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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.

Hazelnut & mustard carrots

0

(0 ratings)

Spruce up your carrots for the Christmas dinner table with a mustard and sherry dressing for extra flavour. Scatter over toasted hazelnuts to serve
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Honey-roasted duck with creamed cauliflower

4.25

(4 ratings)

If you're making Christmas lunch or dinner for a small group of people, Curtis Stone's duck is just right – it's full of flavour and so much easier to cook than a big bird
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Steak lettuce cups

4

(1 rating)

Rustle up these easy steak canapés to serve at a party. With two sauces to accompany them, they're delicious and healthy too...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

No-stress gravy

5

(2 ratings)

Take the stress out of Christmas dinner prep with our easy five-ingredient gravy. Prep it on the day or make ahead and keep in the freezer until needed
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Avocado & black bean eggs

4.2

(5 ratings)

Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Last-minute Christmas loaf cake

5

(1 rating)

Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls

5

(4 ratings)

Treat yourself at Christmas with these moreish stuffing balls. The sausagemeat and bacon add the ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour, while cranberries make them taste extra festive...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Golden goose fat potatoes & parsnips

5

(1 rating)

Roast your potatoes and parsnips in goose fat this Christmas for the ultimate side dish that everyone will love. Serve with our no-stress gravy
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Glazed baby veg

0

(0 ratings)

A simple way to cook veg to serve alongside your favourite main
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Garlic & shallot spinach

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Sauteéing green veg lets you add loads of flavour and get ahead with your meal; when you're ready to serve, simply give the cooled veg a few turns in the hot pan
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stir-fried festive cabbage

3

(1 rating)

Try this festive red cabbage with cranberry sauce, red wine and orange as a side dish for Christmas dinner. The flavours are as vivid as the colours
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Simple green beans

5

(4 ratings)

This simple recipe, from Gordon Ramsay, is full of flavour and will add colour to any meal
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rosemary-spiked cabbage

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Gordon Ramsay infuses traditional cabbage with a wonderful herb flavour - serve alongside roast duck or Christmas turkey
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Garlicky green beans

0

(0 ratings)

A simple sauté of fresh beans with lightly fried garlic and a touch of olive oil makes a healthy, versatile side
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Fresh mint & raisin sauce

0

(0 ratings)

Add body and sweetness to a classic mint sauce by adding raisins - spoon into a bowl and serve with a roast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pan-fried camembert sandwich

4.526315

(19 ratings)

A toasted cheese sandwich that is anything but ordinary – oozing with camembert and topped with cranberry sauce to give it a Christmas kick...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Hot toddy

4

(2 ratings)

Warm up with a hot toddy. The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is great for entertaining in winter
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bellini

5

(1 rating)

A classy cocktail served in an elegant flute - this simple combination of peach purée and Prosecco makes a great start to any celebration
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Baked camembert

4.75

(12 ratings)

Oven-cook your favourite soft cheese until gooey for this last-minute crowd-pleaser. An easy recipe for a dinner party or when entertaining at Christmas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Smoked salmon flatbreads

4

(1 rating)

Use a pizza base to create these little canapé-style nibbles with mascarpone, fish, red onion, dill and capers
  • 8 mins
  • Easy

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