Make this Christmas the most delicious ever with these 30 easy and elegant Christmas Dinner menu ideas and recipes. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, these incredible dishes are as special as the holidays!
This easy meltingly tender Beef Tenderloin recipe only takes a few minutes to prep, and then you pop it in the oven for just under an hour and let the oven do its magic. The no-cook Gorgonzola Sauce is just as easy, all you do is throw everything in your food processor and let it do its magic. Then, all you have to do is sit back and bask in the compliments!
It’s dense and soft, not dry at all, spiced with cardamom and cinnamon. The extra kick also comes from dark muscovado sugar, which has a strong molasses flavor and consequently makes this cake not just beautifully deep brown but also gives it such a rich taste.
Looking for a replacement for the traditional ham for your Christmas dinner? Try Crown Roast of Pork. It is an elegant entrée for your special holiday dinner.
This grilled Mahi Mahi recipe would be really good to cook for someone you want to impress. It would also be good for Christmas Dinner!
Whisky ice cream plum pudding with butterscotch sauce is a go-to dessert at Christmas time. An easy, gluten-free and paleo recipe.
Are you looking for a delicious side dish for Christmas dinner or holiday entertaining? How about something just a little different from traditional mashed potatoes? Well, hold on to your Santa hat because Blue Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin will rock your world.
Simple to make and elegant to serve, these Duchess Potatoes freeze beautifully for a make-ahead side dish for your Christmas or anytime feast.
Festive Salmon Quiche with Pears and Camembert: Flavorful, fancy and incredibly delicious quiche for any occasion. It looks impressive and is easy to make!
This ice cream is rich and very creamy, and custard-based just like the drink for which it is named. The egg yolks give it that unmistakable egg nog French vanilla color. A fresh vanilla bean steeps in the custard and leaves behind all of those telltale flecks of sweet vanilla flavor. The Rum Sauce is a buttery, rummy hot caramel sauce that works perfectly with this ice cream. If you love rum in your eggnog, then definitely add the rum and top it off with the sauce.
A perfect side dish for your Christmas dinner!
Easy 10-minute recipe for a fancy and delicious dinner. Steam mussels with onion, garlic, white wine.
We simply pour the champagne/sparkling wine all over the little chick, stuff it with lemons AND oranges, sprinkle it with salt and pepper, and pop it in the oven. It’s perfect for your Christmas dinner!
This recipe is really easy to make and let me tell you when you sync your teeth into this one, you taste a silky caramel and vanilla ice cream flavor. But there is no ice cream in this one! This pie has a nice rich flavor that is not “too rich”.
The perfect dessert for your Christmas dinner!
Is this roast chicken beautiful or what!? Cue all the heart eye emojis and say HELLO Christmas. It’s almost too good looking to eat – golden and crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside and full of flavor from the thyme, lemon and garlic it’s roasted with.
If you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free or just healthier option for your Christmas table, this is it. You can even make the veggie and bean base for this the day before if you’re planning a big meal and need to break up the cooking. Just pop the muffin pan back into the oven to warm up, and then broil with the addition of the potato topping before serving.
This Cornbread Stuffing puts a twist on the traditional by adding crispy pancetta and tangy sun-dried tomatoes for a delicious Christmas side dish!
Shredded brussels sprouts are coated in a sweet champagne vinaigrette and topped with crunchy walnuts and juicy cranberries! It makes a wonderful vegan and gluten-free side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other special gathering.
This Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage recipe features cubes of butternut squash cooked to perfection with olive oil, garlic, and fresh sage. A healthy and delicious holiday side dish that is naturally gluten-free, paleo and vegan.
I’m getting all festive on the blog today with this Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate which is perfect for holiday season. It’s a special plant-based, seasonal and super wholesome meal.
Delicious Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dark Cherry Sauce is quick and easy to prepare and is perfect for sharing with family and friends. It would also make a wonderful entree for your Christmas dinner!
This recipe combines several contrasting flavors – sweet potato, salty bacon fat, savory herbs, and tangy cranberries. It may not sound like it at first, but they balance each other out perfectly. This would really make a great side dish at the holidays and doesn’t take much time or effort to make.
You know those recipes you have that you turn to when you need something you know is going to taste fantastic, yet isn’t too hard, and will be pleasing to most? Meet Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash. This is one of those dishes you’ll want to make over and over because it’s perfect for so many occasions.
These Molasses Dinner Rolls are perfect for all of your holiday dinners! They’re moist, fluffy and begging to be slathered with spiced butter.
After you decorate your house for the Holidays and hang ornaments on your evergreen, you want to sit back and relax. And have a bit to eat. This gingerbread soup is the clear winner, keeping with the holiday spirit.
Check out this gorgeous green salad with semi-sweet pink grapefruit tossed with raw red and golden beets, cherry tomatoes, sliced almonds, and goat cheese. Gotta have the goat cheese. So good. And then drizzled with a homemade balsamic dressing it’s perfect for your holiday dining.
Roasted Acorn Squash with pomegranate seeds. An easy and beautiful side dish for any dinner table.
Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes – a cheesy, creamy, comforting side dish for any main course; it’s sure to please your family and friends!
No Churn Peppermint Ice cream with pieces of candy cane. Everyone will be screaming for more of this delicious and easy no churn ice cream recipe!
Are you tired of the mandatory cream of mushroom soup Green Bean Casserole? If so, you should try this Grown-up Green Bean Casserole. It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious! What’s even better is that this Grown-up Green Bean Casserole is a cinch to make, can be made ahead of time, and reheats beautifully.
Skillet New York Strip Roast is quite possibly the most delicious and tender roast beef you will ever taste and it’s a perfect entrée for your holiday dinner! And, did I mention this flavorful roast beef is incredibly easy to prepare?
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