Christmas buffet

Christmas buffet recipes

43 Recipes

Dig-in dishes that make short work of feeding a crowd.

Bao buns with spicy pork


(1 rating)

These fluffy steamed Chinese bites are filled with hoisin pork, perfect as part of a party buffet or canapé platter
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie


(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

Salmon & herby potato coulibiacs


(5 ratings)

An impressive addition to any buffet, this puff pastry parcel is filled with fish in a creamy parsley, dill and lemon sauce
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Baked buffalo chicken wings


(28 ratings)

Sticky spiced wings make great finger food or canapés, and this version skips the deep-fried stage so they're healthier
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Bourbon-glazed pork belly chunks


(8 ratings)

Your guests will snap up these cubes of crispy belly pork in sticky, sweet whiskey marinade with soy, anise and honey flavours
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Spinach & ricotta slice


(4 ratings)

Both vegetarians and non-veggies will love this puff pastry parcel with Italian cheese - great as a buffet centrepiece
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Thai prawn, squash & pineapple curry


(4 ratings)

Have a crowd to feed? Keep a batch of Thai green curry paste in the freezer and use in this colourful curry with coconut milk and Asian aromatics
  • 47 mins
  • Easy

Crab lasagne


(3 ratings)

A creamy pasta bake with crab, cod and leeks that can be made ahead and frozen, then baked for an occasion
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Maple & mustard glazed ham


(65 ratings)

Gordon Ramsay’s succulent maple-glazed ham is perfect for a Boxing Day feast
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort