Many of us spend all year dreaming about what we're going to eat at our Christmas dinner. Between the mashed potatoes, glazed ham, savory gravy, veggie side dishes, and, of course, the endless amount of delectable desserts, there really is enough to day-dream (and drool) about for months on end. And with Christmas fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about your holiday menu.
We have plenty of Christmas dinner recommendations for you. But be warned, if you serve your loved ones any one of these tasty dishes as part of your holiday spread, they'll be demanding to have it back year after year.
1. Dry-Brined Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Turkey
Turkey is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas ham. This dry-brined turkey is packed with flavor and will get you that satisfyingly crispy skin.
2, Double White Chocolate Cake
What's a Christmas dinner without a decadent dessert to finish off the meal? This stunning vanilla cake is layered with raspberry jam for a fruity filling.
3. Hasselback Butternut Squash with Browned Butter
An unusual spin on the classic butternut squash, this recipe uses plenty of butter, sage, and garlic to make a side dish so good you won't be able to have just one serving.
4. Red Pepper Jelly and Orange Glazed Ham
Ham is a Christmas dinner classic, and you will have the entire dinner table impressed with this orange-red pepper jelly glaze that adds a tangy yet sweet taste to the dish.
5. Tortilla Wreath with Brie
As beautiful as it is tasty, this tortilla wreath doubles as a centerpiece and an appetizer.
6. Vegetable Lasagna
Opting out of meat this year? This hearty lasagna is meat-free and packed with veggies. Substitutions like spinach and broccoli florets cut calories without compromising taste.
7. Pull-Apart Christmas Tree
Everyone will be reaching for a bite of this cheesy pull-apart tree. It's so good you might want to make two.