Christmas trimmings

Christmas trimmings recipes

39 Recipes

Essential sides for Christmas dinner.

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This low-fat Christmas side dish is the perfect sweet-savoury combination. Or try one of our simple twists using preserved lemon, ginger wine and bacon
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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There's nothing better than soft, buttery carrots to go along with your favourite roast. You can keep this side simple or tweak it with our delicious twists...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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Everybody loves this traditional Christmas side dish and we've got three tasty twists including black pudding, butternut squash and chestnuts - you choose!...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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Love them or hate them?! We've breathed new life into this polarising Christmas side dish with spicy sausage and whole nuts - sure to be a new favourite!...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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These golden, honeyed parsnips have just the right mix of earthiness and sweet glaze to make a moreish Christmas side dish, and they’re quick to prepare...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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It wouldn't be Christmas dinner without it! A simple, low fat, classic cranberry sauce to add some fruity flavour to your roast, it couldn't be easier...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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A traditional Christmas sauce to serve with your roast
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

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If your favourite part of the stuffing is the crispy bits, you'll love this recipe. It can be prepped up to two days in advance, then baked on the day...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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An essential side to any roast dinner, the duck fat used for our fabulous turkey confit will crisp up your roasties brilliantly and add lashings of flavour
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This show-stealing side dish of roasted parsnips and creamy béchamel is breadcrumbed and deep-fried for crisp, golden bites
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge

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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

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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 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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