Christmas kitchen

All the Christmas recipes, guides and videos you need for the festive season, plus plenty of cooking advice.
Christmas dinner recipes and tips

Christmas dinner recipes and tips

All you need for the big day, from turkey know-how to fail-safe festive recipes.
The foolproof turkey guide

The foolproof turkey guide

Recipes, tips and tools for cooking your big bird to perfection.
Vegetarian Christmas

Vegetarian Christmas

Meat-free inspiration and fresh new ideas.
Last-minute Christmas recipes

Last-minute Christmas recipes

No-fuss menu ideas, puddings, cakes and gifts. You can thank us later.
Festive starter recipes

Festive starter recipes

Kick off proceedings with a fabulous first course.

Useful Christmas guides

Turkey with cranberries and herbs on a serving plate Guide

Complete Christmas menus

How to cook and prepare gammon and ham Guide

How to cook and prepare gammon and ham

We explain the difference between gammon and ham, how to prepare and cook them...
Slow cooked joint of gammon Guide

Slow cooker Christmas recipes

Slow cooker recipes are some of the most popular on BBC Good Food, so we’...
White cake with candy canes and sweets on top Guide

Easy Christmas desserts

Don't stress over dessert if you're entertaining this Christmas...
Miso glazed ham on plate with cutlery Guide

Alternative Christmas dinner recipes

Bored of the traditional roast or in need of a vibrant veggie main course this...
Infographic showing how much turkey to cook per person Guide

How much turkey per person – infographic

Buying the right amount of Christmas turkey is easy if you use our simple guide...
Christmas dinner time plan title image Guide

Christmas dinner planner

Ensure that Christmas Day runs like clockwork using our infographic time plan...
Graphic of roast potatoes Guide

Christmas dinner vegetables – how much to serve

Planning your Christmas dinner? Find out how much veg to serve per person with...
Easiest ever Christmas dinner Guide

Easiest ever Christmas dinner

Your turn to cook the big Christmas meal? Let us take away the stress with this...
10 Quick Christmas breakfasts Guide

10 Quick Christmas breakfasts

Christmas morning calls for something special. Take your pick of a stack of...
heart shaped biscuit on a tree Guide

How to have a greener Christmas

Discover how to avoid food waste, cut down on packaging, be a green shopper and...

Our top Christmas collections

Whole turkey surrounded by citrus fruit and bay leaves Collection


Sliced ham and crackling on a wooden board Collection

Christmas ham

Feed a crowd with a festive gammon joint. We have ideas for marinades, glazes...
Sloe gin cranberry sauce in a white bowl Collection

Christmas sauce

Must-have accompaniments for festive feasts.
Jug of gravy with Christmas lights Collection

Christmas gravy

From fruity favourites to boozy boats
Baked vegetable trimmings in square dish Collection

Christmas trimmings

Essential sides for Christmas dinner.
Christmas stuffing Collection

Christmas stuffing

Classic sausagemeat versions with fruit and nuts, plus vegetarian alternatives.
Sliced whole gammon cooked in cola, served on a plate with some slices cut Collection

Christmas centrepiece

Discover showstopping turkey alternatives for your Christmas dinner. We have...
Oval bowl of Brussels sprouts and pomegranates Collection

Christmas sprouts

Spruce up your Brussels sprouts this year.
Plated Christmas dinner Categories

Christmas dinner

Turkey and alternative centrepieces, plus every trimming you could possibly...
Sprout, cheese and walnut tart on a plate, partially sliced Collection

Vegetarian Christmas mains

Discover our stunning selection of meat-free mains to serve for your Christmas...
Cranberry and lentil nut roast with parsnips and potatoes Collection

Vegan Christmas

Serve up a festive, plant-based feast with our vegan Christmas starters, mains...
It is essential to rest your meat before carving. Allow 20-30 mins for a small joint or 30-45 mins for a large joint or turkey. Put the meat in a warm place, tented with foil. During this time the roast will finish cooking, become juicier and easier to carve – and don’t worry, it won’t get cold.
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