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: 3.5 stars 114
Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3 stars 321
We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

Rating: 3.5 stars 2145
Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.

Carrot Puree

Rating: 4 stars 48
All it takes is a sprinkling of salt and pepper to enhance the earthy flavors of the carrots in this simple side dish.

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.

Sausage-Cheddar Balls

Rating: 3.5 stars 1270
This reinterpretation of meatballs combines breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, and onion for a very flavorful holiday appetizer, enough for a crowd of hungry folks.

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.

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Rating: 3.5 stars 128
Roasting is a popular cooking method for a reason. See our step-by-step guides to Preparing a Leg of Lamb and Carving a Leg of Lamb at the Table.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 668
This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 493
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Potatoes Anna

Rating: 3.5 stars 330
This classic French dish can be baked up to eight hours ahead. Let it cool completely, then cover loosely with foil, and refrigerate. To serve, reheat in a 350-degree oven.

Sauteed Pork Cutlets

Rating: 3 stars 193
Pan-fried pork cutlets are lightly flavored with citrus and Parmesan.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mini Cranberry Meringue Pie
Rating: 4 stars 66

This petite pie-for-one is baked in a tender, crumbly pate sucree crust. Blood orange juice provides the tart berries with a mild sweetness. The individual desserts can be assembled and baked a day ahead; add the meringue just before serving for the freshest presentation.