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Festive Christmas Comfort Food Recipe Ideas

Your holiday dinner plans just got easier with these festive Christmas comfort food ideas. All the recipes feature dazzling red and green ingredients to create a memorable family meal.

December 15, 2023

Ideas for festive comfort foods for holiday dinners

Festive Christmas Comfort Food

Impress your family during the Christmas Season with delicious red and green main course and side dishes! Try these easy comfort foods and create memorable meals with your loved ones. Every one of these recipes will be a hit for a family gathering. Whether you are hosting or bringing a dish, explore these tried and true recipes often requested in my family. 

Southern Shrimp and Grits with Roasted Peanuts

Southern Shrimp and Grits are down-home comfort food. Cheesy grits with colorful shrimp gravy and topped with honey roasted peanuts.

Christmas Style Enchiladas – Red and Green Sauce

Christmas Style enchiladas with red and green sauce and delicious melted cheese are the perfect festive meal during the holiday or any day. Using ground turkey or leftover roast turkey and readymade sauces, keeps this recipe simple.

Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

There is no need to go to the restaurant to get the best Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing. Crispy romaine lettuce, juicy grape tomatoes, crunchy croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese with an easy homemade dressing. Your family will think you bought carryout from a fancy restaurant.

Crisp Apple Salad with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

This sweet and tangy Apple Salad with Lemon Yogurt Sauce recipe is easy to throw together for a weeknight side dish. Crisp apples in a zesty sauce with raisins and nuts make a flavorful combination that goes well with any pork dish, roast turkey, and grilled meats.

Creole Ragu with Shrimp and Sausage – Paleo Style

Big taste but few ingredients from this "Big Easy" inspired meal. Bring the taste of New Orleans to your dinner table with Paleo Creole Ragu with Shrimp and Sausage.

Make-Ahead Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Make-ahead shaved Brussels sprout salad with apples, dried cherries, feta, and walnuts tossed with a honey mustard dressing is a healthy and delicious side dish. This easy, make-ahead recipe tastes better as it sits - even the next day! It will turn Brussels sprout skeptics into fans.

Easy Low Carb Taco Stuffed Peppers

Easy taco stuffed peppers with delicious Mexican filling and bubbly cheese will please your pickiest eaters. Perfect make-ahead recipe and freezer meal. 

Blood Orange Fennel Salad with Pistachios

Blood Orange Fennel Salad is a bright-tasting side dish blending the distinct flavors of blood oranges, arugula, and fennel with a cumin dressing. Not only does it make a stunning presentation, but it tastes as good as it looks.

Paleo Curry Cashew Chicken over Broccoli

Paleo Curry Cashew Chicken will make you fall in love with chicken again. The spicy ginger with sweet coconut milk gives the chicken a new meaning.

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Karen the Supper Sanity Home Chef

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Hello, I’m Karen, a very passionate meal planner. As a mother of three, I have been planning family menus for years. When I was diagnosed with a digestive condition, I found it necessary to follow an eating regime that eliminated many ingredients. That made meal planning a health necessity. I’ve learned a lot and want to share my resources to simplify meal planning, shop efficiently and cook affordable homemade meals. If you wish to try new recipes, plan healthier meals, and enjoy a great dinner with your friends and family, Supper Sanity can help.

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