20+ Easy Christmas Recipes: Christmas Dinner Ideas and Holiday Dessert Recipes
When you think of Christmas, a few things probably come to mind: family, friends, giving gifts... and food! Whether you're hosting Christmas dinner yourself or simply bringing a dish to your family's get-together, these 20+ Christmas Recipes: Christmas Dinner Ideas and Holiday Dessert Recipes are just what you need to make sure your Christmas is one they'll never forget.
From traditional Christmas dinner recipes such as roast goose to delicious desserts and everything in between, these Christmas recipes are sure to inspire and amaze! Each is perfect for hosting a delicious dinner party, but also can be made portable if you're taking the dish to someone else's place. Your home will be filled with the familiar aromas of Christmas cooking, and your family will hardly be able to wait until dinner is served!
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While Christmas dinner is still baking, start the meal with these scrumptious Christmas appetizers so your family doesn't start gnawing on the furniture! These Christmas appetizer recipes have a hint of the familiar but add their own exciting twist that really makes them stand out from the crowd.
It's truly the appetizers and side dishes that can make or break a Christmas meal. Sure if your main dish is good, you'll have a good meal, but there's nothing better than savoring some chips and dip or digging into a tray of appetizers.
Christmas Side Dishes
You can't have Christmas dinner without side dishes! These side dish recipes are perfect for sharing family-style and look so pretty on the table. Serve them hot for a dazzling Christmas side dish that will complement the main course perfectly!
These dishes are the ones that we squeeze onto every corner of our plates because they're so good! Side dishes are the things you go back for when you go for seconds. From the hearty to the healthy, there's a Christmas side dish recipe here for any family's needs.
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Of course, the most important part of the meal is the main attraction! These Christmas dinner recipes are all the favorites you grew up loving, whether your family preferred a honey-glazed ham or a roast goose kind of Christmas. Gather the whole family around these main dishes and dig in!
It's not all about the meat, either! Cranberries and stuffings add flavor and texture to your main courses, and a rich marinade can make your meat come to life with flavor.
Dinner doesn't end just because the meal is over -- there's still dessert to be had! These Christmas dessert recipes are the perfect way to end the evening after a long day of celebration. Curl up by the fire with something sweet and take a moment to appreciate all that the holiday has to offer!
There's no better way to beat a chilly winter's night than with some warm holiday pudding or a traditional panettone.
Want even more delicious recipes? We have a whole collection of holiday recipes, from dinner to dessert - check it out!
We wouldn't forget to include some Christmas cookies! Whether you're doing a cookie exchange, having them for dessert, or just snacking on them all Christmas long, these Christmas cookie recipes are sure to become your new secret weapon. They're bound to steal the show, so prepare for your relatives to ask for them every year after!
Don't forget to leave some out for Santa!