Christmas is almost here, and there’s a good chance you’ve finalized your menu. If you still need some ideas, though, here are 20 recipes to make for Christmas dinner (or dessert)!
My family has a standing rib roast every year for Christmas. I love the break from Thanksgiving food and it makes me feel fancy and British (if I thought my family would eat it, I would totally make a Yorkshire pudding). However, rib roasts are expensive and it’s unlikely that I’m going to buy one to cook for the blog. Luckily, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective has covered that base for me.
If you like to be a little more traditional, there’s nothing wrong with that! This slow cooker ham from my friend Sarah at The Magical Slow Cooker has brown sugar, mustard, and pineapple and it frees up space in your oven. Winning!
Why, hello my love. If we didn’t do a rib roast I’d totally beg my mom to do this instead. I puffy heart ❤️ love medium-rare beef, so this makes me very happy.
If you want to take the poultry route, why not skip the turkey and go for a chicken or two instead? They’re less expensive and easier to handle. This one, cut into pieces, brined, and pan-roasted, is absolutely delicious.
If you prefer to go with a pork roast, this one fits the bill! A perfectly seasoned pork loin and crispy roasted cauliflower…yes please!
This is one of my new favorite side dishes. Creamy potatoes, tender artichokes, and everything covered in a layer of tangy cheese. We ate this for dinner twice then ate it for breakfast for several more days.
My family cannot have a holiday meal without macaroni & cheese for my picky eater nephew. The thing is, you don’t have to be a picky eater to love mac & cheese. Melissa says she probably wouldn’t be allowed in if she showed up to a family gathering without a pan of this!
Tradition with a little twist! Stacy’s oyster dressing looks delicious, but for the squeamish among you, she says you can definitely leave the oysters out.
Who doesn’t love a twice-baked potato? I mean, what’s not to love about a crispy potato skin, creamy potatoes, cheese, bacon, and a little hit of green onion? This is what’s usually on the side of my family’s standing rib roast.
It’s kind of like mac & cheese but with cauliflower instead of pasta. Creamy, cheesy, and with a little crunch on top, this vegetable dish will make you think you’ve died and gone to cauliflower heaven.
With pureed sweet onions adding an extra layer of flavor to the creamy base of this dish, this winter vegetable gratin is perfect if you want a creamy, cheesy, comforting side but you want to avoid potatoes or pasta. Becky has outdone herself with this one!
12. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
There’s a good chance that you think you hate Brussels sprouts, but there’s also a good chance that if you try these Brussels sprouts with bacon you’ll change your mind!
Ashley says that this gorgeous crumble can be served as a dessert or a side dish. Score!
These are so simple and look beautiful and delicious. Paula says that her family prefers them to cornbread.
Stacey’s dinner rolls are made from scratch but are so easy! With garlic and parmesan on the top, they have a little extra flavor that will be the perfect complement to whatever you decide to serve this Christmas!
16. Caramel Cake
One word: icing.
Yes. Creme brûlée with a layer of Southern-style sweet potatoes. People love Christy’s sweet potato brûlée!
I’ve given up making layer cakes. Why bother when sheet cakes are so much simpler and turn out like this???
Dessert in the slow cooker: how can you argue with that? Especially when it’s gooey, melty chocolate??
20. Bakewell Tart
Coming full-circle..this is the perfect fancy British dessert for you! With sweet, almond-y frangipane and a layer of raspberry jam, this tart is one of my all-time favorite desserts.