The holiday season is always an incredibly busy time of year. On the agenda, we have get-togethers, shopping for gifts, cookie swaps, gift exchanges, baking, cooking, decorating, and a whole host of other items. By the time Christmas has arrived, we all deserve to slow things down and enjoy a long, elegant Christmas dinner.
If you’re planning on hosting your friends and family for a gourmet Christmas dinner, we’re here to help streamline your menu-planning process. We’ve compiled an assortment of gourmet Christmas recipes for each category of food you’ll likely need. You’ll find Christmas appetizer recipes, soup & salad ideas, Christmas main course recipes, holiday side dishes, and fabulous Christmas dessert recipes.
Simply pick as many as you like from each category for a beautiful meal.
Easy Lamb Meatballs with Cucumber-Dill Dipping Sauce
Fig-Balsamic Blue Cheese Crostini
Sun-Dried-Tomato and Arugula Bruschetta
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms en Croute
Soups & Salads:
Oyster and Brie Champagne Soup
Roasted Beet Salad with Cocoa Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Roast Prime Rib of Beef with a Rich Pan Sauce
Vanilla and Peppercorn-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Vanilla Bean Butter Sauce
Roasted Turkey with Maple-Cranberry Glaze
Green Beans with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese
Mrs. Hoggle’s Stuffed Cranberry Sauce
Green Bean Bundles with Bacon-Vinaigrette
Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Mushrooms
Chocolate Bundles with Chocolate Ganache
Gingered Caramel Pear Shortcakes
Chocolate Cream Puffs with Hazelnut Filling
So what dishes made the cut for you? Share your dream menu from this list in the comments section below.
We wish you a beautiful, blessed, and very Merry Christmas, y‘all!