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Delicious Christmas Day Dishes

Easy recipes for breakfast, brunch, dinner and dessert

Christmas eve dinner of stuffed turkey with accompaniments

Mix and match these recipes for tasty dishes for the entire day. — Deirdre Rooney/Getty Images

Make your Christmas even merrier this year by preparing these simple dishes for breakfast, brunch, dinner and dessert. Feel free to mix and match the recipes from any of these three menus, of course. What's important is that they all taste wonderful, and their quick preparations should leave you time to relax and enjoy the day with friends and family.

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Menu #1


Eggs Benedict by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

It's that decadent combo of eggs, hollandaise and English muffins. If you plan ahead, you can prepare it in minutes, even before presents are opened.

Per Serving: 270 calories, 3g saturated fat, 26g carbohydrates, 18g protein, 3g fiber


Flank Steak Thinly Sliced Over Argula with Garlic and Lemon Oil by Diane Morgan

With basic, fresh ingredients, a steak salad is a great choice for brunch: It won't leave you stuffed before a more hearty dinner.

Per Serving: 288 calories, 5g saturated fat, 2g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 1g fiber


Mushroom and Artichoke Lasagna by Judith Finlayson

Try a lasagna that will satisfy both carnivores and vegetarians. You can make it ahead of time — and in bulk, if you're feeding a large group.

Per Serving: 492 calories, 14g saturated fat, 43g carbohydrates, 28g protein, 9g fiber


Whole Wheat Carrot Cake by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

This is a scrumptious carrot cake, despite its slightly healthy spin (there's still a cup of butter, after all!). The whole wheat flour doesn't change the flavor, but adds fiber.

Per Serving: 692 calories, 21g saturated fat, 84g carbohydrates, 12g protein, 5g fiber

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