Luxury hummus with chickpeas and carrots, served on a plate

Christmas buffet recipes

77 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.

Cauliflower cheese rolls

5

(1 rating)

Impress guests with our creamy cauliflower cheese rolls. These easy canapés are wrapped in crunchy filo pastry and topped with sesame seeds
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & blackberry cured salmon

5

(1 rating)

Curing your own salmon is well worth it for taste and wow-factor. Serve this beetroot and berries version as a starter or on crackers as a canapé
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Mac ’n’ cheese sliders

0

(0 ratings)

Feed a crowd at a party or buffet with these American-themed canapés of crispy squares of macaroni cheese, sandwiched in mini bread rolls
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Puff pastry mince pies

5

(3 ratings)

Bake easy mince pies using ready-made puff pastry and a jar of mincemeat. You can perk up a shop-bought filling, too, with orange zest and a splash of brandy
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bao buns with spicy pork

5

(2 ratings)

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

Beetroot hummus party platter

5

(2 ratings)

Never know what to make when you have friends round for drinks? This one-platter-serves-all beetroot hummus will be a big hit, and doesn’t require any cooking...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas ceviche with guacamole

0

(0 ratings)

The sweetness of smoked salmon gives ceviche a new, festive spin. Scoop into both dips together, getting some of the creamy guac and spicy piquant ceviche
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Mango & lime chicken wings

5

(1 rating)

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

4.714285

(7 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

(5 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

(3 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

4.3

(10 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

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