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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.

Baked glazed ham

5

(4 ratings)

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

Christmas salted caramel yule log

5

(2 ratings)

Treat your Christmas party guests to a salted caramel yule log, or bûche de Noël, decorated with redcurrants. It makes a great centrepiece dessert
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Healthy stuffing balls

5

(1 rating)

Looking for a veggie stuffing to serve with a special roast dinner? Made with dried apricots and nuts, this healthy option is low-fat yet full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato parcel

4.42857

(7 ratings)

Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Irish cream tiramisu

3.95

(20 ratings)

You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party. Made with Irish cream liqueur, it's a truly grown-up dessert...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

All-the-trimmings traybake

4.5

(10 ratings)

Enjoy the best of Christmas in a traybake. A perfect Boxing Day feast for using up leftovers like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and pigs-in-blankets
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Classic Christmas pudding

4.772725

(22 ratings)

A homemade Christmas pudding is easy to make, then it just needs time in the steamer to turn it into a glorious, rich, fruity dessert. A festive classic
  • 8 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Healthy gravy

4

(5 ratings)

Serve this healthy, low-fat gravy with Sunday lunch, bangers and mash, or even with turkey on Christmas Day. It can be frozen, too, if you want to make it ahead
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roast potatoes with paprika

5

(3 ratings)

Make roast potatoes that are tasty and healthy. Smoked paprika adds flavour and we have a top tip for a crispy finish. Ideal for Sunday lunch, or Christmas Day
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

4.906865

(204 ratings)

An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Smoky sweet root vegetables

0

(0 ratings)

Cook these root vegetables for a special roast dinner. A sweet butter glaze contrasts beautifully with a subtle charred flavour – perfect for Christmas Day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas slaw

4.75

(8 ratings)

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Black pepper hasselback potatoes

4.5

(10 ratings)

Prep these roast potatoes in the morning, then put them in the oven an hour before serving. They make a traditional Sunday roast a bit more special
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hot toddy fruitcake

4.85366

(41 ratings)

This fabulous Christmas cake can be made and decorated in four very different ways. Just choose your favourite
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

4.6

(30 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

Vegan pie

4.615385

(13 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

Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham

4.5

(28 ratings)

This warming ginger beer-spiced ham is great for Christmas entertaining as it's simple to prepare ahead of time
  • 4 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Red cabbage with coriander seed

3.5

(4 ratings)

Add coriander seeds, apples and maple syrup to red cabbage to make a punchy festive side dish. A colourful addition to any Christmas dinner table
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Thyme roasted vegetables

5

(2 ratings)

Try this different take on roasted root vegetables, perfect for a Sunday roast or Christmas Day. The addition of maple syrup and thyme adds a little luxury
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Parsnip & celeriac bake

4.914285

(35 ratings)

If you're sick of the same old Christmas sides, perk up your parsnips with some celeriac...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Juniper & apple red cabbage

0

(0 ratings)

Try this twist on braised cabbage for Christmas Day, with juniper berries, orange zest, red onion and red apple for festive colour and flavour
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate Gratin Dauphinois

4.75

(48 ratings)

An utterly irresistable creamy potato side dish with very few ingredients but oozing with flavour
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Caramelised carrots & onions

4.615385

(39 ratings)

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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