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

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.

Mini chicken fajitas

5

(6 ratings)

These Mexican inspired party nibbles are filled with spicy chipotle chicken and peppers - make ahead for fuss-free entertaining
  • 43 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Hazelnut brownies

3.636365

(11 ratings)

Ferrero Rocher chocolates make an indulgent finishing touch to these fudgy chocolate brownie squares studded with chopped nuts
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Candy cane lollipops

2.5

(2 ratings)

These pretty sweet treats take just 15 minutes to make from just three ingredients - perfect as a last-minute edible gift or stocking filler
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut crunch mince pies

5

(3 ratings)

Jazz up your homemade mince pies by adding grated apple and orange zest - try a pretty star shaped lid, finished with a crisp nutty topping
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Potted salmon rillette

5

(1 rating)

This delicious starter is similar to a pâté, made with smoked salmon, cream cheese and horseradish for a kick - serve on crackers or toast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Mulled Port & lemon

5

(1 rating)

If you find mulled wine too heavy, try this refreshing alternative Christmas drink, served in 'frosted' glasses...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chicory cups with prawns & mango

5

(2 ratings)

Juicy prawns pair beautifully with sweet mango and crunchy leaves in this simple canapé, finished with lemon juice and coriander
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with cheese & apples

0

(0 ratings)

The classic combination of apples and cheese is given a lift with thin slices of sweet fruitcake - a great festive party canapé or buffet treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Smoky sweet root vegetables

0

(0 ratings)

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

Black pepper hasselback potatoes

4.5

(8 ratings)

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 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sunday morning baked eggs

3.5

(2 ratings)

These creamy, indulgent eggs are baked in individual ramekins with cream, cheese and tarragon - perfect for a lazy weekend brunch
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Smoked salmon soufflés

4.17647

(34 ratings)

These non-scary, freezer-friendly soufflés can be baked ahead, then reheated in the oven before serving
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lamb with Christmas spices

4.416665

(12 ratings)

Keep this in the freezer ready for dinner parties and serve it with rice and salad or crunchy potatoes and vegetables
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Easy apple fruit cake

4.626505

(83 ratings)

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Dolcelatte-stuffed figs

4.6

(10 ratings)

Simple yet impressive stuffed figs make lovely canapés and only take 15 minutes to make
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Iced berry pud

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This pudding is so simple, you almost feel you've cheated - it looks like a Christmas pud but is altogether different
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

Easy wreath cake

4

(1 rating)

Make your Christmas cake extra special this year with this easy and speedy decoration
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chestnut & cranberry roll

4.83051

(59 ratings)

Forget fiddly stuffing balls, this clever roll tastes delicious, plus its practical shape makes it ultra-simple to slice
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Orange frosted panettone cake

4.2

(5 ratings)

If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake
  • 12 mins
  • Easy

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