94 Impressive Christmas Dinner Ideas
Looking for the best Christmas dinner ideas? Browse our collection of showstopping Christmas entrees, side dishes and salads perfect for your Christmas menu.
Our Favorite Christmas Dinner Ideas
We love to pull out all the stops around the holidays, especially when it comes to Christmas dinner. Whether we’re roasting a turkey, making our favorite Christmas ham recipes or filling the table with delicious vegetarian Christmas dinner dishes, the best part is seeing friends and family delight over the Christmas menu.
Putting together a holiday feast takes planning and prep, so save some time in the kitchen with easy Christmas appetizers that come together with minimal fuss. For the main meal, there are so many festive Christmas side dishes to choose from, like green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes with apples, chestnut dressing and seasonal Christmas salad recipes—and don’t forget a basket of fluffy dinner rolls.
For the star of your Christmas dinner menu, go with a showstopper like duck with orange hazelnut stuffing, a surprisingly easy herb-crusted prime rib or a gorgeous honey-glazed turkey. If it isn’t Christmas without ham, try a spiral ham with cranberry glaze or a classic baked ham with pineapple. For the vegans at the table, choose from these vegan Christmas dinner recipes. Going small this year? We’ve got ideas for Christmas recipes for two.
End the meal with these impressive Christmas dessert ideas.
Looking for more global inspo for your holidays? Try these Christmas recipes from around the world.
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This recipe is a great vegetarian option for the holidays. Check out more vegetarian recipes for Christmas.
—Janet Tucker, Bellevue, Ohio
—Betty Butler, Union Bridge, Maryland
—NANCY BOYD, MIDLOTHIAN, VIRGINIA