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December recipes

Published: December 9, 2021 at 3:40 pm
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With Christmas around the corner, use December's best produce in your midweek and festive meals. There are vegetarian and vegan options, plus gorgeous seasonal meat and fish dishes.


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  • One creamy chard, squash & parmesan tart

    Creamy chard, squash & parmesan tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make the most of British winter veg with this creamy chard, squash and parmesan tart, made with homemade pastry and topped with hazelnuts

  • Pumpkin hummus served in a carved out pumpkin

    Pumpkin hummus

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Throw a Halloween party and use a carved out pumpkin to make this creamy hummus. At other times of the year use butternut squash or a blue-skinned pumpkin

  • Broccoli pesto & pancetta pasta in a bowl

    Broccoli pesto & pancetta pasta

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.61 ratings

    Serve this healthy bowl of pasta topped with cherry tomatoes for a quick and easy midweek meal. It's tossed with broccoli pesto, and takes just 25 minutes to make

  • Easy Christmas turkey

    Easy Christmas turkey

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    The turkey is cooked high and fast like a chicken, giving it extra crispy skin. It needs longer to rest so the meat can relax and stay succulent

  • Smoky cod, broccoli & orzo bake served in a large dish

    Smoky cod, broccoli & orzo bake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.28 ratings

    Enjoy this easy, speedy cod, broccoli and orzo traybake on busy weeknights. It's healthy and low in fat, and since it's a traybake, there's minimal washing-up!

  • Next level roast turkey served on an oval dish with gravy alongside

    Next level roast turkey

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Take your Christmas turkey to the next level with our ultimate roast turkey and gravy. It doesn’t involve much extra work, yet tastes sensational

  • Creamy one-pan chicken & broccoli pasta in a bowl and saucepan

    Creamy one-pan chicken & broccoli pasta

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Who doesn’t love a creamy chicken pasta? If you don’t have broccoli, there are so many alternatives – green beans, halved brussels sprouts or leafy greens

  • Two plates serving creamy broccoli gnocchi

    Creamy broccoli gnocchi

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.147 ratings

    Whip up this tasty vegetarian gnocchi in just 15 minutes. Broccoli, peas and pine nuts combine with crème fraîche and mustard for a tasty midweek meal

  • Broccoli salad in a bowl

    Broccoli salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.17 ratings

    Enjoy this crunchy, vegan broccoli salad for lunch or as a side. It's sweet, sharp and full of different textures and colours

  • A plate serving chard, lemon & cheese pie

    Chard, lemon & cheese pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.13 ratings

    Serve this pie for family or friends and it will go down a storm. Ricotta, feta, chard and preserved lemon are presented in a beautiful filo pastry parcel

  • Broccoli and stilton soup in bowls with bread

    Soup maker broccoli and stilton soup

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.45 ratings

    Make a batch of classic broccoli and stilton soup with the help of a soup maker. It's freezable so you can make ahead for busy days, or a packed lunch

  • Christmas dinner traybake served with cranberry sauce

    Christmas dinner traybake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Reimagine your Christmas dinner with this veggie traybake, with figs-in-blankets, stuffing balls and plenty of veg. Serve with cranberry sauce

  • Swiss chard gratin

    Swiss chard gratin

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Pickling the chard first gives it a very deep, robust flavour. Goes well with venison or a meaty fish like turbot or halibut cooked on the bone

  • Cheesy chard gratin

    Cheesy chard gratin

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Double cream turns green and flavoursome chard into something super-indulgent – be sure to mop up all the gruyère sauce with some crusty bread

  • Baked Swiss chard

    Baked Swiss chard

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try baking leafy greens with garlic, cream and Parmesan for an indulgent side dish - perfect with your Sunday roast

  • Charred cauliflower, lemon & caper orzo served on plate

    Charred cauliflower, lemon & caper orzo

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.17 ratings

    Make this easy orzo and cauliflower dish in just 25 minutes. It serves one for a main meal, plus there's leftovers to enjoy for lunch the next day

  • A saucepan with charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

    Charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    Make this quick broccoli, lemon and walnut pasta with simple storecupboard ingredients. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories and full of texture and flavour

  • Tangy chicory salad served on a plate

    Tangy chicory salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Dress this chicory salad with sherry vinegar, honey and orange for a taste of sunshine in winter. It's ideal for a Christmas buffet served with ham

  • A chicory, sausage & black olive polenta tart

    Chicory, sausage & black olive polenta tart

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Use quick-cook polenta for the base of this tart and top it with sausage, chicory, cheese, black olives and orange zest. It makes a wonderful weekend lunch

  • Sauerkraut in a glass jar with spoon

    How to make sauerkraut

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 ratings

    Try the simplest way to make classic sauerkraut using raw cabbage. This fermented food is great for your gut and goes very well with sausages and mustard


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