Pomegranate-braised pork belly

Christmas centrepiece recipes

42 Recipes

Show-stopping turkey alternatives.

Pomegranate-braised pork belly

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Christmassy spices and tender pork combined with the tart flavours of pomegranate and lemon make this a fabulously warming winter main course
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Baked glazed ham

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This is a true Christmas centrepiece and an essential for any traditional dinner. Simple and effective, with just five ingredients to a festive favourite
  • 6 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Beetroot & squash Wellingtons with kale pesto

4.642855

(7 ratings)

Put some welly in your Christmas dinner. Make these vegan Wellingtons ahead of time for a less stressed Christmas dinner. Even the meat eaters will love them!
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Game pie with cranberries & chestnuts

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Make this impressive looking pie and keep it in the fridge, ready for a lunch buffet. The simple hot water crust pastry is well worth the effort
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Easy-slice Christmas dinner parcel

4.464285

(7 ratings)

Wrap turkey breast, sausagemeat and cranberry sauce in streaky bacon to make an all-in-one main course that's guaranteed to impress your Christmas dinner guests
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Raymond’s roast goose

2.5

(2 ratings)

Raymond Blanc's recipe for this classic Christmas bird yields perfectly tender leg and breast meat and crisp, golden skin
  • 2 hours and 55 mins
  • More effort

Beef fillet with horseradish & prosciutto

5

(4 ratings)

Wrapping this alternative Christmas roast or Sunday dinner in ham adds flavour and protects the meat, resulting in a really tender cut of beef
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Nut roast

4.785715

(35 ratings)

This satisfying vegetarian loaf with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese, complements all the classic roast dinner trimmings
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

4.65909

(11 ratings)

This vegetarian main course is packed with festive flavours like nutmeg and cloves, then wrapped in flaky butter pastry - a real Christmas treat
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Individual Christmas pies

4.416665

(15 ratings)

This recipe for a stunning vegetarian Christmas alternative, can easily be reduced or increased to make as many as you need
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Maple-mustard pulled pork

4.76316

(57 ratings)

Coat your pork shoulder with a sweet mustard glaze then slow-roast for soft, tender meat that just falls apart
  • 8 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Beef Wellington

4.75

(148 ratings)

Gordon Ramsay's version of the classic steak dish - a show-stopping centrepiece on a special occasion...
  • 2 hours
  • A challenge

Christmas poussin

5

(2 ratings)

Prepare ahead and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Perfect if you don't want to be tied to the kitchen
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Succulent braised venison

4.86628

(129 ratings)

Venison benefits from long, slow cooking, and this Scottish dish develops a beautifully earthy sweetness - try it as an alternative to turkey, or for Hogmanay
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Melty mushroom Wellingtons

4.46923

(65 ratings)

This smart all-in-one vegetarian main is perfect for entertaining on winter nights
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast sirloin of beef

4.75

(8 ratings)

Gary Rhodes' delicious, succulent roast beef dish is perfect for Boxing Day lunch or an alternative Christmas Day roast. Just four ingredients
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Honey-roasted duck with creamed cauliflower

4.0625

(4 ratings)

If you're making Christmas lunch or dinner for a small group of people, Curtis Stone's duck is just right – it's full of flavour and so much easier to cook than a big bird
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

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