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17 Kid-Friendly Christmas Recipes

Enjoy making and cooking these all-time favorite Christmas recipes with the kids!

Christmas Party Food Recipes Your Kids Will Love

1. Mac-and-Cheese Soup

Mac and cheese will always be a favorite among kids. Take this cheesy classic and turn into an appetizing Mac-and-Cheese Soup. This kid’s Christmas party food is an effortless blend of pasta, cheese, and veggies.

2. Meatball Pops with Red Pepper Feta Dip


Meatball Pops with Red Pepper Feta Dip are simple to make and fun to eat. Flavorful and delicious, these bite-sized appetizers will surely be a Christmas party food hit. You can even try to increase the fun factor by molding the meatball pops into fun shapes like stars or hearts.

3. Festive Holiday Salad for Kids

A Festive Holiday Salad for Kids is an easy Christmas recipe your children can help you create. You’ll need to churn your creative juices for this dish.

Ideas for fun shapes, colors, and sizes are as boundless as your child’s imagination. So, turn to them for inspiration!

4. Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Soup

Nothing will warm up your kids’ tummies more than a warm bowl of Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Soup. It’s got some of their favorite ingredients, all mixed up to bring out unique flavors. This recipe certainly has the potential to turn into one of their comfort food favorites.

Add it to your roster of Christmas recipes or a remedy for the common flu. It’s quick, easy, and yummy to boot.

5. Pecan Cheese Logs

Pecan Cheese Logs will whet the appetite of your little diners with its rich, delicious ingredients. These cheese logs are a great way to start a Christmas feast. It’s great for sharing, so serve it with an array of crackers.

6. Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce is a classic Christmas recipes everybody loves. You can’t go wrong with roast beef tenderloin at a holiday feast.

Whip up some creamy mushroom sauce to go with the beef. This winning pair will go great with green beans and mashed potatoes. It’s got a variety of textures and flavors sure to impress and satisfy your guests.

7. Christmas Tree Chicken Parm


Christmas Tree Chicken Parm is a good option for picky eaters. Fun to make and delicious to eat, this is another recipe that requires some creativity. Also, it helps that chicken Parmesan naturally has Christmas colors.

8. Starry Fish Cakes


Get your kids to help you make some Starry Fish Cakes for your Christmas dinner. Prepping this dish will take some mixing and shaping, which kids will have fun with. The spices in this starry number will turn up the flavor of your fish cakes.

9. Creamy Potato Lasagna


Lasagna just got upgraded with this Creamy Potato Lasagna recipe. It’s got layers of flavor with smoked turkey, potatoes, broccoli, and Alfredo sauce. Plus, this option is one of the healthier Christmas recipes on this list.

Lasagna without cheese is simply criminal. You can cheese this dish with your kids’ favorites: cheddar, ricotta, Parmesan, and more.

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10. Ham ‘n’ Cheese Stuffed Chicken


Ham ‘n’ Cheese Stuffed Chicken is a dish both kids and adults will enjoy. This recipe is a combination of two all-time kid favorites. In essence, it’s a ham and cheese sandwich, which substitutes chicken breast for bread. It’s a fun and delicious idea, which will liven up your Christmas dinner.

11. Snowman Pizza


Kids will love this Snowman Pizza recipe all year round. Besides, it’s pizza! Need we say more?

It’s best to use pizza with white sauces so the end product will look like an actual snowman. Make this pizza with your kid and you’ll have fun, crafty dinner prep.

12. Orange-Glazed Spiral Ham


Orange-Glazed Spiral Ham is as juicy and delicious as it sounds. It will make your Christmas dinner even more festive with this golden brown, succulent ham.

Liven up the flavors of your Christmas ham with the citrus tanginess of orange zest. The sweet glaze will have everyone’s taste buds tingling!

13. Slow Cooked Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

Slow Cooked Pork Roast with Peach Sauce is a testimony to how good things come to those who wait. You’ll need to slow cook the pork for 4 to 5 hours.

The end result is going to be a merry mix of juicy ham with a dessert-like glaze. Top this dish with syrup filled with brown sugar, peaches, and pumpkin pie spice.

14. Parmesan-Sage Meatloaf and Garlic Spinach

Elevate an everyday dish with this Parmesan-Sage Meatloaf and Garlic Spinach recipe. The sweetened honey glaze lends an instant festive feel to this dish. Its merry mix of spices turns the Parmesan-sage meatloaf into a special holiday treat for your dinner.

15. Yogurt and Berry Christmas Parfait

The Yogurt and Berry Christmas Parfait makes for a healthy breakfast option and a special dessert for your feast. It’s got flavors and ingredients kids will love. Plus, the layers of colors will look pretty and almost too good to eat.

16. Easy Holiday Pancake Recipe

The Easy Holiday Pancake Recipe is one Christmas recipe you can liven up with artificial colors and fun shapes. You can use a boxed mix for this recipe.

They’re easy to make and fun to decorate. This recipe can bring even more holiday cheer come Christmas morning.

17. Holiday Reindeer Cinnamon Buns


Holiday Reindeer Cinnamon Buns are great for holiday breakfast or brunch. One whiff of cinnamon can remind you of sleigh bells, snowflakes, and chestnuts roasting by the open fire.

This recipe spares no expense with this Christmas spice, so whip these up with a piping cup of cocoa. It makes for a heartwarming snack for kids, as well.

Learn how to make these yummy kid-friendly Christmas recipes. Watch this video from Katey Mae:


Every parent knows the occasional dilemma of sitting their children down to eat at meals. Imagine how much trickier it can be when the holiday cheer and Christmas excitement comes around. With these Christmas recipes, kids and adults alike will chow down faster than you can say “Happy holidays!”

Which Christmas recipe will you be whipping up for your holiday celebration? Dish your recipes in the comments section below!

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