10 Christmas Dinner Recipes We’re Making This Year

Dec 2, 2022

10 Christmas Dinner Recipes We’re Making This Year

Thanksgiving may be the feast de résistance (see what we did there?), but few things are as magical as Christmas dinner. It’s one of the last big meals enjoyed with family and loved ones before the rush of the New Year.

With the big day only a few short weeks away (eek! Where did the year go?), it’s time to start brainstorming. And to help you get inspired, we’ve curated a list of 10 of our favorite hearty, belly-warming dishes that’ll bring joy and good tidings to your Christmas table.

 

Hungry for more? Check out our holiday cooking classes for recipe inspiration plus tips and tricks from our resident chefs.

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INSTANT POT LAMB CHOPS WITH CREAMED CAULIFLOWER

If you’re looking for an easy, elevated dish for an intimate dinner, look no further. A quick sear and cook in a multicooker creates a beautiful plate of savory lamb chops served atop creamed cauliflower for a showstopping dinner that takes only minutes to prepare.

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LINGUINE WITH CLAMS AND CHAMPAGNE

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to pop some bubbly? Grab a sauté pan, a bottle of champagne and some thyme and tarragon—we’re getting fancy. Whether it’s a romantic night in or you want to impress the in-laws, fresh, locally caught clams over a bed of linguine will give the Christmas ham a run for its money. 

Pro Tip: Pick a champagne you’ll enjoy drinking—this recipe only calls for a cup.

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ONE POT CHICKEN WITH CRANBERRIES

Nothing smells more like Christmas like this dish. All you need is a large braiser and 45 minutes—and your home will be filled with a festive rosemary, citrusy aroma. One layer of chicken thighs, one layer of cranberries, citrus and herbs; the perfect recipe for a tender, juicy, and savory staple people will ask for year after year. 

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WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO WITH TRUFFLE OIL

Risotto is the best dish to make while entertaining—sure, it’s a lot of work (and a lot of stirring), but it’s also always impressive. This recipe’s creamy, earthy flavor warms the spirit, making anyone feel at home.

To dress it up a bit, ladle the risotto into a warmed festive serving bowl.

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PRIME RIB ROAST WITH MADEIRA-MUSHROOM GRAVY

Prime rib is a Christmas classic—salty, moist and juicy. But this year, we’re adding a homemade Madeira-mushroom gravy. Never made a gravy before? This surprisingly easy recipe is designed to impress without the stress. Grab a roasting pan, a fine mesh strainer and a fat separator, and we’ll walk you through it all step by step. 

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KALE AND WHITE BEAN SOUP

Have a few vegetarians on the guest list? This one’s an easy winner. Everything goes in a large, heavy bottomed saucepan, coaxing out earthy, fragrant aromatics in less than an hour. Hearty, creamy and down to earth—it’s the perfect dish to snuggle up with after a day of unwrapping presents.

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STEAK TAGLIATA WITH ARUGULA AND FRIED CAPERS

Your family will thank you for this twist on tagliata with a little more depth in flavor—infused with a garlic-rosemary oil, fried capers and a lemony arugula salad. For a more rustic, family-style presentation, we recommend serving it on a wood serving platter.

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CAST IRON ROASTED OYSTERS WITH SPINACH AND BACON

If you’ve got a big Christmas breakfast planned, consider opting for a smaller (yet still immensely satisfying) dinner. Appetizer turned entrée, these decadent, melt-in-your-mouth cast iron oysters can easily become the main event. Serve them from their cast iron pan, or spread out an inch of rock salt onto one of our holiday serving platters.  

For a heartier meal, serve the oysters alongside these mini corn muffins and some simple grilled asparagus.

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC N CHEESE

Christmas jammies and comfort food come together in this cheesy holiday masterpiece. You’ll need a spiralizer tool or, if you have a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, you’ll need the Spiralizer Attachment, but the outcome will be worth all the spiral time. Creamy and delicious, it’s the only way to celebrate the end of cozy season.

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RED WINE BRAISED PORK SHOULDER

After a long holiday, letting something simmer might be the ticket. Pork shoulder slowly braised in red wine with rosemary, leeks and garlic is a simple, flavorful and decadent dish. Fall-apart tender with crème fraîche mashed potatoes—we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas with a crowd.

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Hungry for more? Check out our holiday cooking classes for recipe inspiration plus tips and tricks from our resident chefs.

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