12 days of Christmas meal ideas

Published On: December 11, 2023

Day 1: Partridge in a Pear Tree Salad

Air fryer-roasted chicken served over a bed of mixed greens with sliced pears and a honey mustard dressing

  • Enjoy this festive and flavorful salad that brings together the sweetness of roasted pears, the spiciness of harissa-marinated chicken, and the crunchiness of walnuts—all perfectly complemented by the honey mustard dressing.
  • This recipe was cooked using the Vortex plus air fryer oven 13 in 1.
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Tree Salad

Day 2: Two Turtle Doves Cookies

CookieDough cut out shaped turtle doves

  • These charming dove-shaped gingerbread cookies, adorned with royal icing decorations, are a perfect addition to your holiday celebrations. Enjoy the sweet and spicy flavors of gingerbread while reveling in the festive spirit of the “Two Turtle Doves” theme from the 12 Days of Christmas.
  • This recipe was cooked using the Vortex plus air fryer oven 13 in 1.
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Doves Cookies

Day 3: Three French Hens Coq au Vin

A classic French coq au vin with chicken, mushrooms, and red wine made in the Instant Pot.

Coq au Vin

Day 4: Four Calling Birds Spiced Roast Chicken Thighs

Air fryer spiced chicken Thighs with yoghurt

  • Enjoy the succulent and spicy flavors of the red Thai curry-spiced roast chicken thighs, complemented by the cool and tangy Greek yogurt dip. This dish, inspired by the theme of “Four Calling Birds,” adds a delightful touch to your 12 Days of Christmas culinary journey.
  • This recipe was cooked using the Vortex plus air fryer oven 13 in 1.
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Spiced Roast Chicken Thighs

Day 5: Five Golden Rings Onion Rings

Crispy air fryer onion rings, resembling golden rings AFO

Day 5: Five Golden Rings Onion Rings

Day 6: Six Geese-a-Laying Deviled Eggs

Christmas deviled eggs, shaped to resemble geese eggs

  • These whimsical and colourful deviled eggs, inspired by the theme of “Six Geese-a-Laying,” are a creative and tasty addition to your holiday celebrations. The air-frying method ensures perfectly boiled eggs, while the vibrant colors add a touch of festive cheer to the classic deviled egg.
  • This recipe was cooked using an Instant Pot Duo Plus with WhisperQuiet.
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Day 6: Six Geese-a-Laying Deviled Eggs

Day 7: Seven Swans-a-Swimming Lemon Herb Steamed Fish

Salmon fillets steamed with lemon and herbs.

  • Enjoy this light and flavourful steamed salmon dish, inspired by the theme of “Seven Swans-a-Swimming” from the 12 Days of Christmas. The combination of herbs, citrus, and vegetables creates a refreshing and elegant meal perfect for the holiday season.
  • This recipe was cooked using an Instant Pot.
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Day 7: Seven Swans-a-Swimming Lemon Herb Steamed Fish

Day 8: Eight Maids-a-Milking Hot Chocolate

Thick Hot Chocolate

  • Embrace the cozy spirit of the holiday season with this decadent thick hot chocolate, inspired by “Eight Maids-a-Milking” from the 12 Days of Christmas. The creamy texture and delightful toppings make it a perfect treat for chilly winter evenings.
  • This recipe was cooked using an Instant Pot Duo Plus with WhisperQuiet.
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Day 8: Eight Maids-a-Milking Hot Chocolate

Day 9: Nine Ladies Dancing Blueberries Choco chip Mini Loafs

Mini loafs with berries and choc chip sprinkled with icing sugar

  • These mini loafs, bursting with blueberries and chocolate chips, will make you dance like the “Nine Ladies Dancing” from the 12 Days of Christmas. Air frying ensures a perfectly baked texture with a golden crust, making them a delightful addition to your festive celebrations.
  • This recipe was cooked using the Vortex plus air fryer oven 13 in 1.
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Day 9: Nine Ladies Dancing Blueberries Choco chip Mini Loafs

Day 10: Ten Lords-a-Leaping Spinach and Feta Mushrooms Pastry with Piquate Pepper

Bite sized pastries baked with spinach, feta and mushrooms

Day 10: Ten Lords-a-Leaping Spinach and Feta Mushrooms Pastry with Piquate Pepper

Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping Cajun Chicken and Potato Stew

A spicy Cajun-flavored chicken and potato stewmade effortlessly in the Instant Pot

  • Enjoy this hearty and piping hot stew inspired by “Eleven Pipers Piping” from the 12 Days of Christmas. The combination of Cajun-spiced chicken, meatballs, and potatoes creates a rich and satisfying soup that will warm your heart and delight your taste buds.
  • This recipe was cooked using an Instant Pot Duo Plus with WhisperQuiet.
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Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping Cajun Chicken and Potato Stew

Day 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming Chicken Drumstick Japanese Curry

Chicken drumettes japanese Curry + Rice

  • This delightful fusion dish, inspired by “Twelve Drummers Drumming” from the 12 Days of Christmas, combines the crispiness of fried chicken drumsticks with the rich and flavourful Japanese Katsu Curry. Enjoy the harmony of textures and tastes in this unique and festive meal.
  • This recipe was cooked using an Instant Pot Duo Plus with WhisperQuiet.
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Day 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming Chicken Drumstick Japanese Curry