Main dishes + easy sides to help you create a Christmas menu your family will love!
We all know you can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without a turkey. But what do you make for a small Christmas dinner?
Today, I’m sharing easy Christmas menu ideas for a small family dinner. This is perfect if you’re not planning to cook for a large crowd.
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Small Christmas Meal Ideas for You and Your Family
This baked ham is moist, tender, and delicious inside while the outside is brushed with a brown sugar glaze and caramelized for a hint of sweetness.
A traditional lasagna recipe, but with a little Christmas twist! It’s packed with so much flavor thanks to the Italian sausage, bell peppers, basil, and the blend of 3 kinds of cheese.
#3 Easy Italian Meatballs Over Spaghetti
Homemade meatballs in a quick tomato sauce make for the perfect easy family dinner! Serve over spaghetti for the ultimate homemade Christmas meal.
They’re simple, and elegant, and will turn out perfectly for your intimate family Christmas dinner.
This roast beef is coated in Montreal steak spice before being air fried to juicy, tender perfection!
#6 Garlic & Herb Beef Tenderloin
This easy Garlic & Herb Beef Tenderloin Roast with Creamy Horseradish Sauce is so delicious and easier to make than you would think!
This roasted pork tenderloin is rich with holiday flavor. It’s incredibly tender, juicy and delicious.
This Honey Roast Duck recipe makes a beautiful holiday main dish but is easy enough for any special occasion or Sunday dinner.
#9 Christmas Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes
A re-created version of the mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes from the iconic “A Christmas Story” film.
You get all the flavors of a holiday feast in no time. Just add a vegetable and some mashed potatoes, and you’re done!
Easy Side Dishes To Add To Your Christmas Menu
#11 Christmas Salad
A super easy Christmas Salad that is as fun and festive drizzled with homemade Honey Mustard Champagne Vinaigrette that is delicious.
Fluffy, creamy, and loaded with 3 kinds of cheese. This Cheesy Mashed Potato recipe is also a great make-ahead side dish for the holidays.
Lightly seasoned and roasted in the oven to get those amazingly crisp edges, these crispy roasted potatoes are your new go-to side for the holidays and family dinner any night of the week!
From the crispy topping to the creamy sauce, this side dish is perfect for family dinner, holidays and more.
#15 Candied Yams
I made this on Thanksgiving and they were devoured! Candied yams are rich in flavor, covered in sweet sauce, and flavored with vanilla (which really does make a difference).
#16 Southern-Style Baked Mac & Cheese
If you’re craving some satisfying comfort food, this Southern Mac and Cheese recipe with a from-scratch cheese sauce (no Velveeta) has got you covered.
You’ll want to try this Soft and Buttery Dinner Rolls recipe. It’s easy to make by hand or with a stand mixer, it comes together in one hour, and is absolutely heavenly served warm out of the oven.
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