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Easy Christmas recipes

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Take the stress out of Christmas prep with these simple yet scrumptious recipes. We've got all the essentials covered, from easy roast turkey to no-fuss mince pies.

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  • Easy-peasy fruitcake decorated with glacé fruit

    Easy-peasy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

  • A plate serving easy turkey crown

    Easy turkey crown

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Serve a traditional roast turkey for Christmas without the fuss. Use the sticky glaze you'd get on a ham to add flavour and golden colour to a turkey crown

  • Two-tray Christmas dinner with chicken and vegetables

    Two-tray Christmas dinner

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.1 rating

    Make a fuss-free Christmas dinner with this two-tray method that includes stuffing, veg and the turkey. It's ideal if you have a small oven, and saves on the washing-up

  • Two glasses filled with mulled wine and a Christmas bauble in the background

    Easy mulled wine

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Get that festive feeling with this smooth mulled wine made with figs, sliced clementine and spices. Great for a Christmas party or just to cosy up with

  • 7-cup Christmas pudding

    Easy Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.22 ratings

    A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales

  • Two mince pies on a plate, one with a bite out

    Unbelievably easy mince pies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.528 ratings

    No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids

  • A jug of gravy being poured over a plate of roast turkey and all the trimmings

    Easy gravy

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Chestnuts on tray

    Roast chestnuts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make a batch of roast chestnuts for a festive Christmas treat to share with guests. Try our easy method and make the most of these seasonal bites

  • 3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables served on a square plate

    3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Save yourself time and washing-up on Christmas Day by cooking carrots, leeks and Brussels sprouts together along with butter and sage for a perfect side dish

  • Children sharing cinnamon rolls

    Really easy cinnamon rolls

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

    Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead

  • Snowman cake on a table

    Snowman cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating

  • Smashed roasties

    Smashed roasties

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 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!

  • Sticky spiced red cabbage

    Sticky spiced red cabbage

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.59 ratings

    This colourful dish will complement any festive main course. Toss any leftovers with a drizzle of olive oil and serve with cold cuts, pâté or cheese

  • Cheese & rosemary biscuits in a decorative box

    Cheese & rosemary biscuits

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

    These savoury biscuits are deliciously cheesy, and are so easy to make. They make a lovely gift. Leave out the rosemary, if you prefer

  • Turkish delight cut into strips and cubes

    Turkish delight

    A star rating of 2.3 out of 5.31 ratings

    Make your own Turkish delight with our easy recipe. It makes a great gift for Christmas, or just treat yourself to something sweet

  • Ham & crackling served on a board

    Ham & crackling

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Cook this festive ham up to three days ahead and keep it covered in the fridge (and the crackling, in an airtight container) to save on stress when entertaining

  • Really simple cranberry sauce

    Really simple cranberry sauce

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.55 ratings

    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

  • Roasted veg and pigs-in-blankets in a traybake

    All-the-trimmings traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 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

  • Easy Christmas turkey

    Easy Christmas turkey

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 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

  • A bowlful of pickled red cabbage with walnuts & apple

    Pickled red cabbage with walnuts & apple

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • A plate serving carrot & caraway crackers

    Carrot & caraway crackers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    If you're catering for vegans at a party, make these easy carrot canapés that everyone will love. Top with a sprig of dill and a vegetable crisp to impress

  • 10-minute mincemeat in a jar

    10-minute mincemeat

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make your own mincemeat this Christmas – and not just for mince pies. Try it in Chelsea buns or sweet samosas. You could also give jars of it away as gifts

  • Two snowball cocktails served in tall glasses and garnished with cherries

    Classic snowball

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

  • Cranberry & lentil bake served with vegetables

    Cranberry & lentil bake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.19 ratings

    Double or triple the quantities of this festive cranberry and lentil bake to serve more people, if you like. You can make it up to two days before serving

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