Christmas is a big deal at my house. And as much as we’d all like to just have cookies for dinner, I figured I’d put together a list of all my best Christmas recipes to help inspire you as you put the finishing touches on your holiday menu. Here they are!

My Best Christmas Appetizer Recipes

Everyone has their favorite go-to entreés, so I like to spice things up with different appetizers every year. Here are some of my favorites.

My Best Christmas Soup and Salad Recipes

They’re called feast days for a reason: Holiday dinners usually end up being decadent, extravagant, and varied. Start off light with a salad before digging into the main dish!

My Best Christmas Sides Recipes

It’s not Christmas without some incredible side dishes. Potato casseroles are a cultural favorite—and a hit at my house—but I’ve included plenty of other options too. Enjoy!

My Best Christmas Dinner Entreé Recipes

After a big Thanksgiving turkey, most people turn to other proteins for their Christmas main. Here are a few of my favorite pork dishes for the Christmas table, plus a couple of vegetarian options.

My Best (and Favorite) Christmas Desserts

The possibilities are endless when it comes to Christmas dessert ideas. I usually go for cookies myself (see the cookie section below!) but here are a few more options in case cookies aren’t your jam.

Bonus: My Best Christmas Cookie Recipes!

Every year, I get a head start and bake thousands of cookies to share with my family and friends. That’s how this all started—my kids asked me to document my recipes, and I wrote my first cookbook, A Gift of Cookies: Recipes to Share With Family & Friends.

My Best Christmas Drink and Cocktail Recipes

A wonderful holiday dinner is always better with a really good cocktail to round it out if you ask me. Here are some of my favorite Christmas cocktail recipes, plus a couple drinks for the kiddos. Enjoy!

Reach out to me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or and let me know which recipes you tried and which ones you loved best!

December 01, 2023 — Mary DiSomma