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Christmas side dish recipes

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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 minutes
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 minutes
Easy

Sausage & Bramley stuffing

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

Pancetta & sage-wrapped chipolatas

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Update your pigs in blankets by swapping streaky bacon for pancetta - they can still be easily assembled the day before
40 minutes
Easy

Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

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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 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Spiced braised red cabbage

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

Roast parsnips with maple syrup & rosemary

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Bring out the sweetness of this classic roast accompaniment with maple syrup and sprigs of rosemary for a low-fat yet delicious side dish
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Hazelnut, pancetta & orange stuffing

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This recipe makes enough smoked pancetta, orange zest and sage stuffing for a 4.5kg turkey - or roll into balls and bake
50 minutes
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 minutes
Easy

Red cabbage with juniper & pears

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

Carrot & tarragon purée

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

Mustard Yorkies

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

Cauliflower cheese with walnuts & crumbs

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Chunks of cauliflower are smothered in creamy cheese sauce, scattered with bread and walnuts, then crisped in the oven in this classic side dish
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Creamy bread & onion sauce

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Sara Buenfeld's creamy sauce will make a tasty addition to your Christmas table
45 minutes
Easy

Savoy cabbage with shallots & fennel seeds

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Soften shallots before stir-frying with cabbage and fennel seeds for a low fat, healthy side dish - perfect with a hearty roast dinner
50 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Sausage, pancetta & rosemary pinwheels

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Skewering chipolatas with rosemary not only infuses them with flavour but makes a stylish alternative to pigs in blankets
45 minutes
Easy

Creamy parsnip & squash bake

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Want to jazz up your traditional Christmas lunch, but still keep Gran happy? This is the one for you
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Caramelised carrots & onions

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The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Creamy parsnip & mustard gratin

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This luxuriously creamy bake is the perfect partner to Sarah's veggie pie
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Creamed spinach

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What can be better than a side of creamy, nutmeg-infused spinach? Perfect to accompany any roast and especially good at Christmas
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

St Clements carrots

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Use some of the heap of clementines lying around over the Christmas period to make these sticky, citrussy roasted carrots
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sticky spiced red cabbage

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This colourful dish will complement any festive main course. Toss any leftovers with a drizzle of olive oil and serve with cold cuts, pâté or cheese
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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