Christmas dinner recipes

Browse our Christmas dinner recipes for the perfect Christmas centrepiece. We've deliciously succulent roast turkey, glazed gammon, goose, duck, beef, salmon, vegetarian nut roasts and more.

213 recipes



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A crunchy deep crust of herb-flavoured breadcrumbs ensures a succulent roast beef. It's roasted with a selection of root vegetables and served with a rich gravy, made using the pan juices.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

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Prunes and currants tossed with salted, roasted almonds, creme de cassis and mint is the stuffing for my rolled lamb roast. It's a very easy way to dress up a lamb roast for Christmas or Easter. The simple herb rub adds just the right amount of seasoning along with fresh garlic inserted into the top of the roast. My balsamic basil fig sauce creation drizzled over the sliced lamb is the perfect finishing touch and extremely flavourful thanks to the fresh basil.

Recipe by: Barbara Estabrook

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This is the perfect roast turkey recipe. The maple butter adds a touch of sweetness that is just divine, while the apple brandy adds a secret something to the gorgeous gravy. A family favourite! Substitute 2 teaspoons dried marjoram if fresh marjoram is not available.

Recipe by: Christine L.

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Pork and prunes is a classic French combination, and here it is given an extra flavour boost with stem ginger and fresh orange. Cooked with a variety of vegetables it makes an easy roast meal and can be prepared ahead and kept in the fridge ready for cooking.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

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With flavours of apricot, honey and mustard, this is a festive roast ham that's perfect for Christmas dinner.

Recipe by: KINCATT

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A traditional fish dish from Russia, this is made with poached salmon, rice and mushrooms. The updated version here uses crisp filo rather than the usual puff pastry. As all the preparation can be done ahead of time, a koulibiac is an ideal dinner party dish. All it needs with it are some colourful steamed vegetables.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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The perfect higher welfare gammon recipe. Published as part of the RSPCA’s Think Pig Christmas Recipes. The RSPCA are are encouraging everyone to ‘Think Pig’ by buying higher welfare pork. Serve the gammon hot with red cabbage and roast potatoes or cold with a selection of cheese and pickles.

Recipe by: RSPCA

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The Elizabethans made lavish use of spices and fruits in their cooking. This turkey dish combines some typical flavours of the time in a rich, sweet stuffing that complements lean, low-fat turkey breast meat. You could add the stuffing under the skin of a turkey breast crown.

Recipe by: Chrissie Lloyd

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This is an easy but impressive roast beef recipe for whole beef fillet, or tenderloin, roasted and topped with a rich and complementary blue cheese sauce that is super simple to make.

Recipe by: J MILLER

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This is a great alternative for Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner. The lamb is easy to prepare and tastes fabulous. Enjoy with roast potatoes and a side of veg.

Recipe by: DICIA

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