Marmalade glazed roast duck on a plate

Christmas centrepiece recipes

54 Recipes

Show-stopping turkey alternatives.

Marmalade glazed roast duck

4.25

(4 ratings)

Try roast duck as an easy alternative to the usual turkey dinner on Christmas Day. A sticky Seville orange and marmalade glaze makes it even more festive
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Roasted stuffed cauliflower

3.4

(5 ratings)

Need an alternative to nut roast for veggies and vegans on Christmas Day? Try this festive and filling cauliflower roast stuffed with kale and chestnuts
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffed saddle of venison with prunes & brioche

5

(1 rating)

Venison might not be the first meat that comes to mind when choosing a roast, but it gives great results – especially when stuffed with prunes and brioche...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Mushroom & chestnut rotolo

3

(5 ratings)

Serve this vegan bake for a dinner party, or on Christmas Day. The honeycomb effect of rolled lasagne sheets looks fab and the crispy sage is so festive
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roast lamb stuffed with apricot & mint

0

(0 ratings)

Take roast lamb to another level with a flavourful apricot and mint stuffing. Great for a Sunday roast, or as an alternative to turkey at Christmas
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Slow cooker ham with sticky ginger glaze

4.333335

(9 ratings)

A small gammon will easily fit in a slow cooker. Cook it low and slow for homemade glazed ham that's ideal for sandwiches, party buffets or simply sliced and served with chips...
  • 7 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Vegan Christmas wreath

4

(4 ratings)

Bake our vegan Christmas wreath with spinach, pine nuts and tofu as a centrepiece for a meat-free Christmas Day. Adorn with festive cranberries and dill
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

4.785715

(14 ratings)

Bake our vegan tart for a showstopper at a dinner party. The bold red of beetroot against the green salad also makes it ideal for a meat-free Christmas Day
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow-cooked goose with cranberry salsa

0

(0 ratings)

The salsa’s fruity, delicate heat is a good contrast to the richness of the goose, and makes a fresh alternative to the traditional cranberry sauce...
  • 4 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort

Butternut, sage & hazelnut quiche

4

(4 ratings)

Hosting a veggie dinner party? Try our autumnal quiche with butternut squash, plus sage and hazelnut for a festive flavour – ideal for a meat-free Christmas...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Vegan pie

5

(6 ratings)

Make this fantastic beetroot, sweet potato, chard and celeriac rainbow-layered pie as a stunning centrepiece for a vegan Christmas or dinner party
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Pomegranate-braised pork belly

4

(1 rating)

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

5

(1 rating)

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

4.857145

(14 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

0

(0 ratings)

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

4.727275

(11 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

3

(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

4.74627

(67 ratings)

Bake a satisfying vegetarian loaf with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese to go with all the classic roast dinner trimmings
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

4.764705

(17 ratings)

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

Individual Christmas pies

4.466665

(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

4.686565

(67 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

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