Here are over 20 Christmas recipes to help you fill the holiday with the most glorious food! It’s Christmas recipe roundup time!

I have a sinking feeling that we aren’t going to be able to gather with family and friends for Christmas like we have in the past. My mind is blown that this pandemic that started over 8 months ago is still a thing, and it’s easy for me to let it overwhelm and cloud my spirit. I crave the magic and spirit of this season more than ever right now!

So if Christmas has to look different this year, I’m at least going to make the food dang good! I’ll start with ideas to take to neighbors, then jump into Christmas breakfast. It wouldn’t be Christmas without some munchies and then we will finish with the full Christmas dinner spread. What recipes are you going to choose?

Neighbor Treats

Are neighbor treats still a thing? I remember it was such a big thing growing up, but I feel like that tradition is sort of fading. I guess that’s ok. I’m sure there are better ways to let our neighbors know that we care, but if you are still going old school with neighbor treats, here are a couple of easy ideas:

Rolo Pretzels with M&Ms – only 3 ingredients needed and couldn’t be quicker or more simple!

a white bowl full of rolo pretzels with m&ms on top

Gingerbread Cookies – the softest gingerbread cookie ever and super fun to decorate!

a grey board with the best soft gingerbread cookies recipe decorated with royal icing.

Christmas Breakfast

Are you a kids-up-before-the-crack-of-dawn-present-open-before-breakfast Christmas morning family? Or a take-it-easy-sit-down-to-a-nice-breakfast-first Christmas morning family? Either way, you gotta have a yummy Christmas breakfast!

Mom’s Sticky Buns – This was a Christmas breakfast tradition in my house growing up. You only need 4 ingredients, and I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love them!

We have had this monkey bread my whole life! Just 4 ingredients and they are so soft and light. Seriously delicious! My mom's sticky buns are amazing!

Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole – If you need a savory breakfast option, this is a family favorite!

The classic sausage and hash browns breakfast casserole recipe!

Munchies for Christmas Day

I don’t know about you, but Christmas day is for grazing on all the yummy munchies! I love a nice big breakfast and then just snacking all day until dinner. Here are a few of our favorites:

Baked Brie – I hope I never do a Christmas day without this baked Brie! It is decadent and irresistible!

A bread bowl filled with brie and topped with onion jam and raspberries. It has been baked until it is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Best Cheese Ball Ever – No Christmas day munchies table is complete without this cheese ball! Skip the store bought cheese ball and make this. You won’t regret it!

a close up of a cheese ball with a scoop taken out of it showing the pecans, parsley, cheese, cream cheese and crackers around it

5 Minute Christmas Snack Mix – I’m all about the ease of this snack mix! And it has a little bit of everything from salty to sweet, chewy to melty.

a glass bowl of 5 minute christmas snack mix

Main Course

I know some people do a big turkey dinner for Christmas, but we are going to save the turkey for Thanksgiving!

Prime Rib (slow cooker, Instant Pot, oven roasted) – Everybody loves it, and it makes the perfect Christmas dinner! We’ve got three different versions so you can pick the one that fits your schedule!

garlic prime rib on a platter

Ham (Garlic Honey Mustard Ham, Brown Sugar Ham) – Who doesn’t love a Christmas ham? These are two of the best ham recipes out there!

Brushing sauce on a Brown Sugar Ham.

Sides for Christmas Dinner

Her are a couple of great options to accompany the main course:

Cheesy Potato Casserole – Cheese and potatoes…it doesn’t get much better than that! These are one of my absolute favorite side dishes. It’s so creamy and gooey!

Green Beans and Potatoes – This is one of my favorite Instant Pot dishes! It is so quick and doesn’t take up oven or stove space!

A photo of a silver serving dish sitting on a blue cloth napkin that is full of cooked fresh green beans, potatoes, and bacon pieces sprinkled with fresh parsley.


Carbs, glorious carbs! A Christmas recipe roundup isn’t complete with them! Here are a couple of Christmas dinner must haves:

Potato Rolls – These are the best rolls on the globe! That’s all I have to say about that!

The BEST Potato Rolls, in fact the best rolls you'll ever make

Orange Rolls – These just scream Christmas for me!

Our favorite recipe for perfectly fluffy orange rolls!


It’s always good to have a few salads as options in the Christmas dinner spread. It’s hard to choose, but here are a couple of ideas:

Broccoli Salad – For some reason this recipe gets forgotten about during the winter like it’s only suitable for summer picnics and BBQs. Bah, I say! It should be eaten at Christmas too!

Everyone's favorite quick and easy broccoli salad recipe that's perfect for potlucks and BBQs. Plus, it has bacon in it!!

Blood Orange Salad – One of our favorite winter salad recipes that we call Christmas Salad because of those beautiful colors!

blood orange salad. Christmas salad with blood oranges

Christmas Dessert

This is it! The grand Christmas finale…dessert! When I think of Christmas desserts, I think of gingerbread and chocolate. These are a couple of desserts that have appeared at our Christmas dinner:

Gingerbread Bars – Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread, right? Those warm cozy flavors are exactly what I crave! We love these bars with cream cheese frosting!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes – According to Cade, there should always be a chocolate dessert option! I can get on board with that! This is one of our most popular chocolate dessert recipes! Top it with a scoop of peppermint ice cream…boom…Christmas!

Copycat chili's molten lava cakes recipe is way easier to make than you probably think and that hot fudge oozing out is such a crowd pleaser!


We have hundreds of Christmas recipes on the blog, so if you haven’t found something in this Christmas recipe roundup that catches your eye (or mouth), I’m certain we have something that will grab you.

No matter how your Christmas looks this year, we hope it includes some good food! So much tradition surrounds the food we eat at the holidays. It’s one of the things I love about food…the traditions and happy memories that come with stuffing our faces with the ones we love!

Merry Christmas everyone!