Christmas Recipes

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Christmas recipes are our most special collection of dishes, to make sure you impress family and friends come the big day.

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

Easy Crostini Canapés

Easy Crostini Canapés

Easy crostini canapés are a seriously easy canapé idea to feed a crowd at a party and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser with Mediterranean flavours

Rare Asian-Style Beef With Chilli Salad

Rare Asian-Style Beef With Chilli Salad

Use topside of beef in this rare Asian-style beef with chilli salad and dipping sauce, as it's great value for money to feed a crowd. Delicious hot or cold

Lime Syllabub

Lime Syllabub

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

Prawn Mousse With Orange And Watercress Salad

Prawn Mousse With Orange And Watercress Salad

Prawn mousse with orange and watercress salad is a really elegant Christmas starter recipe that friends and family will love. Plus, it can be made in advance

Lobster Mac And Cheese

Lobster Mac And Cheese

Lobster mac and cheese is a really rich, indulgent version of macaroni cheese that the whole family will love. It's a really creamy, cheesy luxury

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Beautiful set vanilla cream topped with 
a ruby-red port jelly. It’s best made a day in advance so the jelly has time to set

Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

This simple salmon pate recipe makes a great appetizer or a lovely light lunch for four. Whip it up in just ten minutes!

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Rolls

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Rolls

A firm retro favourite that you'll love bringing back to life!

Beetroot and Gin Cured Salmon

Beetroot and Gin Cured Salmon

Beetroot and gin cured salmon has a sweet, salty flavour with a vibrant colour and makes a really lovely dinner party starter

Mini Smoked Salmon and Chive Frittatas

Mini Smoked Salmon and Chive Frittatas

This mini smoked salmon frittata recipe makes easy canapés to share at a drinks party, plus you can make them using leftover smoked salmon

Smoked Salmon with Capers, Onion and Egg

Smoked Salmon with Capers, Onion and Egg

A traditional smoked salmon recipe which is easy to prepare

Roast Salmon With Chickpea Dukkah

Roast Salmon With Chickpea Dukkah

Try roast side of salmon with chickpea dukkah as a new way with salmon that makes it extra specila and full of flavour and texture

Salmon Carpaccio With Herbs And Lime

Salmon Carpaccio With Herbs And Lime

Salmon carpaccio with herbs and lime is fresh, light, quick and simple, making it the perfect smart starter recipe that's easy to make but looks so impressive

Baked Salmon With Sautéed Vegetables

Baked Salmon With Sautéed Vegetables

Baked salmon stuffed with sautéed leeks, carrots and courgettes is perfect for feeding a crowd as it serves 10-12 and is delicious hot or cold, so it works on a buffet

Smoked Salmon With Beetroot And Deep-Fried Capers

Smoked Salmon With Beetroot And Deep-Fried Capers

Smoked salmon with beetroot and deep-fried capers makes for the perfect dinner party starter and the capers open up like tiny flowers once they're cooked - the perfect mix of a classic dish with a modern twist!

Christmas recipe collections

Christmas Desserts

Christmas Desserts

Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart

Christmas Day Starter Recipes

Christmas Day Starter Recipes

Christmas starter recipes for a special Christmas dinner, including crayfish cocktail, beetroot and gin cured salmon and a kirsch cheese fondue

Christmas Cheesecake Recipes

Christmas Cheesecake Recipes

Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake

Christmas Cake Recipes

Christmas Cake Recipes

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

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

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

Edible Christmas Gift Recipes

Edible Christmas Gift Recipes

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.

Recipes For Christmas Leftovers

Recipes For Christmas Leftovers

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

Smoked Salmon Starter Recipes

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 Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home, including mulled white wine, mulled cider and spiked hot chocolate