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Christmas kitchen

All the Christmas recipes you need, from mince pies to turkey & sprouts, plus plenty of help with how to cook them...

Come out of the cold into our Christmas kitchen and find inspiration on all things festive. From easy mince pies and edible gifts to our make-ahead Christmas cakes.

Leftover Christmas turkey recipes


The big bird yields lots of meat. Here's how to use up every scrap.

Healthy Christmas leftovers recipes


Use up your extra food in one of our lighter recipes.

10 ways with leftover Christmas desserts


Use up pudding, cake, mincemeat and sweets.

How to use up Christmas leftovers videos


Our cookery team shows you how to use up pudding, turkey and veggies.

Top Tip

A lot of Christmas puddings, especially shop bought ones, are likely to be quite high in both saturated fat and calories... It pays to shop around - puds with more nuts and fruit are likely to have a lower saturated fat content.

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As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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