50+ Delicious Christmas Recipes

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Look no further for delicious Christmas Recipes for all of your holiday festivities! With 50+ recipes to choose from you will find starters, main dishes (including roast turkey and all the trimmings), sides, and desserts. Plus Christmas baking recipes, Christmas party food, recipes you can turn into homemade gifts, and recipes using Christmas leftovers.

Christmas Recipes

With Christmas on the horizon, I’ve put together this index of Christmas recipes so that you can look through them easily and find something delicious to prepare during the holiday season.

This time of year can be crazy and hectic, but take the stress out of worrying about what to cook with my selection of recipes which include starters/appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, cocktails, and mocktails. As well as Christmas baking recipes including bread, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.

If you’re throwing a Christmas party there is a selection of party food and appetizers that you can choose from. And if you want to make a homemade foodie gift, there are several recipes that would be great to give to a friend or loved one.

And of course, there are Christmas leftovers to think about, so there are recipes for that too.

Before I get into the recipes, here is some handy information for you.

Christmas recipes are not the only ones I have on my blog, there are 500+ Recipes here for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.

Links to the various recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog will open the same window/tab, so to reach this page again, just hit the back button on your browser.

If you are looking for a specific recipe, please use the search function below. If you can’t find what you are searching for, then please do contact me as I take all reader suggestions on board!

Christmas Starters

Christmas meals are always special – whether that is on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day – or any other day you are celebrating – and you may be looking for a starter or appetizer to begin your meal.

Christmas Main Dishes

Turkey is traditional for Christmas Day for us, but I have enjoyed preparing not-so-traditional meals too.

TUrkey Dinner

Christmas Side Dishes & Salads

What is Christmas dinner without a side or two (or several!)?

If you want to make real gravy for your festive roast - and not something out of a packet - this make-ahead turkey gravy is the recipe for you! It is easy to make, and can be prepared in advance too - win/win! Perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving!
How To Set Light To A Christmas Pudding

Christmas Desserts

Make sure you save a little room for dessert!

I will be adding to this list of Christmas recipes over time, so make sure that you save this post to your Pinterest recipe boards so that you can always find them.

Christmas Cocktails & Mocktails

You need a delicious beverage to wash everything down with!

Christmas Cocktails (with alcohol)

Christmas Mocktails (without alcohol)

Learn how to make a Snowball and other Christmas cocktails! These cocktails are classic for a reason and the festive season! So eat, drink and be merry with these Christmas cocktail recipes! Cheers!

Christmas Party Food

Whether you are hosting a party for a handful of people, or a whole crowd, here are some recipes that will go down well with your guests.

Savory Party Food

Sweet Party Food

Christmas Cakes & Cupcakes

A selection of yummy cupcakes and cakes – including my tried-and-trusted Christmas fruit cake.

Decorating A Christmas Cake With Dried Fruit and Nuts

Christmas Cookies

Host a cookie baking or decorating party, make a tin of cookies to give as a gift, or make a batch to bring out when guests drop by.

Christmas Baking

Christmas Sweet Treats

Not quite desserts, but equally as delicious! Some of these Christmas sweet treats can be made and given as gifts, or on the dessert table at a party.

Christmas Truffles

Christmas Food Gift Recipes

When you’re stuck for a gift idea, give someone food – it will always be a hit!

Leftover Turkey Chestnut Cranberry Pie
Leftover Turkey Chestnut Cranberry Pie

Recipes Using Christmas Leftovers

When all is said and done and you need leftover recipe ideas, try one of these:

A collage of 4 Christmas recipes including a red cocktail with a candy cane, snowman cookies, brussels sprouts side dish, and a roast turkey

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