Christmas dinner is covered! Every recipe you need to make Christmas dinner a success all in one place. Appetizers, entrees, desserts and more! Keep scrolling for the COMPLETE Weelicious Christmas Dinner Menu!

Appetizers for Christmas Dinner:

Holiday Party Board

Nothing makes a holiday table look more festive than a Holiday Party Board! Grab your favorite red and green snacks or dye free candies and let the creative juices start flowing. There’s no wrong way to make a party board and it’s a great way to get the kids involved in the festivities! 


Stuffed Mushrooms

Snacking on these Stuffed Mushrooms while making Christmas dinner is the BEST! They’re healthy and delicious!


Santa Hats

There’s nothing cuter than these strawberry Santa Hats. Plus, these are a great activity to occupy the kids with while you’re preparing the rest of the meal!


Avocado Honey Dip

This green Avocado Honey Dip looks festive on any holiday table and is super yummy. Serve with pretzel sticks or pita chips!


Roasted Red Pepper Almond Dip

A good dip is always great for appetizers. Serve this Roasted Red Pepper Almond Dip with some crackers and fresh veggies like carrots and celery and enjoy!


Salads for Christmas Dinner:

Winter Farmers Market Salad

This salad is filled with tons of winter’s best flavors like pomegranate seeds and toasted walnuts. Super delicious and fresh.


Persimmon Burrata Salad

I love this salad. It’s bright and colorful and has tons of flavors and textures!


Winter Citrus Salad

This salad is absolutely gorgeous and filled with tons of winter citrus. Such a great addition to your Christmas menu.


Entrees for Christmas Dinner: 

Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Having ham for Christmas dinner has been a tradition for my family for as long as I can remember. This Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham has SO much flavor.


HPB (Ham, Pineapple and Biscuit Sandwiches)

If a biscuit sandwich sounds like the best thing ever, make these HPB’s. Also known as Ham, Pineapple and Biscuit Sandwiches.


Maple Brined Turkey

Thanksgiving isn’t the only time to serve up a gorgeous turkey! Maple Brined Turkey is a great addition to a Christmas dinner menu.


Southern Style Pork Tenderloin

This is my all time favorite pork tenderloin recipe that I make on repeat during the summer especially. I’ve made this for Christmas dinner in the past though and everyone LOVED it.


Baked Farro with Lentils, Tomato and Mozzarella

If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious vegetarian entree for Christmas dinner, this Baked Farro with Lentils, Tomato and Mozzarella is the best!


Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner:

Cheese Grits

One of my favorite sides of all time, especially on Christmas Day, is Cheese Grits. There’s nothing quite like them!


Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese for Christmas dinner is always welcomed. This classic recipe is our favorite!


Herb Garlic Roast Potatoes

Herb Garlic Roast potatoes are super crispy and 100% delicious!


Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

I think Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable of all time. This Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts recipe is one of the best ways to make them!


Buttermilk Bacon Whipped Potatoes

Because who doesn’t love a loaded mashed potato? Add these Buttermilk Bacon Whipped Potatoes to your Christmas menu and be the star of the holidays.


Cheesy Popovers

If you’ve never made Cheesy Popovers, now is the time! These little rolls are like fluffy pillows. They’re so light and airy and make a great addition to Christmas dinner.


Pasta Recipes for Christmas Dinner:

Polenta Lasagna

I know a ton of families that do lasagna for Christmas dinner. This Polenta Lasagna is one of my favorite ways to change up traditional lasagna.


Wild Mushroom Pasta

Sticking to the pasta train, Wild Mushroom Pasta is a recipe we make ALL the time. It’s super simple but makes a big impression.


Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna Rolls are close to a more traditional lasagna, but the noodles are made into individual rolls instead of layered on top of each other. Super cute and delicious!


Dessert for Christmas Dinner:

Apple Almond Cake

The flavors in this Apple Almond Cake just scream holiday to me. It’s a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.


Persimmon Cake

A bundt cake is always welcome at our Christmas dinner. Persimmon’s are in season during the winter so this cake is great to make!


Classic Spritz Cookies

I mean, these Classic Spritz Cookies are just plain cute and fun to make! Snack on these with a cup of coffee after dinner.


Sugar Cookies

Even more festive than the Spritz Cookies, Sugar Cookies! Decorate these with the kids for a fun Christmas Day activity.


Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

If you have chocolate lovers joining you for Christmas dinner, these Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes are a must-make!


Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Extra eggnog? Try these Eggnog Sugar Cookies for Christmas dessert!


Fruitcake Bars

If you love fruitcake during the holidays, these bars are for you! Filled with tons of dried fruit and absolutely delicious.


Fresh Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This might be my favorite cake to make during the holidays. All the warm flavors of ginger and molasses in one cake! Yes please.


Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars

These Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars are my most popular Christmas recipe at the moment. They’re absolutely delicious and couldn’t look more festive!


Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies

Only four ingredients, these Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies are so easy to make.


Any of these recipes will make your Christmas day menu extra special. I hope you all have a merry and bright holiday! Tag me on Instagram if you make any of these recipes this year!

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. We are a KCD family. We have followed you since they did the piece on you for the alumni magazine. I always appreciate your twist on an ordinary menu. Thanks!

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