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Christmas centrepiece recipes

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Discover showstopping turkey alternatives for your Christmas dinner. We have delicious recipes for pork, beef, goose and salmon, plus plenty of veggie options

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  • Slow cooker gammon served on a plate

    Slow cooker gammon in cola

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.60 ratings

    Fill your kitchen with the smell of Christmas with this slow cooked gammon. The cola adds a sweet treacly flavour to balance the saltiness of the ham.

  • Root vegetable tatin cut into slices

    Root vegetable tatin with candied nuts & blue cheese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make this vegetable tatin with nuts and cheese as a Christmas showstopper. Perfect for a veggie family, it also makes a great Boxing Day buffet centrepiece

  • Christmas dinner wellington cut into slices and served on a wooden board with a jug of gravy

    Christmas dinner wellington

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    Mix up your festive main with this fabulous Christmas dinner wellington. A make-ahead meal in one, it incorporates stuffing and cranberry sauce, so all you need to think about on the big day is the veg and gravy

  • Marmalade glazed roast duck on a serving plate

    Marmalade glazed roast duck

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 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

  • Glazed gammon served on a metal serving dish

    Glazed gammon

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.42 ratings

    Add a sticky honey and mustard glaze to gammon for a delicious sweetness that contrasts with the saltiness of the meat. It's great for a celebration supper

  • Squash, winter herb & crispy butter bean pie with a slice taken out

    Squash, winter herb & crispy butter bean pie

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.28 ratings

    Make this hearty squash pie to serve as an alternative vegetarian Christmas centrepiece. It's festive and contains plenty of herby flavour

  • Cranberry & lentil bake served with vegetables

    Cranberry & lentil bake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.19 ratings

    Double or triple the quantities of this festive cranberry and lentil bake to serve more people, if you like. You can make it up to two days before serving

  • Ham & crackling served on a board

    Ham & crackling

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Cook this festive ham up to three days ahead and keep it covered in the fridge (and the crackling, in an airtight container) to save on stress when entertaining

  • Sweet potato parcel served on a board

    Sweet potato parcel

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.9 ratings

    Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts

  • A slice of salmon coulibiac

    Easy salmon coulibiac

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    This dish of pastry-wrapped rice and fish is easy but impressive so it works well as a midweek meal or dinner party centrepiece

  • Stuffed saddle of venison with prunes & brioche sliced and served with red cabbage

    Stuffed saddle of venison with prunes & brioche

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • A plate serving beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

    Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.49 ratings

    Try this vegan tart for a show-stopping centrepiece. The bold red of beetroot against the vibrant green salad also makes it ideal for a meat-free celebration.

  • Christmas pie

    Christmas pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.105 ratings

    Combine a few key Christmas flavours here to make a pie that both children and adults will adore

  • Roast goose on a gold platter with Christmassy vegetables & garnishes

    Gordon's Christmas roast goose

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.29 ratings

    Gordon Ramsay shows you how to cook the chef's choice of Christmas main courses – a golden goose. Keep the fat to use through the winter months

  • Spiced pomegranate and orange glazed ham carved into slices

    Spiced pomegranate & orange glazed ham

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve our glazed ham warm in thin slices alongside the Christmas turkey. This one has a sticky sweet-and-sour glaze made with pomegranate molasses and orange

  • Roast lamb stuffed with apricot & mint served on a plate

    Roast lamb stuffed with apricot & mint

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • A plate serving a vegan Christmas wreath

    Vegan Christmas wreath

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 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

  • Slow cooker pork loin served with veg

    Slow cooker pork loin

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Cook your Sunday lunch in the slow cooker this weekend. The pork stays succulent and moist and the vegetables are cooked alongside in the tasty gravy.

  • Slow cooked gammon with sticky ginger glaze on a metal platter with knives

    Slow-cooker ham with sticky ginger glaze

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 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

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