We have more sharing platters and starters in our Christmas side dishes recipe collection. For more festive main meal inspiration, check out our Christmas dinner recipes and you can impress guests with this selection of dinner party starters.

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  • Platter of croquettes next to a dipping bowl of cranberry sauce

    Pancetta, cheddar & cranberry croquettes

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Take a little effort to make these delicious croquettes – they store well in the freezer and make a quick starter that takes just minutes to cook

  • Baked red onions with ricotta in a ceramic dish

    Baked red onions with ricotta

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    Gather your friends for a relaxed evening – these baked red onions are special but simple to prepare, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen

  • Multi-seed cheese straws

    Multi-seed cheese straws

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make cheese straws with the added flavours of sesame and poppy seeds, dried onion flakes and sea salt. They're perfect snacks to serve with cocktails

  • Two dirty martini prawn cocktails

    Dirty martini prawn cocktail

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    Give the classic prawn cocktail a makeover with a boozy twist – you then need to choose whether to shake or stir the martini dressing

  • A stack of veg peel fritters

    Veg peel fritters

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make veg peelings the star of the show with these easy fritters. They're perfect the day after a big family dinner, such as at Christmas time

  • Sausage roll wreath cut into segments

    Sausage roll wreath

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bring a festive theme to the buffet table with a sausage roll wreath. It's a great sharing dish at Christmas when you have a friends and family over

  • Baked ham hock pots served in three dishes

    Baked ham hock pots

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Save time and energy at Christmas with these easy, no-fuss baked ham hock pots as a starter. They’re great to begin a Christmas menu and set the festive mood

  • Two plates serving halloumi, pomegranate & walnut salad

    Halloumi, pomegranate & walnut salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Enjoy our easy halloumi, pomegranate, fennel & walnut salad as a festive starter or light lunch – it takes just 15 minutes to make

  • Pull-apart garlic rolls with baked camembert in a square tray

    Pull-apart garlic rolls with baked camembert

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Create a memorable sharing experience with our pull-apart garlic rolls – they're baked with a wheel of gooey baked camembert, making them ideal for big gatherings such as Boxing Day

  • Nut roast rolls with a bowl of dipping sauce

    Nut roast rolls

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Bake these vegetarian nut roast rolls for a Boxing Day buffet or summer picnic. They're packed with mushrooms, lentils and nuts, and encased in puff pastry

  • Three smoked mackerel toasted crumpets

    Smoked mackerel on toasted crumpets

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Try our easy starter – the filling can be made well in advance and chilled. Once your guests arrive, toast the crumpets and pile the filling on top

  • Hot smoked salmon & beetroot served on a large platter

    Hot smoked salmon & beetroot platter

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Serve this smoked salmon dish as a starter on a special occasion such as at Christmas. With beetroot, rocket and walnuts, it‘s full of colour and texture.

  • One smoked salmon grazing wreath

    Smoked salmon grazing wreath

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try a clever Christmas-themed update on the ‘butter board’ trend (that’s butter spread on a board with various toppings, ready to slather on bread)

  • Chestnut purée with a roast turkey alongside

    Purée de châtaignes (chestnut purée)

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Enjoy this rich and smooth chestnut purée alongside turkey or veal on Christmas Eve. In France, chestnuts are synonymous with the Christmas season

  • Rosemary polenta bites with peperonata triangles

    Rosemary polenta bites with peperonata

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve our rosemary polenta bites with peperonata as canapés or a starter ahead of a celebration. They're ideal for a special occasion such as Christmas

  • Sausage roll wreath

    Gluten-free sausage roll wreath

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Create this gluten-free sausage roll wonder by arranging sausage and chutney pinwheels into a festive wreath shape. It's perfect for a Christmas buffet

  • Cheesy cayenne savoury biscuits with figs

    Cheesy cayenne savoury biscuits

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Rustle up these cheesy cayenne savoury biscuits for a Christmas party. They're a great make-ahead nibble to serve with drinks before the main event

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