Christmas Recipes

We have the best recipes for Christmas appetizers, Christmas dinner sides, Christmas ham, desserts, and more! We also have plenty of Christmas breakfast recipes including, omelets, gingerbread pancakes, and eggnog lattes. And, don't forget Christmas cookies, including, sugar cookies, thumbprint cookie, gingerbread cookies, and shortbread cookies.

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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.

Apple-Caramel French Toast

Need a make-ahead breakfast for the family or for overnight guests? Assemble this caramelized-apple-and-challah casserole the day before, and simply ferry it from fridge to oven in the morning. Pro tip: while the casserole is resting, crank up the oven temperature and make this mess-free bacon to go on the side. 

Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

This casserole is a riff on a Swiss rosti. It tastes like a loaded baked potato and has the crispness of hash browns.

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.

Kransekake

The kransekake, which translates to "wreath cake", is the signature cake of Norway and a showstopping confection that is made for special occasions. And as impressive as a tall tower made out of eighteen delicate cookie rings is, this sweet stunner is surprisingly straightforward to make. The naturally gluten-free dough is made from processing almonds until finely ground, then confectioners' sugar and egg whites are added to bind it together. After an overnight rest, the dough is rolled into ropes and fitted into specialty molds. Once baked, the rings are stacked sky-high and kept in place with royal icing, which pulls double duty as both glue and garnish.

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.

Spanish Chorizo Balls

A tasty Spanish twist on the classic Swedish meatballs, these half-pork, half-chorizo meatballs are rich and tasty at room temp, or you can serve them hot in a fondue pot. Either way, you're going to want to serve them alongside plenty of crusty bread to sop up all of the delicious citrus-spiked tomato gravy.
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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.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.5 stars 156
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is perfect for brunch.

Baked French Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 630
Thick brioche slices soak up the batter, while sugared pecans lend a caramelized crunch to this make-ahead baked French toast recipe to feed a hungry breakfast or brunch crowd.
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Inspiration and Ideas

The Holiday Cookie Recipes Our Food Editors Make Year After Year
From shortbread to gingerbread, these are the sweet treats our editors make and give during the festive season.
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Rating: 3.5 stars 341

Studding chewy oatmeal cookies with cranberries gives them a bit of bright color and a slight tang. Any dried fruit can be substituted.