Easy-peasy fruitcake topped with candied fruit, served on a plate

Easy Christmas recipes

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.

3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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

4 hrs
Easy
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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

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
465 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
51 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

39 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 2.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
48 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
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