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Quick Christmas recipes

52 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.


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  • Christmas poussin

    Christmas poussin

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Cranberry & lentil bake served with vegetables

    Cranberry & lentil bake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 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

  • Thyme & garlic turkey crown served on a decorative platter with baked lemons

    Thyme & garlic turkey crown

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Last-minute Christmas pudding

    Quick Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    This quick microwave Christmas pud, which uses shop-bought mincemeat, takes just 35 mins - simply combine the ingredients and cook on the day for a last-minute dessert

  • Grilled aubergine stacks served on a decorative plate

    Grilled aubergine stacks

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 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

  • Tangy chicory salad served on a plate

    Tangy chicory salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Quick cheese straws

    Quick cheese straws

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.29 ratings

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

  • Christmas slaw

    Christmas slaw

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Easy turkey gravy

    Easy turkey gravy

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Black Forest Christmas fool

    Black Forest Christmas fool

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 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

  • Quick & easy party nibbles

    Quick & easy party nibbles

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Quick-to-mix mincemeat

    Quick-to-mix mincemeat

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Two snowball cocktails served in tall glasses and garnished with cherries

    Classic snowball

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 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

  • Microwave honey and fennel-glazed carrots on an oval plate

    Microwave honey & fennel-glazed carrots

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Toss baby carrots in a fennel and honey butter and serve at a Christmas feast. They look special, and best of all, don't take up any hob space

  • Pot-roast pheasant with cider & bacon

    Pot-roast pheasant with cider & bacon

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.15 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

  • Partridge with wine & cinnamon

    Partridge with wine & cinnamon

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Inside-out Alaska

    Inside-out Alaska

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • 3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables served on a square plate

    3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Two glasses filled with mulled wine and a Christmas bauble in the background

    Easy mulled wine

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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


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