The Best Christmas Dinner Ideas

Ok, so the holidays are nearby and you still don’t know what to prepare for you and your family?! Well all of your problems end here, because we’ve made it easier for you! This list is our choice of great Food Bloggers and their tasty recipes that we wanted to share with you and inspire a delicious Christmas dinner. Whether you’re a chicken, beef, turkey, pork, venison, pasta or a salad lover – we guarantee that you will find here everything you need!

All you need to do is pick your favorite one. Enjoy, just as we have!

Happy Holidays!

 

A Flavorful Meatloaf - Author's Picture

A Flavorful Meatloaf

Recipe by Diana

This flavorful, homemade meatloaf recipe is probably one of the most popular recipes that I’ve included in my menu plan service.

A Flavorful Meatloaf - Dish Picture

Asian Slaw Stake Salad - Author's Picture

Asian Slaw Stake Salad

Recipe by Cindy

If you’re a salad person, Asian Slaw Steak salad is the right recipe for you on this Christmas Eve. Enjoy!

Asian Slaw Stake Salad - Dish Picture

Baked Salmon Filo Parcels - Author's Picture

Baked Salmon Filo Parcels

Recipe by Martyna

This is tasty and an easy way to prepare fish quickly and in a non-smelly way.

Baked Salmon Filo Parcels - Dish Picture

Beef Rolls with Potato Dumplings - Author's Picture

Beef Rolls with Potato Dumplings

Recipe by Meike

This is a great Christmas dish as you can prepare everything in advance and warm it up when you need it.

Beef Rolls with Potato Dumplings - Dish Picture

Butternut Squash Pizza and Creamy Butternut Squash Puree with Scallops and Bacon - Author's Picture

Butternut Squash Pizza and Creamy Butternut Squash Puree

Recipe by Lexi

Butternut Squash prepared in 2 ways: as a Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza & as a Creamy Butternut Squash Puree with Seared Scallops and Bacon.

Butternut Squash Pizza and Creamy Butternut Squash Puree with Scallops and Bacon - Dish Picture

Champagne Chicken - Author's Picture

Champagne Chicken

Recipe by Jamie

Adapted from a version of this traditional recipe found in Molly O’Neill’s New York Cookbook. And one more thing – don’t judge it before you try it!

Champagne Chicken - Dish Picture

Chicken Crusted with Wasabi Peas and Slaw with Thai Peanut Dressing - Author's Picture

Chicken Crusted with Wasabi Peas and Slaw

Recipe by Gail

Bring in the exotic flavors of Thailand on your Christmas Eve and try out this recipe of chicken with wasabi peas. Go ahead, treat yourself!

Chicken Crusted with Wasabi Peas and Slaw with Thai Peanut Dressing - Dish Picture

Chicken Lo Mein - Author's Picture

Chicken Lo Mein

Recipe by Tracy

Love take-out chinese during the holidays? Why not make your own this year! It takes 20 min and it tastes even better than the restaurants!

Chicken Lo Mein - Dish Picture

Cioppino - Author's Picture

Cioppino

Recipe by Denise

Cioppino is a seafood stew which originated in San Francisco. Serve this rich fish stew with warm crusty bread, a Caesar salad and lots of red wine.

Cioppino - Dish Picture

Cranberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin - Author's Picture

Cranberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Recipe by Julie

This Cranberry sauce is one of those sauces where all you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and let it go!

Cranberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin - Dish Picture

Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta - Author's Picture

Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

Recipe by Julia

Creamy shrimp and mushroom pasta in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce has all the flavors you want and need.

Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta - Dish Picture

Cremy Portobello Mushroom Risotto - Author's Picture

Cremy Portobello Mushroom Risotto

Recipe by Sarah

Love take-out chinese during the holidays? Why not make your own this year! It takes 20 min and it tastes even better than the restaurants!

Cremy Portobello Mushroom Risotto - Dish Picture

Duck a L'Orange & Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes - Author's Picture

Duck a L’Orange

Recipe by Steph

While others enjoying barbeques and lamingtons around the country, we’re enjoying this classic French dish – Duck a L’Orange & Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes.

Duck a L'Orange & Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes - Dish Picture

Fulproof Perfect Prime Rib - Author's Picture

Fulproof Perfect Prime Rib

Recipe by Jillee

The ‘Star recipe’ of a Special Holiday Dinner – perfect Prime Rib, side baked potatoes, spinach salad and a Basic Triffle for dessert.

Fulproof Perfect Prime Rib - Dish Picture

Glazed Buttermilk Meatloaf - Author's Picture

Glazed Buttermilk Meatloaf

Recipe by Katie

This is great winter food – and even better it’s the kind of meal that’s perfect for December when everyone is pressed for time because it can be made ahead.

Glazed Buttermilk Meatloaf - Dish Picture

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Piri-Piri & Chimichurri - Author's Picture

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Piri-Piri

Recipe by Stephane

Chimichurri & Piri-Piri mix sauce is the best thing that happened to steak since mankind figured out how to start a fire and cook a slab of meat on it.

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Piri-Piri & Chimichurri - Dish Picture

Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops - Author's Picture

Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops

Recipe by Shaheen

The recipe for the hazelnut crusted lamb is really straightforward, and rather quick to make – not to mention the taste!

Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops - Dish Picture

Herb and Duck Fat Roasted Turkey - Author's Picture

Herb and Duck Fat Roasted Turkey

Recipe by Stella

BraveTart ft. Brigette from Counting the Beans and Cooking the Books (http://www.brigittenguyen.com/) and their Herb and Duck Fat Roasted Turkey is a great holiday feast!

Herb and Duck Fat Roasted Turkey - Dish Picture

Hunter’s rabbit stew with olives - Author's Picture

Hunter’s rabbit stew with olives

Recipe by Emiko

Rabbit is a wonderfully rustic meat to cook with and if you’re a venison lover stew is a great winter comfort food.

Hunter’s rabbit stew with olives - Dish Picture

Lima Bean & Ham Stew - Author's Picture

Lima Bean & Ham Stew

Recipe by Laura

With drizzle of parsley-rosemary pistou that adds a note of brightness, it tastes divine!

Lima Bean & Ham Stew - Dish Picture

Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon - Author's Picture

Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon

Recipe by Jane

Read more: http://casayellow.com/2012/06/26/the-grand-gesture/#ixzz3QDp18GDO

Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon - Dish Picture

Manicotti - Author's Picture

Manicotti

Recipe by Chef Dennis

It’s a home made Manicotti which takes 35 minutes of your time! An it tastes wonderful!

Manicotti - Dish Picture

Smoked Paprika and Saffron Mussels; Spaghetti and Meatballs and a Fantastic Choucroute - Author's Picture

MusselsSpaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe by Melina

Now here you have 4 amazing dishes for which we can say, without any pretending, that are gonna definitely make you lick your plate!

Smoked Paprika and Saffron Mussels; Spaghetti and Meatballs and a Fantastic Choucroute - Dish Picture

One Pan Tuscan Pork Chops - Author's Picture

One Pan Tuscan Pork Chops

Recipe by Courtney

One Pan Tuscan Pork Chops are a delicious, easy dish your whole family will love- and won’t cost you your diet goals.

One Pan Tuscan Pork Chops - Dish Picture

Oven-baked Sweet and Spicy Spare Ribs - Author's Picture

Oven-baked Sweet and Spicy Ribs

Recipe by Magda

Spare ribs. They may be messy to eat, you may need to use your hands but they are delicious!

Oven-baked Sweet and Spicy Spare Ribs - Dish Picture

Pomegranate and Cider Glazed Ham - Author's Picture

Pomegranate and Cider Glazed Ham

Recipe by Bethany

You don’t need a firework – pomegranate molasses and a nice piece of ham is all you need for the explosion of sweet and salty taste in your mouth.

Pomegranate and Cider Glazed Ham - Dish Picture

Pork Chops with Chiles Rellenos and Ancho Sauce - Author's Picture

Pork Chops with Chiles Rellenos

Recipe by Amelia

Pork chops? Oh yes! With ancho chile powder and salt and peppers and potatoe mash with cheese and OMG it’s the perfect dinner!

Pork Chops with Chiles Rellenos and Ancho Sauce - Dish Picture

Pork Loin With Wine and Herb Gravy - Author's Picture

Pork Loin With Wine Gravy

Recipe by Jennifer

If you’re not one already, this dish, served with an absolutely delicious gravy will turn you in to a pork lover. I guarantee it.

Pork Loin With Wine and Herb Gravy - Dish Picture

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce - Author's Picture

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

Recipe by Melissa

This is a pretty basic seared pork tenderloin recipe, but the addition of a balsamic-cranberry sauce turns it into something a bit more seasonal.

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce - Dish Picture

Rabbit in Almond Sauce - Author's Picture

Rabbit in Almond Sauce

Recipe by Najwa

Cause it’s holiday time and you should cook something extra special for that special someone who’s coming to visit! Plus, it’s a wonderful change from the ordinary.

Rabbit in Almond Sauce - Dish Picture

Rack of Lamb with Herb and Olive Crust - Author's Picture

Rack of Lamb with Herb and Olive Crust

Recipe by Caroline

Even if you are not a lamb eater, this herb and olive paste taste so amazing that it would make you fall in love with it!

Rack of Lamb with Herb and Olive Crust - Dish Picture

Rhubarb & Chipotle Grilled Salmon With Just Picked Greens - Author's Picture

Rhubarb & Chipotle Grilled Salmon With Just Picked Greens

Recipe by Renée

My ultimate favourite thing to grill is fish. Fish on the barbecue is insanely delicious, super quick, and super good for you.

Rhubarb & Chipotle Grilled Salmon With Just Picked Greens - Dish Picture

Rigatoni with Eggplant and Pine Nut Crunch - Author's Picture

Rigatoni with Eggplant and Pine Nut Crunch

Recipe by Sarah

2 in 1 – a recipe for a creamy luxurious rigatoni dish and a sinfully rich chocolate pear cake.

Rigatoni with Eggplant and Pine Nut Crunch - Dish Picture

Roast Beef - Author's Picture

Roast Beef

Recipe by Clarie

Ah, a Roast Beef…Well, you can’t beat the flavour of a rib of beef! This recipe is nothing fancy, but it’s very tasty! All you need is just good honest quality meat.

Roast Beef - Dish Picture

Roast Goose Breasts with Braised White Cabbage and Pancetta - Author's Picture

Roast Goose Breasts with Braised White Cabbage and Pancetta

Recipe by Madalene and Ross

Served with braised white cabbage and pancetta this roast breasts recipe is fairly simple to make and delicious to eat.

Roast Goose Breasts with Braised White Cabbage and Pancetta - Dish Picture

Roast Pigeon with Root Vegetables - Author's Picture

Roast Pigeon with Root Vegetables

Recipe by Hank

Just a simple roast pigeon, served atop a bed of roasted root vegetables with a little malt (or beer) vinegar splashed on.

Roast Pigeon with Root Vegetables - Dish Picture

Roasted Delicata and Kale Salad with Hazelnuts - Author's Picture

Roasted Delicata and Kale Salad

Recipe by Tara

Kale and delicata are both so trendy right now! There’s a lot going on in this salad, but the mellow sweetness of the squash and the green canvas of kale can take it.

Roasted Delicata and Kale Salad with Hazelnuts - Dish Picture

Roasted Pineapple Rum Chicken - Author's Picture

Roasted Pineapple Rum Chicken

Recipe by Melanie

A use of superior rum gives a smooth and fruity finish which is not only perfect for your favorite cocktail but also wonderfully suited for poultry.

Roasted Pineapple Rum Chicken - Dish Picture

Roasted Pork Lion with Rosemary, Garlic and Fennel - Author's Picture

Roasted Pork Lion with Rosemary, Garlic and Fennel

Recipe by Erin

Rubbed with a blend of rosemary, garlic, and crushed fennel seeds, the roast is simple, fast, and delectable.

Roasted Pork Lion with Rosemary, Garlic and Fennel - Dish Picture

Rolled Turkey Breast with Sausage and Mushrooms - Author's Picture

Rolled Turkey Breast with Sausage and Mushrooms

Recipe by Sarah

If the idea of handling, stuffing and rolling up a butterflied double turkey breast seems daunting, take heart: it’s not nearly the production you may think it is.

Rolled Turkey Breast with Sausage and Mushrooms - Dish Picture

Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak - Author's Picture

Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak

Recipe by Paula

I live in Argentina where bbq has become the number one choice. For this recipe I used rump steak, my favorite cut. Lean but flavorful.

Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak - Dish Picture

Shepherd's Pie - Author's Picture

Shepherd’s Pie

Recipe by Talley

Great comfort food, plus a way of tricking yourself into eating more vegetables 🙂

Shepherd's Pie - Dish Picture

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham - Author's Picture

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

Recipe by Tiffany

Easy! Seriously. So easy. Just toss the ham into the slow cooker with a bit of water to keep it from scorching, then cover it and cook on low.

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham - Dish Picture

Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork Burgers and Slaw - Author's Picture

Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork Burgers and Slaw

Recipe by Sarah

A burger for Christmas?! Like that’s fancy enough! That’s what you thinking, right? WRONG! This burger is juicy, saucy, savoury, tangy, sweet and a great thing about this recipe is that is an affordable way to feed a crowd.

Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork Burgers and Slaw - Dish Picture

Sous Vide Pot Roast - Author's Picture

Sous Vide Pot Roast

Recipe by Joelen

An ideal deep color which translates to rich flavors pot roast with creamy mashed potatoes and some veggies to balance things out.

Sous Vide Pot Roast - Dish Picture

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - Author's Picture

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken

Recipe by Chungah

The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - Dish Picture

Spicy Basil, Tomato, Beef Salad - Author's Picture

Spicy Basil, Tomato, Beef Salad

Recipe by Krissy

With seared beef, ripe summer tomatoes, basil plant and a spicy, salty dressing to finish this salad tastes like summer, but warms you inside for winter. What a combo!

Spicy Basil, Tomato, Beef Salad - Dish Picture

Spinach and Portobello Lasagna - Author's Picture

Spinach and Portobello Lasagna

Recipe by Carolyn

Lasagna with a velvety béchamel sauce and a deeply flavored filling of spinach and portobello mushrooms is a delicious and easy choice for your Christmas dinner.

Spinach and Portobello Lasagna - Dish Picture

Split Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese and Pepper Jelly - Author's Picture

Split Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese and Pepper Jelly

Recipe by Kate

This chicken recipe uses split chicken breasts, with BONES (keep it juicy!) and SKIN (wonderfully crispy.) It’s also super-quick to assemble.

Split Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese and Pepper Jelly - Dish Picture

Steamed Mussels and Clams with White Wine, Shallots, Tarragon and Bacon - Author's Picture

Steamed Mussels and Clams with White Wine

Recipe by Denise

Steamed Mussels and Clams with the rouille which is amazingly spread on the bread and/or can be used as a dipping sauce for the shellfish.

Steamed Mussels and Clams with White Wine, Shallots, Tarragon and Bacon - Dish Picture

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin - Author's Picture

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Recipe by Sandra

I am totally about sweet and spicy flavors, so if you are like me, then I know you will love this recipe.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin - Dish Picture

Tri-tip Cut - Author's Picture

Tri-tip Cut

Recipe by Amy

Tri-tip is a thick, nicely marbled cut popular in California and if you choose to prepare it this way, a very rich experience and insanely good meal awaits for you.

Tri-tip Cut - Dish Picture

Tuscan Chicken Skillet - Author's Picture

Tuscan Chicken Skillet

Recipe by Anetta

This Tuscan Chicken Skillet is so easy to put together but tastes like it took all day! And the sheer joy of only having one pan to wash overwhelms me 🙂

Tuscan Chicken Skillet - Dish Picture

Ultimate Lamb Shanks - Author's Picture

Ultimate Lamb Shanks

Recipe by Reem

If you want to cook something very special that is absolutely exotic and divine tasting with least amount of efforts, this is the recipe!

Ultimate Lamb Shanks - Dish Picture

Walnut-Stuffed Roast Turkey a.k.a Turkey Levengi

Walnut-Stuffed Roast Turkey a.k.a Turkey Levengi

Recipe by Feride

Suprise your senses with this amazing combination of chicken and walnuts. Poultry, game, fish and even eggplant can taste great with this Azerbaijani levengi filling.

Walnut-Stuffed Roast Turkey a.k.a Turkey Levengi - Dish Picture

 

 

 

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