Luxury hummus with chickpeas and carrots, served on a plate

Christmas buffet 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.

8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
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7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 20 mins
More effort
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 2.2 out of 5 star 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star 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

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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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

16 mins
More effort
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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
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star 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

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 30 mins
More effort
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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
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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
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

43 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
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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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
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