Partridge in cider with apples & celery

Festive main course recipes

37 Recipes

Dare to be different with our favourite festive mains.

Pheasant, leek & bacon pie


(4 ratings)

Don't be scared of cooking game - you can cook pheasant breasts as you would chicken
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Slow-roasted pork belly & chicory


(6 ratings)

A relaxed roast to feed a crowd - the tender chicory and delicious juices mean you needn't cook separate veg and gravy
  • 4 hours
  • More effort

Roast pheasant with ricotta & Parma ham


(7 ratings)

For a really special Sunday lunch pheasant is a good choice. The parma ham crisps us beautifully in the oven and gives the pheasant an eye-catching edge
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Devilled cheek & kidney pot pie


(0 ratings)

Try beef cheek and lamb or ox kidney is this sumptuous pie with homemade pastry. Use a piece of bone marrow as a pie funnel - it's a talking point!
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort

Slow-baked sticky gammon


(10 ratings)

Fancy a cross between a traditional roasted ham and pulled pork? Use pineapple, treacle and ginger marinade as a tropical glaze
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy