What do you eat at Christmas dinner? (13 Terrific Choices)

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, what do you eat at Christmas dinner? We will discuss all the reasonable and popular options that you can eat at Christmas dinner including vegetable, and meat varieties, and recipes.

What do you eat at Christmas dinner?

You can eat roasted vegetables, red or white meat, pate, and soup for Christmas dinner. 

Popular desserts that you can eat at Christmas dinner are Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, and Yorkshire pudding. 

There are many options you can choose to prepare and eat for Christmas dinner. Meat-based items include turkey, smoked salmon, ham, prawns and roast chicken, beef, and lamb. Other unconventional meats include roast duck pheasant, bacon, prime rib roast, and duck liver pate. 

Make prawn cocktails and soup to serve with your Christmas dinner. You can make smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche & beetroot, Gravadlax with celeriac & fennel salad.

Other salmon options for you are pastrami-cured salmon, smoked salmon pâté with brioche buns. Also make your favorite sauces that can include either one or more options from crispy onion and bread sauce, cranberry sauce, or simple gravy.  

To keep turkey meat as a crucial Christmas option, stuff and roast with shallots and serve with pancetta. You could also make a brined roast turkey or a cider roast turkey. 

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What are the roasted options to consider for your Christmas dinner?

Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes are among the best comfort foods to serve at Christmas. Roast potatoes are versatile, easy to cook and make an excellent vegetarian dish for Christmas. 

You can make simple roast potatoes in your oven or microwave and season with sea salt, olive oil, black pepper, or rosemary.  You can try some delicious recipes such as garlic roast potatoes.

Roast beef

Beef is the preferred meat to eat at Christmas. Roast beef also comes with a seasoning of thyme and mustard and goes well with garlic, gravy and, olive oil. 

Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken is yet another delectable thing to eat at Christmas dinner. For people who prefer tender, white meat on Christmas Eve, you can make roast Chicken by incorporating butter, garlic, lemon, and a generous helping of your favorite gravy. 

You can also try out roast sweet potatoes, roast lamb, nut roast, and roast ham.

What are the vegetables to eat at Christmas dinner?

You can eat roast potatoes, carrots, parsnip, Brussel sprout, Broccoli sauce, Cauliflower cheese, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and avocado. 

  1. Glazed Carrots

To make carrots, steam the carrots for 5-7 minutes and add caraway seeds, butter, and honey to serve.

  1. Brussel Sprouts

Blanch your peeled and trimmed Brussel sprouts. Fry pancetta in olive oil and add the Brussel sprouts. Chop some chestnuts and add lemon zest to it. 

Season with black pepper and salt and serve.

  1. Spinach

You can make creamed spinach or a Christmas dip. Creamed spinach is a delicacy and one of the popular options to serve at the Christmas table.

  1. Kale

Kale is a nutritious and versatile vegetable to put at the Christmas dinner. You can try making either Crispy Christmas kale, kale pomegranate salad with goat cheese, or a Christmas Wreath salad. 

  1. Avocado

Make either an exciting salad or toast in the shape of a Christmas tree or keep it simple and make good old guacamole. 

What should you serve for dessert at Christmas dinner?

The ideal Christmas dinner is either Christmas pudding, cake, trifle, or Yorkshire pudding.

Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding is made by preparing a batter with eggs, flour, and milk. Make sure to whisk all the ingredients and bake in the oven after you grease your pan with oil or goose fat.

Bake the pudding for 30 minutes or until it turns golden brown.

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding is a lightly-steamed fruitcake that is baked like a regular cake. The fruit cake is baked with flour, eggs, and milk and served with nuts, spices, custard, and ice cream. 

The ingredients added to Christmas pudding are usually, raisins, currants, brown sugar, citron, lemon peel, orange peel, flour, mixed spices, eggs, milk, and brandy. It is often made 2 months ahead of Christmas time and fed with an alcohol-based drink such as brandy, whisky, or rum. 

Trifles

Trifle is an exciting deviation of custard that is enriched with custard. The jelly added to your custard is made with raspberry and clotted cream. You can make any delightful version of trifle such as retro trifle, chocolate orange trifle, chocolate brownie trifle, or eggnog trifle. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question, what do you eat at Christmas dinner? We discussed all the reasonable and popular options that you can eat at Christmas dinner including vegetable, and meat varieties, and recipes.

Citations

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/complete-christmas-menu-classic
https://www.thespruceeats.com/classic-recipes-christmas-dinner-menu-4173864
https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g635/holiday-recipe-book-1108/?slide=1

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.