posted December 19, 2022
Christmas Dinner on the BBQ
If you’re a big fan of BBQ, you’ll be happy to know that you can cook your entire Christmas Dinner on the BBQ! That’s right! We’ve got you covered with everything you need from smoked prime rib to baked potatoes to smoked crab legs. I’ve also included some of my favorite recipes for side dishes and appetizers. So fire up that grill and get cooking!
BBQ Appetizers for Christmas
Christmas parties and family get-togethers call for an amazing spread of appetizers to give everyone a little snack before diving into the main course. These smoked appetizers are perfect for Christmas or any time during the holiday season.
My recipe for Grilled Brie with a Cranberry Jalapeno Relish is the perfect way to start off your holiday meal this year. It’s the most delectable appetizer, and I can guarantee it won’t last long!
Smoked Salmon Appetizer
This Smoked Salmon Appetizer is a light and fresh way to begin a party. Smoked salmon combined with dill cream cheese makes for a perfect flavor combo.
Smoked Cheese Ball
This super savory and delightful Smoked Cheese Ball is a great appetizer for Christmas or weekend parties, but we totally understand if you enjoy this any day of the week as well.
Smoked Summer Sausage
This Smoked Summer Sausage makes for a delicious appetizer, snack, or side any time you’re craving some tasty smoked meat.
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
While you can easily toss some mushrooms on the grill and call it good, I say go big and make these Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms instead. They make the ultimate, out-of-this-world appetizer.
Smoked Cream Cheese with Jalapeno Salsa
This Smoked Cream Cheese is seasoned with a flavorful BBQ rub and given a hit of smoke for a tasty appetizer that you’ve just gotta try.
Christmas Prime Rib
In my house, Christmas means prime rib! These three prime rib recipes are cooked on your smoker or grill for the perfect holiday roast.
Garlic Butter Prime Rib
Garlic Butter Smoked Prime Rib is the best version of smoked prime rib on the internet. Slathered in an herb-infused compound butter and slow-smoked to perfection, this prime rib recipe is meat goals!
Smoked Prime Rib Roast
Slow-smoked for amazing flavor and then flash-roasted for a rich exterior crust, this Smoked Prime Rib Roast ensured perfect results every time!
Prime Rib on the Grill
This Prime Rib on the Grill is tender, juicy, and the ideal dinner to serve during the holidays. It’s gorgeously seasoned and cooked to juicy prime rib perfection.
Christmas BBQ Dinner
Now on to the main course! These Christmas BBQ dinner recipes are going to be the shining star on your holiday table this year!
Smoked Pork Crown Roast
This Smoked Pork Crown Roast makes the perfect centerpiece for your fancy holiday dinner. Your guests will leave satisfied and thoroughly impressed.
The BEST Smoked Turkey
This Smoked Turkey is the perfect turkey to serve on Christmas, Thanksgiving, or other special occasions. The turkey is delicious and tender, and the whole bird tastes like it came from an upscale restaurant. I can guarantee this smoked turkey will take your holiday meal to the next level!
Smoked Spiral Ham
It doesn’t get much better than this Smoked Spiral Ham with a Maple Bourbon Glaze. Whether you’re cooking this for a classic Easter dinner, or you just need something delicious for a weekend meal, this ham delivers big time.
Smoked Cornish Hens
Ready for a dinner that tastes as good as it looks? These Smoked Cornish Hens are individually portioned and stuffed with delicious sage sausage stuffing for a perfect holiday meal.
Smoked Duck is dry-brined and basted with a maple orange glaze for the most delicious duck you’ll ever have. It’s juicy, decadent, and perfect to enjoy during the holiday season.
Garlic Studded Smoked Rump Roast
This Smoked Rump Roast is a classic Sunday roast with a smoky twist. It’s infused with garlic cloves and seasoned with my amazing Beef Seasoning, making it a roast that is just as good for a weekend dinner as it is for a holiday feast.
Christmas Seafood Recipes
Grilled Lobster Tail
This Grilled Lobster Tail is a fantastic way to enjoy lobster. There’s no need to order out when you can make amazing lobster at home!
Smoked Crab Legs
Smoked Crab Legs are easy to make and are simply delicious. They’re slow-smoked and served with a savory BBQ butter dipping sauce for an entree that will shine on your holiday table.
Grilled Crab Legs
It doesn’t get much better than these Grilled Crab Legs! When you’re looking to cook your own crab legs at home, reach for this recipe that cooks them with tasty seasoned garlic butter. They’ll be the best grill crab legs you ever have. I guarantee it.
Smoked Salmon with Maple Orange Glaze
This Smoked Salmon with Maple Orange Glaze is the most delectable, smoky, melt-in-your-mouth salmon you will ever have. While this process requires a little bit of time and patience, it is totally worth it!
If you have a hankering for delicious seafood, it doesn’t get much better than Grilled Clams. Briny clams are grilled in a white wine bath and topped with horseradish garlic butter for seafood that is beyond delicious.
Christmas BBQ Side Dishes
Round out your meal with some delicious grilled vegetables or smoked potatoes. These Christmas BBQ side dishes aim to please!
Grilled Asparagus is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. With a crisp lemon flavor, this asparagus is simple, quick, and absolutely delicious! Lemon and garlic give the asparagus a subtle kick of flavor that perfectly compliments the grilled asparagus.
Smoked Scalloped Potatoes
Classic scalloped potatoes get a smoky twist in this recipe for Smoked Scalloped Potatoes. They’re the perfect amount of cheesy and comforting with an added kiss of smoke for the ideal BBQ side dish.
Grilled Carrots with a Balsamic Glaze
These Grilled Carrots with a Balsamic Glaze are a simple, yet fancy way to enjoy cooked carrots. Grilling them locks in oodles of nutrients, and the balsamic glaze gives them a punch of flavor.
Smoked Baked Potatoes
This extremely easy recipe for Smoked Baked Potatoes is sure to result in the tastiest potatoes you’ll ever eat! They’re everything you love in a baked potato with a wonderful smoky twist.
Smoked Brussels Sprouts
Whether you’re an avid fan of Brussels sprouts, or they’re not your favorite vegetable, I’m here to prove that Brussels sprouts can make an amazingly delicious side dish! These Smoked Brussels Sprouts are a cut above the rest with a great flavor fusion of smoke, bacon, and a tangy balsamic glaze.
Homemade Rolls on the Grill
These Homemade Rolls are baked right on your grill, making them the perfect compliment to all your main BBQ dishes. They’re fluffy and oh-so buttery and ready in a flash!
Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli
Grilled Artichokes are a great way to enjoy cooked artichokes. Add a tart lemon garlic aioli to the mix, and you’re set to enjoy a delicious side when everyday veggies just won’t cut it.
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