Mince pies on a tray

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.

19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
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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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 30 mins
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Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this black forest cake ahead if you’re expecting lots of guests this Christmas. It can be frozen, un-iced, then defrosted when you need it and decorated on the day

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead

12 hrs
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17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This recipe for a stunning vegetarian Christmas alternative, can easily be reduced or increased to make as many as you need

2 hrs
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Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The sweetness of the caramelised onions cuts through the rich creaminess of this dauphinoise-style bake

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant veggie Christmas side dish beautifully contrasts sweet and savoury, make it up to four days in advance or freeze it

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

It wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies, and you just can't beat homemade - these can be cooked from frozen for extra ease

40 mins
Easy
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Try a sourdough twist on classic bread sauce. Serve with your Sunday roast or to impress friends and family at Christmas. Can be made up to two days ahead

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this different take on roasted root vegetables, perfect for a Sunday roast or Christmas Day. The addition of maple syrup and thyme adds a little luxury

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This simple recipe uses white wine for a pale, light gravy, but it can also be made with red wine or Port for a richer flavour

25 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Keep this in the freezer ready for dinner parties and serve it with rice and salad or crunchy potatoes and vegetables

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
9 ratings 2.4 out of 5 star rating

Cook a vegan bake with bags of cheese and onion flavour. Nutritional yeast gives you the tangy umami hit that will keep dairy lovers guessing

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This twist on a classic Yule log uses the tropical flavours of passion fruit and coconut to create a terrific tropical centrepiece for your Christmas table

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Everybody loves this traditional Christmas side dish and we've got three tasty twists including black pudding, butternut squash and chestnuts – you choose!

45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

With only two ingredients, this is the easiest parfait you’ll ever make. If you have a smoothie bullet blender, it’ll give you the most velvety result

23 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

If your favourite part of the stuffing is the crispy bits, you'll love this recipe. It can be prepped up to two days in advance, then baked on the day

45 mins
Easy
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