A Menu of Last-Minute Christmas Dishes

christmas dishesMerry Christmas! It’s not too late to whip up some tasty and delicious Christmas dishes. Whether you’re throwing a last-minute get-together or a previously planned dish didn’t turn out quite right, here is a menu of quick and easy Christmas dishes you can finish in no time!

Appetizers:

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

These bacon-wrapped date appetizers pack plenty of flavor, but they’re really simple to put together. We promise these will be a hit, so you should go ahead and plan on making a double batch. Here are the four ingredients you’ll need: pitted dates, salted pistachios, dried apricots, and bacon.

Kahlua-Pecan-Brown Sugar Baked Brie

If you’re not drooling from the name of this recipe alone, well, you might not be paying attention. This Kahlua-pecan-brown sugar baked brie is to die for. It’s sweet, savory and packed with holiday flavor. Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Here’s what you’ll need: a wheel of brie, Kahlua, light brown sugar, and pecans.

Sides:

Brown Butter Almond Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a classic holiday dish. These brown butter brussel sprouts with almonds are delicious, and it will only take you about 15 minutes to put this side dish together from start to finish. Here’s what you’ll need: brussel sprouts, butter, sliced almonds, salt and pepper, almond extract, and chives. That’s it!

Vanilla Bean-Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Who knew the flavors of vanilla and sweet potatoes went so well together? This vanilla bean-whipped sweet potato recipe will take you less than an hour to make, and your guests will love the creamy combination. Here are the ingredients you’ll need: sweet potatoes, heavy cream, salt and pepper, unsalted butter, and vanilla bean.

Main Dish:

Roast Pork Loin with Pancetta and Sage

Here’s a main dish that requires minimal effort and time. This roast pork loin only takes an hour to cook, and you only need three ingredients! In fact, all the ingredients you’ll need are in the recipe’s name: a pork loin, sage leaves, and pancetta. This recipe is so simple, but it’ll taste like you’ve been slaving over it for hours.

Dessert:

Christmas Rum Balls

Let’s be honest: you might have a hard time willingly sharing this dessert with your guests. It should come as no surprise that these Christmas rum balls are heavenly. Just look at this list of ingredients: vanilla wafers, cocoa, icing sugar, spiced rum (or bourbon), and pecans or walnuts. Plus, they only take 20 minutes from start to finish.

Do you have any last minute Christmas dishes to add to this menu?

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