We’ve compiled these last minute Christmas meal ideas for those of you still looking for dishes to make for Christmas breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, snacks, dinner, or dessert. We also have some last minute Christmas tips from some of the world’s best chefs, cookbook authors and food writers, all of whom advise to relax and enjoy the day with loved-ones.
Our last minute Christmas meal ideas round-up is a compilation of the best recipe collections that we’ve been publishing here in recent weeks that cover our best recipes for Christmas breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, snacks, dinner, or dessert.
We also have some last minute Christmas tips from some of the world’s best chefs, cookbook authors and food writers, all of whom advise to relax and not get too stressed if things don’t go exactly to plan and try to focus more on enjoying the day with loved-ones.
Now, before you jump to our last minute Christmas meal ideas, we have a favour to ask. Grantourismo is reader-funded. If you’ve cooked our recipes and enjoyed them, please consider supporting Grantourismo by using our links to buy travel insurance, rent a car or campervan or motorhome, book accommodation, or book a tour on Klook or Get Your Guide. You could also browse our Grantourismo store for gifts for food lovers, including food-themed reusable cloth face masks designed with my images.
Another option is to support our epic Cambodian cuisine history and cookbook on Patreon; or buy us a coffee, although we’ll probably use our coffee money to buy cooking ingredients for recipe testing; or buy something on Amazon, such as these cookbooks for culinary travellers, James Beard award-winning cookbooks, cookbooks by Australian chefs, classic cookbooks for serious cooks, travel books to inspire wanderlust, and gifts for Asian food lovers and picnic lovers.
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and festive holiday period wherever you! Please do enjoy your time with family and loved-ones if you’re able to get together. If you aren’t, we’re sending hugs. We’ll be having a very quiet Christmas at home here in Siem Reap so do get in touch in the comments if you need any advice or have any questions.
Lara & Terence xx
Last Minute Christmas Meal Ideas with Recipes from Christmas Breakfast to Desserts
Best Christmas Cooking Tips from the World’s Best Chefs, Cookbook Authors and Food Writers
Our best Christmas cooking tips from the world’s best chefs, cookbook authors and food writers include everything from keeping it simple on the day and not panicking to having your favourite curry joint on speed-dial. Many chefs suggest dishes as simple as “fresh seafood and salad” while our food writers provide whole menu ideas. Everyone recommends lots of booze if it all goes wrong!
9 Christmas Breakfast Recipes for Elegant Light Christmas Breakfasts That Won’t Spoil Christmas Lunch
Our best Christmas breakfast recipes make elegant, light Christmas Day breakfasts for those who find Christmas casseroles too heavy. If you like Christmas morning to be a bit special and pop open a bottle of bubbly, then put one of our Christmas breakfast dishes on your Christmas Day menu and save the Christmas casserole recipe for New Year’s Day.
16 Christmas Brunch Recipes for that Languorous Meal That Straddles Breakfast and Lunch
Our 16 Christmas brunch recipes make Christmas Day dishes for that languorous meal that straddles breakfast and lunch that we all know as brunch. Whether brunch is a big late breakfast cum early lunch or a casual buffet style meal that stretches from mid-morning into the late afternoon, we have Christmas brunch ideas for all of you, from French toast to traditional Scotch eggs.
7 Christmas Salad Recipes to Put On Repeat to Impress Your Guests These Holidays
These Christmas salad recipes make vibrant, delicious salads that we reckon you should put on repeat to impress your guests over the upcoming holidays. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas with loved-ones or cooking meals for family and friends during the festive period, make these vibrant, delicious salads once and I guarantee your guests will keep asking for them – and you’ll want to keep making them.
Best Dip Recipes for Crackers and Crudités for Parties over the Christmas and New Year Season
Our best dip recipes for crackers and crudités for parties this Christmas and New Year holiday season include everything from a homemade traditional hummus recipe and an authentic Mexican guacamole recipe to recipes for Southeast Asian dips such as a Cambodian dip called prahok k’tiss and recipes for nam prik ong and nam prik num from Thailand.
Christmas Cocktail Recipes from Champagne Cocktails to Classic Cocktails with a Festive Twist
Our best Christmas cocktail recipes make Champagne cocktails, classic cocktails, and even a beer cocktail, which is perfect if you’re spending Christmas in the sultry southern hemisphere and enjoying Christmas lunch in the sun. Having a wintery white Christmas in the northern hemisphere? Turn up the heating or make our negroni with warming spices.
8 Christmas Starter Recipes for Holiday Appetisers from Devilled Eggs to DIY Mimosa Salads
Our best Christmas starter recipes make elegant appetisers to add to your holiday menus that we guarantee will whet the appetites of your guests. We have everything from dainty Thai miang kham and retro Russian devilled eggs to blini with smoked salmon, dill and sour cream and a Khmer raw fish salad that’s essentially a Cambodian style ceviche.
5 Last Minute Christmas Dinner Recipes if You’re Looking for Alternatives to Roasts
These last-minute Christmas dinner recipes are for those of you looking for alternatives to roasts. Our ideas for Christmas mains include everything from salmon with colcannon and cote de boeuf to five-spice pork belly, or brined pork with perfect mash. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a safe festive season wherever you are in the world!
Please do let us know if you make any of the recipes we’ve collected here in this compilation of our last minute Christmas meal ideas as we’d love to know how our recipes turn out for you. Merry Christmas!