Christmas being the most favorite gathering of Christian families, the mothers of the household would try as hard as they could to serve a delightful, memorable and of course a delicious meal especially for Christmas dinner. These are the most popular and favorite dishes found on Pinterest and each of them are undeniably tempting for a long and meaningful meal time. To have a ham, whether bought from the grocery store or homemade is a part of the traditional Christmas dinner menu. So as expected, the talented moms and dads have experimented the many ways to cook meat to give a twist to what is expected on the table yearly. This would surely encourage everyone to have the occasional meal at home instead of a luxury restaurant. Brace yourself for the most tempting and mouth-watering 40 Christmas Dinner Ideas Pinterest recommended that will surely be loved by your family and friends, consider it love at first sight! In our desire to give you ideas according to your lifestyle, here are awesome Christmas meat ideas, Christmas vegetable dishes, Christmas pasta recipes, Christmas seafood recipes and more! Browse on!
Delicious Christmas Menu ideas
Christmas Chicken ideas
Chicken one of the kids’ favorite so don’t dare forget to have one dish having chicken as topic ingredient.
Good for 6-8 people in the family, this would take 1 hour for an inviting Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites dish.
Cheese and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts – an impressive dish for a family night dinner or a Holiday.
Like this first dish, Chili Pineapple Grilled chicken would capture dad’s hearts but without the chili in it, the kids would sure give this a perfect 10 since pineapple adds sweetness flavor too.
A popular dish from the Middle east but with a twist, Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma! Shawarma is known to have accompaniments regardless of what kind of meat you make of it. Looks delicious!
Who would not love these delicious Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Bites? Very inviting!
Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas with Guacamole
Asiago Chicken with Bacon Cream Sauce – tender and moist chicken breast cooked with lemon, garlic, bacon, in a delicious Asiago cheese cream…
Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken has the most amazing creamy garlic sauce with spinach and sun dried tomatoes.Just the smell of it makes me full already.
One skillet and 40 minutes is all it takes to transform chicken into a flavor-packed meal!
Christmas Pork ideas
With 2 hours marinade time and 20-30 minutes preparation and cooking time, it’s all worth it to have these sweet looking Skinny Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops. It is said to be fast, budget-friendly tastes amazing!
Baked Meatballs with Mozzarella! Your choice if you wanted the meat pork, beef, turkey, chicken or etc. I prefer pork!
Christmas Beef ideas
Marinated Beef Tenderloin
This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish
This Beef Pot Pie takes 2.5 hours to make. Go try it mommies and daddies!
Beef Fillet With Gorgonzola Sauce. Or just give me a bowl of the sauce!
Christmas Kabobs, Christmas Barbecues or Christmas Skewers. These are the perfect way to serve meat with the kids noticing them with vegetables. Everyone’s favorite for an outdoor gathering, like when you’re decided to have the meal in your yard. Perfect!
A tasty looking Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce
Marinated Chicken Fajita Kabobs
Whether it’s summertime or Christmas time, grilling is always fun to do with the family!
Grilled steak, potato & mushroom kabobs
Christmas Seafood ideas
To some households (like ours) the only seafood that is served on a regular basis is the fish and shrimps. The crabs, always the crab being expensive is served on special occasions like birthdays, reunions, Christmas and New Year. So here are awesome ideas for the seafood lovers our there.
Shrimp boil foil packets are packed with shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. This is said to be less messy, so might be advantage for a Christmas dinner.
Southern Shrimp and Cheddar Grits with Bacon Recipe – Gluten Free
For health conscious, gluten free recipes are the very option. It is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. So now you won’t wonder why gluten recipes are very popular on Pinterest.
For less than 20 minutes, you are done with this Shrimp Scampi Flatbread good for 6 people. Just right for pastry lovers.
Spicy Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas 40 mins to make for 4 pcs of Enchiladas
I soooo love it when it’s cheesy looking like this photo below.
For the seafood lovers that also crave for soup, this Bayou Crab Chowder is perfect for you. Perfect to warm the evening.
Crab Meat au Gratin is the best recipe for Crab Meat au Gratin! You’ll love this version of the famous appetizer from Val’s Marina.
Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust
Christmas Pasta ideas
Though these menu ideas have pasta as the main ingredient, expect that it also has either chicken, beef, fish or seafood ingredients to add more flavor. Your choice!
Rigatoni Con Polpette And Arrabiata Sauce
Shrimp Scampi Lasagna to tempt you on Christmas dinner. Would you resist?
Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with sun dried tomatoes
Bacon Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Christmas Vegetable ideas
Though some of the recipe ideas below have meat ingredients, please notice that the vegetables or fruits are dominant. Just right for very health conscious mommies who wanted to serve special Christmas food that are both delicious and healthy.
Looking for a cheesy potato side dish? This Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes recipe is full of cheese, bacon, roasted garlic, and more!
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
Bite-sized spinach lasagna roll-ups served with pizza sauce for dipping
Crispy Potato Toast
Oh how I love potatoes! This alone would surely satisfy me.
Italian Roasted Mushrooms And Veggies
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds
A healthy tuna and avocado dish on Christmas! The color of the avocado is very much in time for the season – greeeeen!
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
I do hope any of the Christmas menu ideas above will capture not just your family’s taste buds but also their heart, knowing it’s heartily prepared by you. Who knows these could turn out to be the star of the Christmas meal and be everyone’s favorite too! Don’t forget to share this list with your closest friends to make their gathering even more memorable. Cheers and a very Merry Christmas to everyone in advance!