Christmas Dinner Menu

Christmas Dinner Menu

With my spread out family, we often end up having three or four Christmas celebrations (especially now that a little one is in the mix). It’s a very rare year where we all sit down for one meal. This year, we have a pre-Christmas with my mother, who is visiting for Christmas Eve. Christmas Day, we head up to my father’s house for another round of festivities. To follow it all up, we have a post-Christmas get-together with my husband’s side of the family. I have some pretty good cooks in my family, so there’s a lot to look forward to. Of course, I will be making my own contributions, since I’m the one with the food blog (lots of pressure there).

I’ve put together some of my favorite recipes for a delicious Christmas dinner inspiration menu. Most of these recipes come together quickly and easily, and I’ve included a bonus recipe for the ambitious cook.

Christmas Dinner Menu

Starter

Christmas Dinner Menu | Roasted cashews with rosemary

Duck Fat Roasted Cashews with Rosemary

Christmas Dinner Menu | Prosciutto, Burrata cheese and fig crostini

Prosciutto, Burrata cheese and fig crostini

Soup

Christmas Dinner Menu | Creamy Potato and Fennel Soup

Creamy potato and fennel soup

Main

Christmas Dinner Menu | Roasted Pork Loin with Shallot and Tarragon Cream

Roasted Pork Loin with shallot and tarragon sauce

Side

Christmas Dinner Menu | artichoke and mushrooms casserole

Artichoke and mushroom casserole

Christmas Dinner Menu | Balsamic Brussels sprouts

Balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts

Christmas Dinner Menu | Green beans with crispy bacon

Green beans with crispy bacon

Christmas Dinner Menu | Easy, perfect roasted potatoes

Perfect roasted potatoes

Dessert

Christmas Dinner Menu | Homemade s'more cookie recipe

Homemade s’more cookies

Christmas Dinner Menu | Nutmeg & yogurt panna cotta, cranberry coulis

Nutmeg and yogurt panna cotta, cranberry coulis

Christmas Dinner Menu | Apple cake with whipped cream frosting

Apple Cake with whipped cream frosting

Christmas Dinner Menu | Chocolate pumpkin cake

For the ambitious: Chocolate pumpkin cake

A lot of these recipes can be made ahead of time. Keep in mind that many of these recipes (like the pork loin) will need to be doubled or tripled depending on how many guests you are serving. I’ll be available to answer any questions if you have them. From my family to yours, have a loving (and delicious) holiday!

Christmas dinner menu

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