Delicious and tasty recipes, perfect to serve for family and friends this Christmas! We’ve got all of your favorite main dishes, desserts, appetizers and sides, all rounded-up! These are the best, easy, crowd-pleasing recipes everyone will love this Christmas!
Christmas Dinner Menu Recipes
Christmas Season is finally here! Outside my kitchen window right now, the snow is lightly falling, transforming our yard into a winter wonderland! I love watching the landscape change from fall to winter. The fields, once black and bare from harvest, are soon covered with blankets of fresh, fluffy white snow. Inside our home, it’s starting to look more like Christmas too! Each year, right after Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree. We spent an afternoon decorating the tree, while listening to Christmas music and sipping sweet cocoa! I treasure the memory of each ornament on our tree and enjoy getting to share with our children the stories behind the ornaments as we hang them. Whether it be from a place we’ve traveled or from people we love, each one is unique and special!
Christmas is a time where we get to slow down and spend time with those we love most. While both, reminiscing and making new memories, our Christmas’ are full of laughter, joy, and delicious foods! Whether you’re hosting Christmas at your home or you’re traveling to be with those you love this year, we’ve put together the best collection of recipes for your Christmas Dinner Menu. If you’re looking for delicious main dishes, quick and easy appetizers, perfectly paired side dishes, tasty desserts and cookies, we’ve got your covered! This is the ultimate round-up of our favorite recipes!
From my family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Planning Your Christmas Dinner Menu
This year, we’ve put together our favorite tips and tricks for planning your Christmas Dinner Menu! Follow our favorite kitchen and holiday prep secrets so you can spend more time celebrating with those you love this Christmas!
1. Make Your List & Menu All At Once
Plan our your guests and your meal all at once! While you’re keeping track of who is able to come and who isn’t, jot down notes as you go. Make sure to record if any of your guests have special dietary restrictions and or food sensitivities. Also, if you’re inviting family or friends with young children, keep track of how many kids will be attending! If they’re young, you won’t need to plan a full serving for them and if they’re teenagers, plan a little extra food! Plan some kid friendly foods for those picky eaters, their parents will thank you!
2. Make A Shopping List
Once you’ve finalized your menu and guests, make a shopping list from your menu. Double check your recipes and make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Plan to buy your pantry items early so you can avoid the crowds and rush of people closer to the holidays. Add paper products for the kitchen and bathroom to your list also! Keep a separate list for fresh foods you’ll need to shop for closer to the holidays so you are organized and can avoid multiple trips to the store!
3. Plan An Activity
Planning activities for the kids that will be attending your Christmas Dinner is one of my favorite secrets to a no-fuss holiday! A little preparation ahead of time, takes a lot of headache and hassle out of the the “I’m bored” or “we don’t know what to do” when the holidays come around. In a bin, Put together a few simple crafts or pre-assembled craft kits (I look for these at Target, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc), printable coloring pages, color by number pages, markers and crayons. Round-up your favorite board games, making sure you have extra pencils, dice and a pad of paper (or two) for keeping score. I also make a quick outdoor scavenger hunt for the kids each year! We send the kids outside to burn off their extra energy and work up an appetite! Plus, this is a great way to uncrowd the kitchen while you finish your Christmas Dinner!
4. Prep The Fridge
Clean your fridge before your go grocery shopping! Not only will your fridge look great, it will have room for all the tasty food you’ll be devouring this Christmas!
5. Make Notes
Take a little time and write down a few notes about the holidays! Include your menu, shopping list, the guests that came (there are often last minute changes), things that went well, things that could use revision and tuck it away for next year.
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Here you will find the following types of crock pot dinner recipes:
*click on one of these to take you directly to that section of recipes*
- Christmas Main Dishes
- Christmas Potato Side Dishes
- Christmas Vegetable Side Dishes
- Christmas Salads and Comforting Sides Dishes
- Christmas Appetizers
- Christmas Desserts
- Christmas Cookies
All year long, my kids ask me to make “Christmas Ham” for dinner. A Christmas Dinner Menu favorite (at Christmas and all year long at our home), this easy ham is slow cooked and smothered in a honey glaze!
Are you ready to impress your guests? If you are, then you need to make this delicious Smoked Prime Rib recipe! It’s perfectly seasoned and smoked piece of beef. I prefer using a boneless prime rib, then seasoning the outside and smoking it so it has a delicious flavor by the end of the smoking process! It’s the perfect addition to any holiday dinner.
This recipe makes the most amazing turkey EVER! Easy, delicious, flavorful and moist turkey that is baked in the oven and then slow cooked the day you serve it. The perfect turkey recipe for your Christmas Dinner.
This Twice Smoked Spiral Ham with a sweet honey glaze is so juicy and full of flavor. It will be come the new favorite holiday recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Pair it with mashed potatoes, vegetables, dinner rolls and you have an entire meal everyone will love.
Your Christmas Dinner Menu dressed up for the holidays. This delicious, moist and savory pork loin is slow cooked in a cranberry sauce and a great main dish for your Christmas Dinner!
It’s the holidays and your holiday is not complete with this amazing Brined Smoked Turkey! It’s so juicy, full of flavor and easy! That’s the best part. You will brine the turkey overnight. Then add butter, seasoning and oil to the turkey and pop it on your smoker the next day. The result is the perfect smoked turkey for your dinner!
A delectable combination of savory ham with a brown sugar glaze and sweet pineapple, slow cooked to perfection. Delicious and moist, this ham is perfect to serve for your guests at your Christmas Dinner this year!
This is one of my favorite go-to meals each Christmas! It is delicious and easy, tender and juicy making it a family favorite year after year!
Finger lickin’ good! These smokey barbecue ribs are loaded with a delicious homemade barbecue sauce and make an awesome addition to your Christmas table.
Loaded with cheddar cheese, the tasty little meatballs are a great addition to your Christmas Dinner. Kids and adults love these and keep coming back for more!
Delicious, easy, au gratin potatoes using the slow cooker! Perfect for a Holiday Side Dish for your Christmas Dinner this year!
Creamy, Delicious Hashbrowns! This is the Potato Dish we ask Mom for EVERY HOLIDAY!
Delicious cheesy, creamy potatoes in each and every bite makes this side dish a family favorite year after year!
Slow cooked, creamy mashed potatoes loaded with garlic, cream cheese and Parmesan!
Packed full of garlic and Parmesan flavor, these Parmesan crock pot sweet potatoes are one of our favorite Christmas Potato Side Dishes!
Light Sweet Potato Casserole
Deliciousness in each and every bite! This side dish is lightened up but packed with flavor from toasted pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg!
Homemade and my idea of perfection! These easy cheesy scalloped potatoes are full of flavor and baked until golden brown!
You choose! You can make your favorite mashed potatoes three different ways this year. We have traditional mashed potatoes, cheddar bacon and garlic mashed!
You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to make tasty, homemade gravy this year! This recipe is my go-to year after year for delicious turkey gravy!
Confession! These Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are my favorite potato side dish all year long! Smooth, rich and creamy, this potatoes are a perfect side dish for your Christmas Dinner. The best part, they can be made ahead of time and warmed in the oven the day of!
Want to know how to make light, fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes? This is the BEST Mashed Potatoes Recipe and you will love them! They come out perfectly creamy every single time. These are the perfect side dish for your Christmas Dinner Menu!
Potatoes potatoes potatoes! This Loaded Hasselback Potato recipes is one of my favorite ways to mix-up the traditional mashed potatoes at Christmas! These baked potatoes stuffed with cheese and bacon will be a hit at your Holiday Dinner!
Cheesy, creamy and ideal comfort food, Mom’s Cottage Potatoes make a great addition to your Christmas Dinner Menu this year!
Bacon, sour cream and cheese paired with light and fluffy mashed potatoes! Santa might even come back for an extra helping of these this Christmas!
Looking for an easy side dish for your Christmas Dinner? This side dish is easy to make and kids will even love this Broccoli and cauliflower Casserole topped with cheese!
An easy and quick side dish that cooks in your crock pot! A great side dish to add to your Christmas Menu!
Simple and easy, these crock pot bacon green beans are loaded with flavor a perfect addition to your Christmas menu!
A staple at our holiday table each year is this green bean casserole! Adults and child both love this quick and easy recipe!
Balancing sweet and savory, this comes together with a hearty egg base which makes it the perfect side dish for your holiday! A Christmas Dinner is never complete without this at our table!
The perfect holiday side dish that everyone loves year after year! This is a quick and easy favorite!
Loaded with corn, green beans and cheese, this casserole is as tasty as it looks! Give it a try this Christmas!
Year after year, this salad is a family favorite at our Christmas Dinner! Strawberry Jell-O light and fluffy, perfectly layered!
Children and adults alike love this comfort food! Your favorite macaroni and cheese made in your slow cooker making this an easy, creamy and delicious Christmas Dinner Side Dish!
A delicious Christmas Dinner salad combining corn chips, bacon, cranberries and topped with a tangy homemade poppy seed dressing!
Chopped lettuce, peas, celery, onions, bacon and cheese combined to make this perfect make ahead side dish for your Christmas Dinner Menu!
Give this side dish a try this Christmas and your guests will fall in love! This amazing creamy and cheese casserole is the perfect side dish for your Christmas Dinner Menu!
A Christmas Dinner Menu must-have! These are the perfect Holiday Small Bite Party Appetizer. I’ll let you in on a secret, we make these the entire month of December they’re so tasty!
One of my favorite holiday appetizers is this Cream Cheese Cranberry Dip! It’s the perfect flavor combo of tart cranberries, sweet cream cheese and cilantro. Your taste buds and guests will love this dip!
A quick and easy Christmas Dinner Appetizer! These quick and easy stuffed mushrooms are rich and loaded with flavors of garlic, butter, parsley and cheese!
Tortillas loaded with turkey, bacon, ranch and cheese make these a great appetizer for your Christmas Parties this year!
A perfect combination of lettuce, bacon, cheese and tomatoes all layered together! This dip is one of my most requested appetizers at Christmas Dinner Parties!
What’s not to love about this Christmas Dinner Menu Appetizer? Cooked to perfection in your crock pot, making this an easy and delicious appetizer for guests of all ages!
Simple, easy and delicious, this appetizer only takes four ingredients! Try these BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites for your Christmas Dinner this year.
A delicious and perfect small bite size appetizer for your Christmas Dinner this year! These are quick and easy, using only 7 ingredients and finished in 30 minutes!
A sweet dipping sauce paired with these tasty bacon wrapped water chestnuts! This appetizer is the ultimate combination of sweet and salty making it a perfect addition to your holiday parties!
A deliciously moist spice cake filled with creamy white chocolate pudding and topped with whipped cream!
Add Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding to your Christmas menu this holiday! It is an easy, homemade bread pudding recipes topped with an orange glaze and is a crowd pleaser!
Delicious, easy chocolate cheesecake layered between a crisp Oreo crust and fresh raspberries with chocolate whipped cream!
One of our favorite Christmas Dinner Menu Recipes! This moist vanilla cake, filled with cranberries and covered in a warm caramel sauce is both elegant and easy!
These Grasshopper Ice Cream Desserts are the perfect Christmas Dessert recipe! They’re light, fluffy and full of mint flavor!
No Bake Mint Oreo Cheesecake
This Christmas, add our No Bake Mint Oreo Cheesecake recipe to your Christmas Menu! Oreo crust piled with light and fluffy cheesecake flavored with mint and topped with crushed Oreos and chocolate syrup!
Perfectly baked gingerbread topped with a vanilla glaze! One of my favorite Christmas Recipes year after year!
Chewy, soft sugar cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. This no-chill dough recipe is super easy and results in the perfect drop sugar cookie. You can either roll them in sugar or frost them with my favorite Sugar Cookie Frosting that hardens. Plus, they freeze great which makes them the perfect cookie for making ahead of time for the holidays.
Homemade sugar cookies perfect for decorating with a frosting that actually hardens! Kids and adults love to decorate (and sample) these cookies!
Festive cookies made with only 6 ingredients! A delicious Christmas Dinner Dessert!
Hands down, these are our FAVORITE treat for the Christmas Holidays! In fact, we make them all year long! These chocolate dipped Ritz crackers are stuffed with peanut butter!
Perfectly balancing a slightly nutty, sweet and decadent cookie filled with salted caramel! These are delicious!
Chewy goodness in each and every bite! These cookies are made in a mini muffin tin and filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter cups!
Delicious chewy peanut butter blossom cookies with a Rolo in the middle add a salty and sweet flavor combination!
A combination of a snickerdoodle and a gingersnap! These Gingerdoodles are always quick to disappear at our Christmas get-togethers!
Yummy, soft and chewy! These chocolate cookies are filled with a creamy mint filling everyone will be talking about this Christmas!
Glazed with cherry frosting, these almond cookies are soft and tasty! And there’s a surprise cherry in the middle of each and every one!
A twist on the classic thumbprint cookies! Soft and chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies stuffed with mint fudge!
Dress up your Christmas Cookie Platter with these Red Velvet Fudge Thumbprint Cookies! Filled with white chocolate fudge and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are perfection in each and every bite.
Bring some festive cheer to your holidays with these adorable and delicious pinwheel shaped cookies flavored with peppermint!
Topped with white chocolate, these soft and chewy molasses cookies rolled in granulated sugar are as sweet as they sound!
An easy, super simple cookie recipe that won’t last long! These cookies are sweet and chewy and a crowd favorite!