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Golden pilaf with sizzling merguez

Christmas buffet recipes

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Dig-in dishes that make short work of feeding a crowd.

Golden pilaf with sizzling merguez

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(1 ratings)
Merguez sausages add some mild spice to this baked basmati rice dish with nuts and mint, but leave them off if you want to make it vegetarian
50 minutes
Easy

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie

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(5 ratings)
There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon
2 hours and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Salmon & herby potato coulibiacs

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(4 ratings)
An impressive addition to any buffet, this puff pastry parcel is filled with fish in a creamy parsley, dill and lemon sauce
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Baked buffalo chicken wings

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(16 ratings)
Sticky spiced wings make great finger food or canapés, and this version skips the deep-fried stage so they're healthier
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Lemon & herb lamb lollipops

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(1 ratings)
Serve these crunchy cutlets at room temperature alongside a dip and encourage everyone to dig in with their hands
55 minutes
Moderately easy

Bourbon-glazed pork belly chunks

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(5 ratings)
Your guests will snap up these cubes of crispy belly pork in sticky, sweet whiskey marinade with soy, anise and honey flavours
3 hours and 45 minutes
Easy

Festive filled brioche centrepiece with baked Camembert

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Great British Bake Off's Kimberley Wilson has created this stunning celebration bread with individually filled buns and a melting cheese middle - made for sharing
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Melting cheese with poppy & apricot bread wreath

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Baked Camembert just got a whole lot better - try home baking a decorative ring and tear off chunks to dunk like fondue
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Mini turkey & cranberry pies

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(10 ratings)
These dinky pies are so versatile – try them with chopped ham and mustard, too
45 minutes
Easy

Spinach & ricotta slice

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(2 ratings)
Both vegetarians and non-veggies will love this puff pastry parcel with Italian cheese - great as a buffet centrepiece
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Mini Mont Blancs

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These bite-sized puddings are ideal for finger food and cocktail parties
15 minutes
Easy

Thai prawn, squash & pineapple curry

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(3 ratings)
Have a crowd to feed? Keep a batch of Thai green curry paste in the freezer and use in this colourful curry with coconut milk and Asian aromatics
47 minutes
Easy

Cauliflower, rice & lentil salad

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This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Crab lasagne

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A creamy pasta bake with crab, cod and leeks that can be made ahead and frozen, then baked for an occasion
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Winter slaw with maple candied nuts

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A fresh and crunchy seasonal slaw served with sweet pecans, cashews, almond and peanuts in a sweet, spicy glaze
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cranberry & chestnut falafel

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Add a bit of seasonal spirit to your chickpea bites with fruit and nuts. Serve with a creamy yogurt dip and fresh coriander
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Maple & mustard glazed ham

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(60 ratings)
Gordon Ramsay’s succulent maple-glazed ham is perfect for a Boxing Day feast
3 hours and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Christmas pie

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(85 ratings)
Combine a few key Christmas flavours here to make a pie that both children and adults will adore
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Spiced Christmas gammon with membrillo glaze

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Give festive ham a Spanish twist with a sticky quince and orange glaze. Allspice, cloves and cinnamon add real warmth
3 hours and 15 minutes
Easy

Anchovy palmiers

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(4 ratings)
Roll puff pastry up with anchovies and Parmesan cheese and bake to create a simple but impressive nibble or canapé
25 minutes
Easy

Foil-poached salmon with dill & avocado mayo

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A whole poached salmon makes a buffet centrepiece with wow-factor - we've got ideas for using up the leftovers too
2 hours and 20 minutes
Easy

Game terrine

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John Torode shows how to prepare classic coarse set terrine with duck and mixed game of your choice
2 hours
Moderately easy

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