62 Christmas Dinner

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With all the decorating, baking, carolling, games, wrapping, and unwrapping, you might need a little help with the big holiday meal. We have delicious recipes for appetizers, sides, breads, the main course, and of course dessert. Make your family holiday meal a big success with traditional Christmas flavors and brand new ideas.

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  • Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

    Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (17 Ratings)

    Every home cook needs a great roast chicken recipe up her sleeve. Not only is this one beautiful to look at, but it fills your home with the most amazing aroma of garlic, lemon and rosemary. Larger chickens typically have more flavor than the tiny broiler

  • Pasta with Five Cheeses

    Pasta with Five Cheeses

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    Average rating of 4/5. (19 Ratings)

    An Italian twist on the classic mac 'n' cheese, this hearty casserole features creamy tomato sauce and five varieties of cheese. With an easy, five-minute prep, you'll have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

  • Slow-Roasted Brisket

    Slow-Roasted Brisket

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    Average rating of 4/5. (22 Ratings)

    The scent of this delicious slow-roasted brisket will drive you crazy as it cooks -- ever so slowly -- to perfect tenderness. It tastes every bit as wonderful as it smells.

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  • Cheesy Gratin of Brussels Sprouts

    Cheesy Gratin of Brussels Sprouts

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (27 Ratings)

    With its creamy cheese sauce and accent of bacon, this decadent recipe may tempt even the green-vegetable averse. It can be made early in the day, refrigerated, then baked before mealtime.

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  • Christmas Morning Breakfast

    Christmas Morning Breakfast

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (19 Ratings)

    Prepare this sausage-and-egg dish on Christmas Eve while the kids are setting out milk and cookies for Santa. Refrigerate it overnight, then pop it into the oven on Christmas morning for a quick and easy holiday breakfast.

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  • Potato Gatto

    Potato Gatto

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    This casserole of potatoes mashed with mozzarella, prosciutto, and salami and baked until the cheese melts and the top is crusty and brown is great as a side with chicken or a roast or on its own with a green salad.

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  • Roast Turkey

    Whether you need recipes for side dishes, breads, or the main course, browse our collection of Christmas dinner recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Herb-roasted Turkey

    Break out the pots and pans, and choose from a variety of delicious Christmas main course recipes.

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  •  Cheesy Potato and Sausage Gratin

    Cheesy Potato and Sausage Gratin

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Creamy mashed potatoes infused with cheddar cheese top savory beans, sausage and veggies in this easy version of a French cassoulet. Your kids will gobble up all the cheesy goodness -- the French, after all, do know how to get kids to eat their vegetables

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  • Green Greens Rice Casserole

    Green Greens Rice Casserole

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    Average rating of 4/5. (8 Ratings)

    With just a little rice and cheese you can turn humble veggies into a deliciously rich and budget-friendly meal that your family won't soon forget. Try brown rice for added health benefits and an even nuttier flavor.

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  •  Bacon, Mushroom and Beef Stew

    Bacon, Mushroom and Beef Stew

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Lovers of Julia Child will recognize her classic Boeuf Bourguignonne in this recipe, but this sped-up version is tailored to the time-pinched cook. A perfect family meal, it's great for entertaining guests—and tastes wonderful made the day before.

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  • Butternut Squash Risotto

    Butternut Squash Risotto

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (11 Ratings)

    Served with a salad and warm, crusty bread, risotto makes for a wonderfully cozy dinner. Healthy butternut squash lends nutrients to this version, and kids can help out by keeping the pot stirred.

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  • Easy Lasagna

    Easy Lasagna

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (6 Ratings)

    No-boil noodles and a pre-made sauce make this hearty veggie lasagna a cinch to prepare. Just 10 minutes of hands-on time and an hour in the oven lets you have a rich, cheesy version of this pasta classic ready to wow the family table.

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  • Lazy Lasagna

    Lazy Lasagna

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This veggie lasagna is simple to make, and adapts beautifully to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Shred carrots, bell peppers or zucchini into the mix, and all that yummy cheese and frozen raviolis will take care of the rest -- in just half an hour

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  • Hashed Potatoes with Greens and Cheese

    Hashed Potatoes with Greens and Cheese

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    The familiar yum factor of fried potatoes and melted cheese just might persuade your family to give greens a chance. Plus, this luscious hash — with a side of fried or scrambled eggs — feels an awful lot like breakfast for dinner, which everybody loves.

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