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Luxury hummus with chickpeas and carrots, served on a plate

Christmas buffet recipes

78 Recipes

Entertaining a crowd this Christmas? We have all the buffet dishes you need for a festive party, including canapés, dips and easy sharing plates.

Luxury hummus

4.75

(4 ratings)

Use good-quality chickpeas to give this vegan hummus a really silky feel. Dips make perfect, easy party food to serve with crudités and warm pittas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Curried fishcake bites

4

(1 rating)

Forget calorie-laden party nibbles, these curried fishcake bites are a healthy, low-fat, low-calorie yet flavourful snack to serve at a celebration
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Super sausage rolls

5

(1 rating)

Eat these family-friendly sausage rolls with a chutney or pickle. They make a great snack for a party buffet
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Baked camembert

4.75

(12 ratings)

Oven-cook your favourite soft cheese until gooey for this last-minute crowd-pleaser. An easy recipe for a dinner party or when entertaining at Christmas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks

0

(0 ratings)

Serve these date, blue cheese and pancetta polenta stacks as canapés at a party. Try a veggie twist by using chopped toasted nuts instead of pancetta for crunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Chicken terrine with leeks & apricots

5

(1 rating)

Whet the appetite for the main event by serving guests this special chicken terrine with leeks and apricots. It can be made up to three days ahead
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Deep-fried olives

0

(0 ratings)

Coat feta-stuffed olives with juniper-flavoured breadcrumbs to make these easy canapés. Serve on skewers with a lemon and vermouth mayonnaise on the side
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mini chicken fajitas

5

(6 ratings)

These Mexican inspired party nibbles are filled with spicy chipotle chicken and peppers - make ahead for fuss-free entertaining
  • 43 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Caramelised mushroom tartlets

5

(3 ratings)

Try these super-clever caramelised mushroom tartlets on those occasions when you're entertaining and need an exciting canapé, but could do without the faff...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & rye tartines

4

(1 rating)

If you're keen to rustle up lighter party nibbles for a celebration, these low-calorie beetroot tartines with pastrami or mackerel are ideal...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cupcake Christmas tree

5

(3 ratings)

Bake to impress with this stunning edible centrepiece - perfect for a Christmas party buffet, or as an alternative to Christmas pudding
  • 2 hours and 4 mins
  • More effort

Cheese & pineapple canapés

0

(0 ratings)

Spruce up cheese and pineapple with these tasty halloumi, sesame and mint canapés. Perfect for entertaining, they use just four ingredients
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken & basil meatballs

5

(1 rating)

Serve these Thai chicken chicory bites and roasted pepper skewers when you're next entertaining. Both make great low-calorie, healthy dinner party canapés...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Baked camembert dough ball platter

5

(1 rating)

The ultimate easy-going food for a crowd: a tear-and-share dough ball platter, served with rosemary-spiked gooey cheese, ready for some serious dipping
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Orange & spice wings

2.333335

(3 ratings)

Give chicken wings an extra burst of Christmassy flavour with our festive spice mix. They're ideal buffet food for when you're entertaining over the holidays...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Christmas tree garlic bread

5

(4 ratings)

Each piece of this pull-apart bread has a melted mozarella centre. Brushed with garlic butter and served with a tomato dipping sauce, this will be a hit at any Christmas party buffet table
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Vegetable samosas

4.588235

(17 ratings)

Serve up these crisp vegetable samosas as a tasty starter or side dish with your favourite curry. They also make great buffet food for your next party
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Triple pigs in blankets

0

(0 ratings)

Pack in three times the flavour with these triple pigs in blankets. You can prepare them a day or two in advance and keep on a baking tray in the fridge
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Aubergine & chickpea bites

4.5

(2 ratings)

Combine chickpeas and aubergine with garlic and cumin for these tasty, healthy vegan canapés. Everyone will love them served with our harissa yogurt
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut, sage & hazelnut quiche

3.666665

(6 ratings)

Hosting a veggie dinner party? Try our autumnal quiche with butternut squash, plus sage and hazelnut for a festive flavour – ideal for a meat-free Christmas...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Carrot & caraway crackers

5

(1 rating)

If you're catering for vegans at a party, make these easy carrot canapés that everyone will love. Top with a sprig of dill and a vegetable crisp to impress...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoked salmon Scotch eggs

5

(3 ratings)

Smoked salmon and eggs is a cracking breakfast combination – take it to the next level with these Scotch eggs, flavoured with herbs, capers, lemon and cayenne...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

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