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10 Easy Last Minute Christmas Recipes


With Christmas days away I wanted to give you some great ideas for things that you still have time to make. These easy Last Minute Christmas Recipes can help with any part of the day and none of them will require you being in the kitchen for hours.

Collage of 4 easy last minute Christmas recipes.

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Last Minute Christmas Breakfast Ideas

One Hour Cinnamon Rolls

When you want homemade cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time it can take to make them, turn to this one hour recipe.

With only one rise, it makes this delicious recipe one that is perfect when time is tight.

A one hour cinnamon roll ready to be served.

Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish

Maybe you don’t even have an hour to spare.  No worries because these Crescent Roll Danishes are on the table in 20 minutes.  Customize them by adding a jam that your whole family loves!

A tray of baked crescent roll cream cheese danishes.

Cranberry Bliss Mimosa

This Cranberry Bliss Mimosa is an absolute no-brainer!!  The flavors are perfect for Christmas, it can be made in minutes and who doesn’t want to start their holiday with a little champagne?!

A cranberry mimosa with white chocolate rim.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

If a casserole that you can make ahead is what you are looking for, this Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is what you need.

Starting with refrigerated crescent rolls and the perfect way to use leftover ham, you will find yourself making it all year long.

Baked ham breakfast casserole with chopped chives.

Last Minute Christmas Dinner Ideas

So now that we have breakfast covered, it is time for Christmas dinner.  When it comes to planning a last minute dinner I suggest delegating to friends and family. This will free you up and the end result is always so much fun.

Pigs in a Blanket Wreath

Need an appetizer that is impressive but also super simple to assemble? Transform classic pigs in a blanket into a wreath that everyone will come back to.

Pigs in a Blanket made into a wreath.

Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot

For the big meal, this recipe is so great because the crock pot does all of the work.  Who doesn’t love Pulled Pork?  Serve it alone with sides or as a sandwich with salads and everyone will be happy, happy, happy.

Crock pot pulled pork on a roll with sauce.

Roasted Melting Potatoes

Need a few side dish ideas?  No problem.  This Roasted Melting Potato recipe might take an hour but I promise you that they are absolutely worth it.  The texture and flavor are phenomenal.

A plate of Roasted Melting Potatoes. A wonderful last minute Christmas recipe.

Broccoli Salad

Every great holiday meal needs a salad and this Broccoli Salad with Poppyseed Dressing would go with whatever you are having.  A few updated flavors take this salad from ordinary to extra special.

A wooden salad bowl full of broccoli crunch salad that is a good last minute Christmas recipe.

Last Minute Christmas Sweets

Now that dinner is on the menu, it is time for a few sweet treats that are perfect for the holidays. These last minute Christmas recipes are also easy to make when you are pressed for time.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms are an iconic Christmas cookie and the addition of a little green swirl of frosting with sprinkles, adds an extra special touch.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with green frosting and sprinkles for a Hersheys Kiss Tree.

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

If a cake is more of what you are thinking, this Cranberry Cake is the perfect solution. Simple to make and loaded with holiday flavor, everyone will go crazy for it.

Looking down on a Cranberry Upside Down Cake that is a good last minute Christmas recipe.

So there you have it!!  I hope one {or three} of these last minute Christmas recipes will find their way to your holiday table.

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