Our pick of Christmas recipes features easy starters, alternative Christmas mains and impressive desserts that everyone will love, from a retro starter like boozy cheese fondue to roast pork stuffed with apricots and mushrooms and wrapped in crispy crackling and a mulled berry snowflake tart, which looks so pretty dusted with icing sugar.
Find a traditional Christmas roast turkey recipe, which is so easy to make. Get new ideas for the trimmings like chorizo in blankets, which is our latest take on everyone's favourite, pigs in blankets. Or bring Christmas staples up to date with our new recipe for braised red cabbage with cranberries.
Go all out on party food with our brand new ideas, including moreish seeded cheese biscuits that go perfectly with a glass of wine and fig and black olive tapenade crostini, which can be made in 10 minutes flat.
Cooking for a crowd of hungry Christmas guests can be stressful, and this is why we've made sure our recipes are as simple as possible - so you can easily keep on top of everything going on in the kitchen, as well as enjoy everyone's company. Surprise guests with these wonderful simple-to-make recipes that won't keep you locked up in the kitchen. No one will believe you've found the time to make all the delicious dishes you serve up as they look delicate and intricate but the truth is, they're simple and hassle-free!
Delicious Christmas recipes
There are some very common mistakes that everyone makes when cooking Christmas dinner, but they are SO easy to avoid when you know how
Gin and tonic is always a hit, but give it a bit of an edge by adding pink grapefruit for a refreshing citrus twist. PLus, it;s ready in 5 minutes!
Medjool dates stuffed with Roquefort are the perfect flavour combination and so easy to make and share. They make perfect party food snacks, ready in just 5 minutes!
This tropical Eton mess is our Christmas version of Eton mess, which is much tangier and makes the most of tropical fruits that eat well in the winter
Have a bit of fun with a sausage roll wreath. The whole family will enjoy cutting into this festive sausage roll, which is perfect to share or served with salad as a starter
Mini roast potatoes with garlic and thyme make a nice change from the usual size because of the extra crunch! And let's face it, that's everyone's favourite bit
Leeks with anchovy vinaigrette make a really lovely French-inspired side dish that has a deliciously punchy sauce, which is also great with new potatoes
Pass around a tray of mini apple rarebit at your Christmas party and everyone will love the combination of apple, cheese and mustard
These mandarins in orange and caramel syrup are a refreshing, light and fruity way to finish off a heavy meal. They only require 3 ingredients and couldn't be easier to make
Glazed baby carrots, turnips and shallots go so well together and work well with parsley. It's a great way with mixed root veg, plus this dish saves on oven space
Lime syllabub is a delicate end to a feast, and this pud is light and moreish! Prepare a day or two in advance, leave in the fridge, then simply decorate when ready to serve
Panforte is an Italian classic that's so much nicer homemade than it is shop-bought and lovely around Christmas time - it's hard, spicy cake
Simone Caporale is the mixologist behind the The Artesian Bar at The Langham, where all good bar tenders like to drink. His espresso hops martini, exclusively for woman&home, is smooth and creamy with a frothy top
This gingerbread men recipe is perfect for making a whole gingerbread biscuit family, which is perfect as an edible Christmas gift or make a batch to share
Stir-Up Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent and traditionally, the day to stir up the Christmas pudding so it's ready on time for Christmas Day
Christmas recipe collections
Edible Christmas gift recipes to give as thoughtful gifts including fudge, spiced star biscuits, pomegranate vodka and plenty more.
Christmas cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home, including mulled white wine, mulled cider and spiked hot chocolate
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Christmas starter recipes for a special Christmas dinner, including crayfish cocktail, beetroot and gin cured salmon and a kirsch cheese fondue
Find Christmas biscuits to make as gifts or to share round at the office or at home, including Christmas shortbread and gingerbread men
Vegetarian recipes to inspire a delicious vegetarian Christmas dinner including Jerusalem artichoke and sweet potato tarts, cheesy vegetable pie and our best ever nut roast
Smoked salmon starter recipes are ideal for a dinner party or even for Christmas dinner, including smoked salmon on rye with caviar, mini smoked salmon pancakes and a smoked salmon tart
Turkey recipes for this healthier meat that's high in protein and low in fat as well as traditional Christmas turkey recipes.
Easy party recipes to impress your guests, including seede cheese biscuits, fig and olive crostini and smoked salmon and cream cheese rolls