All you need to inspire and create your Christmas Dinner Menu! Covering the main dish, side dishes, desserts and drinks!
Over the years I’ve shared so many recipes over here that are perfect for Christmas dinner. So I thought it would be a good idea to put all of them into one place for you! One spot, one easy place to access so that you can create the best Christmas dinner ever. Everything from 4 different ways to make a turkey, to various easy and delicious side dishes, to delectable desserts, to delicious drinks! Enjoy!
Christmas Dinner Menu
Christmas Turkey Recipes
Here are 4 delicious ways to prepare the star of your Christmas dinner!
This Traditional Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy is the easiest way to make a turkey! This is a simple and classic roasted turkey, with a delicious pan gravy. A perfect main dish for your holiday dinner!
This Lemon Rosemary Roasted Turkey is a delicious, tender turkey with fresh lemon and herb flavours! It’s a nice change from classic roasted turkey.
This Bacon Wrapped Turkey is SO easy to make, and is definitely one of our favourite ways to cook a turkey. Believe me when I say that a turkey that has been wrapped in, and roasted in bacon, comes out so moist and delicious. And the gravy is amazing too.
Turkey Brine is another way to guarantee a delicious and moist turkey. This method takes a little more effort but the results are so worth it.
This Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast is a simple and easy way to enjoy Christmas dinner without having to roast a whole turkey! Depending on the size of the turkey breast you buy, you can serve up to 4 to 6 people.
Make this Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll recipe for the holiday season! Savoury stuffing rolled inside a tender turkey breast. Easy and ready in 2 hours!
Christmas Stuffing Recipes
I like to bake my stuffing in a separate dish outside of the turkey. I just find it much easier, and there is no worry about proper cooking. Here are 3 stuffing recipe options to try this year!
This Savoury Hazelnut Stuffing is a delicious side dish with all the traditional herb flavours of Christmas dinner. I’ve added hazelnuts, raisins and apples to this recipe for extra crunch and deliciousness.
I’ve been making this Traditional Bread Stuffing recipe for years now and it’s my go-to recipe. Classic, traditional and delicious.
Wild Rice Stuffing with raisins and apples is a perfect side dish to holiday turkey. It has all the traditional flavours of bread stuffing, but instead of bread, this dish is made with wild rice and chick peas. It’s SO good.
Christmas Dinner Side Dishes, Gravy & Cranberry Sauce
You can’t have a turkey without delicious side dishes, gravy and cranberry sauce!
This Turkey Pan Gravy is made with all the pan drippings from your turkey. It’s so easy to make, and is SO delicious!
Once you try Homemade Cranberry Sauce, you’ll never reach for canned again. This recipe makes a delicious, sweet & tart sauce that is perfect served with your turkey!
This recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is mouthwatering delicious! Roasting the sprouts with pancetta makes them so flavourful.
Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic holiday dish! No one can resist that marshmallow topping!
For an extra special potato dish, make these Whipped Mashed Potatoes with Black Truffle Cheese. The truffle cheese makes these mashed potatoes so rich and creamy.
Turnip Puff is always on our Christmas table! This dish is creamy, fluffy and so delicious! Even the non-rutabaga/turnip lovers (my hubby & kids) like this one.
This Creamy Gouda Cheese Cauliflower Bake is a creamy and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with roasted turkey. You can even make this dish a day ahead to save time.
Winter Sangria is a perfect holiday drink. It is so delicious…red wine with Grand Marnier, brandy, pomegranate juice and fresh fruit all mixed together into one very festive and flavourful drink! I’ve also shared a non-alcohol version.
Christmas Pies, Cakes and Desserts
Pecan Pie for Christmas dinner dessert is a favourite. Every time I make one I’m reminded at how easy they actually are to make. And they’re always a hit. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Chocolate Pecan Tarts are a delicious variation on classic pecan pie. I like making them into tarts because they’re so rich, and one tart per person is definitely enough.
This Mincemeat Pie is the perfect Christmas dessert! Serve it up warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream…delicious!
Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze is another amazing Christmas dinner dessert idea. It’s easy to make and looks like you spent hours in the kitchen creating it…but you didn’t. Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone.
This Sticky Date Pudding Bundt Cake with homemade Toffee Sauce is a perfect holiday dessert! The cake is tender, rich and so flavourful, and tastes amazing with the homemade toffee sauce and a dollop of whipping cream.
But these Black Bottom Cupcakes, they’re the best. It’s not Christmas at our house unless these show up on the table after dinner. We like them cold right out of the fridge…try it. I’m betting you’ll LOVE them.
This is the Most Chocolatey German Chocolate Cake! A rich, chocolatey chocolate cake smothered in a gooey coconut, pecan caramel frosting. A showstopper dessert!
This Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy is an easy no-bake treat that’s perfect for the holiday season. Great as a homemade gift!
These Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters are made up of 3 parts: a toasted nut layer, a creamy caramel layer, and a rich and smooth chocolate layer which basically makes them a flavour explosion in your mouth. Great for after dinner treats and gift giving too!
And just in case there isn’t enough dessert around, here are 15+ Christmas Cookie Recipes that I’ve shared over here over the years!
I hope you have come away with some delicious food ideas for your own Christmas dinner! Making this menu has me super excited for Christmas dinner. And don’t forget your stretchy pants on the big day! 😉 Have a very merry and delicious Christmas!