Christmas Dinner Ideas

December 9, 2022


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You might be considering what to make for Christmas dinner as Christmas approaches. Even though simple recipes can be very fulfilling, the holidays require at least one dish that will turn heads. Add to this some delectable side dishes to complete your menu, and you’re good to go! 

Check out our festive collection of Christmas dinner ideas if you're having trouble coming up with a menu for your holiday meal.

Spinach Pilaf Pie by Bon Appetit

The spinach-filled pie is studded with salty feta, sliced almonds, and raisins, while the dough is a plain yogurt-based mixture that just sits at room temperature as you prepare the filling.

Crispy Pork Belly by The Food Network

You might want to incorporate this Nordic tradition of baking pork belly with the skin on – which turns out to be amazingly crispy – into your celebrations. 

Braised red cabbage and potatoes that have been sugar-browned are two straightforward but clever side dishes. The rich pork is cut through by the vinegar's acidity and the lingonberry jam's sweetness in the braised red cabbage. On the other hand, the creamy and sweet sugar-browned potatoes are the ideal complement to the crisp and salty pork.

Skillet Cornbread by Delish

In addition to requiring less cleanup, homemade cornbread promotes the best quality of a crackly crust surrounding a moist, delicious corncake. For this recipe, the batter sears when poured into a hot cast-iron pan, cutting the baking time short.

Stuffed Standing Rib Roast by The Food Network

All the classic Christmas roast sides are loaded up inside rosy, incredibly tender, and perfectly seasoned meat. Although butterflying the roast might appear intimidating, if you take your time, your effort will be rewarded when you hear compliments from the other diners.

Spinach-Stuffed Meatloaf by Bon Appetit

This generally subtle main course will compete with the Christmas tree for everybody's attention when transformed into an amazing centerpiece. This dish is filled with creamy, cheesy spinach and covered in glossy ketchup.

Mulled Wine by The Taste of Home

With a delicious blend of spices that have been perfectly warmed, this mulled wine will surely calm and satisfy you. Be sure to complete the key step of chilling the wine mixture for an entire night to make the flavors fit right.

Fennel-Crusted Roast Pork by Good Housekeeping

This fennel-crusted roast pork is sure to be a hit at the dinner table if you're looking for something spectacular. Fennel and coriander seeds are used to make the crust, which gives the dish great flavor and aroma. Roasted acorn squash also lends a touch of sweetness to the dish.

Potato Soup by Good Housekeeping

A bowl of hot soup is the ultimate comfort during the cold season. Create a bowl that would warm you instantly using parsnips, Yukon gold potatoes, as well as other fresh ingredients.

Buche de Noel by The Food Network

By serving the traditional French Buche de Noel or yule log cake, your holiday dessert spread will take on a fantastical quality. A buttercream with coffee and brandy flavoring rolled around a rich chocolate sponge cake before being topped with marzipan berries, pinecones, and mushrooms. For sure, the stunned expressions on your visitors' faces will make the work worthwhile!

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Skillet Shrimp by Good Housekeeping

Have a craving for seafood? Try cooking this simple skillet dish with some goods from your cupboard such as orzo and canned tomatoes.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi by Good Housekeeping

Try this recipe for a sheet pan dish if you want something simple but delicious! We recommend that you roast Gnocchi with kale, sausage, and green beans instead of boiling it.

Apricot and Spice Glazed Ham by Good Housekeeping

Apricot jam is a versatile ingredient that works well in both sweet and savory recipes thanks to its mild acidity and delicate flavor. For a deliciously balanced glaze, try blending it with white wine vinegar and spicy spices.

Pasta Casserole Present by The Food Network

A pasta casserole that resembles a gift-wrapped box will delight your loved ones this holiday season. Create the cover for a box by dyeing fresh pasta sheets with parsley and beets. Then, fill it with delicious, creamy meatball pasta.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Delish

What's wonderful, you ask? Mashed potatoes. What would be even better? Potatoes with roasted garlic in them! Traditional mashed potatoes get the perfect kick from the extra savory flavor of melty, roasted garlic. To take this recipe up a level, you can add a small amount of tart balsamic vinegar.

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad by Delish

Although making this salad can seem complicated, there isn't much preparation needed. Brussels sprouts are a terrific side dish for any gathering when they are combined with toasted almonds, shaved Parmesan, and pomegranate seeds.

Glazed Turkey by Bon Appetit

Unquestionably, slicing, dry brining, and roasting a well-seasoned, juicy turkey on a wire rack on a baking sheet is the best way to prepare a turkey. And there is nothing else that needs to be said about this recipe.

White Lasagna by Delish

A melty, cheesy square of lasagna is one of life's few pleasures. With chopped chicken, spinach, mushrooms, and fresh herbs, this creamy white version is made extra-luxuriously from classic béchamel sauce known as Mornay.

Potato Rolls by Delish

Do you have any left over baked potatoes? The only sensible option is to make dinner rolls and mash the insides. These dinner rolls recipe is undoubtedly the fluffiest ever. What’s more, each freshly baked roll has a buttery top, a crispy bottom, and an astonishingly soft center.

Yorkshire Pudding by The Food Network

Especially during Christmas, Yorkshire pudding and prime rib go well together, just like cookies and milk. With this recipe, you can make a mouthwatering side dish in just 30 minutes using only four ingredients. 


On Christmas Day, sitting down to a fantastic meal is like receiving an added gift. Using these excellent dishes, you can make a meal that will please everyone. Advanced Merry Christmas, everyone!

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