Sloe gin cranberry sauce in a white bowl

Christmas sauce recipes

38 Recipes

Must-have accompaniments for festive feasts.

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

Turkey & chestnut gravy

0

(0 ratings)

Make this rich turkey and chestnut gravy to accompany your Christmas dinner. If you use goose fat or butter, it can be made ahead, chilled and frozen
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & sweet chilli jam

5

(1 rating)

Add some spice to your Christmas dinner with this cross between a chutney, chilli jam and cranberry sauce. The amount of chilli you use will determine how hot the jam is
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Extra creamy bread sauce

0

(0 ratings)

Go for a stale baguette or sourdough over a sliced white loaf to make this creamy bread sauce. It makes an ideal accompaniment at Christmas or a Sunday lunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky Port gravy

4.77778

(9 ratings)

This full-flavoured, festive gravy can be made in advance - our secret ingredients of soy sauce and dried mushrooms add a deep hit of 'umami', or savouriness, to complement a roast
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Bread sauce

4.76

(25 ratings)

A traditional Christmas sauce to serve with your roast
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Buttered toast bread sauce

5

(4 ratings)

Reinvent the traditional bread sauce by toasting your bread until golden, then add double cream, nutmeg and cloves - we guarantee this will be your new festive favourite
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Persian cranberry sauce

5

(2 ratings)

Middle Eastern flavours of pomegranate molasses and orange zest bring a new dimension to traditional cranberry sauce, with a thick and chunky texture
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Make-ahead madeira gravy

5

(1 rating)

Serve this vegetarian gravy as is, or use it as a base for a turkey gravy. If you don’t have any madeira, swap it out for the same quantity of dry sherry...
  • 50 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

Sourdough bread sauce

0

(0 ratings)

Try a sourdough twist on classic bread sauce. Serve with your Sunday roast or to impress friends and family at Christmas. Can be made up to two days ahead
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Really simple cranberry sauce

4.91111

(45 ratings)

Making your own sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days ahead. Plus, this one uses only three ingredients
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingerbread syrup

4.375

(8 ratings)

This simple syrup makes a lovely homemade gift and adds a festive flavour to drinks and desserts - stir into hot chocolate, warm apple juice or Prosecco, or drizzle over ice cream
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Healthy gravy

1

(1 rating)

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

Easy turkey gravy

0

(0 ratings)

This simple gravy compliments delicately flavoured turkey meat and is quick enough to make at the last minute
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & marmalade sauce

4

(1 rating)

A homemade cranberry sauce with little flecks of peel from the marmalade for lovely bursts of citrus - easy to make in just 15 minutes
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Port & cranberry sauce with juniper

5

(3 ratings)

Ten minutes and four ingredients are all you need to whip up a homemade accompaniment for roast dinners, cheese and meat
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy bread & shallot sauce

5

(1 rating)

This hearty roast dinner accompaniment is flavoured with cloves, bay leaves and nutmeg- great with chicken or turkey and smothered in gravy
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

English mustard sauce

4

(1 rating)

A creamy accompaniment to roast meats, fish or salads, this tangy sauce contains shallots, bay leaves and white wine
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Shallot & red wine sauce

4.37143

(70 ratings)

This classic French sauce from Gordon Ramsay is just perfect with a rib-eye steak
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Buttery shallot bread sauce

4.5

(2 ratings)

This bread sauce has flavour layered up from the very start ,with almost-melting shallots, herbs and spices
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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