It may be the middle of summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the Christmas spirit! In fact, Christmas in July is a great time to start preparing for the holidays. We’ve got a bunch of festive recipes for you to try out this month. So gather your family around the kitchen table and get cooking!
What is Christmas in July?
Christmas in July is a time to celebrate Christmas… in July! Many people think of it as a way to beat the summer heat by enjoying all of their favorite Christmas traditions, like decorating the tree, singing carols, and eating holiday foods. Others use it as an opportunity to get a head start on their Christmas shopping. And still, others just use it as an excuse to throw a fun party!
Who doesn’t love a good party with a lot of good food included of course? Here are some great Christmas in July recipes to try. You never know, you may find a new favorite holiday dish.
The air fryer is a great way to cook tasty and crispy turkey legs. Home cooks can easily make these at home, which tastes just as good if not better than what you find in restaurants.
The slow cooker does all the work for you with this delicious and tender dish. It’s juicy, flavorful – just perfect!
This delicious and comforting recipe will make you feel like a king or queen for the day. The perfect meal after all those long hours working hard
Hard to resist this one pot turkey chili and biscuits at any time of the year!
Turkey and Stuffing Casserole is a delicious, easy dinner to make any night of the week! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime you want something comforting.
Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect dish to use up your leftover chicken or rotisserie birds. With a stuffing crust, this pie has all of those savory flavors you love in one delicious slice.
With the perfect blend of meat and flavor, you can’t go wrong with this oven-roasted turkey! From its skin to gravy – we’ve got it all.
Turkey or Chicken Apple Brie Sandwich is a delicious sandwich that will have you coming back for more! Filled with apples, cheese, and leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken this dish simply can’t be missed.
Turkey Club Wraps are the perfect easy lunch or dinner idea for those days you don’t feel like cooking! All that’s needed is leftover turkey, ham (or both!), dressing/dressing sauce plus some cheeses. Add in any veggies of your choosing then wrap them into homemade tortilla shells before biting down on everything together.
This comforting meal is easy to make and perfect for any time of year. The rich, tangy taste will have your mouth watering as soon as you take a bite into this dish.
Ham salad pinwheels are a delicious and easy way to enjoy this classic picnic dish. You can serve them as sandwiches or wraps, so you might want two of each.
These best tortilla wrap recipes will make your sandwich dreams come true. You’re just one click away from our Ham and Cheese Wraps recipe, too.
Collard Greens is a delicious and simple dish that will delight your guests. The flavor of the Collards married with ham hocks makes for an unforgettable side to any meal, perfect for both lunch and dinner.
Juicy, sweet, and fast. This is the way to cook ham! Imagine a spiral slice of juicy goodness that’s cooked right in your air fryer with Pineapple rings on top for retro flair – what could be more perfect?
This honey mustard baked ham is a delicious and easy recipe that you can’t go wrong with. The sauce adds such depth, it’s on every menu!
This brown sugar ham recipe with a tangy glaze is sure to delight your guests. With an unbeatable combination of sweet and salty, this delicious treat will make you feel like royalty!
Not only is this Dr. Pepper Crock Pot Pineapple Ham so easy to make, but the flavor combinations are out of this world! You’ll be shocked when you try it- especially since they’re using a slow cooker for cooking.
This cream cheese corn casserole is always a winner. You won’t be able to stop at just one bite of this delectable dish!
Here’s a great recipe for spiral ham cooked in an instant pot. You can make it with delicious scalloped potatoes and have the soup too!
The taste of this Maple Dijon Boneless Spiral Ham recipe is one you’ll never forget!
Cheesy Ham Roll-Ups are the perfect choice to make any day special! With a delicious cheesy mixture that goes beautifully with your favorite meats, you’ll find yourself unable to stop eating these tasty treats.
These Easy Baked Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are so quick and easy to make with just some ingredients that you most likely have right now.
This easy smoked guacamole recipe is a great party appetizer or dinner staple. The smoker adds an extra special flavor that you won’t be able to resist!
Tastes like a creamy pumpkin pie should, with the perfect amount of sweetness and spice to make your mouth water. This delicious dish is cooked in an amazing smoker filled up on maple wood for those extra flair points.
A succulent maple-sweetened pecan pie filling is layered between two perfectly flaky and buttery crusts. The smoke from your smoker will enhance the flavor of this delicious dessert, so don’t be shy when adding it in.
The perfect side dish for any meal, this green bean casserole is a smoked spin on an old classic! Put it onto your holiday table and watch how fast they disappear.
Maple glazed donuts have a sweet and smoky flavor that will make your mouth water. They’re perfect for breakfast or any other time of day!
This spicy, cheesy chicken dip is sure to please any Crowd. Juicy chunks of rotisserie chickens with buffalo sauce and lots-o’ cheese flavors cooked up in a smoker adding that lightly smoked flavor you love so much!
This smoked cream cheese has an incredible flavor that you can use in all sorts of dishes. It’s perfect for snacking, or adding some extra depth when cooking other foods.
The flavors of the smoked salmon combined with mayo make for a fresh, tasty dip that will be sure to please any guest at your next party or get-together.
These sweet potato wedges are the perfect side dish for any meal. They’re coated in brown sugar, cinnamon, and perfectly smoked – what more could you want?
The smoke from these carrots fills the room with a sweet aroma as they sizzle in their honey glaze. If you’re looking for an easy side dish, this is it!
Smoked Cauliflower is a simple side dish that’s full of rich garlic flavor. This makes for an amazing low-carb vegetable option!
The aroma of smoked asparagus is enough to make your mouth water and you can’t beat the taste. It’s an easy side dish that tastes great with just about anything.
The smoke from the pineapples compliments its sweetness, making for an amazing flavor that you will be surprised to find in such a simple dish.
This tasty dip will smoke you up! The smoky flavor of the Salsa is a perfect complement to any Mexican meal, and it’s easy enough that even those without much experience can make them.
This easy-to-make smoked cream cheese crab dip is bursting with a smoky flavor. It’s perfect for a party and not too hard work!
So, gather your family and friends, break out the holiday recipes, and get ready to celebrate Christmas in July! We hope you enjoy these festive fun ideas. What is your favorite way to celebrate Christmas in July?