this delicious hen.
We think this glazed ham recipe is the easiest because you just need to toss the ingredients in the refrigerator and cook for 6 hours. When one hour is left for serving, whip up the sauce, pour it on the ham and cook for another 30 minutes.
Prime rib roast is the top most choice for every crowd pleasing dinner. It’s classic, tastes delicious and appeals to almost everyone. The herbs used for this recipe complement the flavor of the roast really well. And we’re loving the color too!
It will take approximately 3 hours for making this flavorsome roast goose. The blogger says that the spices used for this goose is similar for the marinade used for the Cantonese roast goose. Pair it with roast potatoes for maximum impact.
For last minute side dishes, sautéed Brussels sprouts would make a lovely option. The sprouts are mixed with onions, walnuts and bacon, which gives it great flavor and crunch.
Here’s another traditional Christmas dish, but with a bit of a difference. Made with rosemary, lemon and butter, these potatoes are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. We even loved the way the potatoes are cut.
Sautéed Green Beans:
This isn’t any ordinary green beans, but is topped with goat cheese, shallots and walnuts, which is giving a wonderful contrast to the green beans. The buttery walnuts, especially are adding crunchiness to these beans.
Green Bean Casserole:
If you want to make things a bit fancy, serve this green bean casserole to your guests. Once you try this casserole, you won’t look back to the old stuff. This recipe requires 10 ingredients and 30 minutes to give a delicious result. And we guarantee you, this recipe will be a bit at first attempt only.
If you’re planning to keep roast turkey for the main course, nothing but cranberry salad would make the best accompaniment for it. This cranberry sauce, combined with pineapple, coconut, pecans and marshmallows has the perfect combination of sweetness and tartness.
Whether you love it or hate it, pudding embodies the very spirit of Christmas. The recipe we’ve included is packed with nuts, spices and dried fruits. This pudding will taste extremely delicious when paired with brandy butter. You can even add a coin in the dessert, but tell the guests beforehand about it.
This retro dish, layered with jelly, sponge, whipped cream and custard would make the ultimate dessert for your table. And the recipe mentioned here includes red velvet cake, which is making this recipe look even more festive. And how beautiful are gingerbread cookies looking on this trifle?
Yule Log Cake:
Yule log cakes are very popular with British and French during Christmas. We particularly loved the decoration of this yule log cake. The addition of mushrooms makes the cake look like real log. And don’t worry, those are not real mushroom. They are made with meringue. That’s what we call creativity.
Love it or hate, you cannot ignore fruit cake during Christmas. The recipe we’re sharing with you is different and will make even the pickiest eaters love it. The fruit cake is soft, moist and extremely quick and easy to make.
German Mulled Wine:
German mulled wine, made with red wine and spiced with cloves, cinnamon, sugar and aniseed, is a Christmas specialty in Germany. So could there be any better way to enjoy Christmas?
Thick and creamy eggnog with a hint of nutmeg would make the best drink to ring in Christmas. The recipe featured here does not include alcohol, but if you want to make it a bit boozy, please go ahead.
Here’s an easy and festive Sangria drink to include in your menu. It includes fresh fruits and red wine, which gives it dark red color.
We’re rounding up the list with the recipe of hot chocolate. It will come handy if you have kids coming to your party.
This Christmas punch looks so beautiful and festive. Prepare it in a huge pitcher and it will easily serve ten plus people. What more? It takes just minutes to make.
Our list of traditional Christmas menu idea covers everything right from regional specific food to winery inspired feasts. If you have any more traditional Christmas menu ideas, let us know by commenting below. Until then, have a merry Christmas.