Christmas Recipes

The South may not be the only region that goes overboard for Christmas, but we like to believe we do host the most fabulous parties. It all starts, of course, with our treasured family recipe boxes and notecards filled with our mothers' and grandmothers' handwriting. We also like to throw in a few of our own family-favorite Christmas recipes we'll be passing down one day, too. Planning festive menus for every Christmas gathering, from a casual cocktail supper to a Christmas Eve feast, is our specialty and you'll never catch us unprepared. All the Christmas trimmings are here, and the charm begins with just a little inspiration. These are our best Christmas recipes: everything you'll ever need to make all the holiday meals this season full of tradition and Southern charm.

Staff Picks

25 Classic Christmas Cookies Full of Vintage Charm

Capture the merriment of Grandma's kitchen at Christmastime.

Perfectly Paired Holiday Side Dishes for Christmas

OK, maybe pick three or four or five. We've put together a collection of our favorite festive recipes–Duchess Potatoes, Gnocci Mac and Cheese, Herbed Couscous–that will make your holiday feast unforgettable.

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream

Rating: 4 stars 5
This simple white cake is jazzed up with a cranberry filling and an orange flavored buttercream.

Christmas Pudding

Rating: 3 stars 2
Similar to an American fruit cake, Christmas pudding is more like a loaf cake packed with an assortment of fruits that soak overnight in booze and orange zest.

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
In the South, mac 'n cheese is like everyone's favorite aunt—and this best-ever recipe beats out the rest.

Tee's Corn Pudding Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This quick and easy recipe is a Southern favorite for Thanksgiving Day.

Over the Moon Chocolate Pie Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 3
This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie.

Cheese Dreams Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 6
These cheesy gems will be the first appetizer to disappear.

Angel Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
These biscuits taste like they were sent right from heaven to our plate.

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
Sweet, tart, and delightfully creamy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Christmas Pie Recipes
These festive Christmas pie recipes will be the star of your holiday gathering. Trust us—just one slice won't do.
Croissant Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Rating: 5 stars 3

Our Test Kitchen has made dozens and dozens of breakfast casseroles over the years, but this one is our latest favorite.