A collection of festive holiday recipes including main courses, side dishes and desserts with favorites such as herb roasted turkey, glazed carrots and reindeer chow. Everything you need to craft the perfect Christmas menu!
The holidays are coming up and part of the fun is all the amazing food! I’ve got you covered with this comprehensive list of recipes that are fit for any special occasion.
It’s honestly so hard for me to narrow down what recipes I want to make every time the holidays roll around. There are so many amazing festive recipes that I wish I could have them all! However, there’s only so much time during the winter season since it can be quite busy. So I chose the best of the best recipes to make the holidays a hit.
For a main course, I often serve ham and turkey. I go back and forth whether I want ham or turkey on any holiday; it’s a hard decision! Either way, I have included some of my favorites like glazed ham, herb roasted turkey and a spectacular ham with pineapple and cherries.
Some people love side dishes even more than the main course. For all those folks, I have everything from satisfying loaded mashed potato casserole to tangy cranberry orange sauce. There are a lot of crowd pleasing options!
I know how difficult it can be to choose those perfect holiday recipes. That’s why I’ve collected a list of some of my favorite Christmas recipes to share with you. I have no doubt you’ll love these recipes as much as I do!
30 Holiday Recipes
Bacon Ranch Green Beans
Green beans, mushrooms and onions are cooked in ranch butter and topped with french fried onions and bacon.
These candied yams are sweet potatoes tossed in brown sugar, butter and spices, then baked until caramelized. Add a sprinkle of marshmallows and you've got the perfect holiday side dish with minimal effort!
This Christmas punch is a blend of pomegranate, lime and cranberry, all mixed together into a fizzy beverage that’s perfect for any holiday party. A festive and refreshing drink that can easily be turned into a cocktail for the adults!
This Christmas salad is a blend of mixed greens, oranges, pomegranate, feta cheese and candied pecans, all tossed in a homemade dressing. An easy and festive salad that is the perfect addition to any holiday menu!
This cranberry orange sauce is a 5 ingredient recipe that’s made with fresh cranberries, sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Cranberry orange sauce is a fresh, bright tasting accompaniment to any holiday meal.
This crock pot stuffing is a mix of bread cubes, sauteed vegetables and seasonings, all placed in the slow cooker to create a flavorful and delicious side dish. A great way to free up oven space when you're making a big holiday meal!
These glazed carrots are tender carrot coins simmered in a mixture of brown sugar and butter and topped with a sprinkling of parsley. An easy and inexpensive side dish that’s perfect for a holiday meal or an everyday dinner.
These monster cookies are the classic oatmeal peanut butter cookies all dressed up for Christmas with red and green M&M’s, white chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles. A fun and festive treat for cookie exchanges and gift giving!
This herb roasted turkey is slathered in an herb and garlic butter, then baked to golden brown perfection. An easy turkey recipe that’s sure to be a hit on Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday!
This recipe for a sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is mashed spiced sweet potatoes, topped with both a pecan streusel topping and plenty of mini marshmallows. A holiday classic that’s a family favorite!
This scalloped corn is a creamy, cheesy casserole made with plenty of corn and crushed crackers. A delicious side dish that’s easy enough for an everyday dinner yet decadent enough to serve for a holiday meal.
This cranberry relish is a blend of fresh cranberries, apple, orange and sugar, all mixed together to form a sweet and tart condiment. Cranberry relish is a unique and welcome addition to any holiday meal!