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Christmas Eve recipes

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Whether you enjoy elegant nibbles, a hearty carb-fest or an array of party cocktails on Christmas Eve, we have plenty of food and drink ideas for festive entertaining.

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  • 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

  • Classic lasagne on a plate with salad

    Classic lasagne

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.209 ratings

    Prepare this easy lasagne ahead of time and save in the freezer, uncooked, for when you need it during a busy week. Then just bake for an extra 45 mins.

  • A selection of date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks on a serving tray

    Date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Serve these date, blue cheese and pancetta polenta stacks as canapés at a party. Try a veggie twist by using chopped toasted nuts instead of pancetta for crunch

  • 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

  • Chicken curry wth rice and peas in bowls, with chopsticks alongside

    Chinese chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.352 ratings

    Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation. Serve this replica of your favourite takeaway dish with fluffy rice for a wholesome family meal

  • Mac ‘n’ cheese bites canapes on a serving plate

    Mac 'n' cheese bites

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Catering for guests with different diets or tastes? These mac ‘n’ cheese bites are ideal party food. From mushrooms to olives, top with whatever you like

  • Festive negroni in 3 glasses

    Festive negroni

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Give the popular Italian cocktail Negroni a Christmassy twist with cinnamon, star anise and bay leaves. Serve over ice and drink a toast to the new year

  • Salmon en croûte cut into slices

    Next level salmon en croûte

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.31 ratings

    Take salmon en croûte to chef standard. Succulent salmon, cream cheese and dill are encased in crisp puff pastry with a pickled cucumber side

  • Parsnip, feta & butter bean pie on a cake stand with a slice taken out

    Parsnip, feta & butter bean pie

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Looking for a showstopping veggie dish? Packed with parsnips, feta and butter beans, this pie makes the perfect Christmas centrepiece

  • Chicken wing dippers with sauces alongside

    Chicken wing dippers

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve these chicken wing dippers with sauces for easy buffet or party food. Try our moreish teriyaki and sweet curry sauces below, they work really well

  • Porchetta ragu served on a plate

    Porchetta ragu

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    Be inspired by the Italian rolled pork dish, porchetta. This ragu is ideal when you have guests – leave it simmering whilst you entertain

  • Pork noodle stir-fry in a wok

    Pork noodle stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.119 ratings

    Whip up this filling pork noodle stir-fry for a quick and easy midweek meal. It takes just 30 minutes to make, so is great for busy evenings

  • Cheese with rosemary and bread rolls

    Baked cheese bread flower

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    This fabulous cheesy pull-apart sharing bread is perfect for the party season. No one can resist melty camembert and golden dough balls

  • Mai tai cocktails in glasses with cherry garnish

    Mai tai

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    A traditional cocktail with both dark and white rum, vibrant grenadine, triple sec, almond syrup, lime and a retro cherry garnish

  • Flute glasses filled with Buck's fizz

    Buck's fizz

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party

  • Grilled aubergine stacks served on a decorative plate

    Grilled aubergine stacks

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Planning a Christmas party? You needn’t compromise on healthy eating with these tasty aubergine canapés which you can make with two different toppings

  • Veggie chilli

    Vegetarian chilli

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.25 ratings

    The easiest chilli you'll ever make, with ready-to-eat grains, kidney beans in chilli sauce and summer veggies - it's 4 of your 5-a-day too!

  • Spiced salmon with traybaked sag aloo in a serving dish

    Spiced salmon with traybaked sag aloo

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.136 ratings

    Spice up a salmon fillet with the classic Indian side dish, sag aloo, for an easy midweek meal that's packed with omega-3 and ideal for feeding a crowd

  • Ham & cheese croquetas

    Ham & cheese croquetas

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.19 ratings

    These tasty, deep-fried bites can be made ahead and frozen, perfect for no-fuss entertaining as part of a party buffet spread

  • Feta & cucumber bites

    Feta & cucumber bites

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    These decorative canapés look impressive when laid out - flavour your ricotta cheese filling with dill and garlic

  • Creamy courgette lasagne

    Creamy courgette lasagne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.590 ratings

    Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends.

  • Budget-friendly leek, butter bean & crispy chorizo soup in a simple bowl

    Leek, butter bean & crispy chorizo soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.33 ratings

    Blend leeks and butter beans to make this filling winter soup. Top with crispy chorizo and rosemary for a final flourish and serve with crusty bread

  • Root vegetable tatin cut into slices

    Root vegetable tatin with candied nuts & blue cheese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 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

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