Christmas Dinner Recipes

Get great ideas for your Christmas dinner like glazed ham, prime rib, turkey, and pork recipes. For Christmas side dishes, we have recipes for mashed potatoes, casseroles, breads, and vegetable dishes. We also have quick and easy recipes for appetizer, sides, and desserts that can be made in under 20 minutes.

Staff Picks

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.53 stars
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Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

Rating: 3.47 stars
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Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars
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We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Quick Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Keep a bag of frozen dumplings on hand and mix our tasty dipping sauce while you heat them -- they make fine hors d'oeuvres for last-minute holiday visitors, or a light, easy dinner with steamed vegetables or rice.

Carrot Puree

Rating: 3.81 stars
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All it takes is a sprinkling of salt and pepper to enhance the earthy flavors of the carrots in this simple side dish.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.19 stars
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This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes Anna

Rating: 2.98 stars
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Sweet potatoes give the classic French sliced-and-layered potato dish pommes Anna a fall twist. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Vegetables" (Clarkson Potter).

Baked Brie with Pecans

Rating: 3.13 stars
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Toasted pecans and maple syrup complement the creamy Brie in this hors d'oeuvre. For the best texture, let the cheese cool before topping it with the syrup mixture.This recipe is by Everyday Food reader Kathy Quinn of Montclair, New Jersey.

Seafood Linguine

Shellfish is the star in the traditional Italian pasta dish linguine ai frutti di mare. Our recipe calls for five varieties: clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and squid.

Hot Spinach Dip

Rating: 3.17 stars
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This rich, creamy dish makes the perfect party dip. Otherwise, you might devour it all yourself.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.6 stars
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Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Broiled Oysters

Rating: 3.45 stars
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Oysters take very little time to cook. Our pan-broiled hors d'oeuvre, which consists of oysters tossed with herbs and showered with olive oil and Parmesan, spends just minutes in the oven; serve with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking Turkey for Thanksgiving
For a perfectly moist and tender turkey, follow these steps and download our full turkey guide for more tips and tricks on how to assure the bird is the star at your Thanksgiving table.