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Christmas dinner recipes

114 Recipes

Feed a crowd with our Christmas dinner recipes. We’ve got everything for a festive feast, from turkey or nut roast and all the trimmings to dazzling desserts.

Roast turkey with lemon & garlic

5

(4 ratings)

Love crispy skin on roast turkey at Christmas? You'll be fan of this recipe which uses storecupboard ingredients to make a festive favourite even more special...
  • 3 hours and 55 mins
  • Easy

Moroccan spiced pie

4.87912

(91 ratings)

The perfect showpiece to your Christmas Day meal - and it's suitable for veggies...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Christmas dinner Wellington

4.57143

(7 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
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Nut roast

4.67164

(134 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

Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze

4.790125

(81 ratings)

Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

No-stress gravy

5

(2 ratings)

Take the stress out of Christmas dinner prep with our easy five-ingredient gravy. Prep it on the day or make ahead and keep in the freezer until needed
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Easy smoked turkey crown

5

(1 rating)

Smoke your turkey crown for Christmas dinner with a twist. If you skip the smoking step, this recipe will still give you an easy, succulent roast
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Triple pigs in blankets

5

(2 ratings)

Pack in three times the flavour with these triple pigs in blankets. You can prepare them a day or two in advance and keep on a baking tray in the fridge
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Ultimate roast potatoes

4.82822

(163 ratings)

This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

White forest meringue roulade

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy celeriac, leek & rosemary gratin

5

(9 ratings)

Combine celeriac and leek with mature cheddar for an indulgent Christmas side dish. A spoonful of mustard or horseradish stirred through the cream wouldn’t go amiss...
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy salmon coulibiac

5

(1 rating)

This dish of pastry-wrapped rice and fish is easy but impressive so it works well as a midweek meal or dinner party centrepiece
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Herb-infused roast potatoes

4

(1 rating)

Throw some herbs in with your roast potatoes for an added burst of flavour. These roasties make a great festive side dish or accompaniment for a Sunday roast
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Two-tray Christmas dinner

3

(1 rating)

Make a fuss-free Christmas dinner with this two-tray method that includes stuffing, veg and the turkey. It's ideal if you have a small oven, and saves on the washing-up...
  • 4 hours
  • Easy

Christmas pudding ice cream

4.70588

(17 ratings)

Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead
  • 12 hours
  • More effort

Sloe gin cranberry sauce

4.5

(2 ratings)

No festive meal is complete without cranberry sauce. Try this version, which includes sloe gin for a modern twist on the classic Christmas relish
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas pie

4.73

(100 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

Hazelnut & mustard carrots

0

(0 ratings)

Spruce up your carrots for the Christmas dinner table with a mustard and sherry dressing for extra flavour. Scatter over toasted hazelnuts to serve
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Red cabbage with port, prunes & orange

5

(1 rating)

Flavour red cabbage with port, prunes and orange for an indulgent festive side dish that delivers two of your 5-a-day. It can be made in advance and frozen for up to three months
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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