Christmas Dinner Ideas
December 3, 2021
It's safe to say, we'll all gather around a table during the Christmas season to tuck into a special meal with those we love. Be it a boisterous family affair, a quiet dinner for two or something in between, here's a few ideas to kick start your meal planning
A Show Stopping Dinner to feed a Crowd
Choose a Prime Rib to fill all the plates and impress all the in-laws. The best part is oven roasting a prime rib is super simple! Also called a "Standing Rib Roast," Prime Rib is a roast of Ribeye Steak, and can be bone-in or boneless. Opt for a traditional bone-in roast and plan for 1 rib for every 2 guests.
Serve with: Twice Baked Potato Casserole by Taste of Home
An Elevated, Intimate Family Dinner
Choose a Filet Mignon Roast (also known as a Tenderloin Roast) and show off your cooking skills with a Christmas classic, Beef Wellington, or opt for a simpler preparation like this Herb-Crusted Roast Tenderloin. This cut is a roast of Filet Mignon Steak, the most prized and tender cut on the whole beef.
A Make-Ahead Dinner for a Big Crew
Let's do a soup bar! Choose a recipes, like chili, that freeze well and reheat before serving. Lean on helpful shortcuts like these soup mixes or buy pre-made soup for a low-stress dinner that everyone will love. This idea is easy to scale for a big crowd, just serve more soup varieties or make it a soup pot-luck.
Serve with: some good, crusty bread & butter.
Laid-Back Dinner on the Smoker
Spatchcock a whole chicken or put a brisket on the smoker for the perfect meal to enjoy while watching Christmas Day basketball or football.
Special & Affordable Family Dinner
Cut from the sirloin, a Tri-Tip Roast is both delicious and affordable with a price tag usually under $30. It's small enough to easily prepare in the oven or on the grill to feed a family of 4-6.
Serve with: a budget friendly side dish from Budget Bytes
Melty Sandwiches for Lunch
Use the slow cooker for a batch of Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches using the recipe instructions from Vince's Italian Beef Seasoning, a Small Rump Roast and top with Vince's Caponata and Farmhouse Sliced Cheese.
Serve with: Italian Chopped Salad by Love & Lemons
I hope this inspires your holiday meal planning. Happy eating & Merry Christmas! -Kassi