We had a hard time coming up with Christmas dinner ideas this year. We just had turkey on Thanksgiving and didn’t want to do that again; we wanted something a bit more special. Ultimately we decided on a beef roast with horseradish sauce.
Considering how much difficulty we were having, I wondered if this was a normal yearly question for other families as well. I know there have to be more people like us out there who like something a little different than another turkey, so I found some great sounding ideas worthy of a Christmas dinner. I have also included some vegetarian options because they have to eat more than just potatoes and green beans on Christmas.
Christmas dinner ideas for the meat lovers:
I love a good pork roast. We make pork roast with apples on a normal Tuesday night, but there are ways to dress up this classic and make it a part of your holiday table.
I don’t normally think of ham when I think of Christmas dinner since we do ham for Easter. This looks and sounds so delicious that I would happily rethink my ideas of ham on Christmas.
We made prime rib and lobster tails for Thanksgiving one year. Every once in a while we like to switch things up from the traditional. It was a beautiful meal that is more than worthy of a Christmas dinner.
This is my favorite. I am so in love with a beef roast and horseradish sauce. For me, this beats any steak any day of the week.
Lemon and fennel are a nice, light option for those who don’t want to eat yet another heavy meal.
I have never had a standing rib roast, but this recipe makes me want to try one. It looks and sounds amazing so this may be on the menu for next year.
I love cornish games hens because they are so easy to eat and present. They are everything that I love about a whole roasted chicken in a cute little package.
These are just beautiful and worthy of any holiday table.
I love spinach stuffed shells and for years, I made spinach lasagna for Christmas dinner. I haven’t tried it with swiss chard, but I am definitely going to try it.
I don’t know anything about a tofurkey. Truth be told, it scares me a little but this sounds like an interesting and tasty spin on a vegetarian classic (?).