If you find yourself stuck for menu inspiration at Christmas, look no further than our festive selection of Christmas dinner ideas.
If you want to serve a classic turkey dinner, we have recipes for that as well, and we’ve thought about whether you may be catering for a crowd or just cooking dinner for two.
Christmas dinner menu ideas
Classic Christmas menu
Keep things traditional with our classic Christmas menu, including pâté or fish starters and turkey centrepieces with all the trimmings. Finish with a good old-fashioned Christmas pudding.
Vegetarian Christmas menu
Who needs meat when you have a spectacular array of festive veggie options to last you through the day? Begin with fresh salad starters and move on to comforting cheese and vegetable tarts for your main.
Vegan Christmas menu
Following a vegan diet doesn’t mean restricting your Christmas menu. Serve up a vibrant selection of meat-free starters, sides and mains, as well as dairy-free desserts to dazzle your guests.
Easiest ever Christmas dinner
Take away the stress of preparing festive meals with our simple yet impressive celebration menu and easy to follow time plan. With time-saving techniques, showstopping flavour twists and a prepared shopping list, Christmas dinner prep will be a breeze.
Last-minute Christmas dinner
Don’t have much time to spend prepping the Christmas dinner? This time-saving menu can all be made on the big day using our time plan, so you needn’t worry about missing out on the festivities. Using only five ingredients or fewer, each recipe is simple. Plus, we’ve devised some clever shortcuts to boost the flavour.
Healthy Christmas menu
Christmas doesn’t have to be an excessively indulgent affair. If you’re looking for lighter options, we have everything you need for a feel-good festive feast. From healthy starters and canapés, to a juicy roast turkey, this delicious and nutritious Christmas menu will leave you feeling satisfied rather than stuffed.
Gluten-free Christmas menu
Cook a delicious gluten-free Christmas lunch for family and friends. From party food to puddings, our menu is no less indulgent for tending to this special dietary need, with recipes designed to be made with minimum fuss.
Quick Christmas menu
Spend less time toiling in the kitchen and more time with your family and friends. Our quick and hassle-free Christmas menu offers speedy starters and sides, smaller mains that take less time to cook and puddings that you can whip up in a flash.
Two-hour Christmas dinner menu
If time is very tight on Christmas Day or you’ve been given the task of cooking last-minute, you can still whip up the dream festive dinner in under two hours. All it takes is a bit of multitasking and simple tricks, like roasting all your trimmings in one tray to achieve a seemingly superhuman feat.
Christmas menu for a crowd
If you’re entertaining a crowd of eight people or more, fear not: we have lots of helpful tips for feeding large numbers without the hassle of making too many different dishes by batch-baking and serving sharing plates and a substantial turkey.
Christmas menu for two
Make Christmas dinner a cosy event for just two people using our downsized menu that maintains the spectacle and sparkle of a full-on festive feast.
Budget Christmas dinner menu
Put on a fabulous festive feast without blowing your budget. Our impressive money-saving menu feeds a group of eight and comes with a handy time plan and shopping list.
Next level Christmas dinner menu
Give your Christmas menu an extra touch of luxury with our new twists on traditional recipes. From pancetta and shallot-stuffed turkey, to wild mushroom yorkies and triple pigs-in-blankets, this mouthwatering medley is sure to impress. Our full menu, shopping list and time plan will ensure you have everything on the table by 2pm.