Holiday Dinner Menu with Southern-Style Ham & Biscuits

Christmas ham — it's a classic for a reason! You can pull together an epic holiday feast in three hours with this Southern-style holiday dinner menu.
3 hour southern style ham biscuits

This holiday dinner comes together in 3 hours. Want something a little quicker? Try our 2-hour menu or our 1-hour menu!

The Countdown

To make sure your menu hits the 3-hour mark, prepare the recipes in the order listed.

3 Hours Ahead: Get the ham into the slow cooker. Make the cake.

2 Hours, 25 Minutes Ahead: Mix the salad.     

2 Hours Ahead: Make the dip.

1 Hour, 40 Minutes Ahead: Make the gratin.     

1 Hour, 20 Minutes Ahead: Make the biscuits.     

45 Minutes Ahead: Assemble the crudités and crackers, then set out the dip.

25 Minutes Ahead: Broil the ham. Warm the biscuits.     

Get the recipes:

Slow-Cooker Pineapple, Pepper Jelly & Bourbon Ham

slow cooker pineapple pepper jelly bourbon ham

Making the ham in the slow cooker frees up the oven for the rest of the feast.

Try our Slow-Cooker Pineapple, Pepper Jelly & Bourbon Ham

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Crackers & Crudités

spinach artichoke dip with crackers crudites

Add a little surprise to your crudités platter by steering away from the carrots and celery and grabbing yellow wax beans, radicchio leaves, and several kinds of radishes instead.     

Try our Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Crackers & Crudités

Black Pepper & Parm Biscuit

black pepper parm biscuit

Try our Black Pepper & Parm Biscuit

Cheesy Sweet Potato Gratin

cheesy sweet potato gratin

Try our Cheesy Sweet Potato Gratin

Kale & Collard Salad with Lemon Dressing

kale collard salad with lemon dressing

Hearty greens, like kale and collards, can be dressed and cooled in the fridge while you pull everything else together.     

Try our Kale & Collard Salad with Lemon Dressing

Cranberry Walnut Upside-Down Cake

cranberry walnut upside down cake

Try our Cranberry Walnut Upside-Down Cake