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Freezable Christmas recipes

58 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.

Cranberry & lentil bake

4.5

(8 ratings)

Double or triple the quantities of this festive cranberry and lentil bake to serve more people, if you like. You can make it up to two days before serving
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Wild mushroom Yorkshire puddings

0

(0 ratings)

Add an extra oomph to your Yorkshire puddings by flavouring the milk with wild mushrooms. These can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Triple pigs in blankets

0

(0 ratings)

Pack in three times the flavour with these triple pigs in blankets. You can prepare them a day or two in advance and keep on a baking tray in the fridge
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Slow cooker red cabbage

5

(1 rating)

Dig out your slow cooker for this delicious red cabbage. Braised cabbage makes the perfect side dish for a festive lunch or roast dinner
  • 4 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

Easy-peasy fruitcake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & onion rolls

4.666665

(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

Freeze-ahead roasties

5

(11 ratings)

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

Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

4.900525

(191 ratings)

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

Tuscan sausage, kale & ciabatta stuffing

5

(1 rating)

Prep this sausage, kale and bread stuffing up to two days in advance, then bake on the day. If your favourite part of stuffing is the crispy bits, you’ll love this recipe...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Mince pie brownies

4

(14 ratings)

Combine two favourites in this clever mash-up of brownies and mince pies. These sweet treats will prove a big hit throughout the festive season
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

5

(4 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

Golden roast potatoes

4.869565

(23 ratings)

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

Red cabbage with port, prunes & orange

5

(1 rating)

Flavour red cabbage with port, prunes and orange for an indulgent festive side dish that delivers two of your 5-a-day. It can be made in advance and frozen for up to three months
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stollen babka wreath

4

(5 ratings)

Combine marzipan, mixed fruit and nuts in our gorgeous Christmas centrepiece. Launch our handy step-by-step guide for the foolproof way to create this stunning stollen babka wreath
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Super sausage rolls

5

(1 rating)

Eat these family-friendly sausage rolls with a chutney or pickle. They make a great snack for a party buffet
  • 1 hour
  • 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

Christmas pie

4.7449

(98 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

Healthy stuffing balls

5

(1 rating)

Looking for a veggie stuffing to serve with a special roast dinner? Made with dried apricots and nuts, this healthy option is low-fat yet full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas buns

4.72222

(18 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

Healthy gravy

1

(1 rating)

Serve this healthy, low-fat gravy with Sunday lunch, bangers and mash, or even with turkey on Christmas Day. It can be frozen, too, if you want to make it ahead
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker ham with sticky ginger glaze

4.4

(15 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

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