These Brazilian Christmas Food are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Add some new recipes for your Christmas Dinner this year for a delicious feast.

These Brazilian Christmas Food are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Add some new recipes for your Christmas Dinner this year for a delicious feast. Impress your family and friends with these 25 Brazilian Christmas Recipes. If you have ever been to Brazil, you know that these recipes are sure to add to your celebrations. #christmasonadime #brazilianchristmasfoods #brazilianrecipes
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Easy Christmas Brazilian Food

Impress your family and friends with these 25 Brazilian Christmas Recipes. If you have ever been to Brazil, you know that these recipes are sure to add to your celebrations.

Bring the Brazilian Christmas traditions home with these simple recipes. Choose from Brazilian Chicken Salad to Brazilian Potato Salad for your holiday meal.

Traditional Brazilian Christmas Food

If you are looking for something to cook this year other than Christmas ham, make these easy classic Brazilian Recipes.

1. Torta Alema

Say Merry Christmas in Brazil with this delicious chocolate cake. This is a classic dessert in Brazil and is easy to make. Serve this cake after your Brazilian Christmas Dinner.

Torta Alema
Despite being called German Pie, this Brazilian dessert is covered in chocolate and biscuits that you'll truly love.
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2. Brazilian Chocolate Pave

This chocolate cake is a no bake dessert that is loved by all. The instructions are easy and is made with dried fruit with a creamy texture. Enjoy slices for a Christmas Eve dessert.

Brazilian Chocolate Pave
They are wonderful no-bake layered desserts, usually made with a combination of cookies or biscuits and different creams and fruits or chocolate.
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3. Rabanadas

This Brazilian French toast is a delicious dessert or snack that is soaked in milk. Then coated in eggs and fried to perfect. Serve with fresh fruit or seasonal fruit for a delicious classic French Toast recipe.

Also known as Brazilian French Toast, this is a dessert or afternoon snack soaked in flavored milk, coated in beaten eggs, fried, and sprinkled with sugar-cinnamon.
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4. Farofa

This Flour Recipes is the perfect side dishes to many different recipes. You can serve with rice, beans and stews. It is a quick and easy side dish that is ready in less than 10 minutes. Bacon, garlic, cassava flour and onion is cooked together to create a crunch side dish.

This toasted cassava flour recipe is ready in under 10 minutes and will add a special bacon-y crunch to your next meal.
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5. Brazilian Potato Salad

If you like adding a potato salad to your holiday table, make this Brazilian Potato Salad. It is light and refreshing and can be made in many different ways. We also add in peas, garlic cloves and nuts.

Brazilian Potato Salad
It’s light, easy to make, and tastes divine–need I say more?
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6. Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Panettone

This sweet bread is loaded with simple ingredients. Cranberries, nuts, and chocolate chips makes this a holiday tradition. If you are preparing a traditional holiday dinner, make these bread.

Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Panettone 
Christmas is not the same without freshly baked panettone! In this version, the Italian sweet bread is filled with cranberries, pistachios, and delicious white chocolate chips.
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7. Salpicão de Frango

This traditional Brazilian chicken salad is always a must to make for the holidays. It is loaded with flavor and simple ingredients. Serve on a green salad or make into a sandwich.

Salpicão de Frango
This chicken salad recipe highlights chicken breasts with a few delicious veggies, tossed in a mayonnaise dressing and topped with potato sticks!
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8. Ham with Pineapple Sauce

This Christmas Ham is loaded with sweet flavors. You will love the simple ingredients and how easy it is to make.

Ham with Pineapple Sauce
Made with naturally sweet tropical flavors that you can make ahead with less than 10 easy-to-find ingredients.
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9. Brazilian Christmas Rice

This is a traditional side dish that is great served with your holiday meats. It is traditionally made with nuts, onions and raisins. You will love the flavor and how easy it is to make.

Brazilian Christmas Rice
It’s made with champagne, onions, cashews and raisins. This Christmas rice is super easy to make, and pairs well with just about anything from turkey to meat roasts.
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10. Brazilian Carrot Cake

This carrot cake is covered with a chocolate frosting that is made with the perfect amount of sweetness. I love how fluffy the texture is and how it is to make.

Brazilian Carrot Cake
Fluffy, moist, not-too-sweet and covered with lots of brigadeiro. 
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11. Bem Casados

Make this delicious classic Brazilian treat. Light cake is sandwiched between dulce de leche for a delicious dessert.

Bem Casados
Bem Casados are traditional Brazilian treats – consisting of dulce de leche sandwiched between two small discs of sponge cake.
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12. Coxinha

Take your chicken salad to the next level with this delicious fried dough. It is crispy, flavorful and easy to make with simple ingredients.

Think of it as savory dough shaped into a drumstick with a creamy chicken salad filling. It's then battered and fried to golden, crispy perfection.
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13. Brazilian Flan

If you like to plan ahead for all your holiday desserts, make this Brazilian Flan. It is actually very easy to make with simple ingredients. The flavor is amazing with its soft texture.

Brazilian Flan
This make-ahead dessert may look fancy but is actually quite easy to make!
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14. Brigadeiro

Satisfy your sweet cravings with this 3 ingredient dessert. Holiday candy is our favorite to make and this Brazilian candy is always on the list.

All you need are just 3 simple ingredients and this Brazilian candy goodness will be ready in no time to satisfy all your sweet cravings!
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15. Pernil

This Pork roast is so delicious and easy to make. It is marinated and roasted for a mouth watering meat. Perfect for the holidays because of the rich flavors and looks impressive on your holiday table.

Pernil is marinated overnight and roasted until fall-apart tender. Juicy and delicious, it is an easy yet impressive centerpiece for your Christmas table!
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16. Brazilian Walnut Candy

Impress your family with this holiday treat. It full of flavor and one of our favorite candies.

Brazilian Walnut Candy
This walnut candy consists of a rich walnut paste covered in fondant icing.
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17. Peru Natalino

Make this holiday turkey this year to give your dinner table the perfect centerpiece. The tropical fruits that is served with this turkey makes it so delicious and easy to make.

Peru Natalino
It is very common to stuff the inside of the turkey with crunchy farofas (toasted cassava mix) and serve with brightly colored tropical fruits, adding an experience for all the senses.
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18. Salpicao de Frango

Another chicken salad that is light and refreshing. It is made with a mustard dressing instead of mayo for an impressive chicken salad.

Salpicao de Frango
This is a really easy chicken salad made with a cream and mustard dressing instead of mayo, which results in a lighter taste.
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19. Musse de Maracuja

This passion fruit dessert is sweet and tangy for an impressive treat. You will love the flavor and beautiful it displays for your friends and family.

Musse de Maracuja
Creamy, sweet and slightly tangy, it is easy to make and can be made with fresh or frozen passion fruit pulp.
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20. Bacalhau da Consoada

Serve this salted cod with roasted potatoes, cabbage and an egg for a traditional Christmas eve meal. It is a simple meal that will be served every Christmas Eve if you are ever in Brazil.

Bacalhau da Consoada
This Portuguese Christmas Eve cod, called bacalhau de consoada, calls for salt cod, potatoes, cabbage, and hard-boiled eggs. It’s a simple, humble, traditional dish.
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21. Chester with Herbal Olive Oil and Winter Squash Stuffing

Make this roasted chicken instead of a holiday turkey this year. It is loaded with flavor and cooks perfectly. This roasted turkey is delicious even leftover.

Chester with Herbal Olive Oil and Winter Squash Stuffing 
Switch out your traditional holiday ham with this herb-infused olive oil chicken paired with a winter squash stuffing.
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22. Panettone

Make this sweet bread this holiday for a chocolate treat.

Many are in love with this fruit-filled sweet bread. This version adds chocolate for a special indulgent touch.
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23. Feijoada

This stew is loaded with flavor and easy to make.

Brazilian Feijoada is a black bean and pork stew that Brazilians often serve topped with farofa and toasted cassava flour.
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24. Brazilian Pastel

Amazing Brazilian Pastel that is deep fried for a delicious side dish or appetizer.

Brazilian Pastel
Crispy, deep fried, and bursting with delicious fillings. Absolutely irresistible!
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25. Feijão Tropeiro

Bring the Brazilian culture home with this delicious dish.

Feijão Tropeiro
A traditional dish from Minas Gerais, made with beans, bacon, sausage, collard greens, eggs and manioc flour.
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