Christmas 2016 Dinner Ideas: 10 Trendy Christmas Recipes You Should Try This Year

Christmas 2016 Dinner Ideas
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Are you already brainstorming some tasty Christmas 2016 dinner ideas? If so, keep reading as we have the scoop on some delicious recipes that are perfect to serve for Christmas dinner. Here are 10 recipes you should really try this year.

10 Trendy Christmas Dinner Ideas

Seafood, Chorizo, and Vegetable Stew: This stew has a delicious broth made of tomatoes and wine. The rich sauce is a perfect complement to the spicy chorizo and the sweet white fish and shrimp. If you are a fish lover, try this one out—you won’t be disappointed.

Chicken and Okra Curry: Okay, so some might believe that curry isn’t exactly a holiday staple, but when you really think about it, curry is warming and hearty, which makes it perfect for Christmas dinner. It’s packed with fragrant spices and tasty okra, and its golden color really adds to its appeal. If you’re a fan of coconut milk, you’ll love this. Serve with a side of white rice.

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Mexican-Glazed Meatloaves: This is a delicious, one-pan recipe that is sure to please your loved ones. If you’re a big fan of Mexican flavors, you must try it. These meatloaves are packed with chipotle chilies, chorizo, and adobo sauce. They’re easy to make, and since the recipe can be divided into four mini-loaf pans instead of one large one, this saves you cooking time and prepare for a fiesta this Christmas: .

Beer Brat Skewers with Spicy Slaw: Okay, this recipe is all about a fun and no-fuss dinner. Who doesn’t love the idea of portable and delicious meat on a stick? To make these extra-tasty kebabs, simply cut up bite-size bratwurst sausage and alternate with veggies of your choice. They’re colorful, playful, and best of all, easy! You can get creative with different choices of meat and veggies.

Potato Gratin: Potatoes are always a crowd pleaser. They are one of the ultimate comfort foods. Couple potatoes with cheese and you have yourself a winning side dish for Christmas dinner that will have your guests begging for just a little more. This potato gratin recipe calls for some cream, russet potatoes, and Gruyere cheese. It’s a fantastic side to any kind of red meat or poultry dish.

Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach Pasta: You can’t exactly have Christmas dinner without serving pasta. Some families serve pasta as a tradition, but if you are thinking of serving a fresh take on pasta to your loved ones, this recipe is sure to please. Fresh wilted spinach, tender shrimp, ripe tomatoes, and fettuccine tossed in garlic-butter sauce make this dish a true winner.

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Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake: Get ready to wow your guests with this elevated chicken dish. It’s creamy, it’s comforting, and it’s stress free. Parmesan and Swiss cheeses plus sour cream give this dish the gooey goodness that makes it unforgettable.

Garlic Scallops: There is nothing quite like fresh scallops and if you are a seafood lover, you know this. If you want to serve your friends and family a dish they will love, try this out. Loaded with lots of clarified butter (also known as ghee) and garlic, this dish is seared to perfection and topped with fresh parsley and lemon zest. It’s also super healthy!.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Egg Rolls: If you’re feeling extra adventurous this holiday season, you can try making some homemade egg rolls for the family. The stuffing for these egg rolls includes pineapple, onions, chicken, and mixed veggies. Pair this with a delicious sweet-and-sour dip and you have the perfect appetizer.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus: This recipe is definitely a winner. It’s for all your guests who have a bit of trouble getting in their greens and veggies. Get creative by wrapping juicy asparagus in salty prosciutto. The bitterness of the asparagus paired with the saltiness of the cured ham is a match made in heaven. It’s a great way to get everyone talking about the veggies at your party, plus its super simple.

So, there you have it: 10 unique recipes for Christmas food this year. Will you think outside the box and try something different this year, or stick to the traditional?


Sources:
“40+ Non-Traditional Christmas Dinner Ideas You Need to Try This Year,” Woman’s Day web site, October 25, 2016; http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/g2043/non-traditional-christmas-dinner/, last accessed December 1, 2016.