Is your Christmas dinner table covered with ham or turkey? Perhaps it’s time to try something new to make this year extra special. After all, we’ve all had the kind of year that begs to buck tradition. Make your Christmas all the more unique with these 8 non-traditional dinner options for the big meal!
Easy Broiled Lobster Tail
Go ahead and splurge. After all, it’s Christmas. Broiled lobster tails are easy yet impressive as holiday dinner. Making them on your own costs significantly less than ordering them at a restaurant too.
Before you object at what seems like an ordinary meal from any weeknight, this meatloaf recipe is based on a famous creation from Ina Garten. Plus, it has this wonderful garlic sauce that makes it an extra special treat for Christmas dinner.
A luxurious yet easy Christmas dinner that you’ll want to try is that of short ribs. You cook them slow and low which means you get to spend more of your holiday having fun rather than trapped in the kitchen.
Filet Mignon in Mushroom Wine Sauce
Step up your Christmas dinner party with perfectly cooked filet mignon. Perhaps the most decadent cut of beef of all, this top-tier delight is made even more enchanting with the addition of a mushroom wine sauce.
Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs
Why settle for ham and turkey AGAIN when you can have lamb chops? This distinguished course has a lovely texture and richness. With garlic and fresh herbs, it brings out the beauty of this meat, something your guests will surely love.
Pot Roast and Root Veggies
Another easy Christmas dinner that will impress while bucking traditional norms is pot roast with root vegetables. Why rush around the kitchen when you can let your slow cooker work for you? Take a load off, enjoy more eggnog (heavy on the rum!) and spend time with the ones you love while this heavenly pot roast gets itself ready for your Christmas dinner.
Kale and Wild Rice Casserole
A cheesy twist on the old standby green bean casserole that you might be tired of from Thanksgiving, this epic recipe includes gruyere, mushrooms, kale, and thyme for a unique and delightful Christmas side.
Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad
Serve up a salad that tastes as beautifully as it looks. With seasonal pear and pomegranate, it naturally has a festive look for Christmas. Plus, the homemade honey Dijon dressing is incredible! From Cooking Classy.
Who says you have to do the same dishes every year? Try something new and non-traditional this Christmas and you just might find it becomes your new normal go-to dinner dish for Christmas next year!