Christmas Dinner Recipe Ideas

Christmas Dinner Recipe Ideas – 25 of our all-time favorite Christmas Dinner recipes. I have main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. I even threw in our favorite Christmas cocktail. There is something for everyone!!! PLUS all the recipes are easy to make and lots can be made ahead of time too!! I hope everyone has a delicious holiday!

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Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

Christmas is next week. I’ve been watching Hallmark movies since October. I am SO ready for the big day to get here! I’m looking forward to opening presents, watching A Christmas Story all day, and just relaxing with the cats.

Today I am sharing 25 of our all-time favorite Christmas Dinner Recipe Ideas. I have main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. I even threw in our favorite Christmas morning cocktail. There is something for everyone!!! PLUS all the recipes are easy to make and lots can be made ahead of time too!! I hope everyone has a delicious holiday!

Non-Traditional Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas is a time to celebrate old family traditions, but creating new traditions is also fun! While planning your holiday meal, you might want to give some new non-traditional Christmas recipes a try. Tacos, steak, soup, or chili are always delicious. Sometimes we do a spread of all of our favorite appetizers. YUM!

Christmas Eve Dinner Ideas

For Christmas Eve, we usually make lasagna with all of the fixings. I’m not a huge fan of traditional Christmas dinners, so I’ve been known to eat leftover lasagna for my holiday meal. YUM! You can see all of our favorite Christmas Eve recipes below:

Million Dollar Lasagna

This Million Dollar Lasagna is seriously THE BEST lasagna we’ve ever eaten!!! SO easy to make and tastes like a…

Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe – our favorite salad!!! Romaine, tomatoes, thinly sliced seedless cucumbers, sliced banana peppers, croutons, parmesan cheese,…

Italian Herb Skillet Bread

Italian Herb Skillet Bread – Super easy garlic bread that tastes AMAZING! Only a few simple ingredients – frozen bread…

Lemon Cream Pie

Lemon Velvet Cream Pie Recipe – hands down THE BEST lemon pie EVER!!! Everyone raves about this pie. Graham cracker…

Christmas Morning Breakfast

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Don’t miss our favorite Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes. We’ve got something for everyone! Sweet and savory. Casseroles and finger foods. These are all tried and true recipes that will make your holiday morning delicious! Lots of make-ahead recipes for a stress-free day!

Keep reading to get the dinner recipes. Click on the photo or recipe titles to go to the page with the recipe.

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Ranch Glazed Baked Ham

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Oven Roasted Pork Loin

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dressing

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Mom’s Turkey & Dressing

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Slow Cooker Turkey & Gravy

spoonful of mac & cheese

4-Cheese Mac & Cheese

bowl of green beans and bacon

Smothered Green Beans

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Yum Yum Squash Casserole

baking dish of asparagus

Divine Asparagus

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

French Onion Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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Zucchini Squash & Corn Casserole

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole

spoonful of green bean casserole

Cracked Out Green Bean Casserole

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Slow Cooker Cheddar Corn

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Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake

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Sheet Pan Scalloped Potatoes

brushing yeast rolls with butter

School Cafeteria Yeast Rolls

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Cornmeal Biscuits

glasses of cranberry mimosas with rosemary garnish

Jolly Juice – Cranberry Mimosas

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Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound Cake

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Texas Trash Pie

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The BEST Homemade Cheesecake

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Candy Cane Cookies

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Comments

  1. Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for all the hard work you do to help me in the kitchen! I hope your New Year is happy, healthy and prosperous!!! Please keep those great recipes coming!

  2. Hi, are you still able to find 5 Alive these days for the Jolly Juice recipe… I forgot that ever existed, if not what are you using instead?? Thanks

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