Christmas

All the best Christmas recipes needed to help you have the best holiday ever. From dinner ideas to cookies and desserts to breakfast and brunch recipes for company in town, we have you covered!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

These Easy Cinnamon Rolls are smothered with homemade cream cheese frosting. They’re super soft, gooey and quick—made in just one hour! Easy Cinnamon Rolls are made all year long, but…

1 hour

4.91 from 90 votes

Homemade Turtle Candy

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles Candy – Baked pecans covered in a delicious homemade caramel and topped with with melted chocolate! These treats make perfect neighbor gifts for the holidays! If…

25 minutes

4.84 from 68 votes

Pistachio Bread

Easy and delicious Pistachio Bread is especially sweet. The best part is it’s glazed and involves no yeast!! Although it’s an uncommon flavor, we love pistachio around here! If you…

50 minutes

4.56 from 29 votes

Homemade Salsa

This is such an EASY homemade salsa recipe! All you have to do is throw all the ingredients into your blender, and blend! No Mexican entree is complete without a…

10 minutes

4.98 from 67 votes

The Best Christmas Recipes!

We love Christmas!

And we have a feeling you do too if you’re here. We know the holidays center so much around food, so we want to make looking for those Christmas recipes as quick and simple for you as possible.

We’ve broken it down into several sections:

We’ve broken things down even further for you when it comes to Dinner Ideas, so be sure to check out our:

Here are some collections you might want to see: Traditional Christmas Dinner Menu, Mexican Christmas Dinner Menu and Italian Christmas Dinner Menu.

CHECK OUT THESE

Christmas Menu Collections

Mexican Christmas Food

1 hour 21 minutes

5 from 2 votes

HOLIDAY PREPPING

We want to share all of our best tips and tricks to help you with all your holiday meal planning.

PLAN YOUR MENU IN ADVANCE. Think about the following…

  • How many courses will there be?
  • How many dishes in each course?
  • How many sides with your main dish?
  • Can you buy any of the dishes to make cooking easier?
  • Which dishes can be made AHEAD OF TIME?
  • Can some of the recipes be made in the slow cooker or on the stove to free up the oven?
  • Can you make food assignments to make it less overwhelming?

DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AHEAD OF TIME + GO SHOPPING EARLY!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

1 hour

4.91 from 90 votes

Sweet Salsa Verde

6 minutes

4.97 from 33 votes

Homemade Salsa

10 minutes

4.98 from 67 votes

Cinnamon Rolls

1 hour 10 minutes

5 from 15 votes

Christmas Recipe Game Plan

Answering these questions and putting together a game plan will help you come cooking time.

Plan a cooking schedule: Work backwards from your intended serving time. Decide on the following:

  • What order do the items need to be cooked?
  • Can anything go in the oven at the same time?
  • What can be cooked on the stove top? Crock pot?
  • What can be made ahead of time? Will it need to be reheated?

Prep as many of the ingredients as possible ahead of time.

Doing these things will help your holidays be more enjoyable and less stressful!

Family Favorite

Mexican Recipes

Red Cheese Enchiladas

47 minutes

4.77 from 195 votes

Chicken Tacos

25 minutes

4.93 from 26 votes

Beef Empanadas

4 hours 20 minutes

5 from 18 votes

Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe

45 minutes

4.9 from 741 votes

A LUNA TRADITION

Every Christmas Eve, we ALWAYS have Mexican food. It’s tradition!

Although the menu changes up slightly each year, we typically always have the following:

And of course we have all the appetizers and sides like chips and salsa (red and green), Mexican Rice and more!

To prep for this we always cook the meat up a few days ahead of time and then we will make salsas the day before or the morning of. Enchiladas can also be made ahead of time, and then we do all the frying right before family comes. It’s easier than you think and always SO delicious!

Check out all of our Favorite Christmas Mexican Food!

ALL THE

Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

12 minutes

5 from 2 votes

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

18 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

20 minutes

4.88 from 8 votes

Christmas Snickerdoodles

20 minutes

5 from 10 votes

Gifting Christmas Cookies

Here are some of our top tips for packaging and gifting cookies this holiday season:

  • The easiest is to put the cookies in a store bought holiday box or bin. Dress it up by putting piece of tissue paper, or holiday napkin, in the box before placing the cookies inside and finish it off with a pretty bow of ribbon or twine.
  • Wrap in Cellophane: Place cookies on a holiday plate and cover with plastic wrap. Then, place the plate in the center of a piece of cellophane, bring all the sides up over the plate and gather them together. Tie with ribbon, tulle or twine.
  • Bake the cookies the same size and stack them in a large mouth mason jar. Cover the lid with Christmas fabric or paper. Tie a ribbon around the top and add a cute tag.
  • Save those Pringles cans! Wash and dry, then wrap the can with decorative holiday paper. Stack the cookies in the can, cover with the lid, and top with a gift wrapping bow. So easy!
  • A brown lunch bag is pretty in its simplicity. Stack cookies in a brown lunch bag. Fold the top over and punch two holes. Thread a simple ribbon through, tulle or raffia also work, and tie the top closed. Add a cute tag to the front of the bag.

For even more tips, be sure to check out our Christmas Cookies post.

45+ Christmas Side Dishes

35 minutes

5 from 1 vote

Christmas Desserts

18 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Newest Christmas

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

1 hour

4.91 from 90 votes

Sweet Salsa Verde

6 minutes

4.97 from 33 votes

Homemade Salsa

10 minutes

4.98 from 67 votes

Cinnamon Rolls

1 hour 10 minutes

5 from 15 votes

Pistachio Bread

50 minutes

4.56 from 29 votes

Marbled Peppermint Bark

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

12 minutes

5 from 2 votes

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

18 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

20 minutes

4.88 from 8 votes

Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

6 hours 30 minutes

5 from 1 vote

Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis

3 hours 45 minutes

4.8 from 5 votes

Snowman Pancakes

15 minutes

5 from 10 votes