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Christmas is right around the corner, and now’s the time to plan your festive Christmas dinner.

Whether you are looking for a more traditional meal or are ready to shake things up, this list of amazing Christmas dinner recipes has got you covered. From cherry-glazed ham to a refreshing winter salad, we’ve gathered a home-cooked holiday meal to satisfy every taste bud.

Christmas Roast Duck With Cranberry-Orange Glaze

Christmas Roast Duck With Cranberry-Orange Glaze recipe

Website: Burrata & Bubbles

Bring a bit of elegance to the dinner table this Christmas with this roast duck with cranberry-orange glaze. With its perfectly crisp skin and a spiced glaze full of festive flavors, this roast duck is sure to be a new family favorite.

Vegan Wellington

Vegan Wellington recipe

Website: Wow, It’s Veggie?!

This vegan wellington is easy to make, extremely flavorful and a healthier alternative to a traditional wellington. It also makes a stunning Christmas table centerpiece!

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce recipe

Website: The Forked Spoon

This impressive roast beef tenderloin with red wine sauce is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and perfect for Christmas dinner. If you’re looking for a recipe that looks incredibly fancy, tastes like a million bucks, and easy to make, then look no further.

Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato skillet

Website: Homebody Eats

Skillet sweet potato casserole is a decadent holiday side dish made with the warm flavors of browned butter, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. There is a good amount of butter in this recipe, but hey it’s the holidays!

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder)

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder) recipe

Website: Sense & Edibility

Pernil is the centerpiece of most Hispanic Caribbean dinner tables on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It’s packed with garlic and herbs and slow roasted until it develops its trademark crackling.

Creamy Tomato Basil Christmas Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Christmas Soup recipe

Website: Erica’s Recipes

This vegetarian heirloom tomato soup recipe is a Christmas family tradition. Make this creamy slow cooker soup for your Christmas Eve dinner and free up time for your last minute present wrapping.

Cherry-Glazed Christmas Ham

Cherry-Glazed Christmas Ham recipe

Website: Food Folks and Fun

This Christmas Ham recipe with Cherry Ham Glaze is the perfect main dish for your holiday feast. The tart cherry glaze is slightly spiced and it compliments the roasted ham beautifully.

Orange Salad with Honeyed Hazelnuts

orange salad with honeyed hazelnuts recipe

Website: Mae’s Menu

This juicy and crunchy Orange salad with honeyed hazelnuts is the perfect Christmas salad. You will love this salad because it comes together easily, is made with all clean ingredients, and goes with almost any Christmas spread!

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze recipe

Website: Pink Fortitude

If you are looking for something stunning to serve to guests, an alternative Christmas dinner, or participate in the Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, this salmon recipe is not only gorgeous to serve, but is absolutely delicious and healthy.

Rustic Potato and Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin

Rustic Potato and Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin recipe

Website: Nourish Nutrition

Creamy cheese, tender potatoes, brussels sprouts, and a hearty addition of fresh rosemary makes the creamiest, most fragrant, and surprisingly easiest au gratin. This rustic potato and brussels sprouts au gratin dish is delicious side or main dish for Christmas dinner.

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe

Website: Peace, Love and Low Carb

This Glazed Ham is the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and get this… It’s Keto friendly! The molasses adds a depth of flavor, that pairs well with warming spices, butter, garlic, and Dijon mustard. It makes a great main dish for your Christmas dinner.

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