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.

Staff Picks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carrot Puree

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

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.

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 3.26 stars
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Easiest dessert ever! Break out the blender and bring on the spoons for this rich chocolate mousse that's a snap to make.

Pecan Tassies

Rating: 3.56 stars
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These tart-like cookies feature the flavors and textures of pecan pie -- tender, buttery crust, crunchy pecans, and brown-sugar filling -- all in one bite. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes 409.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

12 Italian Christmas Cookies That Are Simply Magnifico

From pizzelles to biscotti and pignoli to buccellati, we're sharing our favorite Italian cookie recipes to bake and give for Christmas and all year round.

Martha's All-Time Favorite Christmas Cookies

Get out your measuring cups, mixing bowls, cookie cutters, and baking trays because you'll want to make all of these Christmas cookies—they're Martha's favorites! For more holiday cookie recipes and packaging ideas, download our complete guide!

Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

Rating: 3.31 stars
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This stunner is a naturally gluten-free cake that has a smooth, ultra-rich texture. Packed with decadent dark chocolate and espresso, it's like the mocha latte of your dreams in dessert form. And we haven't even gotten to its best selling point: this cake is super easy to pull together, with only eight basic pantry ingredients and three simple steps.