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How to organize Christmas lunch: easy recipes for everyone


Christmas lunch

Organizing a Christmas lunch with our easy recipes has never been easier. Here are the ideal proposals from appetizers to desserts.

Christmas lunch (but also dinner) is one of those occasions that can send even the most experienced cooks into paranoia. That’s why we decided to guide you in preparing the Christmas lunch with quick and easy recipes. From appetizer to dessert , effortlessly and with a few moves, you can make your guests happy without the fear of making a mistake.

The secret? As always, a little organization but also the right choice of recipes. The ideal would be to try them all first, at least once, so as to know exactly how long it takes you to prepare them, vice versa rely on our instructions. Ready to discover our quick recipes for Christmas?

Salty Christmas log

Savory Christmas log
Savory Christmas log

To start your Christmas lunch in the best way, choose thesavory log . It can be prepared in advance (of one day) and stored in the refrigerator until a short time before serving. This way, on Christmas morning, you can enjoy your guests and the festive atmosphere with one less thought.

Ingredients for 8 people:

  • 3 slices of white bread for sandwiches
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 100 g of cooked ham
  • 300 g of whimsical salad
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 300 g of Philadelphia

First spread the three slices of bread on a sheet of cling film, overlapping them slightly. Flatten them with a rolling pin and spread the mayonnaise over the entire surface. Cover with the ham then distribute the capricciosa salad first and then the lettuce leaves. Roll up well with the help of the plastic wrap, close like a candy and leave in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then cut diagonally about a third of the log and lay it on the side, so as to form the branch. Cover with the philadelphia , create the characteristic streaks of the trunk with a fork and let it rest in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Christmas Tree Of Puff Pastry

Salty puff pastry tree
Salty puff pastry tree

A roll of puff pastry saves your life, always keep this in mind. It is versatile, crunchy and tasty and allows you to create endless recipes such as the Christmas tree of puff pastry , one of the simplest recipes for Christmas. We offer you a delicious way to stuff it, but know that you can use whatever you like best.

Ingredients for 8 people:

  • 2 rolls of rectangular puff pastry
  • 100 g of raw ham
  • 100 g olive paté
  • 80 g of cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pepper as needed
  • peppers to taste

Unroll the first sheet and draw the shape of the Christmas tree by removing two lateral triangles and creating the rectangle of the trunk. Then cut the dough with horizontal cuts to form the branches and distribute the ham and cheese cut into chunks on the surface. Roll up the branches and cover with the second roll of pastry cut in the same way. Spread it with the olive paté , also roll up these branches and brush everything with the egg . Bake the tree at 180 ° C for 20 minutes then decorate with small pieces of pepper.

Salmon lasagne

Lasagna with salmon and bechamel
Lasagna with salmon and bechamel

We told you that the trick to getting through Christmas lunch unscathed is knowing how to organize yourself. That’s why we have also chosen something as a first course that can be prepared in advance . Salmon lasagna is simple but at the same time refined, it is baked just before you sit at the table for an appetizer and everyone likes it with its flavor.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 400 g of lasagna pasta
  • 250 g of smoked salmon
  • 3 tablespoons of grated cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper as needed
  • 1 l of milk
  • nutmeg to taste
  • 100 g of butter
  • 100 g of flour

First, cut the salmon into strips and season with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of pepper . Then prepare the bechamel in the classic way: melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook until it is nutty. At this point pour the milk, add salt and flavor with nutmeg and let it cook until it thickens (continuing to mix so that no lumps form). Now that the ingredients are ready, all that remains is to assemble everything: spread a layer of bechamel sauce on the bottom of a baking dish, form the first layer of pasta, cover it with the bechamel and finally spread a little salmon. The last layer, keep only the béchamel and cover it with grated Parmesan cheese. Cook at 180 ° C for 30-40 minutes .

You can also add courgettes or broccoli sautéed in a pan with oil and garlic to each layer to give the dish a little more flavor and substance.

Guinea fowl in beer with potatoes

Guinea fowl with potatoes
Guinea fowl with potatoes

Second and side dish together are another expedient to speed up the making of your Christmas lunch. In this case we have chosen the guinea fowl with beer cooked together with new potatoes. You can prepare it just before the lasagna and keep it warm so that it barks all the time to rest before serving.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 guinea fowl
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 carrot
  • 20 new potatoes
  • rosemary to taste
  • sage and aromatic herbs to taste
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste

First clean the guinea fowl thoroughly, flaming it in order to remove any small feathers. Then pour some oil on the bottom of a baking dish and distribute the shallot and carrot into small pieces and new potatoes cut in half. Place the guinea fowl , flavored with rosemary , sage and other aromatic herbs to taste and sprinkle with beer . Add salt and pepper then start cooking at 180 ° C for an hour . About every 15 minutes, sprinkle the meat with the cooking juices and if the skin becomes too dark, cover it with aluminum foil.

Mascarpone cream

Mascarpone cream
Mascarpone cream

When it comes to simple recipes for Christmas and we have now reached the dessert, it is a must to mention the mascarpone cream . Perfect with pandoro or panettone, it can also be prepared the day before and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 250 g of mascarpone
  • 60 g of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 very fresh eggs

First, divide the egg whites from the yolks . Whip the first courses until stiff with half the sugar . Also work the second courses, with the remaining sugar, until they are light and fluffy. Gently mix them with the mascarpone , using a spatula, scented with vanilla extract (or half a glass of liqueur of your choice) and finally incorporate the egg whites with gentle movements from the bottom up. Your mascarpone cream is ready to be served.

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