Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Menu

Prime rib tends to steal the show, so you want to serve it with dishes that will match its indulgent flavor without upstaging it. For Christmas dinner, this means foods like buttery dinner rolls, an in-season salad, traditional sides, and pie. Just pair this menu with one of our prime rib recipes and Cabernet Sauvignon, and you're all set.

01 of 07

Classic Dinner Rolls

Classic Dinner Rolls

You won't have to whip up rolls at the last minute if you're following this menu, but reviewers rave that it can, in fact, be done. "Thirty minutes before Christmas dinner, I realized we didn't have rolls. This recipe was so easy and quick. I will make it again and again," reviewer S Johnson writes.

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Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad

Gala apples and dried cranberries bring a nice sweetness to this raw Brussels sprout slaw. Sliced almonds, raw pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seed kernels amp up the crunch.

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Garlicky Green Beans with Shallot

green beans on a white plate
Holiday Baker

"I prepared this recipe as directed, with the addition of a good glug of white wine to help the cooking process along," writes reviewer naples34102. "This was a nice, but still easy, way to dress green beans up a bit without obliterating their good fresh flavor."

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Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Cheesy Creamed Spinach in a white dish

Several reviewers consider this spinach side a Christmas dinner staple. The rich flavors of butter, heavy cream, provolone, and Parmesan make it as fit for special occasions as prime rib.

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Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Nothing sops up the juices of prime rib quite like mashed potatoes. This recipe requires just five ingredients and 40 minutes, making it an excellent addition to any holiday dinner menu.

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Superb Sauteed Mushrooms

Superb Sauteed Mushrooms

Savory, meaty mushrooms will bulk up a prime rib dinner. Pile them on top of Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes.

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Caramel Pecan Pie

Caramel Pecan Pie with lace placemat

Finish off your meal with this subtle caramel-flavored take on buttery pecan pie.

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