Looking to eat seasonally? Or do you just need a few meal ideas for December that add a bit of variety to your meal plan? Check out this list of 25+ recipe ideas perfect for whipping up in December!
The holidays have arrived! I feel like the last 3 months of the year fly by compared to the first 3 months. Probably because there are so many fun holidays and time flies when you’re having fun!
Besides all the food at Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties you might attend, there are so many delicious foods you can add to your meal plan to keep things both healthy and yummy.
Tried-and-True Meal Ideas for December
The recipes I am sharing below are ones that I love to make in December. I have made most of them at least once, but there are a few that I have never made but really want to soon.
The recipes with links are ones that we love at our house. The ones that are linked with asterisks around them are recipes I have been meaning to try and haven’t yet. And the ones without a link are ones that I haven’t found a really great recipe for yet.
Recipes to Try in December
- Swedish meatballs
- 7-Layer dip
- One hour rolls
- Instant pot breakfast burritos
- Christmas crack
- Holiday fruit soup
- Slow cooker taco dip
- Whipped shortbread cookies
- *African chicken peanut stew*
- *Cheese fondue* (and chocolate, too, of course!)
- Red beans and rice with sausage
- Reindeer PB&Js – a favorite of my kids since they were toddlers!
- Navajo tacos
- Caramelized banana oatmeal
- One pan sausage and veggies
- Eggnog cookies
- Shepherd’s pie
- Christmas tree veggie tray
- Gingerbread cookies
- Winter fruit salad
- Skillet potatoes
- Muddy buddies
- Christmas wreath veggie tray
- Butternut squash soup
- *Overnight french toast bake*
- Kale white bean and sausage soup
- Shrimp cocktail
- Roasted garlic soup
- Baked oatmeal
I highly encourage you to make a list of your own favorite recipes and meal ideas for December and every month of the year! It makes things so much easier when meal planning. It’s also great to make these fun seasonal meals if you and your family are tired of eating the same meals over and over.