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15 Amazing Christmas Dinner Ideas To Enjoy Under The Tree 2023

Christmas Dinner

The Christmas season is a whirlwind of bustling activity.

It’s astonishing how just a few months remain to set up our festive tree, discover the perfect gifts for loved ones, indulge in baking, and decide on Christmas dinner ideas, regardless of the unpredictable challenges this month may bring. 

This holiday season, let us assist in alleviating some of your burdens.

We present an irresistible collection of cherished family favorite Christmas dinner ideas to ensure your dinner is a resounding success. 

Now, onto the main attraction!

Whether you require quick and convenient solutions to navigate your Christmas tasks with ease or seek something extraordinary to impress your guests, we have ideas to suit your needs.

Here are our best Christmas dinner ideas to complete your holiday feast.

  1. Spinach-Artichoke Christmas Tree Skewers:While the spinach-artichoke dip is a timeless appetizer, we’re adding a touch of festivity to it. Encased in puff pastry, this dip can be molded into adorable Christmas tree shapes, creating individual appetizers. Of course, each tree is adorned with a tiny cheese star, as is only fitting.
  2. Roasted Fennel With Delicata Squash and apples:

    Seasonal vegetables take center stage in this vibrant and wholesome side dish, perfect for elegant dinner parties, weeknight meals, or as a complement to more decadent holiday spreads.

  3. Pigs In A Blanket Wreath:

    This endearing holiday appetizer is destined to become a legend among your family and friends (who can resist the allure of pigs in a blanket?). It serves as a captivating centerpiece for Christmas dinner ideas, and the best part is that you can savor it—a centerpiece you can eat is undoubtedly the finest kind, in our view.

  4. Elegant Christmas Cheese Ball:

    If you’re seeking a stunning Christmas appetizer that comes together effortlessly, look no further than the unassuming cheese ball. We’ve taken this retro concept and elevated it to modern times with innovative ingredients and decorative techniques. This particular creation is our winter holiday masterpiece, featuring three distinct cheese varieties and adorned with exquisite pomegranate seeds.

  5. Cherry Bourbon-Glazed Ham:

    Prepare to host a Christmas dinner party centered around this ham! The combination of tart cherries and bourbon infuses the spiral ham with a delightful hint of sourness and oakiness, while the glaze incorporates just enough cayenne pepper to impart a subtle smokey heat.

  6. Baked Brie Wreath:

    A delectable equation of honey-glazed melted brie and herb-infused crispy pizza dough equals pure happiness. Your friends, family, or colleagues will be eager to dive into this edible wreath as soon as you arrive, as everyone knows that cheese is best enjoyed while warm and gooey.

  7. Tourtiere:

    Tourtiere, a more elegant term for “meat pie,” originates from Quebec and is traditionally enjoyed during Christmas. This centuries-old dish, prepared in a “tourtiere” dish, has retained its hearty appeal.

  8. Naughty Knots:

    These delectable bites, filled with cheesy and herbal goodness, might make you feel as if you belong on the naughty list. However, we assure you that if you serve these as your Christmas dinner ideas to guests, you’ll earn a permanent place on the nice list.

  9. Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad:

    At Delish, we refuse to settle for mundane salads. This one comes to life with the crunch of apples and the tartness of cranberries. The slightly sweet and lemony dressing is simple to prepare, and you’ll want to have extra on hand to drizzle over everything.

  10. Antipasto Christmas Tree Cheese Ball:

    Nothing is quite charming and delicious as an antipasto Christmas tree. This cheesy appetizer sculpture not only enhances your Christmas party decor but also satisfies your guests’ appetites in one fell swoop.

  11. Crostini with Brûléed Brie:

    Mini brie toasts make for a super-easy appetizer, and caramelizing the tops adds a delightful twist—the crunchy sugar topping yields to reveal a gooey slice of brie paired with sweet jam.

  12. Goat Cheese-Stuffed Rolls:

    Just when you thought dinner rolls couldn’t get any better, we’ve stuffed them with goat cheese. These golden-brown beauties are rich, soft, and brimming with honey and herb-infused goat cheese. The best part? They require no butter.

  13. Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip:

    Have you ever wondered how to capture the flavors of a holiday cheese board with minimal effort? Look no further. This whipped feta dip, crowned with cranberry, is here to simplify your holiday appetizer planning.

  14. Garlic Rosemary Pork Roast:

    Pork has a reputation for being bland and uninteresting, but not in this dish. Woody herbs like thyme and rosemary infuse the meat with aromatic flavors, while mustard adds a classic taste that pairs beautifully with brown sugar. And, of course, there’s butter. Always butter.

  15. Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad:

    Creating this salad may seem daunting, but it requires minimal preparation. Tossed with a combination of toasted almonds, shaved Parmesan, and pomegranate seeds, Brussels sprouts make a splendid side for any autumn gathering.

This Christmas, as you gather with your loved ones under the beautifully adorned tree, let these family-favorite dishes take center stage on your dinner table.

From festive appetizers to delectable mains and sides, these Christmas dinner ideas are guaranteed to make your 2023 a cherished and memorable occasion.

Wishing you a joyful and delicious holiday season!