Australian Christmas Menu Ideas

Make Christmas easier with this list of Australian Christmas menu ideas. Get recipe suggestions for each course, including starters, mains, desserts and drinks. To make things even easier, you can collect your Christmas menu options in your free myfoodbook cookbooks, then download and print the recipes to have everything in order for the day!

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Plan your Christmas menu

When you're cooking for a crowd, having a menu plan is essential for a stress free event. Especially for large events like Christmas, getting your menu in order is the very first step. Whether you're a Christmas party veteran or it's your very first time, this list of courses and recipe ideas will make planning easy for you.

Christmas menu courses


Have these finger foods out for your guests as they arrive and mingle. These little nibbles are just to keep the guests happy before the main event. 

Starters or entrees

Let the feast begin! Once the guests are seated, it's time to bring out the entrees:


Go traditional with options including turkey and ham, or choose something meat-free that will please any guest:

Side dishes

The sides are arguably what makes the meal, after all, what is turkey without stuffing, or a roast pork without potatoes? Mix and match these sides: 


A hot Aussie Christmas calls for some green salads to freshen things up. Once you try these ideas, you'll never settle for bagged salad again:

Christmas desserts

Traditional hot Christmas pudding, or modern eggnog ice cream to cool off the day? Why not both! These options fuse a little bit of old and new for desserts that will delight everyone:


Make your job as a host easier by making a big bowl of punch with summer fruits or jugs of easy cocktails for a crowd. 

Get the recipe: Chicken and Pork Terrine with Egg Centre 

This terrine can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, making it a great make-ahead recipe for summer entertaining.

Get the recipe: Sticky Asian Pork Belly with Plums

If you want to try something different, this pork belly with crunchy crackling and sticky plum sauce makes a stunning main.

Get the recipe: White Forest Crackle Cheesecake Log

This creamy and crunchy cheesecake log with cherries and white chocolate is a fantastic chilled dessert to make for a hot summer Christmas.

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