Today I am sharing our 2021 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Menu. This year’s holiday menu focuses on the traditional recipes my family loves most, but includes a few new ones too. Our dinners are complete with cocktails, appetizers, sides, mains, and, of course, sweet desserts too. Bonus? I decided to share what we’ll be having for breakfast too…there’s certainly never too much food at Christmastime!
I am very late with this, but so many of you requested menus for this year. So I’m sharing some ideas with you below! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with plenty of good food!
Christmas eve dinner menu
I usually make one or two drinks on Christmas Eve…sometimes more if requested.
Frosted Mistletoe Margarita
Bad Santa White Russian
I make Chex Mix early in the day for everyone to snack on. Then I serve one to two appetizers before dinner.
Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic
Crispy Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
I always do beef tenderloin as our main, but I also include a nice vegetarian option as well! This year, we’re actually doing ribeyes from Five Mary’s, but I’m simply searing them in skillet with a little butter, garlic, and shallots. Super, super simple. So I’m also sharing my go-to tenderloin!
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce
French Onion Dumplings
Creamy French Onion and Mushroom Soup
Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks
Crispy Parmesan Thyme Sweet Potato Stacks
Shredded Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Salad
Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread
Christmas Monster Cookies
2021 Holiday Cookie Box
Christmas day dinner menu
Christmas Old Fashioned
Spicy Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
I always do a cheese board, I’ll be sharing a new one tomorrow!
Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates
Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie
We’re doing Mexican this year!
Crispy Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema
Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch
Creamy White Chicken Chili
Queso Fundido Taquitos
OR I LOVE to make lasagnas on Christmas. Below are my favorites!
4 Cheese Sage Pesto Florentine Lasagna
Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
White Pesto Spinach Lasagna
Pesto Bolognese Lasagna
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 4 Cheese Pesto Lasagna
Molten Chocolate Crackle Pie
Easy Vanilla Bean Christmas Lights Cookies
For Breakfast, I like to make dishes that I can have baking in the oven while we open gifts. No need to spend the morning in the kitchen, relax and enjoy time with family!
Brown Butter Iced Mocha Cinnamon Rolls
Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake
Lastly, if you make any of the dishes from Our 2021 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Menu, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!