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Christmas trimmings recipes

63 Recipes

Essential sides for Christmas dinner.

Lemon, garlic & bay roast potatoes

5

(2 ratings)

Take your roast potatoes to new levels of deliciousness with lemon, garlic and bay. They make the perfect side dish to a Sunday roast or Christmas dinner
  • 1 hour and 15 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

Next level Dauphinoise potatoes

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Try these deliciously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, which make an excellent side dish for a roast dinner. We've added a few extras for added oomph...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sage & onion Yorkshire puddings

5

(1 rating)

Add sage and onion to Yorkshire pudding batter for a delicious side dish to go with a Sunday roast or your Christmas dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled red cabbage with walnuts & apple

5

(1 rating)

Serve this festive pickled red cabbage with cold cuts and sausage rolls on Boxing Day and beyond. It also makes a fantastic side dish for Christmas Day
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herb-buttered baby carrots

0

(0 ratings)

Make the herby mustard butter a few days ahead, then microwave your carrots on the day for a speedy vegetarian side. It's the perfect dish for Christmas dinner or a Sunday roast...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy sprout gratin

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Wondering how to make winning sprouts for your Christmas menu? Try our cheesy sprout gratin and you'll convert anyone who previously snubbed this festive veg...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crunchy parsnips

5

(1 rating)

Forget soggy parsnips: roast them with our polenta and paprika coating and you'll be rewarded with golden, crunchy veg. It makes a lovely Christmas side dish...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cider-braised cabbage wedges

5

(1 rating)

Make these cider-braised cabbage wedges up to three days ahead for a stress-free Christmas dinner. The dish makes an ideal accompaniment to festive turkey
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bacon & pecan stuffing cornbread

0

(0 ratings)

Try our festive take on American cornbread, with bacon, pecans, apricots and cranberries to pack in the flavour. A great Christmas side dish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Apricot & pistachio stuffing

0

(0 ratings)

Save time on Christmas Day and make this apricot and pistachio stuffing on Christmas Eve. It makes an excellent accompaniment to festive turkey
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hazelnut & mustard carrots

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(0 ratings)

Spruce up your carrots for the Christmas dinner table with a mustard and sherry dressing for extra flavour. Scatter over toasted hazelnuts to serve
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Smoky sweet root vegetables

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(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

Sloe gin cranberry sauce

4.666665

(3 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

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

Roasted winter vegetables with smoked mayo

0

(0 ratings)

Roast winter vegetables and serve them with a wonderful smoky mayonnaise for a tasty side dish. It's also hearty enough to work as a main...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Parmesan roasties

5

(1 rating)

Coat your roast potatoes with polenta for extra crunch and parmesan for seasoning. A great side dish for a special Sunday roast or Christmas lunch
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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

Stir-fried festive cabbage

4

(2 ratings)

Try this festive red cabbage with cranberry sauce, red wine and orange as a side dish for Christmas dinner. The flavours are as vivid as the colours
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Harissa & marmalade roasted roots

4.333335

(3 ratings)

These sticky, caramelised root veggies have a dollop of marmalade to bring a sweet fruity element and delicate rose harissa for a little heat
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Braised red cabbage

4.833335

(6 ratings)

This low-fat Christmas side dish is the perfect sweet-savoury combination. Or try one of our simple twists using preserved lemon, ginger wine and bacon
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffing sprouts

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Stuffing meets sprouts in a meaty mash-up that will win over the anti-sprouts contingent! Feel free to adjust the ingredients with your favourite stuffing recipe
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Smashed roasties

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Boiling the potatoes for longer, then smashing them, makes for more surface area, meaning golden brown beauties and extra crispy bits everyone will love!
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Buttered baby carrots

5

(1 rating)

There's nothing better than soft, buttery carrots to go along with your favourite roast. You can keep this side simple or tweak it with our delicious twists...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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