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Quick Christmas recipes

51 Recipes

Save time on the big day with our speedy Christmas dinner dishes. From smoked salmon starters and easy roast turkey to last-minute puddings, we've got you covered.

Christmas poussin

5

(2 ratings)

Prepare ahead and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Perfect if you don't want to be tied to the kitchen
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & lentil bake

4.42857

(7 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

Thyme & garlic turkey crown

4

(1 rating)

Enhance your roast turkey with the flavours of thyme, garlic and lemon this Christmas. Serve this crowd-pleasing festive main with our stuffing balls
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Last-minute Christmas pudding

5

(2 ratings)

This Christmas pud, which uses shop-bought mincemeat, takes just 35 mins - simply combine the ingredients and microwave on the day
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Grilled aubergine stacks

0

(0 ratings)

Planning a Christmas party? You needn’t compromise on healthy eating with these tasty aubergine canapés which you can make with two different toppings...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tangy chicory salad

0

(0 ratings)

Dress this chicory salad with sherry vinegar, honey and orange for a taste of sunshine in winter. It's ideal for a Christmas buffet served with ham...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Quick cheese straws

4.333335

(18 ratings)

Delicious cheesy sticks, perfect for dipping, just as good on their own - ready in under 20 minutes.
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas slaw

4.714285

(7 ratings)

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Easy turkey gravy

0

(0 ratings)

This simple gravy compliments delicately flavoured turkey meat and is quick enough to make at the last minute
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Black Forest Christmas fool

4.5

(2 ratings)

A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quick & easy party nibbles

4.8

(5 ratings)

Ten stunning ideas for your Christmas drinks party, all suitable for vegetarians
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quick-to-mix mincemeat

5

(1 rating)

Why settle for a shop-bought jar of this traditional, festive fruit filling when you can make your own in minutes?
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Classic snowball

4

(2 ratings)

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pot-roast pheasant with cider & bacon

4.25

(12 ratings)

Oven roast this rich game bird - bring out the flavour with sweet cider and apples, and let the juices run into a cream and sage sauce
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Inside-out Alaska

4

(1 rating)

This delicious pudding can be thrown together at a moment's notice, and it's bound to be a hit with kids...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

5

(1 rating)

Save yourself time and washing-up on Christmas Day by cooking carrots, leeks and Brussels sprouts together along with butter and sage for a perfect side dish
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy mulled wine

0

(0 ratings)

Get that festive feeling with this smooth mulled wine made with figs, sliced clementine and spices. Great for a Christmas party or just to cosy up with
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Buck's fizz

5

(1 rating)

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bellini granita

5

(1 rating)

The fizzy peach cocktail is transformed into an Italian iced dessert
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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