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.

Mango & lime chicken wings

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Mix mango chutney and lime zest to make the marinade for these sticky chicken wings. Serve with scattered red chilli slices and coriander
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Cheese & onion rolls

4.555555

(9 ratings)

Try this take on the classic sausage roll for veggies. Making your own flaky pastry is well worth the extra few minutes, and is surprisingly easy
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Reindeer & snowman chocolate bark

4.5

(2 ratings)

Get the kids involved in making some tasty Christmas treats like our fabulously festive chocolate bark. Great to give as a gift as well
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Turkish lamb flatbread

5

(6 ratings)

Perfect finger food for a party, put out this spiced lamb flatbread, sliced into squares and watch it disappear in minutes
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Smoked cheese in blankets

4

(2 ratings)

Jazz up your Christmas buffet table with these smoky cheese bites, wrapped in pancetta with sprigs of rosemary. Serve golden, crispy and piping hot
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & orange Chelsea bun tree

5

(4 ratings)

These are filled with tangy orange and cranberry, spices and a spiral of grated marzipan. Serve with a cup of coffee as part of a holiday brunch
  • 1 hour and 22 mins
  • More effort

Cheese stars

4.75

(4 ratings)

Show off your cooking skills and get in the festive spirit with these fun looking easy cheesy treats - they make great party snacks for grazing guests
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Baba ganoush & sesame crackers

5

(2 ratings)

This intense, smoky aubergine dip is ideal for a party platter with plenty of crackers for serial munchers. The blackened skins add depth of flavour
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffed cocktail eggs

0

(0 ratings)

Are you entertaining? Double up on party nibbles using eggs that are stuffed with either salmon and dill, or a chorizo crumb. They're tasty and healthy too...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Brie, apple & onion tart

4.30769

(13 ratings)

Apples and cheese make perfect partners in this puff pastry tart, ideal for using up the remnants of a cheeseboard or leftover cranberry sauce. Serve hot or cold for a Boxing Day buffet
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sausage & fennel seed slices

5

(1 rating)

Slice this make-ahead sausage roll into bite-sized pieces for a delicious canapé - ideal for Christmas and New Year's Eve parties...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Spiced cauliflower hummus

5

(1 rating)

Spruce up a pot of shop-bought hummus with Bombay mix and a roasted cauliflower topping. Serve with pitta bread for perfect party food or as a savoury snack
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pigs in puff pastry blankets

5

(2 ratings)

Serve these irresistibly buttery pastry-wrapped chipolatas as a Christmas dinner side dish - they're perfect as party canapés too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Niçoise toasts

5

(2 ratings)

These bite-sized, crostini-like mouthfuls are packed with robust Mediterranean flavours including anchovies, capers and olives
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Spanish skewers

4.333335

(6 ratings)

A nod to traditional tapas, these freezable party canapés of potatoes, red pepper and chorizo can be made in advance
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Thai turkey filo dippers

4.11111

(9 ratings)

Fill filo pastry parcels with turkey or chicken mince, spring onions and ginger for a buffet nibble or party canapé similar to a spring roll
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Triple cheese & aubergine lasagne

5

(9 ratings)

Fill sheets of pasta with tomato, aubergine and ricotta for a delicious vegetarian main - perfect for feeding a crowd
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

DIY British beef crostini

5

(4 ratings)

Elegant yet full-flavoured, guests will love putting together these bites - make the beef and crème fraîche topping in advance to get ahead
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Christmas pie

4.73

(100 ratings)

Combine a few key Christmas flavours here to make a pie that both children and adults will adore
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie

4.857145

(7 ratings)

There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

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