Looking for sumptuous Christmas dinner recipes to add to your menu this holiday season? Here we get you this list of delicious traditional Christmas dinner recipes, and ideas to add to your menu.
Christmas celebrations are never complete without a delicious meal! So as Christmas is around the corner, it’s time to plan your meals, decorations, and celebrations.
From deliciously marinated roasted chicken and roast beef to fried and stuffed turkey and baked salmon, and more, these easy-to-make dishes are a feast to enjoy this season.
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Traditional Christmas dinner features turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables. And other types of poultry, roast beef, or ham, are also used.
The recipes listed below can be used as a side dish or entrée. You can add a fuller meal like pasta, rice, soups, and salads to make a 7-course Christmas dinner on your table.
These amazing recipes are full of flavors and are perfect to satisfy your appetite.
Check out these popular Christmas dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to prep and so delicious that you will love them!
1. Classic Christmas Turkey Recipe
Roasted Turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing is so delicious, tasty, and the perfect meal for the holiday dinner. This is one of my best Christmas dinner recipes that I simply enjoy cooking!
Cooking for special occasions can be exciting especially when the prep is for the classic Christmas day dinner.
This gluten-free Christmas dinner doesn’t compromise on taste or trimmings! So try this wonderful Christmas turkey that’s guaranteed to impress.
2. Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Baked, seasoned chicken breasts with cheese and broccoli stuffed inside! These are delicious and make a tasty side dish or appetizer that will impress your family and friends.
This cheesy chicken starter is so delicious, rich, and flavorful. Made with 3 simple ingredients this dish is ready within 45 minutes on those busy Christmas days!
3. Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
Baked Ham is my kids’ all-time favorite meal! Brown Sugar Ham is a favorite recipe for a holiday meal.
This beautiful brown sugar ham is most often served at Christmas dinner or Easter dinner! You can serve it with your favorite sides for the perfect meal!
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A salty, spicy, and sweet dish makes it the perfect holiday recipe!
4. Roast Chicken
This juicy roasted chicken recipe is covered with garlic-herb-lemon butter and then oven roasted to golden crispy perfection.
Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside with golden skin, the must-have delicacy on your Christmas dinner table. A popular dish amongst kids and adults, this is a sure crowd pleaser.
This flavorful chicken dish is a must-try for those party celebrations!
5. Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes
Wondering what to make for Christmas dinner? Fret not. The Christmas eve meal is perfectly sorted with these delicious roasted potatoes loaded with butter, lemon, garlic, honey, and herb.
Easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes this tasty dish is an all-time favorite of kids too.
This flavorful and delightful dish is a party rocker! Try this recipe today!
6. Christmas Tree Bread
Christmas is all about themed decorations and themed recipes.
This Christmas tree garlic bread is loaded with cheese, garlic butter and fresh herbs. It’s the ultimate Christmas side dish or appetizer.
Serve this as a starter and serve along with some dips to make this absolutely lip-smacking.
You can serve this along with pasta, roasted chicken, or mashed potatoes to make it wholesome and fulfilling.
7. Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes
Looking for a Vegetarian traditional Christmas meal idea? Yes, these Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes are veg, flavorful, and so addictive!
A crunchy, cheesy crust is hiding the soft, velvety mashed potato filling. They make a perfect side dish or a filling vegetarian meal.
Try these for your Christmas or Thanksgiving eve menu and see what a hit dish this turns out to be.
8. Sausage Stuffing Balls
Sausage Stuffing Balls are an easy appetizer with all of the flavors of the season. Cheese, sausage, bacon, and stuffing are rolled together for one perfect bite making it absolutely delicious.
Serve them with other dishes like cauliflower rice, pasta, or roasted chicken to make it a more wholesome dinner menu.
9. Honey Glazed Hasselback Butternut Squash
As elegant as it is delicious, this Honey Glazed Hasselback Butternut Squash is guaranteed to be the star of any dinner table.
Oozing with flavors this dish is surely a crowd pleaser and a perfect meal for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Get the detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures in the link below and enjoy the feast!
10. Roasted Leg of Lamb
This recipe is so good yet it doesn’t require too much time, effort, or ingredients. It’s easy & fool-proof, even for you first-timers!
With simple ingredients like the leg of lamb and garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs, Dijon, salt, and pepper, this dish is an absolute stunner to satiate your hunger pangs.
Absolutely Delicious! Try it at home today and surprise your family and friends with this yummy delicacy!
11. Apricot-Stuffed Pork Loin
If you’re planning a Christmas Eve feast this year, think about the symbolism behind traditional foods. Pigs’ tendency to root forward signifies progress.
The apt flavors of garlic, apricot, and fresh rosemary make this recipe so tasty and the best dinner for get-togethers on any occasion.
12. Turkey Meatball Recipe
This meatball recipe perfectly combines the flavors of spinach and parmesan cheese with ground turkey making it the best traditional dinner idea for Christmas eve!
Tasty and delicious an amazing dish that your whole family will love to eat!
13. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Bacon wrapped jalapeno chicken recipe is a low-carb meal that’s packed full of flavor. Healthy and delicious this meal is a perfect pick for those holiday celebrations with friends and family.
So much salty, spicy, creamy goodness! Make this dish within 30 minutes and be ready to get compliments from the guests!
14. Standing Rib Roast Recipe (Prime Rib Au Jus)
Christmas dinners are always special and we usually make something unique that we don’t make all year alone.
This Standing Rib Roast Recipe is a perfect meal for Christmas lunch or dinner. It is the perfect elegant centerpiece for a holiday table!
15. Scallop Busque (Easy Christmas Dinner)
We all plan a sumptuous Christmas dinner with roast turkey or beef and at times we just wish for an easy, elegant dinner recipe to go light on those heavy celebration days.
You can give a healthy and easy recipe a try for an easy, elegant New Year’s Eve dinner!
16. Christmas-Spiced Pork Tenderloin
What’s good to cook for christmas dinner? Well, this dish is the perfect entrée for Christmas or any dinner.
Christmas-Spiced Pork Tenderloin features juicy pork coated in an aromatic paste of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary, and orange zest.
An easy-to-make, Paleo and Whole30-friendly dish which combines nutrition with flavors.
17. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon
A complete meal on one pan full of flavors.
This tender garlic butter baked salmon with crispy roast potatoes, asparagus, and a delicious garlic butter sauce! all baked on a sheet pan for an easy dinner.
I loved this recipe and will surely be on my menu during the holiday celebrations.
Try this super-delish today that you’ll love!
18. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a popular traditional Christmas dinner menu.
These garlic mashed potatoes are deliciously buttery and creamy and that roasted garlic flavor just takes them over the top!
Just one simple and basic everyday ingredient is needed for this comforting side dish.
19. Easy Foolproof Roasted Turkey
Learn how to make a juicy, flavorful herb-roasted turkey that’s not dry! This turkey recipe has all the traditional and classic flavors and is hassle-free.
Easy-to-make this delicious feast is surely gonna be your dinner table centerpiece, leaving you to crave more.
The best turkey for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday celebrations!
20. Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
Looking for an easy side dish for your Christmas eve party? This Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is the perfect side dish for the weeknight!
A kid-friendly dish, you’ll love this casserole topped with cheese. Plus, it’s perfect for a holiday side dish too!
21. Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Recipe
Brussels sprouts roasted with bacon and pecans make a perfect holiday side.
This delicious dish is one of the best Christmas dinner recipes that you should try to make at home.
22. Roasted Cranberry Pear Sauce
Cranberry sauce or cranberry jam is a sauce or relish made out of cranberries, commonly served as a condiment or a side dish with Thanksgiving dinner in North America and Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Great as a sweet dish, this is the perfect combination that goes well with a heavy meal on the Christmas eve table!
23. Creamy Garlic Mushrooms Recipe
Juicy mushrooms in a rich garlic parmesan cream sauce is must make side dish that is sure to wow your guests.
Make this finger-licking creamy dish full of flavors and tastes like heaven. This recipe is quick to make and a vegetarian option for those looking for plant protein.
Perfect as a side for dinner and would also make a great addition to your Christmas table!
24. Rustic Chicken with Garlic Gravy
Looking for unique Christmas dinner ideas? This delicious, one-pan, chicken dinner fits the bill perfectly and is a must-try for those special Christmas dinners.
You’ll want to bust out the mashed potatoes to soak up every bit of this fabulous gravy!
This dish is with gravy and can be served with rice and pasta to make it more satiating when looking for a wholesome dinner for those Christmas parties.
25. Spinach Salad with Apples, Pears, and Cranberries
Looking for food ideas for a Christmas party? This healthy spinach salad with fruits and veggies is a fresh addition for those who are on their weight loss journey during holidays too.
Cranberries and almonds mixed in this wonderful salad are a great addition to the dinner table leaving you craving for more healthy stuff.
26. Garlic Butter Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
This garlic butter prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is simple and quick to make. This is the ultimate finger food, side dish, or appetizer to add to your Christmas dinner menu.
It is a low-carb appetizer that takes only minutes to make!
27. Brussel Sprouts Casserole With Bacon
Cheese, bacon, and packed with vegetables. This dish is a perfect combo of healthy ingredients and a tasty flavor.
This low-carb and keto-friendly brussels sprouts casserole recipe with bacon features the creamiest cheddar cheese sauce.
Super EASY to make, with just 7 ingredients and prepared within 10 minutes a must-have on your Christmas menu
This is one of the best Christmas dinner ideas that your guests will love to eat.
28. Tourtiere: Canadian Meat Pie Recipe
Tourtiere is a traditional Christmas recipe from France and Canada. Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make this meat pie with flaky crust and hearty filling.
Originating in Quebec, Tourtiere is a traditional French Canadian Christmas recipe. Learn how to make this Canadian meat pie recipe with flaky crust and hearty, spiced filling, just in time for the holidays. Makes 1 pie or 8 servings.
29. Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
Looking for the best vegetarian lasagna recipe for your classic Christmas dinner?
Flavorful and colorful, this lasagna is stuffed with vegetables and combines Ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheeses to create the ultimate Fall and Winter comfort food.
This delicious veggie lasagna recipe is healthy, meatless, gluten-free friendly is a great choice as a holiday vegetarian main dish for your Christmas dinner menu.
It’s so good, it’s popular with kids too!
30. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrot
One of the best carrot recipes is oven-roasted carrots with garlic butter and Parmesan cheese. This savory roasted carrots recipe is easy, healthy, and great for kids!
The actual meal at Christmas dinner consumed varies in different parts of the world with regional cuisines and local traditions.
A traditional meal eaten at Christmas, in the UK often consists of turkey with vegetables, followed by a heavy fruit pudding called Christmas pudding.
Food has always had a ritualistic meaning and it has carried a ton of symbolism. When you enjoy food for your Christmas dinner this year, think about the reason why the specific meal is being made.
So let’s make your celebrations and evenings more memorable with these easy and delicious Christmas meal ideas for lunch and dinner.
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