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.

Our Best Recipes For an Unforgettable Christmas Eve Dinner

We've done the meal planning for you: take your pick from casual, classic, and formal Christmas Eve dinner menus.

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Recipe

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.

Southern-Style Collard Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
There are many delicious ways to cook collard greens, but this is best-known way to do it in the South.

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
However you make them, you'll be rewarded with layer upon buttery layer of biscuit perfection.

Ben Mims' Perfect Cornbread

Rating: 4 stars 17
This cornbread recipe doesn't call for even a teaspoon of sugar—savory cornbread enthusiasts will be happy to know.

Classic Chess Pie

Rating: 5 stars 4
Gooey, buttery, and supremely sweet, the chess pie has been a staple of the Southern dessert table for a couple hundred years.

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 15
This made-from-scratch mac and cheese only takes three simple steps.

Cabbage Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 7
Reimagine coleslaw with this warm, savory casserole.

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.
Homemade Baked Lasagna
Rating: 3 stars

Cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese combine beautifully to make one addictive dish.