Our best Christmas recipes including festive starters, mains and desserts, easy party food and Christmas cake.
Start planning Christmas with our top 50 Christmas recipes to make this year extra special. This salted caramel wreath cake makes a seriously impressive alternative Christmas dessert, with rich chocolate sponge.
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Take Christmas party food to the next level with this easy cheese fondue with crispy new potatoes for dipping.
Make this savoury cheesecake as a festive alternative to a cheeseboard that evveryone will be talking about.
See the savoury cheesecake recipe.
Our newest roast turkey recipe is full of bold, punchy flavours that will make the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas dinner.
See the roast turkey recipe.
Not a fan of turkey? Roast venison would make an alternative to Christmas turkey that’s just delicious.
See the roast venison recipe.
Go retro with this boozy kirsch cheese fondue as a Christmas starter to share.
Moreish seeded cheese biscuits are rich and cheesy, perfect with a glass of red wine at a Christmas party.
Our newest roast turkey recipe is so simple to make, with a festive sherry gravy.
This pretty mulled berry snowflake tart works as a dessert or with afternoon tea, plus it’s a fantastic way to use fresh cranberries now that they’re in season.
Try a twist on pigs in blankets with this easy chorizo in blankets recipe, which is packed with flavours.
Make braised red cabbage with the festive twist of cranberries, which is easy to make ahead and reheat on Christmas Day for fuss-free cooking,.
Luscious fig and black olive tapenade crostini make lovely vegetarian party nibbles.
Limoncello and prosecco jelly makes a lighter Christmas dessert with a festive shimmer. These are so easy to make in advance so you can relax and pull them out of the fridge when you need them.
Enhance the flavour of root vegetables with our recipe for roasted parsnips and carrots in caramel with plenty of thyme.
A classic crayfish and prawn cocktail recipe, updated with crimson chicory and tender crayfish
Make a Christmas trifle that’s so decadent, with chocolate mousse instead of custard and dark cherries in kirsch.
A stunning Christmas lunch beetroot and vodka cured salmon recipe
This chicken liver brandy pate recipe tastes delicious with caramelised onion chutney and toasted sourdough bread
Looking for an alternative Christmas roast? This roast pork with apricot and mushroom stuffing is full of flavour with a crispy crackling everyone will be fighting over.
Crushed-up mince pies mixed into softened vanilla ice cream in this mince pie ice cream recipe, a real Ben & Jerry’s moment!
Braised chicory will add interest to the Christmas trimmings with their sweet-sharp flavour combination.
The ultimate party food has been given a spicy twist in this merguez sausage rolls recipe.
A honey-glazed ham recipe makes a terrific centrepiece to a table, and can be enjoyed hot or cold, making it perfect for a buffet.
Make a set of raspberry ripple marshmallows to share at a Christmas party or give as an edible gift.
This whisky soaked Christmas cake recipe is packed with dried fruits, including apricots and figs, which have been soaked in whisky. It is best made a month before Christmas.
A new take on the traditional Christmas lunch roast rib of beef with red wine gravy recipe
This fantastic alternative Christmas pudding ice cream recipe is lower fat as it’s made with Greek yogurt.
Make a simple traditional fruit-laden Christmas pudding recipe.
Make this sprouts with crunchy bacon and chestnuts recipe an interesting and tasty accompaniment to your Christmas lunch.
This smoked fish pie recipe is delicious prepared the day before and is great for entertaining friends.
This clementine meringue recipe is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding.
This boulangere potatoes recipe is a different way to serve potatoes, but utterly delicious. Save time and effort by using a food processor to slice the spuds.
An easy cocktail to make for a Christmas party crowd, raspberry kir royale is our favourite festive cocktail.
This crispy roast goose recipe is delicious with potato stuffing as an alternative to roast turkey.
Serve this traditional Gordon Ramsay’s salmon kedgeree recipe as a breakfast or brunch dish.
Looking for a quick, easy, alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding? This sticky fig and walnut pudding with butterscotch sauce recipe is the answer You can make the puds, but not the sauce, a week ahead; leave in the moulds, cover with clingfilm and keep in an airtight tin. Reheat gently in a microwave for 30 seconds.
This glazed gammon roast recipe is full of flavour and a great main course on Boxing Day.
This orange and walnut layer cake recipe is an impressive centrepiece, perfect for a special occasion. It’s Grand Marnier-soaked and delicious.
Looking for a different trifle recipe? Try this orange and grand marnier trifle recipe
Cooking with pancetta and pine nuts will give these sprouts with pancetta, lemon and pine nuts recipe a gorgeous, rich flavour
This baked orange cheesecake with caramelised oranges recipe can be made with whatever fruits are seasonal.
This is a great way to take advantage of inexpensive smoked salmon tart recipe and the result is incredibly moreish.
Give your main course some extra filling with these simple stricky carrots, braised red cabbage and sprouts recipe dishes.
This boozy tiramisu recipe has a rich and satisfying hit of coffee, cream and liqueur.
A fantastic chocolate and coffee roulade recipe which can be made with many different fillings. It will keep, filled, for 2 days in the fridge.
Try this delicious new nut roast recipe – it’s perfect for vegetarians on Christmas Day.
A delicious addition to parfaits or ice cream, or dip half the brandy snap recipe in melted dark chocolate to accompany a chocolate mousse.
This party cupcakes recipe is perfect for after Christmas lunch as a light alternative to Christmas cake or Christmas pudding.
Simon Hopkinson’s Goose with Roasted Sweet Potato, Carrots and Parsnips recipe perfect for Christmas
This easy stuffed turkey breast with wild mushroom and madeira recipe makes a healthy, delicious Christmas dinner and the leftovers are great in a sandwich.
The perfect accompaniment to your turkey on Christmas Day, this baked onion stuffing recipe is great for vegetarians who love all the non-meat trimmings.
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Give Brussels sprouts a makeover that won’t fail to convert the haters, with pancetta and Parmesan for a salty-savoury flavour that’s just delicious.