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30+ Most Loved Christmas Recipes

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Get your Christmas dinner off to a great start with these delicious meal ideas. This list features our most loved recipes, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

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Christmas is a time for family, friends, and food! What better way to celebrate the holidays than by cooking up some delicious Christmas recipes?

We will share our favorite food ideas that will please everyone at your Christmas feast!

Our Most Loved Christmas Recipes

One of the best things about Christmas is spending time with loved ones and enjoying great food.

There is nothing quite like gathering around the dinner table and enjoying a delicious meal together.

That’s why here at The Feathered Nester, we have collected our favorite Christmas recipes that will bring joy and cheer to your holiday feast.

a cut holiday prime rib roast ready to serve

No more wondering what food to make on Christmas – just choose from our extensive list of meal ideas for delicious recipes.

We have included a range of dishes, from traditional favorites to new creations. Whether you are looking for the main course, side dish, or sweet treat, we have you covered!

a platter of sliced roasted turkey tenderloin with a bowl of roasted potatoes in the background.

Christmas Appetizers

When it comes to Christmas food, appetizers are always a hit. These finger foods are perfect for any get-together, whether it’s a Christmas party or just a family dinner.

Charcuterie board as a Christmas Appetizers recipe.

Christmas Tree Appetizer

Make the most festive appetizer this Christmas with the Christmas Tree Cheese Board Appetizer! Itu0026#39;s easy to create and makes a stunning presentation that will impress your guests.

Loaded Tater Tots

Loaded Tater Tots Appetizer

Craving something crispy, cheesy, filled with flavor, and perfect for Christmas parties? This Loaded Tater Tots Appetizer is the perfect dish to make!

Cheese Charcuterie Board

This charcuterie board is the perfect addition to your Christmas feast. This board is filled with meats, cheeses, and other delicacies that will tantalize your taste buds.

Christmas Breakfast/Brunch Recipes

What better way to start off your Christmas morning than with a delicious breakfast or brunch?

There are so many amazing recipes out there, and we have rounded up our favorite ones for you.

ham & brie breakfast casserole.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

These super easy cinnamon rolls are ready to bake in the morning thanks to the frozen dough. This recipe is perfect for brunch or a Christmas breakfast treat.

Cranberry Almond Scones

The secret to making the best tender scones is to use a light tough and work quickly to keep the butter and cream cold when it reaches the oven.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eYou’ll be rewarded with light, tender, and absolutely delicious scones that are so easy and sure to become a new favorite in your home!

Sourdough French Toast

This Sourdough French toast recipe is a great way to make your stale sourdough bread into a delicious breakfast that’s both easy and satisfying.

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

It’s easy to have hot, flakey, delicious homemade biscuits with gravy on the table in just less than 30 minutes with this easy biscuits and sausage gravy recipe!

Ham u0026amp; Brie Breakfast Casserole

This Ham and Brie Breakfast Casserole recipe is an easy, overnight dish that is perfect for Christmas breakfast or brunch.

Hashbrown and Ham Breakfast Casserole

Fresh or frozen shredded hash browns are combined with eggs, cheese, ham, and sour cream for a deliciously cheesy breakfast casserole made without soup.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt’s an easy make ahead overnight recipe that’s perfect for the holidays!

Ham Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater tots are lightly smashed and loaded with eggs, veggies, ham, and cheese, then baked crispy for a delicious quiche-like breakfast (or brunch!) casserole that’s ready in 45 minutes.

Tater Tots Egg Nests

Tater tots egg nests are a fun, festive, and tasty dish that everyone will love. These nests are perfect for holiday gatherings, potlucks, and weekday dinners.

How to Make Frittata: Quick u0026 Easy Recipe

This delicious pancetta and zucchini frittata is perfect for Christmas brunch, lunch, or a light dinner. The combination of the pancetta, zucchini, and Parmesan is just so good!

Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

This Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake is the easiest and most delicious two ingredient recipe ever.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt has all the yumminess of freshly baked cinnamon rolls combined with sweet, gooey apple fritters – but requires barely any prep work!

Apple Fritter Breakfast Casserole

This Apple Fritter Breakfast Casserole is a delicious breakfast dish that everyone loves!u003cbru003eu003cbru003ePrep this easy breakfast casserole the night before with frozen dough, and then just bake in the morning when you’re ready to enjoy.

Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole

This Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole is a delicious breakfast dish that everyone loves! It features cinnamon french toast, a maple custard inside, and a creamy icing glaze on top.

Christmas Entrees

No Christmas dinner is complete without a delicious main course. This is the centerpiece of your Christmas dinner and is the most important dish of the meal, and it needs to be something that everyone will love.

Whether you are looking for something traditional or a new twist on an old favorite, these Christmas dinner ideas will have everyone asking for seconds.

Ham with Coke with the Crock Pot in the background.

Prime Rib Roast

Nothing says the holidays like a Prime Rib Roast. It is one of our family’s favorite Christmas dinners. Not only is it delicious, but it is also easy to prepare.

Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin with Potatoes and Gravy

This Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin recipe is the perfect one-pot meal! Not only is pressure cooking easy and effortless, but you’ll slice up a tender, juicy turkey breast tenderloin to serve with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy.

Crock Pot Ham with Cola Glaze

This super easy Coca-Cola Crock Pot Ham recipe is made in the slow cooker with precooked ham and includes a sweet coke and pineapple glaze.

Crock Pot Turkey Tenderloin

Lean, juicy roasted turkey breast tenderloins are perfect to marinade then let cook all day in the crock pot.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eTurkey tenderloin is perfect for a small Thanksgiving gathering, or Christmas dinner, or pair them with your favorite sides for a family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

a serving plate of turkey tendeloins with a striped cloth and roasted potatoes in the background.

Oven Roasted Turkey Tenderloin

Lean, juicy roasted turkey breast tenderloins are perfect to marinade and oven-roast in less than an hour.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eServe these at a small Christmas gathering or pair them with your favorite sides for a family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

Christmas Desserts

Dessert is always a must on Christmas day, and there are so many delicious recipes to choose from. These sweet treats will make your Christmas meal even more special.

Sunken Apple Cake.

German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen)

This authentic Sunken Apple Cake recipe (also known as Versunkener Apfelkuchen or German Kuchen) is a sweet, rustic treat to enjoy with coffee or tea this holiday season.

Sourdough Apple Cake

This tender and moist apple cake recipe use a sourdough starter and apples to create the taste of fall. And it’s a tasty way to enjoy cakes this Christmas season!

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

These cookies have creamy white chocolate chips and chewy dried raspberries for a winning cookie recipe that everyone will love!u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWhite Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are easy to make with just one bowl and are ready in only 20 minutes.

Easy Bisquick Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler is a dessert that is typically served during the Christmas holiday. It is made with apples, cinnamon, and sugar, and is typically served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eApple Cobbler is a delicious and comforting dessert that is sure to please everyone at your Christmas gathering!

Easy Bisquick Cherry Cobbler

This quick and simple Bisquick cherry cobbler recipe uses cherry pie filling and is ready in 30 minutes. It’s perfect for your Christmas dessert. Top with homemade whipped cream, cool whip, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the best cobbler ever!

Bisquick Blueberry Cobbler

Bisquick blueberry cobbler is the perfect Christmas dessert! It’s easy to make and it’s always a hit with family and friends. Plus, it’s pretty festive looking with all of those blueberries baked in.

Bisquick Blackberry Cobbler

An old fashioned blackberry cobbler using Bisquick. This fruit cobbler recipe is easy to prepare in just 30 minutes with pantry staples and fresh or frozen blackberries.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas cookies is the chewy chocolate chip cookie. This recipe is easy to follow and results in cookies that are perfectly chewy and full of chocolate flavor.

Original Mu0026amp;M Cookie Recipe

Learn secrets to make the classic Mu0026amp;M cookies original recipe you know and love. This original Mu0026amp;M cookie recipe from the bag is the best!

Christmas Side Dishes

Nothing completes a meal like the perfect side dishes. These recipes will add a unique twist to your holiday meal and are sure to be hit.

a white bowl of red mashed potatoes with slices of brisket on a wooden serving board with a striped napkin and gold fork and knife in the background

Instant Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Instant Pot Cracker Barrel cheesy hash brown casserole recipe is perfect to make in the pressure cooker as a side or main dish, for breakfast or dinner this holiday season.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Easy, No Drain Method)

The Instant Pot was made for mashed potatoes! Pressure cooking produces the fluffiest, absolutely best mashed potatoes. And, you’ll see this recipe is lower in fat and calories than stove top recipes, but is a no peel and no drain method!

Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

This creamy, mashed potato recipe uses red potatoes, cream cheese, and the Instant Pot for the easiest, most delicious potatoes! And, it has only 4 ingredients.


Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole

Easy Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole is a comforting dish made with cheese, bacon, and green onion. It’s ready in 30 minutes and perfect for family dinners!

Cranberry Sauce

This Homemade cranberry sauce with orange juice is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! It’s easy to make and the perfect make ahead dish for your holiday feast.u003cbru003eu003cbru003ePlus, you’ll love the added flavor of using freshly squeezed orange juice (and less sugar) in this recipe.

Sourdough Stuffing

Sourdough stuffing is a Christmas classic! It’s a great way to use up all of that leftover bread, and it’s so flavorful and delicious. 

Loaded Hashbrown Potato Casserole

Baked hash brown casserole tastes like a loaded baked potato with cheese and bacon, but even better thanks to a kick of ranch seasoning.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt’s made with fresh or frozen shredded potatoes for an easy recipe – no soup needed!

Skillet of green bean casserole with tater tots and hamburger.

Easy Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole

This skillet tater tot casserole recipe with ground beef and green beans is a hearty meal one pan meal the whole family will love.

The Best Hash Brown Casserole (Cracker Barrel Copycat)

Rich, creamy and cheesy hash brown potatoes are the ultimate cozy side dish for Christmas.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eEnjoy your favorite Cracker Barrel classic at home with this foolproof copycat hash brown casserole recipe!

Christmas Biscuits/Bread Recipes

Christmas isn’t complete without some delicious biscuits or bread. Bread and biscuits are popular items around the holidays, and our selection of recipes will have you baking with ease.

We have included a variety of recipes, from sweet to savory.

a bag of Bridgford Parkerhouse Rolls and a basket of fresh yeast rolls from frozen dough.

Rosemary Garlic Rolls

These super soft, rich, and buttery rolls are sure to be the star of your Christmas dinner. Rosemary, garlic, and butter are brushed on the rolls to create a rich savory roll.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWith one bite, everyone will love these yummy Rosemary Garlic rolls.

Old Fashioned Yeast Rolls

You’ll love Grandma’s homemade Old Fashioned Yeast Rolls recipe. Make these easy potato dinner rolls for all your holidays and gatherings!

Frozen Dinner Rolls Made Easy

These super-soft, fluffy Parkerhouse Rolls are sure to be the star of dinner. Made from frozen bread dough, these no-knead yeast rolls are so simple and easy to make that you can serve this special occasion.

Easy 3 Ingredient Biscuits

Make amazing biscuits with only 3 ingredients in just 20 minutes. As incredible as it sounds, it’s never been so easy to have hot, flakey, delicious biscuits on the holiday table.

Bisquick Corn Bread

This easy 5-ingredient Bisquick Corn Bread recipe makes the best corny cornbread, without cornmeal or milk, PLUS a dairy-free option for your holiday table!

Jiffy Cornbread with Buttermilk

Making Jiffy cornbread with buttermilk for Christmas is a great way to add a little bit of southern flair to your holiday meal. Jiffy cornbread is easy to make and always goes over well with guests.

Drop Biscuits with Self Rising Flour

This is the easiest self rising flour drop biscuits recipe! With just 3 simple ingredients and 15 minutes of baking, you’ll have the most tender, flakiest biscuits. And, they are perfect for this holiday.

Bisquick Drop Biscuits

These Bisquick Biscuits are quick and simple! Just mix, drop, and bake – no biscuit cutters are needed. You’ll have them on the table in 15 minutes, so they’re perfect at any time.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

This is the easiest buttermilk drop biscuits recipe! With just 3 simple ingredients and 15 minutes of baking, you’ll have the most tender, flakiest biscuits this Christmas!

We hope you find the perfect recipe to add to your Christmas menu! With so many delicious options to choose from, we are sure that everyone will love the food at your holiday feast.

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy and healthy New Year!

Thanks for joining us at The Feathered Nester – may your days be filled with good food, laughter, and loved ones.

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