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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.

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

4.2

(5 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

4.5

(4 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

(7 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

4.7449

(98 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

Salmon & herby potato coulibiacs

4.8

(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

Maple & mustard glazed ham

4.802815

(71 ratings)

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

Baked buffalo chicken wings

4.605265

(38 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

4.833335

(12 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

4.857145

(7 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

(7 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

5

(4 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

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