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Christmas trimmings recipes

63 Recipes

Essential sides for Christmas dinner.

3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star 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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Save time on Christmas Day and make this apricot and pistachio stuffing on Christmas Eve. It makes an excellent accompaniment to festive turkey

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 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
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Marmite and sprouts may sound like a nightmare combination, but trust us: it works. Try our recipe and it's sure to become a Christmas tradition

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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