Pigs in puff pastry blankets

Christmas side dish recipes

41 Recipes

Must-have sauces for festive feasts.

Pigs in puff pastry blankets

5

(1 rating)

Serve these irresistibly buttery pastry-wrapped chipolatas as a Christmas dinner side dish - they're perfect as party canapés too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

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(0 ratings)

Double cream, nutmeg and chestnuts make a luscious addition to traditional Brussels sprouts - just watch this extra-ingulgent side dish disappear on Christmas Day
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Persian cranberry sauce

5

(1 rating)

Middle Eastern flavours of pomegranate molasses and orange zest bring a new dimension to traditional cranberry sauce, with a thick and chunky texture
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky Port gravy

4.166665

(3 ratings)

This full-flavoured, festive gravy can be made in advance - our secret ingredients of soy sauce and dried mushrooms add a deep hit of 'umami', or savouriness, to complement a roast
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Salted maple-roasted parsnips

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Roast root vegetables with maple syrup and thyme leaves until soft and sticky, then serve as a side dish to your traditional festive feast
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buttered toast bread sauce

5

(1 rating)

Reinvent the traditional bread sauce by toasting your bread until golden, then add double cream, nutmeg and cloves - we guarantee this will be your new festive favourite
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffing baubles

2.5

(1 rating)

These bacon and onion-wrapped balls of sausagemeat and cranberry stuffing make a sensational side for Christmas dinner with all the traditional trimmings
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Triple nut & apple stuffing balls

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These vegetarian red onion, lentil and sage stuffing balls are packed with texture from crunchy linseeds, pecans, hazelnuts and pistachios - a welcome addition to any Christmas feast
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Best-ever roast potatoes

5

(1 rating)

We've created our ultimate recipe for crispy, crunchy roast potatoes - follow our cookery team's top tips to take this classic side dish from standard to sensational
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Ginger & orange-glazed baby carrots

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Pan-fry baby carrots with a zesty orange, ginger and honey sauce until golden and sticky for a festive and flavourful root vegetable side
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Devil pigs on horseback

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Pigs in blankets meet Devils on horseback in this combo - perfect as a side with Christmas dinner or Sunday roast, or as a party canapé
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Sausage & Bramley stuffing

4.375

(2 ratings)

This recipe will give you enough to stuff the Christmas turkey and also make a tasty stuffing loaf
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Really good roast potatoes

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Boil, fluff then crisp up in goose fat and oil for perfect roast potatoes - if you're vegetarian, sunflower oil works just as well
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

5

(1 rating)

Fry red onions in butter until golden and fragrant, then cover with a sweet and tangy Sherry vinegar dressing for a delicious Christmas side
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced braised red cabbage

5

(1 rating)

Spice up your Christmas day trimmings with this red cabbage and Bramley apple side, with cinnamon, cardamom and star anise
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Sprouts with crispy prosciutto

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Dress simply steamed or boiled Brussels sprouts with butter, lemon and crispy prosciutto for a gluten-free side dish for a festive dinner
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Red cabbage with juniper & pears

2.5

(1 rating)

Swap apple for wedges of pear, which go beautifully with the garlic, juniper and cinnamon in this colourful side dish
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot & tarragon purée

3.75

(2 ratings)

This super simple, yet delicious, side dish has just three ingredients - perfect for no-fuss entertaining or with a laid-back Sunday roast
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crispy cubed roasties with garlic & thyme

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Cut your potatoes smaller so that there's no need to par-boil to achieve perfectly crispy garlic and thyme flavoured spuds, with fluffy centres
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mustard Yorkies

3.125

(2 ratings)

Fluffy Yorkshire puddings are a comfort food classic, perfect as a side for roast dinner - give yours a kick with wholegrain mustard
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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