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Luxury hummus with chickpeas and carrots, served on a plate

Christmas buffet recipes

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

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  • A plate serving luxury hummus alongside crudités

    Luxury hummus

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 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

  • Super sausage rolls served on a tray

    Super sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • A plate of smoky veggie nachos

    Smoky veggie nachos

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Salmon sen croûte served on a platter

    Salmon en croûte with ginger & raisins

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Rainbow winter dips & crudités served on a serving platter

    Rainbow winter dips & crudités

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Retro trifle in dessert glass

    Retro trifle

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 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

  • Cheese & pickle pinwheels on a plate

    Cheese & pickle pinwheels

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Fried quail on plate with dip

    Southern-fried quail with blue cheese dressing

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try a more refined type of fried chicken using quail with an indulgent blue cheese dipping sauce. These golden-brown bites are perfect party food

  • Turkey cobb salad served in a bowl

    Turkey cobb salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

  • Millionaire’s cheesecake served on a cake stand

    Millionaire’s cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.36 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

  • Furikake devilled eggs on a decorative plate

    Furikake devilled eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • A selection of date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks on a serving tray

    Date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Christmas punch served in a punch bowl

    Christmas punch

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Chicken terrine with leeks & apricots on a platter with knife

    Chicken terrine with leeks & apricots

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Christmas dinner sausage rolls served on a tray

    Christmas dinner sausage roll

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Combine the best bits of a Christmas dinner in one moreish bite with these canapés. Ideal for a festive buffet

  • Tikka jackfruit mini poppadums served on a plate

    Tikka jackfruit mini poppadums

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • Deep-fried olives served on skewers

    Deep-fried olives

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

  • Mini chicken fajitas

    Mini chicken fajitas

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Spinach, bacon & roquefort tart

    Spinach, bacon & roquefort tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Devilled eggs served on a large plate

    Classic devilled eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make devilled eggs to serve at a Boxing Day buffet. They're filled with mustard, spring onions, mayo, yogurt and a pinch of cayenne. Top with chives, if you like

  • Curried fishcake bites on a rectangular platter

    Curried fishcake bites

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Root vegetable tatin cut into slices

    Root vegetable tatin with candied nuts & blue cheese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make this vegetable tatin with nuts and cheese as a Christmas showstopper. Perfect for a veggie family, it also makes a great Boxing Day buffet centrepiece

  • One large grazing platter

    Grazing platter

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Gather together all your favourite nibbles and combine the best of a cheeseboard and charcuterie platter for this indulgent selection of party food

  • Pick & dip filo straws with feta, dates & sesame seeds served on a large green plate

    Pick & dip filo straws with feta, dates & sesame seeds

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Elevate the cheese straw with these impressive pull-apart filo bites. They're stuffed with feta, dates and sesame seeds, and served with a spicy yogurt dip

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