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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.

Tuscan sausage, kale & ciabatta stuffing

5

(1 rating)

Prep this sausage, kale and bread stuffing up to two days in advance, then bake on the day. If your favourite part of stuffing is the crispy bits, you’ll love this recipe...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Yule chocolate log

4.5

(44 ratings)

Mary Cadogan’s festive chocolate log will go down a treat with everyone - it's a lighter recipe than most
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Golden goose fat potatoes & parsnips

5

(1 rating)

Roast your potatoes and parsnips in goose fat this Christmas for the ultimate side dish that everyone will love. Serve with our no-stress gravy
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Thyme & garlic turkey crown

4

(1 rating)

Enhance your roast turkey with the flavours of thyme, garlic and lemon this Christmas. Serve this crowd-pleasing festive main with our stuffing balls
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Celeriac, hazelnut & truffle soup

4.272725

(11 ratings)

Rustle up this healthy vegan celeriac and hazelnut soup as a starter on Christmas Day. Truffle oil adds a bit of luxury, or leave it out for a simple supper on a winter's night...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls

5

(6 ratings)

Treat yourself at Christmas with these moreish stuffing balls. The sausagemeat and bacon add the ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour, while cranberries make them taste extra festive...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Easy turkey crown

5

(1 rating)

Serve a traditional roast turkey for Christmas without the fuss. Use the sticky glaze you'd get on a ham to add flavour and golden colour to a turkey crown...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Slow cooker gammon in cola

4.32353

(34 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.
  • 6 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Sprout, comté & walnut tart

5

(3 ratings)

Make the most of seasonal sprouts this winter with this tasty tart. It combines comté cheese and walnuts in a wonderful spelt and pumpkin seed pastry case
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Prosciutto-wrapped turkey roll

4.5

(2 ratings)

Combine turkey breast, garlic cream cheese and prosciutto with our retro roll. It's a fabulous alternative to a classic roast turkey this Christmas...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Beef Wellington

4.9

(10 ratings)

Update a celebration dinner centrepiece using prosciutto instead of pancakes to encase beef and porcini mushroom stuffing
  • 2 hours
  • A challenge

Olive oil-baked potatoes

4.78182

(55 ratings)

Crispy, moreish baked potatoes cooked with just olive oil and salt, by Gary Rhodes
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Wild mushroom Yorkshire puddings

0

(0 ratings)

Add an extra oomph to your Yorkshire puddings by flavouring the milk with wild mushrooms. These can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rocky road cheesecake pudding

4.857145

(14 ratings)

We've blended two tempting sweet treats – rocky road and cheesecake – to create this irresistible make-ahead dessert, perfect for festive entertaining...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Easy-peasy fruitcake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey crown with roast garlic & pancetta

4.833335

(24 ratings)

With no bones to contend with, a turkey crown is easier to carve than a whole bird and the pancetta slices keep the roasted meat succulent
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort

Next level Dauphinoise potatoes

4.636365

(11 ratings)

Try these deliciously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, which make an excellent side dish for a roast dinner. We've added a few extras for added oomph...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Butternut, sage & hazelnut quiche

4

(9 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

Ham & crackling

5

(6 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
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Healthy roast turkey crown

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Roast a turkey crown if you're catering to fewer people this Christmas. It's also a lighter option if you don't want to overindulge on the big day...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roast turkey breast

5

(3 ratings)

Cooking for a smaller crowd this Christmas? Try this roast turkey breast as an easy alternative to cooking a whole turkey for your festive dinner
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Mulled wine brownie surprise

5

(4 ratings)

Think brownies aren’t fancy enough for a Christmas party? How about a mulled wine version served under a chocolate dome for a fun and festive dessert...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Cranberry & lentil bake

4.285715

(14 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
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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