Christmas Menu For A Crowd

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Feeding a crowd this Christmas? It’s important to plan carefully to create a crowd-pleasing menu that will make everyone’s taste buds happy. Refer to this cheat sheet for hassle-free Christmas menu planning to keep your guests’ festive spirit up and their stomachs satisfied.

1. Charcuterie Board

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For starters, sharing platters works best for larger groups or a crowd because it makes it easier for everyone to dig into every piece they want. Whether it’s cheese, cold cuts, fruits, or dips with crackers they want, your guests will have an excellent start to their meal with this appetizer idea.

2. Dips For Sharing

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Like a charcuterie board, dips are an excellent starter for feeding a crowd during the holiday season because guests can pick up any item and dip them. This appetizer idea works best for casual or intimate gatherings where you don’t mind sharing one dip bowl. You can also make multiple dips so guests can pick whichever dip they like most, whether it’s a Mediterranean Dip or a simple guacamole.

3. Cheese Ball

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A cheese ball makes the perfect appetizer for parties and gatherings. You can make one big cheese ball, where your guests can dip their crackers or sliced veggies. There is also an option to make individual cheese balls so everyone can pick one and enjoy it.

4. Roasted Herb Turkey

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Whether for Thanksgiving or Christmas, a whole roasted herb turkey can feed a crowd. This whole turkey will be the centerpiece of your holiday table or any celebration.

5. Slow Cooker Pork Roast

A whole Slow Cooker Pork Roast with carrots on a white platter.
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This Slow Cooker Pork Roast can feed an army, and it cooks while you work all day! This recipe is awesome when you want to effortlessly make dinner for a crowd to make holiday meal planning a breeze.

6. Mediterranean Turkey Breast

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Thanksgiving is a time to indulge in all the flavors of autumn. But this juicy turkey breast recipe gives you a turkey breast with a Mediterranean twist. This herb-infused turkey has a delicious blend of Mediterranean flavors and aromas. It’s a great option for the holidays.

7. Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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These Greek Roasted Lemon Garlic Potatoes are a delicious and easy way to serve potatoes. They’re full of flavor, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. If you are looking for a fantastic side dish, you have to try these potatoes. Their simplicity is wonderful, but don’t let that fool you. The flavors are top-notch.

8. Christmas Dinner Rolls

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This homemade dinner rolls recipe is perfect for a family meal, during the week, or during the holidays. Nothing store-bought will ever make your kitchen smell as wonderful as homemade bread baking in the oven.

9. Pecan Pie

A slice of naturally sweetened pecan pie on a white plate.
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This naturally sweetened pecan pie without corn syrup is made with real food ingredients and no refined sugar. It’s a healthy pecan pie recipe that makes the perfect holiday dessert that can feed a crowd.

10. Casserole Dishes

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Casserole dishes are a great option when hosting a large group this Christmas. Each dish is large enough to feed a crowd. Plus, this dish is easily customizable as you can use any ingredients you have to make a casserole dish for Christmas. For instance, you can make a sweet potato casserole.

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Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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