Many of us cook a traditional Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings. And many of us are a major stress ball in the kitchen as our guests enjoy the festivities. I promise that this year will be different. This year will be stress-free because I am going to show you How to Choose the Perfect Menu for Christmas Dinner.

how to choose the perfect christmas dinner menu

Food is a strong memory trigger. Many memories that are made are actually made around food. When you ask someone about their Christmas, food is usually at the top of the list. That being said, let’s plan the meal. We will start with the main attraction and then go on from there.


You can choose from the traditional main courses like turkey or ham. Or you can mix it up and make something different. Here is a selection of mains to choose from that will be the star of the show.



Perfect Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is so packed with delicious flavor that even if you are not a fan of pork, this recipe will convert you.



Roast Chicken

This delicious and juicy roasted chicken would be perfect at the holiday dinner table.





Both recipes are delicious and would be a great addition to any Christmas dinner. Did you choose one? Don’t forget to add all of the ingredients to your grocery list. Now let’s move on to starters.

*Tip: The big day is not the time to start trying out new recipes! Use the time leading up to the holiday to try out any new recipes that you might want to incorporate into your meal.*


I know it seems a little weird to start off planning the main course and then choose the appetizers, but I like to choose starters that are going to compliment my main course so this is a more logical way to do it. I like to choose simple starters that are finger foods.

how to choose the perfect menu for christmas dinner


Cheese Board

One of my absolute favorite starters is a variety of cheeses and the accompaniments.




Corn Dip

This dip is slightly spicy, cheesy, and crunchy. All good thing in my opinion!





Now that you have picked a starter, don’t forget to write down the ingredients on your list.

Side Dishes

Let’s be real here, this section should be called potatoes because without them it would not be Christmas at all. So pick a potato side and something else veggie related like a yummy salad.

creamy mashed sweet potatoes with thyme




Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The perfect side dish for just about any holiday meal.





Caprese Salad

I don’t know many people who don’t love cheese and tomatoes. This recipe is a winner.




Now for my favorite part, dessert! For some reason, Christmas desserts are my favorite kinds of desserts. Check out some of my favs.


Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

The flavor of these cupcakes just screams Christmas!






No-Bake Red Velvet Truffles

These truffles are the perfect quick candy for Christmas and are sure to impress.



I have you covered for everything baking and dessert in The Guide to Holiday Baking. There is literally everything you could possibly need in here to help you with your holiday desserts.a guide to holiday baking

“These 4 cookie recipes are amazing!”

There you go, you planned your Christmas dinner like a pro. Be sure to test out any new recipes in the weeks leading up to Christmas to make sure you like them.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

how to choose the perfect menu for christmas dinner

how to choose the perfect menu for christmas dinner