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 chocolate Christmas bundt cake is soft, spongy and really indulgent - coated in chocolate glaze and topped with chocolate truffles and glitter it's a treat
Tear-and-share pesto bread goes perfectly with melted brie that's studded with dried fruit. Ideal for sharing and ideal for Christmas
Sloe gin jelly and macaron trifle is a really luxury pud that's got stunning colourful macarons lined round the outside of the dish
Our hand raised chicken and ham pie uses hot water crust pastry for a flaky pastry and is a crowd pleasing favourite, plus we show you how to make it in just a few simple steps...
Our best turkey is ideal for your Christmas lunch table. It's juicy and tender and the skin is perfectly golden...
This bacon and apricot stuffing recipe is from our food editor's mum and is gluten free and ideal for making sausage rolls out of too
A Stilton cheesecake with quince is a savoury cheesecake that's ideal at a dinner party. It's perfectly creamy and absolutely divine
Roast beef with mustard and horseradish crust is a lovely way with a rib of beef that's lovely on the weekend or even for Christmas dinner
Roasted sprouts with chive butter and radishes is a different way to cook sprouts, giving an extra hit of both flavour and texture
Prosecco is so on trend right now, so why not try using it in your cooking with these thyme and Prosecco parsnips. They go great with a roast!
Christmas recipe collections
Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake
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
Food gifts including fudge, spiced star biscuits and pomegranate vodka are the perfect way to show someone how much they mean to you at Christmas.
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
Christmas cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home, including mulled white wine, mulled cider and spiked hot chocolate