Our pick of Christmas dinner recipes features easy Christmas starters, alternative mains and impressive Christmas 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, there really is something for every occasion and to suit all tastes.
If you're after a classic Christmas dinner centrepiece then you can find a traditional Christmas roast turkey recipe right here too, which is so easy to make. Once you've made your turkey the cooking juices will make the most fantastic gravy and the carcass can be turned into rich and deliciously savoury stock. 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 party food recipes as well as our Christmas dinner 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 Christmas 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
This cheese and pickle sausage roll takes a party food classic and makes it even more irresistible by adding sharp and tangy cheddar cheese and some sweet and sour pickle.
This hand raised pork pie is such an impressive centrepiece for any Christmas buffet table. The hot water crust pastry really melts in the mouth, and is much easier to make than you'd think! This irresistible pie is so much better than anything you can buy pre made - it's well worth the effort.
This gooey melted Camembert is an irresistible centrepiece for any party spread. Serve with crusty bread to dunk into the warm melted cheese.
A crown of lamb is a stunning centrepiece that makes a change from roast beef or a leg of lamb. This succulent joint of lamb is stuffed with a rich and fruity stuffing, and tastes just as good as it looks!
These lovely little lemon pudding pots have a layer of sweet lemon sauce hidden beneath a light sponge topping.
Glazed carrots are a classic side dish that are easy to make and perfect for pairing with any roast meat dish.
Vegan pies are the perfect winter main for vegan friends and family. These inviting puff pastry pockets are filled with a spiced chickpea and beetroot mixture.
Potato rosti with poached egg and bacon is a comforting brunch dish with sweet and salty flavours. This luxurious dish takes the classic combination of bacon and eggs to the next level.
Pear salad with goat’s cheese and chicory is an elegant salad that couldn’t be easier to make. The sweetness of the pears is complemented by the rich and salty goat’s cheese and slightly bitter flavour of the chicory leaves.
Salmon pate with yuzu is a fresh take on a classic Christmas Day or dinner party starter. It can be tempting to buy a pre-made smoked salmon pate, but making your own is so easy, and often much cheaper.
Christmas recipe collections
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
Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake
Find Christmas biscuits and Christmas cookies to make as gifts or to share round at the office or at home, including Christmas shortbread and gingerbread men
Transform leftover Christmas turkey, ham, Christmas pudding, mince pies and more into new meals to feed a crowd with our easy recipes for Christmas leftovers
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