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Best Christmas Recipes

Best Christmas Recipes

Since the holidays only come once a year, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the best Christmas recipes to make it a special day for you and your family. Whether it’s sweet, savory, spicy or mild, Christmas food dishes are always a warm and inviting break from the winter cold.

While the classic recipes will always be staples of the holidays, you shouldn’t be afraid to mix things up. Experimenting with new dishes, recipes and ingredients encourages you to try new things and start new traditions.

Whether you’re giving a traditional dish a modern twist or introducing something new, food is a great way to spice up this year’s Christmas celebrations. To help make your holidays go as smoothly as possible, here is a list of Christmas food ideas guaranteed to keep your family coming back for more.

Premio Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

The first few hours of Christmas morning are always the most exciting. Energetic children rush to see what Santa has brought them, and parents try to wipe the sleep out of their eyes as they sip on their much-needed coffee. Between the presents and stuffed stockings, the whole family needs a hearty breakfast to keep the merriment going.

One easy option for Christmas morning is this recipe for a breakfast sausage casserole. Since you can prepare and mix all the ingredients the night before, it’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about during the chaos of Christmas morning. It features delicious, sweet Italian sausage to give the whole family a boost of protein. With the sausage, eggs, milk, toast and cheese all mixed in, this dish has all your breakfast bases covered.

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. Premio Sweet Italian Sausage, removed from casings
  • 6 slices toasted bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp. powdered mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 8 oz. mild shredded cheddar

For a memorable Christmas breakfast, try this recipe for the Premio Christmas Breakfast Casserole.

Ronnie’s White Christmas Lasagna

After the initial burst of energy passes, you’ll need something warm and hearty to keep everyone’s energy levels up. With so much excitement packed into the first few hours of Christmas morning, it’s easy for people to get drowsy as the day goes on.

Ronnie’s White Christmas Lasagna is the perfect way to keep the holiday festivities going. This recipe calls for a delicious, buttery cream sauce to hold the lasagna together, instead of the traditional tomato sauce. It’ll look great on your Christmas dinner table and taste even better.

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. your favorite Premio Sausage, removed from casings
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika

For the cream sauce:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 egg yolk

To create the delicious layers of this lasagna, read the full recipe for Ronnie’s White Christmas Lasagna.

Crispy Potato Roast With Premio Sausage

What’s a Christmas dinner without side dishes? Since most families focus on making the perfect main entree, they often put minimal thought into their side dishes. When prepared well, Christmas food side dishes can provide an essential contrast to the main dish and enhance its flavors even more.

Instead of the traditional mashed potatoes, try these filling and hearty roasted potatoes. Since they are sliced thin and baked, they get soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. With the starchy goodness from the potatoes and the sweetness from the sausages, it’s sure to satisfy the hunger of your entire family.

Crispy Potato Roast with Premio Sausage

For one of our Christmas-inspired recipes, you’ll need:

  • 1/4 lb. Premio Sweet Italian Sausage, removed from casings
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 10 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

To make this tasty dish, check out the full recipe for Crispy Potato Roast With Premio Sausage.

Holiday Premio Sausage & Peppers Casserole

If you’re searching for one of those perfect holiday recipes that will look and taste festive on a Christmas dinner table, you’ll need one that features red and green colors. While this might seem like a difficult task, you need not look further than your vegetable crisper. Red and green bell peppers are a great way to add a splash of color and flavor to your recipes. This sweet-and-spicy casserole makes great use of these festive ingredients and puts them together in the most delicious way.

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1.5 lbs. Premio Sweet & Hot Italian Sausage Combo Pack, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil, divided use
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored and sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, cored and sliced
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 28 oz. can roasted or regular diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. penne pasta, cooked al dente and drained
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

To spice up your holidays, try the full recipe for Holiday Premio Sausage & Peppers Casserole.

Savory Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a staple of the holiday season. Whether they’re mashed, baked or stuffed, they are always a delightful addition to any Christmas dinner. However, many people avoid cooking with sweet potatoes because they don’t know how to prepare them properly. With a little guidance and practice, you can successfully cook the versatile root vegetable.

This Christmas recipe helps bring out all the delicious flavors and textures sweet potatoes have to offer. Even though the dish will take about and hour and a half to prepare, much of the recipe allows you to set it and forget it. The low-maintenance recipe produces a stunning and tasty result.

To prepare this dish, you’ll need:

  • 1 package Premio Sausage, removed from casings
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium purple onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

To add some sweetness to Christmas dinner, get the full recipe for Savory Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes.

Holiday Sausage Wreath

Wreaths are a festive way to decorate your home around Christmas. You can put them on doors, over entryways or on walls to add a decorative and celebratory touch — but did you know you can also put them on your dinner table? While these types of wreaths are made out of tasty food, rather than leaves, branches and flowers, they still add a festive touch to Christmas dinner.

This holiday sausage wreath ranks among the great Christmas recipe ideas for anyone looking for a festive and delicious addition to their dinner table. It uses the natural curve of the sausage to create a circle of hot, crispy pastry with a warm, gooey inside. Even though it’s one of the simplest and quickest recipes on this list, it’ll be sure to impress all of your family and guests.

Holiday Sausage Wreath

To create this eye-catching dish, you’ll need:

  • 2 packages Premio Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 3/4 cup brown cap mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 egg yolk, to glaze
  • 2 cups puff pastry
  • 2 tsp. oil

To try this festive dish, access the full recipe for the Holiday Sausage Wreath.

Grandma’s Holiday Lasagna

Lasagna is a great vessel for various flavors and ingredients. This recipe offers a twist on the traditional dish by substituting tomato sauce for a dense and delicious cream sauce. The white color of the sauce also gives the dish a festive look for the holidays. The warm cream, sausage and noodles will keep you warm on even the coldest winter nights. Whether you serve this as a main dish or a side, this recipe is sure to impress your family and guests.

To prepare this layered treat, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. your favorite Premio Sausage
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Homemade pesto

For the cream sauce:

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 egg yolk

To prepare this delicious dish for your friends and family, check out the full recipe for Grandma’s Holiday Lasagna.

Premio’s Holiday Wreath Pizza

Another edible wreath option is Premio’s Holiday Pizza. This festive and nontraditional dish could serve as either a side dish or the main course. If you’re looking to explore Italian Christmas-inspired recipes, there’s no better option than a pizza with sweet Italian sausage.

This is also an excellent recipe for small children who want to help with the cooking. You can give them all the necessary ingredients and let them decorate it however they want as a fun family activity — just make sure an adult does all the chopping. Christmas dinner always tastes better if you know you had a hand in making it.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. Premio Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 package refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cups red peppers, diced
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

To keep the holiday fun going, check out the full recipe for Premio’s Holiday Wreath Pizza.

Premio Sausage Stuffing

Stuffing is an integral part of any Christmas dinner. While most people use stuffing to fill the cavity of whatever poultry dish they’re serving, you can also make stuffing as its own side dish. No matter how you intend to use the stuffing, this recipe will give you the most delectable outcome.

The Premio stuffing recipe offers a unique twist on tradition by adding some delicious sausage. You can use whichever sausage style you prefer, including sweet, hot or mild. No matter what you serve as the main dish, this sausage stuffing will complement it perfectly.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. your favorite Premio Sausage, removed from casing
  • 8 crusty French bread rolls
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
  • Turkey liver and giblets — optional
  • 3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup red grape juice or cranberry juice
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk

To get the best stuffing, try making this recipe for Premio Sausage Stuffing.

Premio Chicken Sausage, Cranberry & Brie Egg Rolls

If you’re looking for a unique, nontraditional dish to serve at Christmas dinner, there are endless avenues you can explore to find a recipe that’s right for you and your family. For an Asian-inspired dish, try making a variation on egg rolls.

One of our best sweet and savory Christmas dinner ideas, this recipe produces a unique side dish that any family will love. In this recipe, the egg roll wraps and brie cheese offer a new variety of flavors to Christmas dinner, while the sausage and cranberry sauce make it more familiar. The dish perfectly merges traditional and modern cooking, resulting in a fantastic treat that’ll keep Christmas dinner interesting.

Premio Chicken Sausage, Cranberry & Brie Egg Rolls

To prepare these delicious egg rolls, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Premio Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 8-10 egg roll wraps
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 8-10 slices of brie cheese
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard

For a new and exciting Christmas dish, try this recipe for Premio Chicken Sausage, Cranberry & Brie Egg Rolls.

Premio Pinwheels

If you don’t think sausage and cream cheese go together, you’re sadly mistaken. These easy and festive treats are a great way to whet your guests’ appetite. With only three ingredients, these delightful snacks require minimal preparation or time.

Between the cheese and the protein, these pinwheels will keep your guests satisfied between courses, while still leaving them wanting more. To prepare this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. Premio Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 package crescent rolls

Get the full recipe for these tasty Premio Pinwheels.

Premio Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Stuffing Bites

Stuffing is an integral part of any Christmas dinner. However, if you’re not also preparing a poultry dish, your stuffing can turn out a little underwhelming. Luckily, there are easy ways to spice up your stuffing. One option is the sausage stuffing recipe we previously discussed. Another option is bacon-wrapped sausage stuffing bites.

If you’re looking to have stuffing on your Christmas dinner table but don’t want it to be dull, try making it into bite-sized pieces and wrapping it in bacon. Bacon makes everything taste better.

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1/4 lb. Premio Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb. white bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp. sage, minced
  • 1/4 cup thyme, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 9 strips bacon

Spoil your guests with Premio Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Stuffing Bites.

Premio Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms

Another great appetizer or side dish option for your Christmas dinner is this recipe for chorizo-stuffed mushrooms. These delicious bites are sure to impress your family or guests with your sophisticated cooking skills. Luckily, even if you’re a novice cook, these treats are easy to prepare. They might look fancy, but they’re actually very simple — though no one needs to know that.

With each bite, the heartiness of the meat and the Manchego cheese will complement the softness of the mushrooms. The chorizo spice from the sausage also gives each piece a bite of spiciness and flavor that will keep people coming back for more.

Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 link Premio Chorizo Sausage
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup + a tablespoon olive oil
  • 18 big mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Manchego cheese

Check out the recipe for Premio Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms.

Find Premio Sausage at a Store Near You

For four decades, Premio Foods has made delicious sausage. Today, that tradition continues in our family. We offer traditional Italian favorites, like sweet, hot and mild sausages — but we also honor other classic types, including our hearty traditional beer bratwurst, chorizo, kielbasa and bratwurst. We also have a variety of healthy options, including chicken and turkey sausage.

At Premio, we have worked tirelessly to maintain the pillars of the family-owned businesses of yesteryear. We have made a commitment to preserve the quality of our products, the loyalty of our customers, the trust of our employees and the support of our community.

To find Premio sausages in a store near you, use our handy store locator tool. If you’re looking for a high-quality sausage to complement your Christmas meal ideas this year, look no further than Premio. With our many excellent products, you’ll be sure to find the one you’re looking for.

2 responses to “Best Christmas Recipes”

  1. East Brunswick, NJ
    Can’t wait to try your Holiday Sausage Wreath. Looks great. Thanks for a recipe that is cheese free and tomato free.