Looking for festive and delicious Christmas Recipes ideas? Search no further. We’ve gathered some of our best recipes—from appetizers to mains to desserts to drinks—to make your meal as special as the holiday itself. There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.
The festive period can be stress-free this year with these simple Christmas recipes that are ready to be prepared in advance. When it comes to Christmas Day you’ll have more time to spend with your family and less time slaving away in the kitchen – sounds good, right? Here is the list of easy, festive and beautiful Christmas recipes to make.
List of Easy, Festive and Beautiful Christmas Recipes to Make
When it comes to cooking a turkey, once a year is enough. Ham is just as festive — and, frankly, far more delicious
Gingerbread men for all!
Never heard of this Norwegian dessert? It’s basically a big, almond flavored cookie pie. Adorable snowflake topping is optional (but highly, highly recommended).
Easier than cake pops, and perfectly reminiscent of licking gingerbread batter off the spatula.
Start a new Christmas dinner tradition
Stunning but simple, and great for brunch or a holiday party.
Giada’s aromatic seafood stew is the perfect centerpiece for a Feast of the Seven Fishes-style Christmas Eve dinner.
This edible wreath is almost too pretty to eat (but seriously, you should dive in — it’s delicious.) Crisp and crunchy meringue lies beneath a ruby-red cranberry, raspberry and pomegranate sauce.
Just like real mittens, you’ll probably want a pair of these wintry treats. Store-bought pie dough makes rolling and cutting easy, and cherry is a festive filling for the season.
Know someone on Santa’s naughty list? Give them this crunchy cocoa-flavored candy. It’s sweeter than it looks and fun to make as you break it into odd-shaped pieces.
Christmas Reindeer Brownies
Candy canes, marshmallows, and wafer cookies turn fudgy brownies into a festive holiday dessert. These brownies are so easy the kids can help make them!
Is there anything more Christmas-y than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s day?
These delicate holiday treats are great for brunch or as a light dessert. For assembly, Giada pipes rich mascarpone frosting onto cut strawberries, reserving the strawberry tip for Santa’s hat.
A simple brownie recipe becomes extra special with the addition of green frosting and candy. We bake the brownies in round cake pans to make cutting triangle shapes easy, with no trimmings or waste.
Transform basic chocolate cupcakes into a stunning centerpiece for your Christmas dessert spread by generously coating the frosted tops with green sprinkles or jimmies and fastening them onto a Styrofoam cone using toothpicks.
These salty-and-sweet treats are coated in Christmas colors for a festive look.
Jazz up tasty toffee by sprinkling crushed candy canes on top for a holiday twist.
We all know the story of the little red-nosed reindeer who saved Christmas. With these cookies, Rudolph and all of his friends can help spread holiday joy.
Spinach and artichoke is a winning dip combination that’s also worth trying in a first course. Individual pureed soups are an easy way to start your meal.
As good for Christmas breakfast as they are for Easter brunch.