10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus
If you are hosting a Christmas get together this year, sometimes the thought of ‘What do I make?’ can get very overwhelming.
So we here at Stay at Home Mum have put together 10 different menus – a menu for any time of the day, fit for what kind of celebration you want to pull off! Pick and choose, or substitute all you like – it might just take some stress out of preparing for the madness of the silly season!
1. Classic Christmas Dinner Menu
This is the classic Christmas ‘hot dinner’ we all image when someone mentions the word “traditional.” Don’t forget that traditional doesn’t mean boring. All of these dishes are just oozing with flavour!
Pre Dinner Nibbles: Chocolate Covered Almonds, Sugared Peanuts
Entree Ideas: Mexican Cob Loaf Dip
Drinks: Strawberry Wine Cooler
2. The Finger Food Buffet
If you prefer something light and casual, a finger food buffet is something that you must try. Don’t worry — finger foods CAN be filling and nutritious, and I guarantee, conversations will be plenty.
Main Course: Cheesy Top Lasagne Cups
Side Dishes: Devilled Eggs
Dessert: Monte Carlo Cupcakes
Drinks: Skittles Vodka
3. Easy No-Bake Christmas Menu
Positive that you don’t have the time to prepare a Christmas feast? Think again! Without our easy Christmas menu, you can just prepare the dishes at your convenience. No baking required, too!
Entrees: Frugal Bruschetta
Dessert: No Bake Cheesecake
4. Traditional American Style Roast Turkey
If you’re thinking of having a hearty, American-style Christmas menu but are intimidated by it, we’re here to help. Our recipes are doable and easy to follow!
Entrees: Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Main Course: Traditional Roast Turkey
Side Dishes: Cheesy Potato Puff
Drinks: Christmas Punch with a Punch
5. Glazed Roast Ham With All the Trimmings
Is there anything more Christmas-y than a nice, glistening slab of honey-glazed ham? I didn’t think so, too! We have a proper recipe for ham as well as the side dishes and dessert to go with it!
Entress: Spinach Cob Loaf Dip
Main Course: Honey Ginger Glazed Ham
Side Dishes: Broccoli Cashew Salad
Dessert: Salted Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake
Drinks: Super Summer Alcoholic Punch
6. Champagne Christmas Breakfast
Some people eat dessert for breakfast while some eat breakfast for lunch, dinner… You get it. If you’re a breakfast person, by all means, you need to check out these recipes for an awesome Christmas brekky!
Entrees: Crispy Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Side Dishes: Avocado Breakfast Bake
Dessert: Mini Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle Cakes
Drinks: Boozy Watermelon Fruit Punch
7. Budget-Friendly Christmas Lunch
Whoever said that you need to spend a lot of money for a nice Christmas lunch was certainly lying. Why? Because we have budget-friendly but absolutely delicious ideas for your Christmas spread, that’s why!
Entrees: Sour Cream Quiche
Main Course: Traditional Lemon Chicken
Side Dishes: Mini Baked Potato Bites
Desserts: Christmas Pudding Balls
Drinks: Homemade Lemon Cordial
8. Barbecue Lunch Menu
Whether or not you’re the outdoorsy type, a Christmas barbecue is always a good idea! Your guests are guaranteed to have a lot of fun over these satisfying recipes.
Main Course: Grilled Jerk Prawns and Pineapple Skewers
Desserts: Mars Bar Cheesecake
Drinks: Jingle Berry Juice
9. Vegetarian Feast
Just because you or someone else in the family is vegetarian doesn’t mean your options are limited. Crank up the holiday spirit with these appetising Christmas vegetarian fare!
Entrees: Oven Baked Ricotta
Main Course: Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Rice and Chickpeas
Desserts: Baked Oreo Cheesecake Slice
Drinks: Frozen Margarita
10. High Tea Christmas Lunch
If standard lunch time is too early (and too heavy!) for you, you’re in luck because we have something prepared for high tea, too! These meals are lighter but you’ll be surprised at how filling they can be.
Main Course: Onion Tart
Desserts: Kiwi Ice Pops
Drinks: Espresso Martini