Christmas Eve Dinner Menu: Delicious Foods to Try This Christmas Holiday Season

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The Internet is flooded with Christmas food ideas and if you are determined to find the perfect holiday meal, we’ve got it right here. Explore a complete Christmas eve dinner menu for your holiday get-together. It includes a starter, a main course and also a dessert.

Crispy Golden Smashed Potatoes

Theese crispy potatoes are a perfect for Christmas Eve and the recipe can be made in minutes.

Ingredients

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Two and a half lbs red potatoes (about 2-inch diameter)
Cooking spray
Three tbsp melted butter
Finely chopped parsley, for garnish

Recipe

In large pot put enough water and add potatoes. The water must cover potatoes by two inches. Add one tablespoon salt and cover the pot. Bring to a boil on high heat. Uncover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place potatoes one by one on the cookie sheet and press it gently with stiff, wide spatula. Press the potatoes until crushed keeping them intact.

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Spray the potatoes with cooking spray and roast them for 25 minutes. Spray it again with cooking spray and broil on high for two to five minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

Sprinkle one-forth teaspoon salt on the crisps and arrange on serving platter. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with parsley.

Vegetable Lasagna

This lasagna is full of veggies and low in calories, too. This dish will not leave you feeling guilty!

Ingredients

Two tbsp grated Parmesan
Two tsp grated lemon zest
One tbsp olive oil
One medium onion
Two cloves garlic
One container low-sodium one-percent cottage cheese
One package frozen broccoli florets
Three oz. part-skim mozzarella
Two cups baby spinach
Two cups low-sodium marinara sauce
Six no-boil lasagna noodles
Kosher salt
Pepper

Recipe

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and add onions to it. Add one-forth teaspoon of salt and pepper. Cover and cook until it becomes tender, stirring occasionally.

Add the garlic and cook for one minute and stir in the parsley. Puree the cottage cheese and broccoli in a food processor until smooth.

Transfer it to a bowl. Add the onion mixture, Parmesan, lemon zest, half cup mozzarella and one-forth teaspoon each salt and pepper, and then fold in the spinach and basil.

Spread half a cup of marinara on the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Add noodles on top of the sauce and about half cup sauce over the top. Dollop with half the broccoli mixture.

Top with noodles and half the remaining marinara and then the remaining broccoli mixture. Then top with the remaining noodles and marinara and sprinkle one-forth cup mozzarella.

Cover tightly with nonstick foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the noodles are tender and the top is golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let rest for five minutes before slicing.

Holiday Trifle

Ingredients

One and a half cup heavy cream
One-third cup of eggnog
One pound cake
12 oz. frozen raspberries
Half cup sliced almonds

Recipe

Beat heavy cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.

Fold in one-third cup eggnog.

In a four-quart trifle bowl, layer half of cake, one-third cup eggnog, raspberries, and half of cream mixture.

Repeat the layers and top with almonds.

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your festive meal with the easiest Christmas food ideas ever!

 


Sources:

“Vegetable Lasagna,” Woman’s Day web site, December 10, 2014; http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a12516/vegetable-lasagna-recipe-wdy0214/, last accessed December 16, 2016

“Holiday Trifle,” Woman’s Day web site, December 1, 2010; http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a33764/holiday-trifle-recipe-ghk0111/, last accessed December 16, 2016

“Crispy Golden Smashed Potatoes,” Good Housekeeping web site, December 2, 2016;
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a41684/crispy-golden-smashed-potatoes-recipe/, last accessed December 16, 2016