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Freezable Christmas 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.

2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Keep these festive favourites nice and simple or spice things up with some imaginative twists

55 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
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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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 55 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Top buttery puff pastry with caramelised onions and melted cheese for a festive buffet or dinner party winner that you can make ahead and freeze

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Save precious time when planning a group meal by prepping and freezing your potatoes in advance.

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
220 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating

3 hrs and 45 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This make-ahead festive dessert is deliciously different and incredibly simple to make, with amaretti biscuits, fresh oranges and double cream

25 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Don't spend Christmas morning peeling potatoes, make our freeze ahead roasties

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
101 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Combine a few key Christmas flavours here to make a pie that both children and adults will adore

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Paul Hollywood's fruit rolls can be made ahead then heated up before adding a glossy glaze and citrus icing

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star 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
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