7 Paleo Christmas Menus

Paleo Christmas Recipes

Every year since Jeff & I moved into our home we’ve hosted Christmas day dinner. Here are all the Christmas menus I’ve prepared over the years with links, either to my exact recipe, or to similar ones. These menus will serve 10-15 people (with a few leftovers to spare!).

2014 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Cuban

Fried Plantains, Rice, Grilled Asparagus

Just like last year the 2014 theme came down to the wire. On Christmas Eve Eve I made the call. Now it’s only a matter of making the recipes and seeing how they turn out! They’ll be posted shortly after Christmas!

  • Fried Plantains with Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • Crema de Boniato
  • Calabaza Con Mojo
  • Avocado Salad
  • Arroz Blanco
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Lime Marinated Crispy Beef
  • Baked Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

2013 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Brunch for Dinner
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 in 2014. However, as of the night before Christmas Eve, I still didn’t have the menu down.

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 some new breakfast recipes in 2013 and kill two birds with one stone. So, for our Paleo Christmas day theme, I decided on Paleo Brunch.

  • 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
  • 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)

2012 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Paleo Tapas
In 2012 we went with a Tapas Paleo Christmas menu.

2011 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Primal
In 2011 we finally decided to introduce a full Primal meal to our families.

2010 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Tuscany, Italy
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.

2009 Christmas Dinner

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

2008 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Healthy
While we were generally eating “healthy” this Christmas was mere days before we discovered Paleo!

2007 Christmas Dinner

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

2006 Christmas Dinner

Theme: Rachel Ray
In the past, I’ve planned and prepared a menu based on a specific theme. When I first started preparing meals 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.

Jeff and Marla Sarris

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 foodspiration, feel free to check out my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu for some additional Paleo menus.

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!