Bonfire Night dinner ideas

Celebrate Bonfire Night with our autumnal recipes, perfect for sharing with big families. Cook up traditional bangers, savoury pies or hearty traybakes.

Sausages, mashed potatoes, peas and gravy

Fill up on a hearty, warming dinner before heading out to the fireworks on Bonfire Night to keep the whole family going. 

Our recipes include shareable mains like lasange and brisket, or, try taking your dinner on-the-go with our jacket potatoes and hot dogs. 

For more inspiration, see our ultimate Bonfire Night collection.

Catherine wheel toad-in-the-hole with honey & mustard onions

Sausage casserole with pot of gravy
What could be better than combining sausage and Yorkshire pudding? This catherine wheel toad-in-the-hole with honey & mustard onions has a striking coiled design that's sure to impress at a family get-together. Cook 12 linked chipolatas or one large coiled Cumberland sausage in batter, then top with caramelised onions. Serve with our creamy mashed potatoes, rich onion gravy and roasted veg.

For more inspiration, see our toad-in-the-hole recipes.

Sticky cider onion hot dogs

Four hot dogs on black table
Take these sticky cider onion hot dogs to a bonfire for a great dinner on the go. Cook up your favourite sausages and pile on caramelised onions and a mustard-mayo sauce. Or, try hoisin hot dogs cooked in hoisin sauce and topped with sping onion and sriracha mayonnaise. Our honey-mustard hot dogs are loaded with melty cheddar and emmental cheese, while our buffalo hot dogs are topped with spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese and crispy fried onions. 

See more hot dog recipes for the ultimate selection.

Three-cheese meatball lasagne

Meatball lasagne in skillet on black table
Nothing says comfort food like our three-cheese meatball lasagne – it's indulgent and perfect for a special occasion. Swap out traditional meat sauce for chunky sausage meatballs. This showstopping main serves up to eight people, making it great for a larger family to tuck into before heading out for the festivities.

Warm up on a chilly night with our comfort food recipes.

Bangers with Welsh rarebit mash

Bangers with mash, gravy and peas on blue plate
These bangers with Welsh rarebit mash are a twist on a British classic. Look for herby Lincolnshire, leek or apple flavours when selecting your sausages. The super-cheesy mash is loaded with red leicester, extra mature cheddar and cream cheeses. Pour over ale & onion gravy and serve with peas. 

For more Bonfire Night staples, see our sausage collection.

Bonfire Night baked potatoes

Baked potatoes on sheet pan with spatula
These Bonfire Night baked potatoes are an easy, portable dinner, perfect for standing around a fire. Bake in the oven until completely tender, then scoop out the middle and mix with cheese, bacon and parsley. Return to their skins and top with cheese such as reblochon, raclette or gruyère

See our collection of baked potato recipes for more simple dinners.

Chicken, leek & mushroom pies

Chicken pies on wooden board
Use up leftover roast chicken with Tom Kerridge's chicken, leek & mushroom pies. Use shop-bought pastry or make your own with our pie pastry recipe. To keep things simple, prepare the filling up to two days ahead then just assemble and bake. Individual pies are a fun way to take dinner on the move. 

More scrumptious fillings can be found in our pie collection.

Pulled firecracker brisket

Brisket with sauce in enamel pan
Share this pulled firecracker brisket with up to eight people and serve in warm flatbreads or jacket potatoes. The smoky brisket is meltingly tender with a spicy kick from cayenne pepper and red chillies. Cook the meat low and slow for six hours, then shred with two forks. Serve with charred sweetcorn salsa  and a generous dollop of soured cream.

For more crowd-pleasing recipes, see our sharing collection.

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