20 TASTY ALTERNATIVES TO A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
Christmas dinner is one of the most highly anticipated events on Christmas day. But when you keep eating the same food year after year the Christmas cheer might slowly start to wear off!
If you’re tired of turkey or want to bring something new to your festive feast, then you should definitely bring some excitement with these unique Christmas dinner ideas.
From Christmas mains, desserts, vegetables and drinks; we’ve put together 20 Christmas dinner alternatives for you to try.
Tired of turkey but still want roasted poultry? Try this amazing lemon and garlic butter spatchcock chicken. It’s crispy yet juicy and takes a lot quicker to cook as it’s flattened, you’ll have more time to enjoy your day! Having chicken instead of turkey is also an easy way to cut costs this Christmas.
How does roast sea bass sound to you? Bring flavour to your dinner table this Christmas with this fresh and lightly spiced grilled or oven-baked sea bass. Not only is this Christmas dinner main idea really tasty but it’s also low in fat too!
Want to show of your cooking skills and impress your family and friends? This fancy Italian flank steak pinwheels will leave everyone speechless! Despite what it looks like, you may be surprised to know that it’s actually a super easy dinner recipe.
Brings some oriental flavour to your Christmas dinner this year with this Asian inspired sweet and salt flavoured BBQ pork. This unconventional Christmas dinner idea will certainly bring excitement.
Isn’t this a unique Christmas dinner idea! This South Indian fish recipe is filled with fragrant spices and is packed with a punch.
For many Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without brussels sprouts! If you’re looking to try something new this year, this is a great alternative. You can have this light, creamy and delicious brussels sprout soup as a light starter or a bigger portion as an alternative Christmas main dinner.
Vegetables To Go With Your Christmas Dinner
Doesn’t this look amazing! This Christmas dinner side provides a pretty, delicious and tasty way to enjoy potatoes. With the addition of parmesan and rosemary, these potato stacks are delicious.
A smooth and delicious side that will be a tasty addition to your Christmas dinner. Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious: they’re rich in fibre, antioxidants and vitamins. This recipe take less than 30 minutes to make.
A nutritious and quick garlic mushroom cauliflower skillet that requires very minimal ingredients to make. It’s healthy, it’s yummy and it cooks in no time!
Adding these roasted carrots to your Christmas dinner plate will certainly add a lot of colour! These carrots are not your standard roasted carrots, they’re made with a blend of flavours making a tasteful caramelised glaze.
WOW, this will definitely turn heads, this spiral vegetable tart is a visual showstopper that is gluten free and vegan! It’s drizzled with oils and herbs and tastes delicious.
This creamy coleslaw literally comes together in minutes! It provides a colourful mix of vegetables, a light tangy taste and is packed with colour!
Don’t feel for roasted potatoes this year or want a Christmas dinner filled with many alternatives? This roasted squash recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a quick roast, you don’t have to peel any skin!
Christmas Dessert Ideas
Look how delicious this looks! Blueberry ganache tarts are unique, vibrant and a must-try combination! These mouth-watering tarts are not hard to make and is inspired by a Korean bakery called Pan Honesta.
Doesn’t this look great! You may be surprised to know that this caramel mouse cake is gluten and diary free! Despite how amazing this looks, it’s actually really easy to make and would make a good swap with the usual Christmas pudding.
Mince pies but with a twist, these yummy mince pie filo cigars will give you the traditional flavours of Christmas but with a unique texture. It’s a vegan recipe which provides a lighter way to enjoy mince pies and is very easy to make.
This stunning red velvet roll cake is a nice addition to your Christmas meal. Not only is this dessert a head-turner but it also tastes amazing! Don’t worry, it’s actually not as tricky as it looks to make.
So there’s eggnog but have you ever tried a salted caramel eggnog? You can rustle up this Christmas favourite with a twist in under 15 minutes. Celebrate the festive season this year with this comforting, warm and flavoursome drink.
Are you having a Christmas themed party? Why not match it with this Christmas themed Grinch punch. It’s cool, refreshing and non-alcoholic; perfect for both kids and adults!
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