Plan your Christmas dinner menu with these delicious holiday appetizers, entrées, side dishes and desserts. Includes a FREE printable Christmas menu template, cooking schedule and shopping list to help keep you organized!
I look forward to Christmas dinner every year. I love spending time in the kitchen with my family and making all of our favorite holiday dishes. Those are some of my most cherished memories.
Below are the dishes that I’m planning to make for our Christmas dinner this year. I thought I would share them in case you need a little extra inspiration. These Christmas menu ideas are super easy, delicious and perfect for celebrating the holiday season with the ones you love!
We usually keep Christmas appetizers pretty light so that we don’t ruin our appetite before the big meal. And because so much of my time goes into making the main course, I like to keep it super easy with appetizers. All of these recipes can be made with less than 5 ingredients and are so simple to prep!
Fruit Christmas Tree
This fruit Christmas tree is fresh, fun, and festive! Wow your guests with this simple and impressive fruit platter that can be assembled in minutes!
These mouthwatering cranberry meatballs made with cranberry and chili sauce are sweet and tangy with an intensely bold flavor. Made with only 3 ingredients, they are always a super simple crowd pleaser!
Fresh pear salad filled with mixed greens, juicy sliced pears, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, feta cheese and topped with a balsamic dressing. This is the perfect salad to serve at your holiday dinner this year!
Raspberry jello pretzel salad is a little sweet, a little salty and a LOT of deliciousness! The cream cheese mixture and salted pretzel crust mixed with the raspberry jello is the absolute perfect combination.
Save the best for last! I’m never too full for dessert. :) The kids and I love decorating sugar cookies a few days beforehand. It’s a fun Christmas activity for the family and is an easy way to knock dessert out in advance. It frees up extra time to make any other holiday desserts that you might also want to serve.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Ring in the holiday season with these easy Christmas sugar cookies! Perfectly soft and fluffy with amazing flavor. The best recipe to use when decorating sugar cookies for Christmas!
These OREO balls are made with just 3 simple ingredients and are such an easy dessert recipe to make. Drizzle with chocolate or top with your favorite colored sprinkles for the perfect decorative treat!
Great collection of recipes! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
Glad you enjoyed them Debbi :)
This is a fabulous Christmas Dinner Roundup! Everything looks amazing. Thank you for including my Marinated Cheese Tray among such delicious recipes! Sharing now!
love the pork tenderloin recipes especially, but all of these look wonderful and didn’t notice any that couldn’t be made year-round, thank you for sharing all of these!
Thank you so much for including my Pastitsio and Sharp White Mac and Cheese in your awesome roundup!! Looks like the holidays are set with this amazing list!
What a fabulous choice of dishes you’ve put together! Something for everyone and many of these would be great any night of the week, too! Thanks for including my turkey schnitzel!
Great recipes! Thanks for sharing!
This is a beautiful collection of Christmas recipes. I want to make them all!!!! Thank you for including my Marinated Cheese. I can’t wait to try out all the other recipes. Merry Christmas! xoxo
This round up is incredible! I have several holiday potlucks to attend already and this has given me some fabulous dishes to bring. Thank you SO MUCH for including my Puerto Rican roast pork!