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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.

Crunchy Christmas crostini

5

(1 rating)

The tanginess of the salad beetroot pickles goes well with stilton, but you can use chutney if you prefer
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

After-dinner mint cream

4.2

(5 ratings)

This creamy syllabub is a spin on classic mint choc chip and a great way to use up leftover chocolates
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Smoked salmon rice salad

3.75

(4 ratings)

Have some leftover smoked fish on your hands? Create this light and fresh Asian-style salad with a chilli and sesame dressing
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Twisty cheese straws

4.5

(2 ratings)

Puff pastry is ideal for canapés. Try twisted with cream cheese and pesto then baked until crispy
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Salmon & cucumber twists

5

(1 rating)

Get creative with your canapés. These fresh and light smoked fish bites are easy to make and even easier to eat
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Chorizo & prawn skewers

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Create a simple, crowd-pleasing canapé by spearing Spanish sausage and harissa shellfish then serving oven-baked with a garlic mayonnaise
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cheeseboard sticks

5

(1 rating)

Create a canapé out of a classic cheeseboard, then thread on to skewers with quince paste and grapes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pear & manchego salad

4.5

(4 ratings)

Spruce up a salad with a rosemary, honey and hazelnut crumb to accompany Spanish cheese, sweet fruit and bitter leaves
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas pudding trifle

5

(5 ratings)

Use leftover Christmas pudding to rustle up this speedy and sumptuously creamy trifle with Grand Marnier-steeped oranges
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Pear, chocolate & marzipan strudel

4.2

(5 ratings)

Prepare ahead and freeze this rich filo pastry pud, then cook from frozen for the perfect fuss-free seasonal dessert
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Melty cheese fondue pot

4.42857

(7 ratings)

If you love dunking into a gooey baked brie or camembert, this cheeseboard-inspired dip is for you
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

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