Easy Christmas Dinner Recipes
Enjoy a tropical twist on the traditional Christmas dinner. Need an easy Christmas dinner menu that gives you time to enjoy your guests? Look no further. These easy Christmas dinner recipes will make cooking Christmas dinner a breeze. Enjoy my collection of tried and tested — all-time favorite Tropical Christmas dinner recipes.
Gather family and friends and celebrate Christmas.
Celebrate Christmas with these Easy Christmas Dinner Recipes
The Christmas season is so busy and by the time Christmas day comes around I’m usually exhausted. Weeks of Christmas parties, Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, midnight mass, and breakfast… Now it’s time to cook an easy delicious Christmas meal since there is nothing better than gathering family and friends from near and far to celebrate Christmas with a fabulous Christmas feast.
Living in Florida the weather is usually spectacular, (last year we were in bikinis and trunks sandbar-ing Christmas eve) and we plan a relaxing day of football watching, beach walking and a simple tropical inspired Christmas dinner. The centerpiece of this menu is jerk turkey, we still have the turkey but we cook it on the grill with jerk spices for an absolutely amazing twist on the traditional Christmas turkey.
Once dinner is done we kick back and relax with a cocktail and as the sun goes down we jump on the boat to cruise the canals to look at Christmas lights.
A beautiful, blessed day.
EASY CHRISTMAS DINNER MENU
Easy Christmas Dinner Recipes
This is the perfect easy Christmas dinner menu.
House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp served with crusty French bread
SIDES & SALADS
Not your traditional Christmas dessert but we’ll be doing
This menu pairs beautifully with a dry, crisp Riesling or Viognier
or another festive holiday drink.
Tubs of Ice Cold Beer, Water, Sparkling Water, and Sodas
Mix & Match Christmas Recipe(…
Festive enough for special occasions – simple enough for every day. The jerk spices coat the turkey under the skin and make the meat especially spicy and juicy. Bonus – since the turkey is cooked on the grill it frees up oven space and the Turkey cooks faster.
So easy to make and so good. This makes an easy appetizer to feed a hungry crowd. Serve plenty of crusty bread alongside to soak up all the yummy sauce.
Serve the ultimate charcuterie board and everyone will stay satisfied while the main meal cooks. Learn how to put together a hearty and delicious board to serve before your Christmas Dinner. Everyone will love this easy cheese and meat platter.
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This recipe is so good and so simple. The beans are cooked until just tender crisp, drizzled with honey and a touch of orange peel. The real beauty of this side is that it taste best served at room temperature after the flavors have mellowed.
My absolute favorite. It’s perfect to compliment the spicy jerk turkey, is low calorie and a festive blush color. Perfection!
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Eggplant Milanese. Better than take-out and done in 30 minutes. Special enough for a party, simple enough for tonight!
Pork Al Pastor perfectly pairs sweet pineapple with smokey chipotles. Using a slow cooker may not be authentic but it makes it easy to serve pork Al Pastor tacos for taco Tuesday or any day.
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This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun.
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