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Quick Christmas recipes

50 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.

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 4.2 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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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 hrs
Easy
Gluten-free
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This microwave Christmas pud, which uses shop-bought mincemeat, takes just 35 mins - simply combine the ingredients and cook on the day.

35 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you don't fancy Brussels Sprouts at Christmas opt instead for family-friendly Savoy cabbage

25 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
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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
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
52 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give your new potatoes a twist with this fabulous recipe

20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Ten stunning ideas for your Christmas drinks party, all suitable for vegetarians

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Partridge packs plenty of game flavour for its size and is perfect matched with these robust flavours

55 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Delicious, comforting and ready in five minutes

5 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
109 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This easy yet impressive recipe makes a stylish main course for a special occasion

35 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use Bill Granger's recipe to turn simple scrambled egg into a luxurious breakfast or brunch

10 mins
Easy
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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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
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