Christmas menu plan ideas 2016

This post is part of my 10 week Christmas planning series. You can find the rest of the my Christmas planning series here.


Each year as part of my Christmas planning series I share ideas for Christmas Menu Planning. Putting together a menu plan for Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated and it can include only dishes you know how to make. But the act of writing up the plan will show you:

  • what you need to order in advance
  • what you can cook in advance
  • what you can outsource to others
  • make it easy to create shopping lists

If however you are after inspiration to make something this different from Christmas I have listed four different menu plans below and you can find previous years here:

Now for this year’s collection!

Gluten free Christmas menu plan

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All of these recipes are from the blog here and have been tried and tested on the family and many others!




To finish

Beginners’ Christmas

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Is this the first year you are hosting a Christmas? Then I recommend checking out this Beginners’ Christmas menu plan from It includes recipes for tasty but simple starters, sides, mains, dessert and something to have with coffee. You can follow the plan they have created to so you can put the meal together without stress, starting from a week out.

Jamie’s Christmas Day – the masterplan

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Jamie’s Christmas Day – the masterplan uses recipes from Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook you can download a two page PDF to have you completely sorted for your Christmas feast. It breaks up tasks to Christmas eve and Christmas day and then has a timeline for Christmas day running from 7.20am until 2.00pm when you serve your Christmas lunch.

Donna Hay Lifestyle Christmas Menu Plan

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If you are a fan of Donna Hay recipes then you will love this plan! Lifestyle food have collated three entrees, three mains and three desserts so you can mix and match to make your own menu plan for the day.

What is on your menu plan for Christmas this year?