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Easy Christmas recipes

93 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.

Sweet potato parcel

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mulled wine brownies

4.454545

(11 ratings)

Bake a festive take on classic brownies. Using red wine and spices like cinnamon and ginger lifts the flavour and fills the home with the aromas of Christmas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut & mustard carrots

0

(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

Golden goose fat potatoes & parsnips

5

(1 rating)

Roast your potatoes and parsnips in goose fat this Christmas for the ultimate side dish that everyone will love. Serve with our no-stress gravy
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Thyme & garlic turkey crown

4

(1 rating)

Enhance your roast turkey with the flavours of thyme, garlic and lemon this Christmas. Serve this crowd-pleasing festive main with our stuffing balls
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Turkey & chestnut gravy

0

(0 ratings)

Make this rich turkey and chestnut gravy to accompany your Christmas dinner. If you use goose fat or butter, it can be made ahead, chilled and frozen
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Lemon meringue fridge cake

4.5

(6 ratings)

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker mulled wine

5

(3 ratings)

The gentle, even heat from a slow cooker means the mulled wine doesn't boil and the flavours stay fresh, leave it to heat while you eat, drink and be merry!...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls

5

(4 ratings)

Treat yourself at Christmas with these moreish stuffing balls. The sausagemeat and bacon add the ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour, while cranberries make them taste extra festive...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Non-alcoholic mulled wine

3

(2 ratings)

Make mulled wine minus the booze with this fruity, alcohol-free recipe. Combining pomegranate juice, blackberries and spices, it's just as warming as the real deal...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas truffles

5

(2 ratings)

Pop these homemade Christmas truffles in a pretty box if you want to give them as a gift. Kids will love giving them to family and friends
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Microwave boozy fudge

4.4375

(16 ratings)

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift – no sugar thermometer required...
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

5

(1 rating)

This buttery, Italian bread really is the star of Christmas desserts. Try this light, festive dessert with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Custard & crumble mince pies

5

(1 rating)

A twist on a festive favourite, adding a layer of creamy custard and a delectable crumbly topping makes an irresistible and more mellow mince pie
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cheese stars

4.75

(4 ratings)

Show off your cooking skills and get in the festive spirit with these fun looking easy cheesy treats - they make great party snacks for grazing guests
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • 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

Braised red cabbage

5

(4 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

Ruby cranberry sauce

5

(1 rating)

It wouldn't be Christmas dinner without it! A simple, low fat, classic cranberry sauce to add some fruity flavour to your roast, it couldn't be easier...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Honey-roasted parsnips

4.454545

(11 ratings)

These golden, honeyed parsnips have just the right mix of earthiness and sweet glaze to make a moreish Christmas side dish, and they’re quick to prepare...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Classic pigs in blankets

5

(1 rating)

Everybody loves this traditional Christmas side dish and we've got three tasty twists including black pudding, butternut squash and chestnuts - you choose!...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chorizo & almond Brussels

0

(0 ratings)

Love them or hate them?! We've breathed new life into this polarising Christmas side dish with spicy sausage and whole nuts - sure to be a new favourite!...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread syrup

4.375

(8 ratings)

This simple syrup makes a lovely homemade gift and adds a festive flavour to drinks and desserts - stir into hot chocolate, warm apple juice or Prosecco, or drizzle over ice cream
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Smoked salmon carpaccio

4.75

(4 ratings)

James Martin's stunning seafood starter is guaranteed to impress at any dinner party - layer with beetroot, orange and tangy horseradish cream
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Mince pie baklava

5

(2 ratings)

When a mince pie meets baklava, it’s a match made in Christmas heaven. Serve warm with ice cream for dessert, or cut into smaller bites to enjoy with coffee...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mini Mont Blancs

0

(0 ratings)

This sweet chestnut, cream and chocolate tart filling is perfect spooned into pre-baked tartlet cases for a no-bake alternative to mince pies
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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