Appetizer

Shrimp and Wild Rice Cakes with Roasted Pepper-Dill Aioli
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  • Garlic Onionish
  • Salty

Appetizer

Pepper and Herb Crusted Goat Cheese
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Pepper and Herb Crusted Goat Cheese

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Cheesy
  • Sour

Main-Dish

Peppered Herb Beef Tenderloin with Gravy
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Peppered Herb Beef Tenderloin with Gravy

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Heat

Side

Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Salad
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Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Salad

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sour
  • Pungent Spice

Side

Herbed Mashed Potatoes
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Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Peppery

Side

Apricot Rosemary Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
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Apricot Rosemary Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Fruity
  • Sour

Dessert

Decadent Chocolate Gingerbread
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Decadent Chocolate Gingerbread

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Yeasty
  • Sweet

Dessert

Apple Cardamom Cheesecake
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Apple Cardamom Cheesecake

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Starchy
  • Roasted Toasted

All the ingredients you need for: Elegant Christmas Dinner

  • Meat & Seafood
  • 8 beef tenderloin steaks (filet mignon), about 5 ounces each and 1 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked large shrimp (26 to 30 count)
  • 6 ounces pancetta
  • Produce
  • 1 butternut squash (2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 1/2 bunches radishes
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) sliced cremini (baby bella) mushrooms
  • 1 package (10 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 4 seedless oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Dairy & Refrigerated
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Wines & Spirits
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine

Perfect Timing

Use this master plan to help you cook the Elegant Christmas Dinner Menu perfectly. Instructions for all recipes have been expertly divided out so you know what to do when. A number of the recipes may be made a day ahead to lighten the prep work the day of the dinner party.

Prep time

2 Hrs

Total time

3Hrs

Dinner serves 12

sides

[Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Salad]

desserts

[Decadent Chocolate Gingerbread]

desserts

[Apple Cardamom Cheesecake]

appetizers

[Shrimp and Wild Rice Cakes with Roasted Pepper-Dill Aioli]

main dishes

[Peppered Herb Beef Tenderloin with Gravy]

sides

[Herbed Mashed Potatoes]

sides

[Apricot Rosemary Roasted Parsnips and Carrots]

appetizers

[Green Peppercorn Crusted Goat Cheese]

sides

[Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Salad]

main dishes

[Peppered Herb Beef Tenderloin with Gravy]

sides

[Apricot Rosemary Roasted Parsnips and Carrots]

sides

[Herbed Mashed Potatoes]

main dishes

[Peppered Herb Beef Tenderloin with Gravy]

appetizers

[Shrimp and Wild Rice Cakes with Roasted Pepper-Dill Aioli]

appetizers

[Green Peppercorn Crusted Goat Cheese]

sides

[Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Salad]

Well Done!