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
A rich broccoli and Stilton soup, made with a luxurious white wine stock is the perfect dinner party starter or fab as a main too
Goose fat roast potatoes are an indulgent and delicious way to cook them - it makes the potatoes crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside
Brussels sprouts with bacon give this traditional Christmas side dish extra saltiness and even if you're not sure about Brussels sprouts you'll love this!
Nut roast is a delicious meat alternative for roast dinners. This one is served with a gorgeous tomato sauce...
It wouldn't be Christmas without red cabbage so try this very easy festive red cabbage recipe to go perfectly with your Christmas lunch
Pigs in blankets are so festive and moreish - you can make them to go with your Christmas dinner or even for a drinks party
Baked Camembert makes a very easy but impressive starter to share, which creates an instant mini cheese fondue to dip into. A dinner party classic.
Find Christmas vegetable recipes to make those all-important Christmas trimmings, as well as extra side dishes like cranberry sauce and bread sauce
This mini smoked salmon frittata recipe makes easy canapés to share at a drinks party, plus you can make them using leftover smoked salmon
Christmas recipe collections
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
No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party
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