Marmalade glazed roast duck on a plate

Christmas centrepiece recipes

54 Recipes

Show-stopping turkey alternatives.

Marmalade glazed roast duck

4.0625

(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
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Roasted stuffed cauliflower

0

(0 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

0

(0 ratings)

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

0

(0 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

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(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

3.964285

(7 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

1.25

(1 rating)

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

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(0 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

5

(1 rating)

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

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(0 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

0

(0 ratings)

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

4.6875

(8 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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(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

4.53125

(8 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

4.59239

(46 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

4.666665

(15 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

4.68644

(59 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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