Looking for delicious and festive Christmas dinner ideas? Search no more. Here are some of the best recipes—from appetizers to mains to desserts to drinks—to make your meal as unique as the holiday itself. And don’t forget merry beverages to keep the cheer going all night long.
Skip the traditional Christmas dinner menu and try these recipes instead!
Caramelized Onion Tarts with Apples
If you need an impressive appetizer without a lot of effort, this sweet and savory dish is mixed with apples and onions on top of tarts. These tasty bites look fancy and trouble-free to make. This appetizer will give your Christmas dinner the comfort of a home when you take a bite.
Feta and Spinach Tartlets
Flavors of the Mediterranean inspire these savory tartlets. Reminiscent of Greek spanakopita with the combination of spinach, feta cheese, and fresh dill for a crunchy phyllo dough shell. This tartlet will give you a brand new take on Mediterranean cuisine.
Dip your favorite raw vegetables or apple slices in the hot, oozing cheese. You can also stir things up by using chocolate as the dip and strawberries, pretzels as well as marshmallows as the typical dippers. You can help holiday guests warm up on a chilly winter evening with the help of this retro dish that’s become trendy again. It’s also a fun way to get everyone mingling before they sit down for dinner. Check out the recipe here.
Pears with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
If you have 10 minutes, you can create these classic sweet-salty treats. Tender, salty prosciutto takes the perfect combination of pears and blue cheese to another level. It’s best to use not crumbly, but creamy blue cheese so that the cheese doesn’t fall apart.
Fennel and Garlic Roast Pork Loin
Get a dose of porky goodness with an excellent pork loin that will be the star of your holiday table. There's nothing ordinary about this roast: fennel, pears, and a touch of coriander blend for a taste that's delicious and earthy, with just a hint of citrus.
Horseradish-Crusted Beef with Roasted Potatoes and Shallots
With this recipe, roast beef gets a tasty upgrade. The trick to a perfect dish is ensuring that the jarred horseradish is squeezed as much as possible because it has more liquid than you think.
Striped Bass With Toasted Shallot Vinaigrette and Spinach
If you're a seafood lover, they will appreciate this dish at your Christmas table. It’s a lighter choice to the typical meat-driven heavy sides and mains. It’s also high in protein but low in calories, so you can indulge a little more when it’s time for dessert. If you can’t find bass at your local market, halibut makes a great replacement.
Frisee, Bacon, and Goat-Cheese Salad
A celebratory meal that usually involves a lot of heavy dishes—roasted meats, hearty sides, and lots of butter. This recipe, made with toasted crumbled bacon, pine nuts, and goat cheese, is unique enough to serve at your holiday banquet but won’t weigh you down. It’s also an excellent salad to make ahead as the crisp frisée won’t wilt. Until you’re ready to serve, don't put any dressing just yet.
Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
Bittersweet chocolate and buttery croissants are baked together in a delicious, warm mélange that no one can resist. It’s an astonishingly rich indulgence that’s a fitting end for any holiday celebration. You should serve this bread pudding at room temperature so that it would make a sweet addition to your holiday brunch, too.
Nothing causes the family together for the holidays faster than a piping hot feast on the dining table. You can serve guests these recipes — including everything from appetizers to sides to dessert. It’s an easy Christmas dinner menu for the entire family! You can let the cleaning experts prepare your home for a Christmas celebration with your family.