Tasty Meals to Add to Your Christmas Dinner Menu

Family Together for Christmas Dinner Celebration

What’s on the menu this holiday season? If you haven’t yet started preparing, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to have the best Christmas dinner yet with these delicious recipes!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

You’ll need: Sweet potatoes, butter (sliced), brown sugar, ground cinnamon, chopped pecans, mini marshmallows

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: Wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil and place them onto a baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake the potatoes for 1 hour (or until soft when squeezed)

Step 4: Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, leaving the oven on.

Step 5: Remove the foil from the potatoes and place them back onto the baking sheet. Then, slice the center of the potatoes and open the center by pressing on the sides.

Step 6: Stuff each potato with sliced butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, and marshmallows.

Step 7: After the potatoes are stuffed, place them back into the oven for a few minutes until the marshmallows are lightly browned. Dig in!

Sweet Potato Soup

You’ll need: 4 tablespoons of olive oil (divided), 2 tablespoons pf chicken or vegetable bouillon base, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 4 large carrots, 1 large onion (chopped), 2 cloves of garlic,  2 sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into small pieces), , 2 dried bay leaves, 2 slices of bread (torn into 1 inch pieces), a pinch of nutmeg.

Step 1: Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan over medium heat.

Step 2: Add the onion, finely chopped garlic, and carrots to the pot. Then, cook the veggies until until they begin to brown. (This should take about 10 minutes.) Once brown, add the spices and stir.

Step 3: Next, put the sweet potatoes, bay leaves, bouillon base, and six cups of water into the mixture and bring it to a boil.

Step 4: Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 10-12 minutes. Set aside.

Step 5: Take a large skillet and heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.

Step 6: Add the bread to the skillet and cook until golden brown. Remove the bread from the heat and drizzle maple syrup on top. Set aside.

Step 7: Return the the veggies in the large pan. Remove the bay leaves and puree the remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. (If using a standard blender, blend the ingredients in batches).

Step 8: Serve the heated soup with the maple croutons and enjoy!

Chocolate Eggnog Floats

You’ll need: Eggnog, chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips

Step 1: Into a large glass, add 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream and 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Step 2: Pour eggnog into the glass.

Step 3: Drizzle chocolate sauce on top of the float. Then, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Other Christmas Dinner Recipes

We found these great recipes online. Try them out and let us know what you think!

Classic Roasted Duck with Orange-Bourbon-Molasses Glaze

Turkey Roulade with Figgy Port Wine Sauce

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

Christmas Pull-Apart Bread Tree

Christmas Sangria

Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch

 

Now that you’ve got an idea of some delicious items to prepare for your Christmas dinner, all that’s left is to purchase the items you need. So, hop into a vehicle from the professionals here at James Hodge Dodge and head over to the grocery store to pick up the necessary ingredients.

Happy Holidays, from our family to yours!