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 simple salmon pate recipe makes a great appetizer or a lovely light lunch for four. Whip it up in just ten minutes!
This mini smoked salmon frittata recipe makes easy canapés to share at a drinks party, plus you can make them using leftover smoked salmon
A traditional smoked salmon recipe which is easy to prepare
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 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 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!
Meringue roulade filled with orange and passion fruit has a balance of sweet and sharp with a lovely mallowy texture
A delicious, full-size version of the classic canapé – perfect as a starter for Christmas lunch
Goats’ curd Wellington is the perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas Day or a fabulous sharing dish for any Christmas party or buffet
Celeriac, Camembert and truffle soup with thyme is so luxurious and tastes even better with good-quality stock to make a delicious starter recipe to impress
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