Is it your first time throwing a Christmas party for your family and friends? Are you worrying about what to make for this Christmas meal?
One of the most stressful moments during Christmas is what to cook for a Christmas meal, be it lunch or dinner. Christmas is a time when families come together to celebrate this auspicious occasion of the birth of Jesus. Some go to Church and fest while others get together to celebrate the festivities with friends and families.
Whatever might be the tradition following Christmas meals is a big stress factor in this festive season. Worry not for we have got you covered by listing 16 easy Christmas dishes that are easy to make. These 16 dishes are not only easy to make but also visually and taste-wise appeal people.
16 Easy Christmas Dished You Can Make Easily
So here are your 16 easy to make Christmas dishes for your 2023 Christmas party. Lets start with the easy desserts which you can make this Christmas. Desserts are loved by all, especially children who wait for presents and desserts throughout Christmas. Here’s what you can make easily.
Desserts: White Christmas Ice-cream Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love ice cream sandwiches, especially Christmas themed. One of the easiest Christmas desserts to make using vanilla ice cream, natural ice cream wafers and frozen strawberries or raspberries. For decorations use shredded coconuts, pistachio, melted white chocolates and edible glitter.
Mango Cheesecake Cups
You can bring a tropical vibe to your Christmas meal by making mango cheesecake. Use caster sugar, cream cheese, thickened cream, mango pulp, double cream, passion-fruit pulp and lemon zests and a bit of juice. Decorate it with edible flower.
Easy Christmas Biscuits
One of the easiest Christmas dishes you can make are Christmas Biscuits using any biscuits like Tim Tam or Venetian biscuits. Dip these biscuits in chocolate and decorate them in Christmas theme like reindeer or baubles.
For decoration use mini M&M’s, mini pretzels, candy eyes, sour straps, melted dark and white chocolate or Christmas sprinkles.
Christmas Coconut Fudge In Microwave
Easy to bake coconut fudge using microwave are a hit among adults and children. Mixing toasted coconut shavings, sweetened condensed milk, butter, vanilla extract, white chocolate, salt and caster sugar you can make this Christmas dish.
Mini Berry Jelly Trifle
Using raspberry jello, mascarpone cheese, raspberries and crushed vanilla cookies to make this delicious dessert.
Starters : Smoked Salmon Wreath
For starter you can make a smoked salmon wreath. One of the easiest and healthy Christmas dishes you can make keeping it Christmas theme. It only needs 30 minutes to make from start to finish.
Start by thinly slicing smoked salmon, pieces of salmon roe, fennel bulb, radish, cucumber and creme fraiche along with a basket of gluten-free crackers or small pieced of bread you can make this dish.
Make cucumber ribbons and decorate the salmon wreath with avocado slices, dill sprigs, green shallots, virgin oil drizzle, micro herbs and limes.
Bacon And Pesto Haloumi Bites
This 5 ingredients dish is super easy to make. Cut you haloumi into bite size pieces and using basil pesto wrap it around bacon strips and secure it with a toothpick. Brush extra virgin olive oil on the bite size pieces and put them in your air fryer. Once done decorate them with basil sprigs.
French Onion Stuffing balls
Make French onion stuffing balls with bacon, mushrooms, eggs, breadcrumbs and herbs.
Loaded Mexican Dip
Make a bowl full of Mexican dip and pair it with crackers or tortilla chips.
For vegetarians you can easily make antipasto rolls using thinly sliced zucchini, roasted pepper strips, sliced green onions, finely chopped parsley, Sicilian olives and spreadable cream cheese.
Main Course: No-Baste Cider-glazed Ham
One of the popular Christmas dishes that everyone loves is glazed ham. Glazed ham is more often that not is the center piece of our Christmas dinner. Try making this No-baste cider-glazed ham this Christmas. Ingredients you need to marinate the hams are fresh apple juice, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, fresh thyme, wholegrain mustard, and alcoholic pink apple cider.
Bocconcini and tomato pasta salad
Serve this 8 layer pasta salad in a large see-through bowl layering one-by-one and mixing it before eating. Ingredients you will need for this salad are spiral pasta, thinly sliced zucchini, baby rocket, aioli, different colored bell peppers, baby golden tomatoes, roasted pine nuts, and bambini bocconcini. Mix this pasta salad with basil pesto dip and olive oil and decorate it with fresh basil leaves.
Maple Butter Turkey
Try making this maple butter turkey with stuffing. This dish might sound complicated but you would need only 3 ingredients each for stuffing and gravy. For marination you only need butter, maple syrup, fresh sage leaves, kent pumpkin and garlic bulbs. With these ingredients marinate your turkey before starting on the stuffing.
For stuffing you need brown rice or quinoa, chopped toasted pistachios and morello cherries both whole and in juice form.
For gravy you will need flour, white wine and chicken stock. Its one of the healthiest Christmas dishes you can make without worrying about calories.
Snapper With Herb Pesto With Side Of Crispy Potatoes
You must have this gluten-free dish in your Christmas menu as its not only easy to make but mouthwatering at the same time. Traditionally, seven fishes meals are eaten on Christmas but give a new twist to the tradition by making this dish.
You would need a whole snapper, garlic cloves, lemon slice, fresh chives, flat parsley leaves, toasted walnuts, tomatoes, asparagus, watercress sprigs and fresh dill leaves and mix it with olive oil. Cut potato wedges and drizzle olive oil and salt and put all in a tray in to the oven.
Drinks: Peach Melba Punch
Make this non-alcoholic fruity punch tat everyone can enjoy.
Jingle juice is a drink made from cranberries, pomegranate and any white wine or alcohol of your choice.
Let us know which Christmas dishes you made and how these Christmas dishes turned out. Did your friends and family like it?