French Christmas Recipes

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Impress guests this holiday season with a classic French Christmas menu. Our 12 best French recipes will bring festive flavor to the table.

Coq au Riesling

In this creamy take on coq au vin, the chicken is braised in dry Riesling and silky-rich crème fraîche is stirred in at the end, making it extra-decadent.

Get the recipe: Coq au Riesling

Skillet Cauliflower Gratin

A sharp Cheddar cheese sauce adds tons of flavor without all the butter in this mouth-watering vegetable gratin recipe.

Get the recipe: Skillet Cauliflower Gratin

Roast Lamb Shoulder with Cumin

Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with shallots, garlic and cumin tastes wonderful with a vegetable medley.

Get the recipe: Roast Lamb Shoulder with Cumin

Baked Onion Soup with a Gruyère Cheese Bread Crust

The onions undergo a long, slow cooking process that develops a beautiful sweetness. It's the perfect first course for Christmas dinner!

Get the recipe: Baked Onion Soup with a Gruyère Cheese Bread Crust

Dark Roast Creme Brulee

Indulge in this classic French favorite for Christmas dessert. This version is lightened with half the calories of a classic brulee!

Get the recipe: Dark Roast Creme Brulee

Vegetable Cassoulet

This one-pot meal is a vegetarian version of the slow-cooked French classic dish. The crunchy, homemade breadcrumbs soak up all the great flavors of this hearty soup!

Get the recipe: Vegetable Cassoulet

Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Soufflé

Try this rich-tasting cheese, artichoke and spinach soufflé recipe for Christmas brunch.

Get the recipe: Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Soufflé

Chocolate-Malt Stump de Noël

This stupendous holiday dessert is a twist on the elegant French bûche de Noël (so called because it looks like a log, or bûche). It's much tastier than a traditional bûche because the layers are made with less egg so they're less spongy and the filling is infused with malt.

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Malt Stump de Noël

Roast Spare Ribs with Toasted Garlic

The ribs are simmered in herb-infused boiling water before they are covered in a delicious garlic, peanut and coriander marinade and roasted. They are a delicious and decadent main dish for Christmas dinner.

Get the recipe: Roast Spare Ribs with Toasted Garlic

Salmon with Red Wine-Morel Sauce

Dried mushrooms give this rich red-wine sauce an almost meaty flavor. This hearty dish is perfect for Christmas dinner.

Get the recipe: Salmon with Red Wine-Morel Sauce

Chocolate Macarons

These French sandwich cookies get plenty of rich chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and an intense ganache filling.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Macarons

Les Chouquettes

These sugar-topped, airy pastry puffs are a classic French treat made from choux pastry. They are a delicious way to end a Christmas meal when paired with a cup of coffee or tea.

Get the recipe: Les Chouquettes

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Impress guests this holiday season with a classic French Christmas menu. We're bringing you our best French recipes, including favorites like rack of lamb, vegetable gratin and delicious desserts like creme brulee and macarons, that bring festive flavor to the table.

Check out our slideshow above to discover more than a dozen recipes for a delicious French Christmas.

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