With a delicious mix of recipes collected from my favourite tried + true food bloggers, this Christmas dinner and make-ahead breakfast menu is sure to be a hit!
We always enjoy our big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, it’s the way my Mom always did it growing up. A big dinner, surrounded by good food and great company sure gives us something special to look forward to on Christmas Eve – I think it’s the perfect way to stretch out the Christmas festivities just a little longer. Plus, I love that we can spend our Christmas Day enjoying all sorts of fun family time together, munching on delicious leftovers instead of cooking away in the kitchen.
Last year, instead of our traditional turkey with all the fixins’, we decided to try something a little different (see our menu here) – after all, we did enjoy a traditional turkey dinner not so long ago for Thanksgiving. Our dinner was such a HUGE hit (and the leftovers were even better!), that I’m not sure we’ll ever go back to turkey for Christmas again. So, last week I scoured my favourite food blogs, collecting all of the festive, and perhaps a little less traditional, recipes that caught my eye. I didn’t venture far as I wanted to make sure I was finding recipes that I could trust to turn out perfectly (after all, we can only have the best for Christmas dinner!). Then, with a little help from Brady and Carson, I narrowed our list down to create a Christmas dinner menu that we’re all excited to eat. Just in case you find yourself looking for a new recipe to try or some ideas to change up your Christmas dinner this year, I thought I’d share our collection of Christmas dinner recipes with you. Here’s hoping you find some Christmas dinner inspiration too.
Our Big Christmas Eve Dinner
Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce
Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole with Buttery Ritz Crackers
Crispy Parmesan Thyme Sweet Potato Stacks
Cheddar Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrot Gratin
Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Salted Honey
Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Browned Butter Walnuts
Winter Beet and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Candied Pecans & Balsamic Citrus Dressing
Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls
White Christmas Cranberry Layer Cake
TO SIP (NIGHT CAP)
Though I don’t spend much time in the kitchen on Christmas Day, I do love to serve a special breakfast/ brunch. I find it a perfect way to wind down and settle into our day together after all of the excitement of opening gifts. I love that this baked french toast can be prepped ahead of time, making it easy to just pop into the oven on Christmas morning.
Christmas Morning Brunch
Baked Cinnamon Crème Brûlée French Toast with Raspberry Preserves
I hope this collection of recipes leaves you feeling inspired to try something new as you plan your own Christmas dinner this year!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
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