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A Gourmet Christmas Dinner


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.


Sugar and Nut-Glazed Brie

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:

French Onion Soup

Oyster and Brie Champagne Soup

Curried Squash and Apple Soup

Wedge Salad

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

Braised Turkey Shanks


Roasted Turkey with Maple-Cranberry Glaze

Foolproof Standing Rib Roast


Side Dishes:

Green Beans with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese

Mrs. Hoggle’s Stuffed Cranberry Sauce

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

Spinach and Mushrooms

Green Bean Bundles with Bacon-Vinaigrette

Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Mushrooms

Garlic Mashed Potatoes



Chocolate Bundles with Chocolate Ganache

Gingered Caramel Pear Shortcakes

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Hazelnut Filling

Never-Fail Chocolate Soufflé

Paula’s Cherries Jubilee

Crème Brûlée

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!

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