Ready to get started planning your easy Christmas Dinner menu? We've got you! Christmas is all about love and family – so much that there is a popular saying that says, “there is no Christmas without family.” And our family members need to eat!
Getting ready for Christmas? Make an easy Christmas dinner! We want it to be easy to make, fast and special too. That's why we've combined a list of Christmas dinner ideas to get your family feeling festive.
Seared Butter Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Onions
If you feel like shaking things up this Christmas and going with a non turkey recipe, my Seared Butter Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Onions is a PERFECT start for you!
Easy Paleo Tamales with Shredded Chicken and Salsa Verde
My family eats tamales during Las Posadas, a tradition in which we celebrate the days leading up to Christmas at different homes around the neighborhood. If you are looking for something paleo AND kid friendly, this tamales recipe should be in your list!
Herb-Crusted Prime Rib
This herb-crusted prime rib recipe from A Taste Of Home makes a great dinner and leaves an impression. It's very easy to make and the roast is nicely flavored with an amazing taste of fresh herbs. If you have never made a prime rib roast you will find this recipe to be a great start, and quite easy to figure out/whip up.
Sweet Potato And Chipotle Casserole
This is such a great change from the traditional sweet potato dinner recipes you are used to – and totally perfect for Christmas dinner! If you are ready for a spicy Christmas dinner menu, this Sweet Potato and Chipotle Casserole from A Taste Of Home might just be the thing for you. Give it a shot!
Spice-Rubbed Tenderloin with Mustard-Cream Sauce
This beef tenderloin recipe from Southern Living comes out really tender when cooked with a meat thermometer. Just make sure to keep it from overcooking and drying out, since beef tenderloin normally doesn't have a lot of fat.
Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup
This Christmas tortellini and spinach soup recipe from A Taste Of Home is a perfect Christmas dinner. It's made with fresh baby spinach, minced fresh basil and shredded Asiago cheese.
Baked Ham (with Brown Sugar Glaze)
This delicious baked ham with brown sugar glaze from Dinner Then Dessert is made with brown sugar, orange juice, honey, and spices. It's the perfect sweet and savory Christmas dinner. This recipes bakes in exactly 90 minutes!
Orange Cranberry Pork Loin Roast Recipe (Roasted Pork)
This orange cranberry pork loin roast recipe from The Cookie Rookie is the most festive option thanks to the orange cranberry glaze. Maybe you don’t like turkey, or maybe you just want to change things up this year. Either way, this delicious roasted pork will fit just perfectly at the center of the holiday table.
Super Juicy Turkey Baked In Cheesecloth
This super juicy turkey baked in cheesecloth and white wine with an herb butter rub from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch is definitely a Christmas Dinner win! This recipe comes out moist, juicy, flavorful, and delicious. It should totally make it to your Christmas dinner menu.
Easy Broccoli Rice Casserole with Turkey
This easy Broccoli Rice Casserole from Spend With Pennies is a great holiday dinner idea that uses simple pantry ingredients to turn leftover turkey into a quick and easy meal that your entire family will love.
Looking for some more Christmas ideas? Check out:
- Fun homemade ornament ideas
- Our favorite Christmas activity ideas
- How we explain family Christmas traditions
- Cricut Christmas stuff you can make
- And Christmas storage solutions for putting it all away!
As for us, we usually opt for an easy Christmas dinner that's similar to Thanksgiving, with pre-made mashed potatoes and gravy that I heat up, some cranberry sauce in a can, and a turkey breast that cooks up WAY faster and easier than a whole roasted turkey of glazed ham. For a traditional Christmas meal, shortcuts can make all the difference in the world. I also like to pick up side dishes from the grocery store deli so that have that handmade touch, without me actually having to make a mess in the kitchen.
What other recipes are you adding to your easy Christmas dinner menu this year? Share with us!