The Best Places to Buy Pre-Made Christmas Dinner

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Get Christmas day dinner to go from these restaurants & retailers, and enjoy more family time this year!

table set for Christmas dinner

If you’re hoping to spend less time in the kitchen on Christmas and more time gathered around the tree with your family, consider treating yourself to a ready-made Christmas dinner instead of doing all that prep work and cooking!

Many restaurants, grocers, and online retailers sold fully-cooked holiday dinners in 2023, so you could just sit down to a delicious meal with the rest of your family. All you needed to do in most cases was just turn on your oven, heat, and eat! It doesn’t get any easier than that, and we’re all for keeping it simple on Christmas. 🙌

Here are the restaurants and retailers that offered Christmas dinner to go in 2023:

spiral cut ham dinner

Albertson’s had a holiday dinner for pre-order in 2023.

If you live near an Albertson’s Market, you can let one of their chefs prepare a Holiday Dinner for your Christmas celebration! In 2023, Albertson’s holiday dinners included an entrée and all the sides, dressings, and condiments. They came cold, fully cooked, and ready to heat.

To order, you could simply call or visit your local store and then schedule a pickup and pay in-store.

Here’s what you got with Albertson’s Sweet Slice Ham Holiday Dinner for 8-10 ($99.99):

  • Boneless Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham
  • Green Bean Amandine
  • Hashbrown Casserole
  • Praline Sweet Potatoes

ham dinner from Bob Evans

You could bring home a Farmhouse Feast from Bob Evans in 2023.

The Bob Evans signature Farmhouse Feast comes with everything needed to serve up a traditional Christmas dinner. These meals feed anywhere from four to 10 people and start at just $13.63 per person. In 2023, you could even customize your feast with additional bakery treats and extra sides if desired.

All you had to do was heat your meal, and even that process was foolproof! Step-by-step directions were included so everything would be done perfectly at the same time.

Here’s what was included in the Bob Evans Ham Farmhouse Feast for 8 ($109):

  • Hickory-Smoked Ham
  • Bread & Celery Dressing
  • Buttered Corn
  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Green Beans with Ham
  • Freshly-Baked Rolls
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Pie

table with meal delivery kit from Costco

Costco sold meal kit deliveries for the holidays.

In 2023, Costco partnered with Rastelli’s to bring its members holiday meal delivery kits for the winter holidays. For $199.99, you could have a complete, easy-to-make holiday meal for 8 delivered right to your doorstep on the day of your choice.

These kits were packed in dry ice and only shipped on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday delivery.

Here’s what was included in the Rastelli Spiral Ham Holiday Meal for 8 from Costco ($199.99):

  • Smithfield Fully Cooked Spiral Cut Ham (8-10 lbs.) w/glaze
  • 2 lb. Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin
  • 2 lb. Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
  • 2 lb. Creamed Spinach
  • 2 lb. Mac & Cheese
  • Card featuring preparation instructions and cooking tips

cracker barrel holiday meal on table

Cracker Barrel sold Holiday Heat n’ Serve Meals in 2023.

The Holiday Heat & Serve Meal from Cracker Barrel comes with your choice of Spiral-Sliced Sugar Cured Ham or Prime Rib and all the traditional holiday fixings. The Family Dinner serves 4-6, or you can feed 8-10 with the Heat n’ Serve Feast.

Any of these meals were available to customize ahead of time, and they could be picked up December 21 – 28. Even better, if you picked up your order on 12/22 or 12/23, you could get a free $10 bonus card with your Feast or a free $5 bonus card with your Holiday Meal.

The Heat n’ Serve Meals came chilled and required about 3 hours to heat.

Here’s what was included in Cracker Barrel’s Holiday Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner for 4-6 ($114.99):

  • Spiral Sliced Sugar Cured Ham
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Roasted Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Macaroni n’ Cheese
  • Your choice of 1 Country Side
  • Sweet Yeast Rolls

Thanksgiving turkey on platter with stuffing and rolls

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit had a Holiday Feast to go.

Dickey’s had several heat-and-eat options for the 2023 holidays, including a Complete Feast (served 10-12 from $128), a Dinner Feast (serves 8-10 for $105), and à la carte holiday meats and sides.

They also had a Holiday Big Yellow Box, which feds up to 12 and could be ordered hot and ready-to-eat for $185.

Here’s what you got with Dickey’s Complete Feast for 10-12 (from $128):

  • Your choice of Spiral-Cut Ham, Smoked Turkey, Cajun Fried Turkey, or Prime Rib
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Baked Potato Casserole
  • Green Beans with Bacon
  • 12 Buttery Rolls

ham with pomegranite seeds and citrus

Fred Meyer made it easy to serve an affordable Christmas dinner in 2023.

Last Christmas, Fred Meyer grocery stores offered Home Chef Holiday Meal Bundles for in-store pick-up. Holiday Meal items were precooked and ready to heat and eat upon pickup. Selections include customizable ham and turkey dinners that could feed anywhere from four to eight people.

Here’s what came in Fred Meyer’s Home Chef Bone-in Ham Meal for 6-8 ($80):

  • Private Selection 7-9 lb. Bone-In Ham
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy

holiday ham dinner on table

The Fresh Market had a holiday meal option for every gathering.

In 2023, the Fresh Market offered a variety of fully cooked holiday meals featuring everything from prime rib to ham, to turkey breast, to whole turkeys.

The Fresh Market’s Holiday Ham Meal served 8-10 with spiral-cut ham and all the sides for $99.

Here’s what you got in The Fresh Market’s Holiday Ham Meal for 8-10 ($99):

  • Spiral Sliced Bone-In Honey Ham (9 lb.)
  • White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes (2.5 lb.)
  • Seasoned Green Beans (2 lb)
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries (2 lb.)
  • Cranberry Relish with Walnuts (2 lb.)
  • Soft Golden Dinner Rolls (12 ct.)

carving a turkey

Golden Corral offered the chance to preorder a holiday dinner to go in 2023.

Last year, you could pre-order a complete Holiday Meal for 6-8 featuring your choice of Golden Corral’s Holiday Glazed Ham or Whole Roasted Turkey from Golden Corral.

The restaurant requested that Holiday Meal orders be placed at least 72 hours before the scheduled pick-up time, but select Golden Corral locations could handle last-minute requests, too.

Here’s what was included with Golden Corral’s Holiday Glazed Ham Meal for 6-8 ($99.99):

  • Holiday Glazed Ham
  • 2 quarts of Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 pints of Gravy
  • 1 quart of Stuffing
  • 1 pint of Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 dozen Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter
  • Your choice of 1 Homestyle Side
  • Your choice of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie

Honey Baked Ham holiday dinner

Honey Baked Ham made it easy to feed the whole family Christmas dinner.

Honey Baked Ham had a good selection of pre-bundled meals for the winter holidays. You could also create your own bundle by selecting the protein of your choice and pairing it with any combination of starters, sides, and desserts.

Honey Baked Ham’s family meals started at $74.99 and served anywhere from 6 to 20 people.

Here’s what came in the Honey Baked Turkey Breast Dinner for 6-8 – $67.99 w/promo code 726859 (regularly $74.99):

  • Honey Baked Turkey Breast (2.5 lbs.)
  • Cheesy Potatoes AuGratin
  • Green Bean Casserole

turkey dinner on table

HyVee offered a holiday brunch or dinner for pre-order in 2023.

HyVee grocery stores sold a wide array of holiday meals for two to 12 people, and we’re not just talking about dinner, either! HyVee was one of the few places where you can also pick up a heat-and-eat brunch for 2-6 people, starting at just $29.99.

HyVee’s holiday dinner options included ham, turkey, prime rib, and surf and turf, and they started at just $39.99!

Here’s what you got in HyVee’s Ham or Turkey Dinner for 4 ($69.99):

  • Sliced pit ham (2.5-2.75 lbs.) or boneless turkey breast (2.5-2.75 lbs.)
  • One large side of mashed potatoes
  • Two additional large sides
  • Choice of beef or turkey gravy (16 oz.)
  • Four dinner rolls

spiral sliced ham with side dishes

Kroger had complete heat & eat holiday meals to go.

The Kroger deli offered a variety of heat-and-eat holiday meals, each one with your choice of protein and all the holiday sides! Customers could choose from ham or turkey, and there were three ways to order: online at, by phone, or in person at the Kroger deli.

Here’s what was included in Kroger’s heat & eat bone-in ham dinner (feeds 6-8 for $75): 

  • Private Selection 7-9 lb. Bone-In Ham
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy

prime rib feast on table

Logan’s Roadhouse offered Holiday Feasts for Christmas 2023.

Logan’s Roadhouse sold a family feast starting at just $99.99 in 2023! The Roadhouse Holiday Feast served six to eight people and could be ordered with your choice of protein, including Prime Rib, Pork Chops, BBQ Pulled Pork, Meatloaf, and Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs.

The Roadhouse Holiday Feast was available in Hot & Ready or Take & Bake options and could be ordered 24 hours in advance.

Here’s what you got in a Roadhouse Holiday Feast:

  • Your choice of meat
  • One dozen yeast rolls
  • 2 Holiday Sides
  • Family-size Garden Salad
  • Your choice of a Mississippi Brownie or 1 dozen cookies

Turkey dinner with side dishes

The Publix deli sold fully-cooked holiday meals in 2023.

Starting at just $45, you could swing by the deli at your local Publix and pick up a fully cooked, ready-to-heat-and-eat holiday dinner!

These meals served anywhere from two to 10 people and required 48 hours notice when ordering. Heating instructions were included with your meal, which could take up to 90 minutes to fully heat.

Here’s what came in the Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham Dinner for 7-10 ($79.99):

  • One 4.5 to 5.5 lb. Boar’s Head Boneless Sweet Slice Smoked Ham
  • 2 ¼ lb. Sweet Potato Casserole
  • 2 lb. Green Bean Casserole
  • 28 oz. Marshmallow Delight

holiday ham dinner

ShopRite’s Holiday Ham Bundle fed 8 for $119.99.

If you had your heart (and your belly) set on a holiday feast, you could score a Holiday Meal Bundle for 8 for $119.99 with your Price Plus card at ShopRite! All you had to do was choose between turkey and ham, place your order, and then thaw, heat, and eat!

Here’s what was included in ShopRite’s Holiday Ham Bundle for 8 ($119.99):

  • Applewood Smoked Cider Maple Glazed Ham
  • Cheddar Scallion au Gratin Potatoes
  • Honey Thyme Roasted Carrots
  • Wild Rice with Pecans and Cranberries
  • Chocolate Bomb Cake

spiral cut ham on wooden cutting board

Safeway had Holiday Dinners for pre-order in 2023.

Safeway was ready and willing to handle the cooking on Christmas with a prepared Holiday Dinner complete with all the sides. There were several options to choose from, including turkey, ham, and prime rib.

Safeway’s holiday meals could be ordered ahead of time at your local store’s deli.

Here’s what was included with Safeway’s Christmas Homestyle Turkey Dinner for 6-8 ($69.99, may vary by store):

  • 10-12 lb. fully-cooked turkey
  • 32 oz. mashed potatoes
  • 28 oz. homestyle stuffing
  • 24 oz. homestyle gravy
  • 14 oz. cranberry sauce

serving a citrus-brined turkey

Whole Foods offered a classic holiday dinner for pickup.

Did you know that you can reserve a pre-made holiday dinner for easy pickup at any Whole Foods?! Just reheat your meal, pour the wine, and enjoy!

Whole Foods Holiday Meals featured classic dinner packages along with the option to order additional sides and desserts à la carte if desired.

Here’s what you got in Whole Foods’ Maple Bourbon Ham Meal for 8 ($169.99):

  • Maple Bourbon Ham with Brown Sugar Citrus Glaze
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese

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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 6

  1. Donna

    In this week’s Shoprite ad (12/17-12/23), you can use the code HOLIDAY to save $20.00 off your catered Order Express order of $100 or more (valid through 12/31 and limit 1 per customer). This makes the holiday meal bundle for 8 only $99.99!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOW! Thanks so much for mentioning this additional savings you spotted, Donna. 🤗🎄 I’ve added more details on that promotion to the ShopRite deal in the post. ❤️

      • Donna

        You’re welcome!

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)


  2. Melissa

    I can’t get the code to work for honey baked ham- I keep getting an expired message : /

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up on that, Melissa! I’ve updated the post with another option if you wanted to try that one. 💞

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