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Ultimate Holiday Menu: 350+ Recipes for Christmas Dinner, Holiday Parties & More

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Updated August 08, 2016

Ultimate Holiday Menu: 350+ Recipes for Christmas Dinner, Holiday Parties & More

Are you prepared for the Ultimate Holiday Menu? We've assembled over 300 of our best recipes for your Christmas party from easy Christmas dinner menus to Christmas desserts and other festive menu treats. There's no need to look anywhere else because we've conjured up a holly jolly collection of kitchen fun!

Easy Holiday Party Appetizers & Drinks

Whether you're hosting your own holiday gathering or attending one this year, there's always a need for a holiday party menu! From festive cocktail recipes to bite-sized appetizers like these Dogs 'n' Hogs and crowd-pleasing dips and spreads, these holiday party menu ideas will make any celebration a smashing success.

Must-Make Meatball Recipes

Who doesn't love a good plate of meatballs? We think they're just right for so many occasions, be it a simple weeknight meal or a tasty party hors d'oeuvre. And with so many ways to prepare 'em, you could try a different meatball recipe, like these Asian Meatballs, at every Christmas party and never get bored! These festive menu ideas including turkey meatballs and even meatballs made in your slow cooker will provide you with Christmas party recipes for the whole season.

Breakfast Casseroles for Christmas Brunch

When Christmas morning comes, the last thing we can think about is having to slave over the stuff for pancakes or omelets. That's why breakfast casseroles, like this Christmas Morning Strata, have become a tradition for all of us in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen family this time of year. You can prepare these dishes the night before, and then simply pop 'em in the oven come Christmas morning!

Homemade Bread Recipes for Christmas

Spending time with friends and family during the holidays is important, but perhaps equally as important is all of the delicious homemade food you get to share together! That's why we are bringing you our favorite homemade bread recipes for you to gobble up at your next holiday affair. Whether you are looking for Christmas bread or just an easy bread recipe, these doughy creations, like our Angel Biscuits, are anything but ordinary.

Festive Holiday Menus

Looking for a fun and festive menu idea to help you celebrate the holiday season? You've come to the right place! We've got holiday dinner menus galore, Christmas party menus everyone will love, and everything else from tree trimmin' to traditional, like our menu for a Traditional Christmas Feast.

Shortcut Homemade Stuffing Recipes

Stuffing is a best-loved holiday side dish, and for good reason! Not only is it tasty by itself, it sure is good with turkey and all of our other Christmas dinner menu favorites. Whether you're lookin' for stove top stuffing recipes -- or how 'bout slow cooker stuffing recipes, so you can free up your stove and oven for other dishes? -- we've got all the very best holiday recipes right here. And what's even more important is that all of these tasty stuffing recipes, like our Traditional Herb Stuffing, are easy to make -- most of 'em start with a packaged store-bought mix, so you can spend more time with your gang, and less time in the kitchen.

Tips for Gravy, Plus Easy Gravy Recipes

A smooth, velvety homemade gravy is the perfect finishing touch for your holiday menu. Not to mention your favorite mashed potatoes, stuffing, and so much more! Whether you're looking to make gravy with pan drippings from your turkey, or you want a simple something you can make ahead of time, these easy gravy recipes, like this Portobello Mushroom Gravy, are sure to please this season. Flavorful additions like white wine, portobello mushrooms, and bacon will make for gravy that's anything but boring.

Top Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Looking for an extra-special cranberry sauce recipe this holiday season? Look no further, because the Mr. Food Test Kitchen is here to take your holiday meal from average to over-the-top -- thanks to our most popular cranberry sauce recipes, like this Baked Cranberry Sauce. We've got everything you might need for your Christmas dinner menu, from traditional stovetop cranberries and baked cranberry recipes to no-cook relishes and our best-loved gelatin molds. Once you see how easy these homemade cranberry sauce recipes are, you'll surely forget all about the canned stuff!

Homemade Holiday Gifts From Your Kitchen

Why not give homemade treats for Christmas presents this year? If you're having trouble figuring out what to get for that neighbor, friend from church, teacher, or relative who has everything they need, then here's your solution! On top of being delicious and more heartfelt than just buying something at the store, baking treats, like our Holiday Cherry Nut Logs, are economically friendly as well. Yep — make homemade food gifts this year, and both your gang and your wallet will thank you!

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Easy Christmas Recipes and Holiday Crafts

It's the Christmas season, and there's nothing like celebrating with some do-it-yourself gifts, like this Chocolate Wreath Fudge. From homemade Christmas recipes to Christmas craft ideas, we've got 20 of our favorite ways to make your holiday season a little jollier. If you're cooking for the holidays, these comforting holiday recipes will sure to create a Christmas atmosphere you won't ever forget.

December's Most Popular Easy Recipes for Winter

If there's one thing we love more than sharing recipes here at Mr. Food, it's learning what our readers liked. What's hot this month? We've collected your latest favorite finds of December in this list of your Most Popular Easy Recipes for Winter! From quick and easy dinner recipes to popular Christmas recipes like this Italian Christmas Cream, these are the recipes you're lovin' in December.

Freeze-Ahead Desserts for the Holidays

There's no question that the holidays are the busiest time of year...a good kind of busy, but busy nonetheless! We can all use a few shortcuts during this time, and one of our Test Kitchen's favorite tricks is making Christmas desserts ahead-of-time that you can freeze and save for later. We've got super holiday cakes, pies (like our Four-Layer Pecan Pie), cookies, and more — and great tips for freezing and thawing, too. Now, it's time to get bakin' and freezin' so you have one less thing to do this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

On the first day of Christmas, the Mr. Food Test Kitchen gave to you...a collection of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes! While we love those swans-a-swimming and lords-a-leaping, we think the best way to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas is with a fabulously festive cookie, like our tasty Holly Crackles, for each day. These easy cookie recipes are perfect for the holiday season, whether you swap them with friends, serve cookies at holiday parties, leave them out for Santa, or give them as gifts!

Show-Stopping Treats: Christmas Dessert Recipes

Sure, presents are great, but there is one thing the Mr. Food Test Kitchen loves more than presents -- dessert! And we picked out our 12 best show-stopping Christmas dessert recipes that we are sure everyone will love. From traditional Christmas desserts like our Brownie Bonbons to more creative treats, these easy recipes are guaranteed to make you the holiday hero this year.

Holiday Dessert Recipes: Top Christmas Cakes

Can you hear those jingle bells ringing? We're gearing up for some ho-ho-ho-liday fun with our Top Christmas Cakes! We've got plenty of easy Christmas cake ideas to ring your holiday in with a bang. From colorful concoctions to sinful, chocolate treats, like our Jingle Bell Torte, these easy holiday dessert recipes will put you on your family's "nice" list.

Easy Holiday Candy Recipes

Not only are these easy holiday candy recipes a cinch to make, but you can also give them as gifts because let's be honest -- everyone loves an edible gift, especially at Christmas! Whether you're looking for a melt-in-your-mouth fudge recipe like our Holly Fudge, or timeless favorite like candy apples, we've got the best around.

Ways to Enjoy Holiday Leftovers

A fabulous feast is a highlight of the holiday season, when families gather together and celebrate with a spread of festive food. But when the holidays are over, most everyone wonders what to do with Christmas leftovers! Don't let those leftovers go to waste - we've got a host of delicious ideas to turn your leftovers into tempting meals, like our Easy Dinner Pie, you'll love to eat a second time around.

Christmas Celebrations eCookbook: 5 Holiday-Special Menus with 34 Recipes

For a tasty and hassle-free holiday, we've got easy recipes for every Christmas celebration you can imagine! Whether you're trimming the tree or hosting a holiday potluck, our Christmas Celebrations eCookbook features 5 holiday-special menus with 34 quick and easy recipes to make your yuletide joyfully delicious. This festive Christmas menu collection includes a variety of recipes so you'll be ready with crowd-pleasing appetizers, cocktails, like our Santa Spritzer, main dishes, sides and desserts.

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