The ultimate guide to Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas! Whether you want classics like a great holiday ham or something with a twist, we’ve got you covered!
We’re full of holiday cheer over at Show Me the Yummy! Decorating the tree, filling the stockings, watching AAAALL the Christmas movies, and baking cookies, cookies, and more cookies. 😉
Usually, we do a big Christmas Eve dinner and then devour the leftovers from that on Christmas.
With so much to do leading up to Christmas, the last thing you want to think about is you’re going to make for dinner. Whether you eat your big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, I’ve got you covered with SO many yummy holiday recipes!
What to make for christmas dinner
Christmas dinner is typically centered around a protein such as a holiday ham, prime rib, turkey, roast beef, etc. It’s surrounded by sides such as mashed potatoes, corn, salad, vegetables, bread, and more! Don’t forget to start the meal with a few appetizers and of course, end with drinks and dessert!
While Christmas dinner is in the oven, you’ll need a little something to snack on! All of these appetizers are quick, easy, and so good!
Cranberry Brie Bites
Pork, Brie, and Fig Hand Pies
Warm Walnut Goat Cheese Bites
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta Recipe
Crab Cake Recipe
Mushroom Brut Brie Recipe
A big Christmas dinner won’t be complete without a few absolutely delicious sides to round it out!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe
Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
Creamy Corn Casserole
Green Bean Casserole Recipe
Crockpot Vegetarian Stuffing
Honey Roasted Carrots
Easy Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole
Best Ever Sausage Stuffing
Slow Cooker Corn Pudding
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans
Baked Mac and Cheese
Whether you’re going the traditional route with a Christmas ham or making another delicious holiday entree, I’ve got you covered!
Honey Dijon Crockpot Ham
Ham with Pineapple Sauce
Walnut Baked Scallops
Baked Salmon Recipe
Holiday Stuffed Shells
Crockpot Pot Roast
Baked Crab Mac and Cheese
Christmas dinner is just a little bit better with a yummy drink to sip on throughout the night!
Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita Recipe
Four Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve
Crockpot Nutella Hot Chocolate
Looking for dessert? Check out the posts Christmas Cookie Recipes and Christmas Desserts (coming soon)!