40 Best Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas is the perfect time to spend with the family, opening presents and eating good food. Nothing is better than a delicious Christmas dinner. From turkey to mashed potatoes to gravy. I have gathered a list of the best recipes for you to make this Christmas. Included are meat recipes, side dishes, appetizers, and desserts.

Let’s get started going through the list of recipes.

Christmas Meat Recipes

roast turkey on a plate

1. Roast Turkey

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make the best roast turkey. Seasoned with herbs, garlic, and a touch of lemon, and then roasted to perfection. The end result is a juicy, browned delicious turkey to enjoy for Christmas Dinner.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

2. Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Serve this delicious recipe for your holiday dinner. The ham turns out tender and delicious. It is topped with the best brown sugar glaze. Serve with mashed potatoes or scalloped potatoes.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

3. Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

If you don’t feel like cooking turkey, ham, or prime rib, why not make roast chicken. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and other ingredients. The end result is a deliciously browned chicken that is loaded with flavor.

Get this recipe on Cade Delites.

4. Prime Rib

You have to try this delicious prime rib recipe. You will not be disappointed. This recipe takes you through the steps needed to cook prime rib perfectly.

Get this recipe on Natasha’s Kitchen.

Christmas Side Dishes

creamy mashed potatoes

5. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Here is a simple but tasty mashed potatoes recipe. It starts with Yukon gold potatoes mixed with the best ingredients to create a delicious creamed mashed potatoes. A perfect side dish to eat with turkey.

Get this recipe on Foodie Crush.

6. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Skip the traditional potatoes and make sweet potatoes instead. This recipe shows you how to make the best whipped sweet potatoes.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

7. Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy scalloped potatoes with a touch of garlic, combined with the best homemade cream sauce. Easy recipe to make ahead.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

8. Garlic Parmesan Mini Potatoes

Here is another potato recipe for you to try. This one uses baby potatoes. This is a simple side dish to make in 30 minutes. The potatoes turn out soft on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside,

Get this recipe on Ahead of Thyme.

9. Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Save room in the oven for your turkey and make your brussels sprouts on the stovetop. Try this crispy and tender brussels sprouts recipe for dinner. It takes 15 minutes to get this recipe to the table.

Get this recipe on The Kitchn.

10. Dinner Rolls

Skip the store-bought dinner rolls and make your own at home. This recipe shows you how to make the best classic dinner rolls.

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

11. Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed mushrooms are a great side dish to enjoy that goes well with a variety of different foods. This recipe is easy to make and full of flavors.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

12. Sweet Potato Casserole

Here is a great side dish to make for Christmas. Try this delicious sweet potato casserole.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

13. Simple Stuffing Recipe

You can’t have turkey without stuffing. Make your own homemade stuffing with this recipe. 7 simple ingredients are needed to make this recipe.

Get this recipe on Kylee Cooks.

14. Creamed Spinach

Try this easy creamed spinach recipe. It is a quick recipe to make that only takes 20 minutes.

Get this recipe on The Novice Chef.

15. Green Bean Casserole

Here is another great casserole recipe. Make this green bean casserole for Christmas dinner. The green beans are combined with onions and the best mushroom sauce.

Get this recipe on Love and Lemons.

16. Glazed Carrots

A delicious cheap side dish to make for Christmas. Use up your bag of carrots on this recipe. The carrots are combined with the best glaze mixture and then are lightly topped with parsley. Get this recipe to the table in 15 minutes.

Get this recipe on Dinner at The Zoo.

17. Spinach Cranberry Salad

Of course, you have to make a great salad recipe to enjoy with dinner. This cranberry almond spinach salad is perfect for Christmas dinner. It is loaded with spinach, cranberry, almonds, and other tasty ingredients.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

18. Cranberry Sauce

This recipe shows you how to make the perfect homemade cranberry sauce. This recipe is easy to make and takes about 20 minutes to cook.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

19. Turkey Gravy

You can’t have turkey without a great gravy recipe. This recipe shows you how to make the best turkey gravy with your turkey pan drippings. This gravy tastes amazing on top of turkey.

Get this recipe on Damn Delicious.

20. Creamed Corn

If you love corn then you will enjoy this recipe. The corn is combined with cream, cheese, and other ingredients. It is the perfect side dish to make for Christmas Dinner.

Get this recipe on Lil Luna.

21. Sauteed Broccoli

This is an easy sautéed broccoli recipe that is healthy and simple to make. All you need is broccoli and a few simple ingredients to get this side dish to the table quickly.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

Christmas Appetizers

cranberry meatballs

22. Cranberry Meat Balls

This is the perfect appetizer to make for Christmas. These cranberry meatballs are absolutely delicious. They are combined with the best homemade cranberry sauce.

Get this recipe on Jo Cooks.

23. Cheeseballs

This recipe shows you how to make the best cheeseball which is shaped like a pumpkin. It is loaded with a ranch filling and is then covered with cheese.

Get this recipe on The Country Cook.

24. Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms make the perfect appetizers for holidays. They are stuffed with tasty ingredients and taste amazing.

Get this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod.

25. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

This recipe is sure to be a hit at your Christmas dinner. Bread loaded with garlic butter and cheese.

Get this recipe on Recipe Tin Eats.

26. Christmas Snack Board

Snack boards are a great idea to make for holiday appetizers. You can fill them with a variety of tasty treats. This post shows you how to put together the best Christmas snack board.

Get this recipe on Family Fresh Meals.

27. Pumpkin Dip

This is the season for everything pumpkins. Whip up a batch of this delicious pumpkin dip.

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

28. Cranberry Brie Bites

Try these delicious cranberry brie bites. These tiny appetizers will look perfect on the Christmas dinner table.

Get this recipe on My Baking Addiction.

29. Candied Pecans

Make a batch of candied pecans. This is a great snack to have on the table for your guests.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

30. Crab Dip

Creamy crab dip filled with tasty ingredients. Serve with crackers.

Get this recipe on Valerie’s Kitchen.

31. Spinach Dip

Easy cheesy creamy spinach dip recipe that is loaded with cheese and delicious flavors.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

Christmas Dessert Recipes

Christmas sugar cookies

32. Cut Out Sugar Cookies

This recipe shows you how to make the best cut-out sugar cookies. The cookies are cut out in shapes like Christmas trees, stockings, and then topped with the best frosting.

Get this recipe on Joy Food Sunshine.

33. Gingerbread Cookies

Make these cute little gingerbread men cookies. This is a great dessert recipe to make for the kids.

Get this recipe on Food 52.

34. Cranberry Cookies

Delicious cranberry cookies with added white chocolate. These soft cookies taste amazing.

Get this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

35. Snowball Cookies

Here is another delicious cookie recipe to make for Christmas. These snowball cookies are loaded with pecans and are then topped with powdered sugar.

Get this recipe on Live Well Bake Often.

36. Sweet Potato Pie

Try this tasty sweet potato pie that is full of flavors and is topped with the best marshmallow whipped cream.

Get this recipe on Well Plated.

37. Fruit Cake

Christmas dessert is not complete without a tasty fruit cake This recipe shows you how to make the best homemade fruit cake.

Get this recipe on The Pioneer Woman.

38. Pecan Pie

Here is another great pie recipe. It is easy to make and is very tasty. Enjoy with a big scoop of ice cream.

Get this recipe on Cookies and Cups.

39. Eggnog Pie

Are you tired of making the same pie recipes? Why not try something different. If you love eggnog then you will enjoy this recipe for eggnog pie. This pie is creamy and has that great eggnog flavor.

Get this recipe on Love from The Oven.

40. Apple Pie

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make the best homemade apple pie.

Get this recipe on Inspired Taste.

40 Best Christmas Dinner Ideas

Delicious recipes to make for Christmas Dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Appetizers, Christmas Desserts, Christmas Dinner Ideas, Side Dishes
Servings: 8
Calories: 150kcal

Ingredients

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Seasonings

Instructions

  • Pick a recipe to make for Christmas Dinner.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Follow the recipes instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.

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