Sloe gin cranberry sauce in a white bowl

Christmas sauce recipes

Must-have accompaniments for festive feasts.

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 0.2 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Our traditional bread sauce recipe is the perfect creamy accompaniment to your roast dinner. This easy bread sauce is sure to be a Christmas favourite

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star 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
4 ratings 5.0 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
48 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Making your own cranberry sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days in advance. Plus, this one calls for only three ingredients

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Complete your Christmas dinner with this punchy cranberry sauce, made extra special with clementines, cinnamon and a touch of Port

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Leave the crusts on the bread for ease and less waste, then add clotted cream for a luxuriously rich sauce to spoon onto your Christmas dinner

15 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
79 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Star anise gives this classic sauce a really Christmassy flavour, and a contemporary update

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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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