What to serve at a traditional Christmas dinner
It can be complicated to prepare a festive meal when you have so many other tasks to complete by the 25th. But with these straightforward (and tasty!) ideas, you’ll have all the info and inspo you need to put together the best easy Christmas dinner menu.
Whether you’re looking for alternative holiday dinner ideas, Xmas dinner ideas for a small family, or the perfect traditional Xmas dinner menu, it’s super simple to build a meal that everyone will enjoy. So just pick out your favorite dinner ideas, write out your holiday menu and enjoy the rest of the holiday season stress-free and so ready to feast.
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Retro Xmas Tree Cake
All of those who are in favor of colored lights on their Xmas trees will love this retro-inspired tree cake.
Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Your kids will get a kick out of this super easy recipe inspired by jolly Saint Nick.
Roast turkey, chestnut and sausage stuffing, and gravy by Lindsey Bareham
For some, it’s not Xmas dinner without roast turkey and stuffing. This year, make it a small bird for a small gathering.
Nigel Slater’s salt-crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat’s curd
Jacket potatoes get the festive treatment with smoked salt, extra-crisp skins and a moreish dip (a perfect way to use Xmas stilton).
Pineapple and oranges lend juicy sweetness to contrast the salty ham, while our secret ingredient (ginger beer!) gives everything a spicy finish.
Candied Pretzel Cake
This scrumptious cake delivers the best of both worlds: sweet and salty.
Brie & Apple Tart
Use store-bought puff pastry to impress your guests with a secretly simple and super elegant appetizer.
Chocolate Gingerbread Cake With White Chocolate ButtercreamThe perfect centerpiece for any holiday dinner, festive spices meet chocolate in this rich and moist cake.
Fennel and Garlic Roast Pork Loin
There's nothing typical about this roast: Pears, fennel, and a touch of coriander combine for a taste that's succulent and earthy, with just a hint of citrus.
Make mimosas a Xmas tradition with these fresh and bubbly orange-cranberry drinks.
Chocolate Eggnog Floats
You can enjoy these creamy bourbon- and rum-spiked after-dinner treats during the holiday season or on any cozy winter's night.
Topped with rich buttercream icing and shredded coconut, these deliciously festive cupcakes will be an instant hit.
Show off your artistic abilities with this Xmas tree-adorned creation. The recipe is truly an edible work of art.
Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch
Festive bubbly meets a mojito for a super-simple drink fit for a crowd.
This pretty-as-a-picture dessert uses lots of individual treats, like cupcakes and cut-out cookies, to create one temptingly sweet holiday masterpiece.
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