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 delicious spiced apple and date chutney recipe is really easy to make. Why not use up a glut of Bramley apples and make a batch of our apple chutney to give as Christmas gifts?
This cranberry chutney recipe is a delicious modern twist on cranberry sauce and tastes great with gammon, roast chicken or leftover turkey
Celeb chef Gizzi Erskine shows us how to put together the perfect cheeseboard that's fantastic at a dinner party or at Christmas!
We've created these mushroom and leek tarts so they match all the trimmings, which the veggies in your group will love
This spiced hot chocolate with a shot of gingerbread liqueur is the perfect winter warmer cocktail
We've given this classic Champagne cocktail a fresh twist. Our easy Kir Royale is made with delicious raspberry liqueur
Mix up a refreshing watermelon rum cocktail this Christmas with our simple recipe. This delicious rum punch is sure to get your guests dancing!
Strawberry and amaretto make a sweet combination in this tropcal Christmas cocktail named for 'woman' in Maori
A traditional and warming rum punch for Christmas. This classic rum cocktail is made with butter, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and honey
Turn a classic gin and tonic into a fabulous gin cocktail by adding fresh pink grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary. This sophisticated but simple cocktail recipe takes just minutes to make.
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