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  • Baked ham hock pots served in three dishes

    Baked ham hock pots

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Save time and energy at Christmas with these easy, no-fuss baked ham hock pots as a starter. They’re great to begin a Christmas menu and set the festive mood

  • Hot smoked salmon & beetroot served on a large platter

    Hot smoked salmon & beetroot platter

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Serve this smoked salmon dish as a starter on a special occasion such as at Christmas. With beetroot, rocket and walnuts, it‘s full of colour and texture.

  • Potted cheddar with ale & mustard in a glass pot

    Potted cheddar with ale & mustard

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this potted cheddar as a Christmas gift, or serve with drinks, crackers and crusty bread after dinner. Ideal for using up cheeseboard leftovers

  • A bowl of roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    Roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Warm up on colder evenings with this vibrant soup, spiked with fiery chilli powder and harissa. The crispy croutons are optional but add a satisfying crunch

  • Cucumber prawn cocktail cups on a platter

    Cucumber prawn cocktail cups

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Rustle up these cucumber prawn cocktail cups for a speedy starter. Ideal at Christmas time, they‘re served on lettuce leaves and topped with crispy shallots.

  • Baked feta with sumac & grapes

    Baked feta with sumac & grapes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.14 ratings

    A modern dinner party starter that’s great for a budget - salty feta, sweet grapes, tangy sumac and aniseed dill create contrasting yet complementary flavours

  • Mushroom soup served with parsley topping

    Mushroom soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.293 ratings

    Make the most of mushrooms with this comforting mushroom soup recipe made with cream, onions and garlic. Serve for lunch or as a starter with crusty bread

  • Chargrilled mackerel with sweet & sour beetroot

    Chargrilled mackerel with sweet & sour beetroot

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Fresh mackerel is always a winner and grilling gives a deliciously charred quality. Pickled beetroot wedges add an extra tang in this party-perfect, budget-savvy starter

  • Baked red onions with ricotta in a ceramic dish

    Baked red onions with ricotta

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Gather your friends for a relaxed evening – these baked red onions are special but simple to prepare, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen

  • Broccoli and stilton soup in a patterned bowl with napkin & spoon

    Broccoli & stilton soup

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.460 ratings

    A smooth, blended vegetable soup with blue cheese that's as good for a comforting meal as it is for a dinner party starter

  • A stack of veg peel fritters

    Veg peel fritters

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make veg peelings the star of the show with these easy fritters. They're perfect the day after a big family dinner, such as at Christmas time

  • Charred leeks with anchovy dressing

    Charred leeks with anchovy dressing

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    We've made leeks the star of our elegant, simple starter. Hazelnuts add crucial crunch and the anchovy dressing gives the dish an umami depth of flavour

  • Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

    Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.84 ratings

    Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

  • Lightly spiced carrot soup

    Lightly spiced carrot soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.53 ratings

    A satisfying soup which is delicately spiced and works well as a rustic starter

  • Two bowls of creamy cauliflower soup

    Creamy cauliflower soup

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.10 ratings

    If you like, use the cauliflower stalks and leaves to make this creamy cauliflower soup and reduce your food waste – the leaves will make the soup a light green colour.

  • Rosemary polenta bites with peperonata triangles

    Rosemary polenta bites with peperonata

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve our rosemary polenta bites with peperonata as canapés or a starter ahead of a celebration. They're ideal for a special occasion such as Christmas

  • Pea & ham soup in two bowls

    Slow cooker pea & ham soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make the most of leftover Christmas ham with this simple pea and ham soup made in the slow cooker that uses just six ingredients. Enjoy with crusty bread

  • Celeriac soup in a bowl topped with toasted hazelnut crumble

    Celeriac soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Let this hearty celeriac soup warm you up on cold days. Top with our hazelnut crumble for added crunch and serve for lunch or as a starter to a winter menu

  • Smashed cannellini bean crostini in a small bowl

    Smashed cannellini bean crostini

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Add a little more oil to this smashed cannellini bean dip, if you prefer – the more you add, the silkier it becomes

  • Pork & chilli lettuce cups served on a plate

    Pork & chilli lettuce cups

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Take the stress out of entertaining by getting ahead on your party nibbles. The filling in these pork lettuce cups can be frozen for up to two months

  • Chestnut hummus with crudites

    Chestnut hummus

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make some festive hummus, using chestnuts in place of the usual chickpeas. Serve with crudités for an easy Christmas starter, snack or buffet addition

  • Chicken livers on toast

    Chicken livers on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Not just for stuffings and pâtés, pan-fried chicken livers make a good-value starter or light lunch

  • Melty onion toasts

    Melty onion toasts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make the onion topping for this simple gastropub-style starter up to two days ahead

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