Christmas recipes and Christmas Menus for everyone!! Whether you’re having a summery Aussie Christmas, a cosy White Christmas, if you’re pressed for time or need economical options, there’s a festive menu here for you!
Just days out from Christmas, and the RecipeTin Family still haven’t decided our menu. This is not unusual. We like to toss ideas around, offering up suggestions, “debating”, looking around to see what looks good this year.
There’s a big build up until 3 days before – then bam! The Menu is Set, tasks are allocated, and everyone is dispatched to source the required ingredients.
It’s all part of our annual Christmas ritual.
And now, it’s your turn. I hope this Christmas Recipe Index and Menu Ideas helps you to plan your Christmas Menu! ~ Nagi x
It might not be traditional, but the Cornbread Muffins are a firm favourite in our family! We love how soft they are, that they’re sweet yet savoury, and that they’re grab ‘n go.
Warm & Hearty Sides
Warm and cosy, many of these are great for making ahead! My pick: Potatoes au Gratin. Indulgent, tastes outrageously good (it’s French, you can’t go wrong) and it’s 100% perfect for make ahead.
Fresh & Light Sides
For those of us who have a Summer Christmas! The blazing sun, the clear blue sky. The beach is calling our name… and so are these fresh and light sides!
Starters & Snacks
Things to nibble before the feast are mandatory. Full stop!
There is ALWAYS room for dessert. Always!!!
There will never be a single menu that will work for everyone, but I hope these give you some ideas for different combinations that you might want to try!
Merry Christmas and Happy Feasting! ~ Nagi x
Super Easy Christmas Menu
- 3 Minute Festive Brie
- Crackers for dipping
Simple Salad (make one or two):
- Store bought bread
- Butter or olive oil for dipping
3 Minute Festive “Baked” Brie:
- Prepare components ahead, then takes minutes to assemble on the day.
Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy:
- Prepare rub ahead, then slow cook first thing in the morning.
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham or Maple Glazed Ham:
- Can be entirely prepped ahead, or even baked ahead!
Easy creamy cheesy Potato Bake:
- A simpler version of Potatoes au Gratin! Prepare ingredients ahead then bake on the day. OR bake ahead then reheat in the oven, covered.
Lemon Potato Salad (alternative):
- Is best made the day before!
Wild Rice Salad:
- Prep all ingredients ahead then toss to serve on the day.
- Make dressings the up to 2 days ahead.
Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake:
- Can be made days in advance!
LIFE OF DOZER
When a gingerbread man’s arm goes missing, everyone is so quick to blame Dozer…. but in this case, it was my sausage fingers that was the cause of the amputation!