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Freezable Christmas recipes

43 Recipes

Get ahead for the big day with freezable Christmas recipes. Our mains, desserts and sides are also perfect for fuss-free entertaining over the party season.

Roast turkey with lemon & garlic

5

(4 ratings)

Love crispy skin on roast turkey at Christmas? You'll be fan of this recipe which uses storecupboard ingredients to make a festive favourite even more special...
  • 3 hours and 55 mins
  • Easy

Cheese & onion rolls

4.583335

(6 ratings)

Try this take on the classic sausage roll for veggies. Making your own flaky pastry is well worth the extra few minutes, and is surprisingly easy
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Pigs in puff pastry blankets

5

(1 rating)

Serve these irresistibly buttery pastry-wrapped chipolatas as a Christmas dinner side dish - they're perfect as party canapés too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

5

(3 ratings)

This braised cabbage side is a super healthy and versatile dish with a rich, deep-red colour enhanced by the addition of the Port
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Freeze-ahead roasties

5

(8 ratings)

Save precious time when planning a group meal by prepping and freezing your potatoes in advance
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Golden roast potatoes

4.863635

(22 ratings)

Don't spend Christmas morning peeling potatoes, make our freeze ahead roasties
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

5

(1 rating)

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

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

Christmas pie

4.784575

(94 ratings)

Combine a few key Christmas flavours here to make a pie that both children and adults will adore
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Christmas buns

4.895835

(12 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's fruit rolls can be made ahead then heated up before adding a glossy glaze and citrus icing
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Slow cooker ham with sticky ginger glaze

4.194445

(9 ratings)

A small gammon will easily fit in a slow cooker. Cook it low and slow for homemade glazed ham that's ideal for sandwiches, party buffets or simply sliced and served with chips...
  • 7 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Juniper & apple red cabbage

0

(0 ratings)

Try this twist on braised cabbage for Christmas Day, with juniper berries, orange zest, red onion and red apple for festive colour and flavour
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

4.89525

(179 ratings)

An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Christmas pudding ice cream

4.6875

(16 ratings)

Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead
  • 12 hours
  • More effort

Individual Christmas pies

4.416665

(15 ratings)

This recipe for a stunning vegetarian Christmas alternative, can easily be reduced or increased to make as many as you need
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Christmas pudding ice cream

5

(2 ratings)

Use up leftover Christmas pudding in this tasty frozen treat from BBC Good Food reader Jo Langley
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Buttered baby carrots

0

(0 ratings)

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

Mince tart with crumble topping

3

(3 ratings)

A different use for your Christmas mince meat. Make this delectable festive tart with buttery pastry and crumble topping and serve with clotted cream or custard
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Cheese stars

5

(2 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

Sloe gin cranberry sauce

4

(1 rating)

No festive meal is complete without cranberry sauce. Try this version, which includes sloe gin for a modern twist on the classic Christmas relish
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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