12 Christmas Menu Ideas Everyone Will Love
Running out of time and ideas for your holiday dinner? We've taken the stress out of entertaining with our no-fail menu with delicious recipe ideas from start to finish!
Appetizer: Spanakopita Bites
Start with your Christmas menu ideas off right with this take on a traditional Greek pastry. For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all the wonderful taste of the classic version—buttery phyllo with a spinach-cheese filling—but is so simple to do.
Side Dish: Dried Fruit Stuffing
Fruit and almonds give new life to a boxed stuffing mix in this flavorful recipe.
Side Dish: Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes
Dress up an all-time favorite comfort food with savory fixings. This is an easy twice baked mashed potatoes recipe that delivers big flavor. Better still, you can effortlessly double or triple it for a holiday crowd.
Main Dish: Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Dressing
It looks so elegant that everyone thinks I really fussed when I serve this roast. But it’s actually so easy! The biggest challenge is to remember to order the crown roast from the meat department ahead of time.
Main Dish: Brisket with Cranberry Gravy
Cranberry sauce adds a pleasant sweetness to this slow-cooked brisket. Use jellied sauce instead of whole berry sauce if you like. Check out these must-try Christmas brunch recipes.
Drink: Mocha Eggnog
This chocolaty eggnog will spread good cheer at your holiday celebration.
Drink: Hot Cranberry Cider
The addition of cranberry juice gives this cider lots of flavor and a fun holiday color.
Cookies: Cranberry Pecan Cookies
These are so tasty and simple to prepare! Each delightful little cookie is loaded with cranberries, nuts, and vanilla, giving them the taste of a treat that’s been slaved over. For more Christmas menu ideas, check out these easy Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to bake all year.
Cookies: Peppermint Twist Kisses
As rosy as Santa’s cheeks, these merry morsels with the chocolate kisses on top are a delightful Yuletide favorite. Here are more delicious Christmas food gifts anyone can bake.
Dessert: Marshmallow Cranberry Cheesecake
Specks of cranberry sauce dot this cool and creamy cheesecake. The sugared cranberries on top are optional.
Dessert: Christmas Gingerbread Trifle
Trifle desserts make eye-catching centerpieces. I garnish mine using candy canes and red and green M&M’s. Think of the merry possibilities as a kid-friendly project. Now that you have all of your Christmas menu ideas, read up on the best Christmas cookie from every state.