Luxury hummus with chickpeas and carrots, served on a plate

Christmas buffet recipes

92 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

4.375

(8 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

Smoky veggie nachos

5

(1 rating)

Serve a sharing platter of vegetarian nachos at your next informal drinks party. Unlike most party food, these nachos are healthy, boasting plenty of folate, fibre and vitamin c
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Super sausage rolls

5

(5 ratings)

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

Salmon en croûte with ginger & raisins

5

(1 rating)

Make this salmon centrepiece, encased in pastry and stuffed with ginger and raisins, for a special occasion. It's lovely served with a watercress salad...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Retro trifle

5

(4 ratings)

Take trifle to the next level for the festive season. Make the jelly with raspberries and enrich the custard with clotted cream for ultra indulgence
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Rainbow winter dips & crudités

3

(1 rating)

Who says party food can't be healthy? Enjoy this selection of dips – featuring beetroot, butternut squash and caramelised onion – alongside veg crudités and breadsticks...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & pickle pinwheels

4

(1 rating)

Pack classic cheese and pickle filling into puff pastry to make these moreish pinwheels. They’re ideal for summer picnics or buffets...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Furikake devilled eggs

0

(0 ratings)

Try furikake – a Japanese seasoning – in this easy retro canapé with a hint of wasabi and pickled ginger. The seasoning is traditionally sprinkled on rice...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey cobb salad

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy this turkey cobb salad as a healthy party platter to use up Christmas leftovers. It's full of vibrant flavours like pancetta, avocado, eggs, chicory and tomatoes...
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Millionaire’s cheesecake

4.125

(16 ratings)

Indulge in this no-bake chocolate cheesecake after a special dinner. Whether it's for New Year's Eve or a birthday, it's sure to impress...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

Christmas punch

5

(1 rating)

Treat your guests to a Christmas punch. It's a blend of prosecco, sloe gin, Jägermeister and apple juice, together with festive clementine and ginger...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken terrine with leeks & apricots

5

(3 ratings)

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

Tikka jackfruit mini poppadums

0

(0 ratings)

Make these jackfruit canapés with curry paste, mango, chilli and coriander for a lighter, meat-free alternative when you're throwing a party...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

4.90909

(11 ratings)

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

Spinach, bacon & roquefort tart

5

(1 rating)

Take a simple sheet of puff pastry and transform it into this fabulous spinach, roquefort & bacon tart. It's perfect for an easy lunch...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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

Caramelised mushroom tartlets

5

(5 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

Vegetarian sausage rolls

4.833335

(12 ratings)

Try our flavourful vegetarian sausage rolls, packed with mushrooms, chestnuts, leeks and cheese. They're perfect for a picnic or served with salad for lunch...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan sausage rolls

4.42857

(14 ratings)

Pack a picnic, or deck out a buffet table with these moreish vegan sausage rolls, made with mushrooms, brown rice miso, mustard and sage
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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

4.666665

(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

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