Free Christmas Dinner Menu Plan

Menus4Moms: Christmas Dinner Menu Plan

Looking for Christmas dinner menu ideas?

Look no further – Menus4Moms has a full Christmas dinner menu planned for you. We gave you a sneak peek at the fantastic Christmas dessert from the menu, now here is the full Christmas dinner menu plan. Your table will be beautiful with these delicious Cornish hens over wild rice, green beans with bacon, and festive cranberry pecan salad. Candied sweet potatoes and homemade drop biscuits round out the meal, and pecan pie complements the Peppermint Brownie Trifle. Enjoy!

Recipes are below, but you can download the Christmas Dinner Menu PDF file which includes all of the recipes, photos, and shopping list.


1. This menu should serve 8-10 adults plus smaller children comfortably. If you have growing teens, big appetites, or more people, I suggest doubling several of the side dishes and cooking extra hens.

2. Several of these dishes can be made ahead and refrigerated until time to bake (if they need baking). They are marked with ***. Though not marked, the stuffing portion of the Cornish Hen recipe can also be prepared in advance.

3. Be sure to give your hens enough time in the refrigerator to thaw.

Christmas Desserts

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About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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