Christmas Recipes 2020: Easy Christmas Menu Ideas And Recipes
Christmas is around the corner! Are you ready to celebrate the big day with Yummefy’s Christmas menu ideas and Christmas special recipes?
Whether you are hosting a large Christmas party or having a small intimate gathering, we can help you sail through the festive season with ease with some super easy Christmas recipes for a complete Christmas menu. Our traditional Christmas recipes have been tried and tested to guarantee success and elicit raves from your appreciative guests.
The trick is to be super organised and efficient. Begin by drawing up lists for different tasks: shopping; preparing the food; cooking; serving; and cleaning up.
Choose some Christmas recipes that can be made ahead of time (starters, side dishes, desserts) and things that can be partially cooked, then finished off later, just in time to serve hot, so that there isn’t too much you need to cook on Christmas Day. Keep your Christmas menu recipes folder in the kitchen for reference.
Keep things simple and delegate tasks to trusted and competent cooks who volunteer. Assign other jobs to family members and friends, from laying the table, washing up, making Christmas drinks, and handing around canapés.
Make sure your Christmas table looks gloriously festive by including as many colourful dishes as you can.
Our tips and suggestions will help you not only to wow your guests this festive season, but also to have fun at your own party.
Keep the Yuletide spirit high with our fabulous special festive Christmas mulled wine and eggnog. Not only will your house smell wonderful with the spicy, citrusy fragrance of warm mulled wine but a glass or two will get everyone in a convivial mood and help spread good cheer and bonhomie—which is what Christmas is all about. Follow our easy Christmas recipe for mulled wine—a version of classic hot toddy—and share the love.
Teetotallers can warm themselves with our seriously decadent and delicious hot chocolate.
Our hot chocolate is delicious, luscious, smooth, velvety, and creamy, perfect for festive jollity and Christmas merriment. It’s so easy and quick that you can even get children to help you whip up this yummy hot chocolate treat in a few minutes.
Christmas Appetizers / Snacks and Soup:
Keep your Christmas snacks, starters, and appetizers simple and easy. Opt for something that can be made in advance, so you can focus on the main course, side dishes, and dessert.
Our homemade cream of mushroom soup is smooth and creamy, hearty and robust, rich and savoury, and loaded with fresh mushrooms with a delicious earthy flavour. It’s a great way of warming up on a cold winter day.
Enjoy mushroom soup along with tomato and basil bruschetta, so colourful and flavourful that your guests will ask for more. Luckily, it takes only about 10 minutes to whip up this delicious restaurant-style snack, so you can keep the hungry crowds happy with little effort.
Salads – Christmas Recipes:
Banish the guilt of overindulgence in rich fatty foods during the festive season by choosing light and healthy dishes whenever possible. Get a head start on your new year resolution to eat more healthy food by heaping your plate with generous portions of coleslaw, apple, cauliflower, and peanut salad, potato salad, and garden salad.
Our traditional potato salad is smooth and creamy and topped with hard-boiled eggs. It’s quick and easy, and hearty and filling.
Coleslaw of crispy cabbage and sweet carrot is another great salad option. Pep it up with creamy mayonnaise dressing—made with lime juice, sugar, mustard powder, black pepper powder, and apple cider vinegar—for a zingy flavour.
Apple, cauliflower, and peanut salad is a yummy fruit and vegetable salad that beautifully balances sweetness (from apple and sugar) and acidity (from lime juice and balsamic vinegar), and has a crunchy contrasting texture (from cauliflower and peanuts). It takes only 15 minutes to make and will be a wonderful and colourful addition to your Christmas table.
Our chicken salad recipe is similar to other traditional chicken salad recipes but is definitely a step up in overall taste and texture. It is immensely enjoyable and bursting with sweet and tangy flavours. This quick Chicken Salad is also a breeze to make for those who are planning a large Christmas meal and helps in balancing out the cooking load.
Garden salad is not only simple and fresh, but also healthy and nutritious. It showcases seasonal vegetables like carrot, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, bell pepper (capsicum), peas, green beans, radish, and zucchini, all drenched in a wonderful zesty and herb-infused dressing that brightens up all recipes Christmas.
Our yummy salads make the best of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and offer wholesome, delicious, light, and healthy alternatives to those who are watching their diet. Our salads—their taste and flavour enhanced by a variety of spices, seasonings, and aromatics—are so good and irresistible that your guests will happily forego any fried finger foods you may have on offer. And, of course, they add wonderful colour and variety to our Christmas table, already groaning under an array of scrumptious Christmas dishes.
Main course – Christmas Food Recipes:
In lieu of the traditional Christmas turkey, serve Indian roast chicken. It’s juicy, succulent, full-flavoured, and intensely flavourful. Our quick and easy Indian roast chicken recipe recreates the simple rustic flavours of the classic dak bungalow-style roast chicken, not in an oven, but in a kadhai or wok. Our version of this Anglo-Indian classic roast chicken uses only a few ingredients and guarantees excellent results in terms of flavour and aroma. So make one of your Christmas recipes Indian – it makes a delicious main course for your Christmas meal.
Our homemade macaroni and cheese is a total crowd-pleaser. Your guests on x-mas will love this rich, creamy, and cheesy treat. Elbow pasta is enveloped in a glorious cheese sauce and baked until bubbly and golden-brown, with a crunchy golden-brown crust of panko bread crumbs on top. This one-pot dish can be assembled ahead of time and warmed in the oven when guests arrive.
For a vegetarian option, serve eggplant parmigiana, an Italian American dish made with slices of eggplant breaded in crispy breadcrumbs and fried, then laid in a delicious bed of marinara sauce (tomato sauce), topped with parmesan cheese, and baked until the cheese bubbles and melts to golden perfection. Serve yummy eggplant parmigiana warm or at room temperature, with some freshly grated parmesan cheese, with some warm bread or dinner rolls to mop up the sauce.
Side dishes – Christmas Recipes:
Our delicious velvety-smooth rich creamy mashed potatoes and super-yummy butter garlic mushrooms make excellent side dishes. Our mashed potatoes with melted butter and cheese topped with crispy fried onions are to die for.
Our pan-seared buttery garlic mushrooms are packed with flavour and utterly irresistible. We bet your Christmas lunch guests will devour them in no time.
Christmas Dessert Recipes:
Apple cake is always a hit at a party. Our French apple cake recipe shows you how to make this classic French dessert in which chunks of apples are baked in a soft, moist, buttery rum-flavoured cake dough or pastry. Your guests will love this simple homemade treat, bursting with the goodness of fresh apples
Elevate bread pudding, an all-time favourite childhood sweet dish and the ultimate comfort food, to a whole new level of luxurious and richness this Christmas. Layers of custard, bread, and jam make a light, mouth-watering dessert.
Offer your guests another childhood favourite, apple crumble. Guests will adore this traditional warm dessert with its flavourful cinnamon-laced apple filling topped with a crunchy crispy buttery crumble. The heavenly aroma of cinnamon and baked apples will fill your house and spread Christmas cheer.
Our silky, creamy, sinful vanilla and chocolate pudding combines chocolate ganache (a rich chocolate cream) and delicious vanilla pudding in a heavenly dessert that is a perfect way to end your Christmas feast. Contrasting layers of chocolate ganache and vanilla pudding in a clear glass look stunning visually. You can serve vanilla and chocolate pudding in a ramekin too, adding a sprig of mint for freshness and contrast. Guests will be delighted to discover a chocolate layer once they dig into the vanilla and chocolate pudding. Making this luscious dessert is a snap and stress-free cooking, so it’s perfect for a Christmas dessert recipe.
Our recipe for chocolate cake without oven guarantees a delicious, spongy, soft, fluffy, and super moist cake. This stovetop no-bake chocolate cake is baked (actually steamed) in a pan or large wok. It’s the perfect Christmas dessert recipe for entertaining guests because your oven can be put to other use for your main dishes and sides. Our steamed chocolate cake is all about gooey chocolatey deliciousness. Plus, it has a divine vanilla aroma and flavour.
Or if you want a Christmas dessert recipe that raises the bar and reaches finger-licking status, then it is our Cheesecake Brownies that you need to make. This recipe satisfies two cravings at one go – cheesecake cravings and brownie cravings. Whether you want to surprise your dessert loving family on a special day, or if you are cooking for friends and family on Christmas, our cheesecake brownie recipe is the best you can bake.
Chocolate lovers will adore the classic French dessert chocolate pots de crème (pots of chocolate custard or pots of cream in French), traditionally made with chocolate custard. Chocolate pots de crème are made with only a few simple ingredients—good quality chocolate, cream, egg yolks, and a tiny bit of sugar. The flavour of this rich, elegant, and delicious dessert depends entirely on the quality of chocolate, so make sure to use high-quality chocolate. This no-bake chocolate pudding can be made ahead of time, saving you time and effort on the big day. Present it in one large bowl with servings scooped out or in individual serving-sized ramekins. Serve with some whipped cream and sprinkle a bit of grated chocolate on top.
Homemade cinnamon rolls are the amazing! Your guests will rave about these delicious soft, light, fluffy, gooey cinnamon buns, with their buttery texture and creamy cheese glaze. Whip up a batch with an easy-to-follow recipe. For an extra punch of flavour, you can add cardamom and nutmeg to the cinnamon sugar filling.
End your good food Christmas recipes with a refreshing fruit compote. This saucy dessert makes the best of seasonal fruit like apple, strawberry, peach, and pear, cooked whole or in chunks in sugar syrup and spices. You can make compote ahead of time and warm it on the stovetop just before serving. Serve fruit compote either warm or cold. It’s delicious with vanilla ice cream, clotted cream, or low-fat vanilla yogurt if you’re diet conscious. Sprinkle some nuts for extra crunch and texture.
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