Prepare the perfect Christmas meal with Cabot’s Christmas dinner menu. Check out our complete menu and recipes for the happiest holiday gatherings of the season.

Holiday celebrations call for gathering friends and family together to mark this festive time of year. If you’re like my family, those celebrations often take place around the table, with cherished recipes prepared as they have been year after year. But as much as we treasure our family food traditions, we also enjoy incorporating new dishes into the holiday mix.

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In the coming days, many of us will be making up our Christmas dinner shopping lists filled with ingredients for some of those best-loved holiday dishes. Whether your Christmas dinner features a turkey, roast beef, seafood, or a vegetarian feast, Cabot has some great ideas for pre-dinner snacks, satisfying side dishes and delicious desserts, just right to ring in the holiday season.

For a pop of color and great taste, look no further than these Cheddar Pistachio & Cranberry Pops. They’re red and green – perfect for the season – and as darling as they are delicious.

Cheddar Pistachio Cranberry Pops

Another crowd-pleaser is this Holiday Creamy Cabot Cheddar Spread. Serve it with crackers or hearty multi-grain bread. Add dried fruit like apricots or figs and roasted nuts to your holiday shopping list, and you’ll be all set for starters.

Creamy Cheddar Spread

When it comes to scrumptious side dishes, Cabot has your Christmas dinner menu covered, beginning with this delectable Corn and Cabot Cheddar Pudding. Its lighter-than-air texture and cheesy corn flavor will make it a standout and your Christmas festivities.

Corn and Cheddar Pudding

Winter vegetables take center stage in this tasty Winter Squash Gratin. It makes a delicious seasonal side dish, or you can substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth called for in the menu and it becomes a hearty, satisfying vegetarian main dish.

Winter Squash Gratin

This next recipe – featured in the Cabot Creamery Cookbook – comes from Cabot farmers, the Hodge family, who own Echo Farm in Hinsdale, New Hampshire.  Their recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Stout Sauce is a hit at the holidays…or any time of year. This dish is comfort food fit for a fine Christmas dinner.

Au Gratin Potatoes

Maybe you want to lighten things up just a bit this holiday season. Our Reduced Fat Stuffing has all the flavor of its full-fat counterpart, with less fat and calories. Don’t tell anyone they’re getting a healthier version of their favorite stuffing. It will be our secret!

Reduced Fat Cheddar Stuffing

Are you interested in changing up the taste of plain dinner rolls at your holiday feast? Try these savory, sensational Cheddar Scallion Rolls. You might want to make more than one batch of these positively addictive rolls. You’ll find them disappearing before your eyes.

Cheddar Scallion Rolls

Ending you Christmas dinner menu with one of these delicious desserts is sure to put the perfect end to your holiday celebration. We love this classic Cabot recipe for Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. It’s dense and creamy, with the taste of real vanilla. Cheesecake lovers and dessert devotees don’t need to know just how simple this outrageously tasty recipe is to make.

slice of vanilla bean cheesecake

Chocolate lovers will adore this recipe for Dark Chocolate Ginger Greek Yogurt Ice Cream. Its rich, chocolaty flavor with just a hint of ginger takes it from ordinary to extraordinary from the very first bite.

Dark Chocolate Ginger Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

Here’s another fantastic recipe from the Cabot Creamery Cookbook. This one is from Krebs Organic Dairy Farm for their signature dish – Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Squares. The dessert is as beautiful as it is delicious. You can see it pictured in the Cabot Cookbook, which makes a wonderful holiday gift.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake

The Cabot Creamery Cookbook is loaded with simple, wholesome recipes, many from Cabot farm families. It is also a compendium of farmer stories accompanied by beautiful images of Cabot farms and, of course, Cabot cows! You can find the cookbook at bookstores or you can order it here.

Christmas Dinner with Cabot

If you would like to learn more about Cabot Creamery Cooperative, get more delicious recipes, or take a virtual tour of some of our 1,200 farm families, click here. If you find a recipe that you love on our site, please rate and review it – we appreciate your feedback!

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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