Paleo Christmas Menus

Paleo Christmas Recipes

Every year since Jeff & I moved into our home, I have played host for Christmas day dinner. Each year I prepare a menu large enough to serve 10-15 people. This year I’m continuing the tradition and this is what I’m planning to serve.

In the past, I’ve planned and prepared a menu based on a specific theme. When I first started cooking beyond the basics (burgers, tacos and chicken) I experimented with many of Rachael Ray’s recipes. So the theme I decided on for our first Christmas dinner was a simple one. It was inspired by Rachael Ray.

In 2010 when Jeff & I backpacked around Italy and took a cooking class in Tuscany, I couldn’t pass up bringing Italy back to my kitchen for Christmas. I prepared all of the recipes we learned (and more) while we were in Tuscany and again the Christmas theme was an easy choice.

In 2011 we finally decided to introduce a full Primal meal to our families and in 2012 we continued to keep it clean with a Tapas Paleo Christmas menu.

A Paleo Breakfast Menu, For Dinner

I don’t know anyone who’s not a fan of eating breakfast, for dinner. So why don’t we do it more often? I typically will throw an egg on anything but I decided to try out some new recipes in 2013 and kill two birds with one stone. So, for our Paleo Christmas day theme, I decided on Paleo Brunch.

All The Many Menus

Here are all the menu’s I’ve prepared over the years with links to the exact recipe, or ones similar to what I prepared. Majority of menus will serve 10-15 people (with a few leftovers to spare!).

Christmas Dinner 2014

Theme: Coming Soon!

In 2013 we took a road trip south over the winter and while we were in Georgia and Florida I got the urge to make a Southern menu so I have a feeling that’s what I’m going to follow through with this year.

Christmas Dinner 2013

Theme: Brunch for Dinner
  • Sausage and Leek Paleo Breakfast Casserole
  • Mini White Russian Bundt Cakes (inspired by Betsy, Queen of The Bundt)
  • Bite-sized Primal Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese (inspiration from the image below, thanks to
  • Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese

  • Overnight Baked French Toast with Blueberries
  • Sweet Potato Pommes Anna
  • Florida Citrus Salad with Coconut & Mint (ingredients thanks to the fruit we gathered at the U-Pick orange & grapefruit orchard we stopped at in Florida on our way home)
  • Florida Citrus

Christmas Dinner 2012

Theme: Paleo Tapas

Christmas Dinner 2011

Theme: Primal

Christmas Dinner 2010

Theme: Tuscany, Italy

Christmas Dinner 2009

I’m at a loss. For some reason this menu is no where to be found!

Christmas Dinner 2008

Theme: Healthy

Christmas Dinner 2007

I’m at a loss. For some reason this menu is no where to be found!

Christmas Dinner 2006

Theme: Rachel Ray

Our Typical Christmas Meal

As a kid, our entire family used to gather at Gam & Poppa’s (my mom’s parents) for dinner on Christmas Eve. Gam (my grandma) used to prepare the most ginormous amount of fish and seafood, for the most part all cooked in tomato sauce.

Paleo Ham Recipe PinterestPaleo Bacon Wrapped Turkey

One dish, I’ve affectionately named Crab-Ass Salad, was served as an appetizer along side a main dish of snails, cod, squid, mussels and a whole host of other salads.

If you’re the I serve ham for MY Paleo Christmas kind of person, maybe you’d be interested in a savory Paleo ham recipe. Last year I made turkey. Bacon-wrapped turkey to be more specific.

But really, any slow food meal like braised pork, braised lamb or pot roast would be a fabulous option.

If these Christmas menu’s don’t fuel your foodpsiration, feel free to check out my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu for some additional Paleo menus.

Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

No matter what you put on your menu I hope you have a fabulous day whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or simply your favorite furry friend. Let me know if you try any of my menus. I’d love to hear how your Christmas feast turned out!

Happy Holidays!

Jeff and Marla Sarris