Besides Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner takes one of the top spots for biggest dinners of the year. Crafting and executing the meal take a lot of preparation, from shopping to serving to finally cleaning everything up. For the host, it can be very overwhelming task to accomplish. But, it doesn’t need to be that way!

An easy Christmas dinner menu allows a host to relax, without having to do copious amounts of work. After all, a host should enjoy their Christmas dinner too! Below you find a few recipes that will save time and taste great! Whether you are beginner cook or a seasoned chef, you should enjoy your holiday dinner without spending all day copped up in the kitchen. These simple and easy recipes are your answer to for a wonderful Christmas dinner.


Italian Cheese Log

This is the perfect appetizer that is not only festive but will keep your guests satisfied until it’s dinner time. All you have to do is mix your ingredients together into a loaf pan, cover the dish with cling wrap and let it set in the refrigerator for at least four hours. Once it’s ready, flip the log out of the load pan, onto a plate, and serve with crackers.

Tangy Cranberry Meatballs

These tangy meatballs are great to snack on and combine a beloved side dish—cranberry sauce! For less work, try using store-bought cocktail size meatballs. Your guests won’t be able to tell a difference!


Roasted Asparagus

By far one of the most easy recipes to do. Roasting asparagus brings out amazing flavors that everyone is sure to love. Best of all it only takes 10 minutes to make. Before popping your asparagus in the oven, dress the spears with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Made-Ahead Mashed Potatoes 

A few days before Christmas, get ahead of your dinner menu by making these make-ahead mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are a fan favorite by many and can be made a week before dinner. To make this classic side dish, boil cut-up potatoes and mash them up and add butter, milk, and salt to you get a consistency to your liking.

Main Entrees

Crockpot Brown Sugar Cola Glazed Ham

Nothing says Christmas like a cooked ham. This ham however, is cooked in a crockpot, so you can set it and forget it! It only takes five minutes of prep time and comes out tasting delicious!

Orange Glazed Pork Roast 

This recipe only takes 6 ingredients to make and like the previous entree, it only takes five minutes of prep time!


Baked Apple Crisp

This baked apple crisp is one of the most easiest desserts you can make. After tossing sliced apples with cinnamon and salt, top the apples with a crumble mix for a sweet dessert that will smell and taste great!