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Christmas is the time of year where family and friends gather together to celebrate the holidays, share quality time, and enjoy special dishes that aren’t usually prepared for other celebrations. That’s why the Christmas menu is so important to have planned out because you can plan ahead and cook the best nostalgic comfort food that is meaningful to you and your family.
Classic Christmas Dishes You Should Have At Your Dinner Table
From recipes that you all grew up eating, to more modern dishes and meaty main dishes. Here is our collection of Christmas dinner ideas that we’re sure will impress. Get your pens out…
Filet Mignon with Au Jus Sauce
One thing that some families like to do for a hearty Christmas dinner is to make filet mignon with a side dark and rich Au Jus wine sauce. This Christmas dinner means that you’re free to do just about any Christmas side dish and your guests will still be satisfied! If you’re looking for the best filet mignon, Omaha Steaks is the authority on meat! Check out their Holiday bundles and gifs or buy just what you need.
Smoked Salmon Crostini
Smoked salmon crostini is a delicious appetizer at Christmas celebrations! Use baguette, ricotta, herbs, and yummy smoked salmon to make these open-faced bites. Your guests will love them! They’re also quick and easy to whip up, ready in 25 minutes. Tip: Use cream cheese if you can’t find ricotta, or go for a less traditional mascarpone. You can decorate these with extra dill and serve with lemon wedges.
Cranberry Brie Bites
A baked Brie and cranberry dip is a wonderful appetizer for your Christmas dinner parties and should definitely be on the Christmas dinner table for all your guests to gush over. You can use store-bought puff pastry, and allow yourself 1 hour of prep and baking. Use good quality Brie and cranberry sauce to pour over and dip. It’s that easy!
Honey-Glazed Ham For Your Christmas Dinner
If you want a delicious and stunning centerpiece for your Christmas dinner party, this classic honey-glazed ham is truly magnificent. If you use ham that’s already cooked, you can make this masterpiece in just 1 hour and 30 minutes in the oven, allowing the ham to heat up and the honey glaze to work its magic.
Roast Turkey With Bacon
Layering plenty of bacon over a simply seasoned whole turkey is a delicious way to help the meat keep its moisture as it cooks whilst infusing the roast with an extra smoky, bacon-y flavor. Brb, our mouths are watering. Do plan ahead, as the turkey should sit in your fridge for 1 to 3 days, with plenty of salt on top, to help it retain its juices.
Pork Tenderloin With Cranberry-Orange Sauce
Tender roasted pork tenderloin makes a beautiful main dish if you’re hosting Christmas dinner. Pork tenderloin is mild in flavor and has low-fat content, so it tastes best when served with flavorful or heavy sauces. Like cranberry-orange sauce. Rub the pork with garlic and herbs and roast for approximately 30 minutes or until your thermometer reads the lowest safe temperature for eating pork (145 F). With a tangy cranberry-orange sauce drizzled on top of the sliced tenderloin, you have yourself a perfect meat course. Ready in just 45 minutes.
Cheddar and Green Bean Casserole
You’ll always find a green bean casserole somewhere on the dinner table at Christmas time. There are so many recipes for this dish it’s insane. But trust us, this cheddar and green bean casserole will be the only one you’ll see on the Christmas dinner table from now on. This take on the classic Campbell’s recipe includes a homemade cheddar cheese sauce made with sour cream and mushrooms that coats cooked and crispy beans. Top with as much Parmesan cheese as your heart desires and French fried onions and bake.
Vanilla Sugar Cookies For Your Christmas Dinner Dessert
These classic, buttery holiday cookies are kid favorites, and they’re a great and easy dessert for your kids to be able to help out in the kitchen this Christmas holiday. Set a decoration station in your dining room with icing and sprinkles and let the kids make dessert. These cookies will take you back to your childhood, from watching your own kids bake them to eating them after a big Christmas meal with a glass of milk.
More Christmas Dinner Ideas
We hope you enjoyed our article on these classic Christmas dishes that should definitely make an appearance on your Christmas dinner table this year!