Festive Christmas Buffet Menu

The perfect Christmas buffet menu will add something special to your holiday this year. Main dishes can include ham, lamb or roasted turkey. Other Christmas buffet recipes include simple comfort food that your family will love.

Christmas Buffet Recipes
One quick recipe that's perfect for Christmas is a batch of homemade baked ziti. For a super-fast recipe, you'll need one to two boxes of ziti (depending on how many people you are feeding), cooked and drained, 2 cups of chopped fresh mozzarella cheese, 1 large can of crushed tomatoes with basil, 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, salt and pepper to taste.

Combine all the ingredients except for ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Mix it all together, and put it into an oven-safe dish. Then cover the top of the ziti with the rest of the mozzarella. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Check to make sure it's a little crispy on the outside before taking it out of the oven. Serve with a side of grated Parmesan cheese.

Easy-to-Prepare Main Courses
Perhaps the easiest main dish to prepare for a Christmas buffet is a whole ham. You can pick one up right at your local grocery store. It's a no-fuss dish as you can stick the whole ham in the oven according to the package directions. It comes out piping hot and ready to serve in a few hours. If you want to dress it up, put sliced pineapples on the bottom of the tray and on top of the ham, securing them with toothpicks. You can also put together a homemade glaze or use a store-bought ham glaze.

You can add as many side dishes as you like, depending on how much work you want to do, but be sure to include a salad or fresh veggies at the end, plus warm rolls and bread.

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