What dishes do you typically make for Christmas? Over the years I have found that no matter if I am having a large celebration with friends and family or just celebrating the holidays with my immediate family, I always make the same meals. Of course, the amount of food I make changes, but we definitely tend to stick with only the best traditional dishes for Christmas because it just adds to that wonderful holiday feeling that we all love so much!
When it comes to the foods we cook, we tend to celebrate Christmas throughout the month with Christmas cookies, holiday drinks, amazing brunches, and some delicious dinners. Plus, I’m on the older side (shhhhh….. don’t tell anyone), so that means that I have had years and years to perfect my holiday baking skills so we may as well enjoy all that we can, right? I’ve also got enough experience under my belt to know that I don’t love all of the cleanups that come with holiday cooking, which is why I love to keep plenty of Handi-Foil pans on hand for all of this baking! Goodbye messy kitchen and dirty dishes!
The Best Traditional Dishes for Christmas
Since we like to celebrate our Christmas with brunches, dinners and more, I’m going to separate our list of the best traditional dishes for Christmas into categories for Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner and Dessert. This way you can easily navigate to the types of dishes you are looking for.
The Best Traditional Dishes for Christmas Breakfast/Brunch
A good breakfast casserole is a great way to start the holiday because that means that you can prepare it early and save yourself time in the kitchen in the morning so that you have more time to spend with your family. This hashbrown casserole is one that is a well-loved Christmas breakfast in my family.
I like to use the Handi-Foil Stuffing Pan to make this casserole.
Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Streusel
Breakfast and dessert are one in the same with this Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel. It’s rich, moist, full of flavor, and filling.
I like to use the Handi-Foil Loaf pans for coffee cakes because it allows the perfect size slice to enjoy.
The Best Traditional Dishes for Christmas Dinner
Twice Baked Potatoes
A side dish, but a dish just the same. We never go a Christmas without Twice Baked Potatoes! These ones are delicious!
While you can use any Handi-Foil pan for these, I typically use the Heavy Duty Square pans for these since they are heavy.
Sweet Potato Casserole
This Sweet Potato Casserole is a must-have at the Christmas dinner table. This holiday favorite is warmly spiced and subtly sweet.
I use the Handi-Foil stuffing pan when I make this recipe.
After Thanksgiving, we have had enough Turkey and Ham to last us the year, so it’s a classic Prime Rib dinner for us! This particular recipe is one of our favorite recipes and always comes out great.
Because I may or may not have had a mess happen in the past, I am always sure to use the Handi-Foil Heavy Duty Square Pan for these.
The Best Traditional Dishes for Christmas Dessert
Eggnog Bread Pudding
We literally never make bread pudding throughout the year, but it is always made during the holiday season. This Eggnog Bread Pudding has an added Christmas flair!
We always make bread pudding in the Handi-Foil Loaf Pans.
Who doesn’t love the smell of a delicious apple crisp or pie baking in their oven. There is just something about that smell that screams Christmas, don’t you think? This Apple Crisp is even better though because it has a delicious holiday flavored eggnog topping!
It may seem strange to some to make Apple Crisp in pie form, but I really like to bake Apple Crisp in the Handi-Foil Pie Pans.
I think there is an unspoken rule out there that every holiday must be joined by pumpkin pie. Is anyone else aware of this rule? You simply cannot have a holiday dessert table without a yummy pumpkin pie as its delicious and rich centerpiece.
Of course, before starting your baking projects, be sure to have Handi-Foil pie pans on hand.