6 Christmas Dishes Anyone Can Enjoy

Christmas is hectic enough, so it can help to have some easy, repeatable dishes on your menu to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed. From winterized takes on classic dishes to enduring desserts, here are some simple Christmas dishes that anyone can enjoy.

Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots

Although you can source carrots year round, some of the best crop comes during the late fall and early winter. Try rocking a winterized take on everyone’s favorite root vegetable with this Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots recipe from Grimmway Farms. This dish utilizes an intriguing combination of maple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and red pepper for a spicy/sweet treat. 

Mushroom Stuffing

Although stuffing may be more closely linked to Thanksgiving, we find it on all sorts of Christmas menus throughout the country. Make sure yours is a step above the rest with this recipe from Salad Savoy. We’d recommend using pre-chopped Salad Savoy to save you precious time in the kitchen.

Watermelon Cranberry Sauce

This recipe from The Watermelon Board proves that all cranberry sauces aren’t made equal. Even though watermelon is traditionally associated with summer, adding it to your cranberry sauce can bring unexpected fruit notes that your customers will love.

  • Pro Tip: Learn how to make a better cranberry sauce with our guide.  

Duchess Baby Russets

Appetizers don’t get much easier than is. The “Easy Creations” line from Wilcox Fresh comes prepackaged with tender baby russet potatoes and a seasoning packet to make sure you can get dishes out quickly and consistently. While this recipe for Duchess Baby Russets uses garlic parsley baby russets, there are a ton of different options for you to try out. 

Gluten-Free Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Looking for a way to appeal to the gluten-free crowd this Christmas without sacrificing flavor? Bust out this Gluten-Free Brussels Sprouts Gratin recipe from Ippolito! With its complex flavor profile and shareable size, this dish is a perfect appetizer for large parties.

Pecan Pie

Every good Christmas dinner ends with dessert (or all dinners for that matter) and there are few desserts as classic as pecan pie. The pairing of vanilla, sugar, and pecans creates a sweet and salty pie that hits all the right notes during the winter season. For a  better pie, make sure to give your crust an egg wash before popping it in the oven.