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Christmas dinner 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.

6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 55 mins
Easy
101 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The perfect showpiece to your Christmas Day meal - and it's suitable for veggies

2 hrs
More effort
Vegetarian
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10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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…

1 hr and 45 mins
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192 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake a satisfying vegetarian loaf with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese to go with all the classic roast dinner trimmings.

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
54 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A great accompaniment to cooked meats, cold or hot.

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a deliciously different side dish to your Christmas spread with these pan-fried sprouts and juicy pomegranate seeds, drizzled with pomegranate molasses

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
105 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices.

3 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A fruity pud, served with orange custard cream, makes the perfect end to the traditional Christmas meal

6 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Take the stress out of roast 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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
233 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece

1 hr
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
17 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star 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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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 hrs
Easy
69 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A slice of our classic sausage, sage and onion stuffing is a must-have for Christmas dinner. It's also great as a side with your Sunday roast

1 hr
Easy
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead

12 hrs
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Stuff your Christmas turkey with shallots and thyme for a flavour-packed main. Pushing pancetta under the skin helps the white meat stay beautifully succulent 

4 hrs
More effort
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
101 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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