Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Not a fan of turkey or just fancy doing something different this year? Browse our alternative Christmas roast recipes for some new festive inspiration. Choose from beef, game, chicken, goose  and showstopping vegetarian dishes.

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Roast beef with fragrant crunchy salad

Christmas salad recipes

Roast beef with fragrant crunchy salad

For a lighter roast which doesn’t compromise on flavour, this roast beef recipe is your...

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Slow-roast bacon-wrapped turkey with citrus, mustard & tarragon butter

Christmas turkey recipes

Slow-roast bacon-wrapped turkey with citrus, mustard & tarragon...

You can’t rush a classic. It’s time to take things slow with this knockout slow-roast,...

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Roast goose with black pudding apple and sage

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Roast goose with black pudding apple and sage

River Cottage chef Gill Meller shares his recipe for roast goose, which makes a great...

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Roast rib of beef with a golden crust

Roast recipes

Roast rib of beef with a golden crust

This stunning rib of beef is roasted in a golden crust of horseradish, mustard, ginger...

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Fennel and white wine pot-roast chicken

Roast chicken recipes

Fennel and white wine pot-roast chicken

This one-pot chicken dish is sweet from the shallots and bursting with the comforting richness...

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Slow-cooked curried leg of lamb

Favourite lamb recipes

Slow-cooked curried leg of lamb

The slow-cooked leg of lamb recipe requires surprisingly little work for such spectacular, melt-in-your mouth...

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Duck breasts with port sauce and celeriac purée

Duck recipes

Duck breasts with port sauce and celeriac purée

Learn how to cook duck breasts to perfection – until pink in the centre –...

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Cauliflower wellington

Cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower wellington

This vegetarian recipe has been developed with a traditional, luxurious beef wellington in mind. The...

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Halloumi and pistachio nut roast

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Halloumi and pistachio nut roast

Hosting a vegetarian Christmas? This epic halloumi and pistachio nut roast is packed full of...

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Roast goose with roast apples and onions and potato stuffing

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Roast goose with roast apples and onions and...

You won’t miss the turkey with this fabulous roast goose recipe, perfect for Christmas Day....

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Pot roast chicken with beans (poule au pot)

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Pot roast chicken with beans (poule au pot)

An easy one-pot roast chicken dish cooked on a bed of bacon, cannellini beans and...

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Rack of lamb with an olive and caper crust

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Rack of lamb with an olive and caper...

Instead of turkey this year, try our Christmas lamb recipe. A showstopper rack of French-trimmed...

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Partridge with Ampleforth Abbey cider and cabbage

November seasonal recipes

Partridge with Ampleforth Abbey cider and cabbage

Creamy cider sauce is a delight and works very well with the partridge. Wonderfully easy,...

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Whole baked cauliflower with pearl barley, wild mushrooms and cheese

Cauliflower recipes

Whole baked cauliflower with pearl barley, wild mushrooms...

An impressive cauliflower cheese-inspired recipe made heartier with pearl barley and wild mushrooms. This is...

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Butternut, mushroom and chestnut brioche-crust wellington

Vegetarian Christmas recipes

Butternut, mushroom and chestnut brioche-crust wellington

Calling all vegetarians, this meat-free wellington encased in a chewy brioche crust makes for a...

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Brined roast pheasant with sage, pancetta and marsala gravy

January seasonal recipes

Brined roast pheasant with sage, pancetta and marsala...

Chef Jacob Kenedy shows us how to perfectly cook a pheasant. First it’s brined, then...

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Maple-glazed parsnip, chestnut and feta loaf

November seasonal recipes

Maple-glazed parsnip, chestnut and feta loaf

The nut roast of all nut roasts. This vegetarian recipe is packed with the different...

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Roast topside of beef with roasties and gravy

Roast recipes

Roast topside of beef with roasties and gravy

Make this affordable roast dinner with a topside of beef cooked simply with mustard, sugar...

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Rib of beef with red wine sauce

Roast recipes

Rib of beef with red wine sauce

Raymond Blanc’s roast dinner centrepiece of rib of beef is served with a red wine...

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Rib of beef with porcini, tarragon and port gravy

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Rib of beef with porcini, tarragon and port...

The rich flavours of porcini, tarragon and port do justice to a show-stopping rib of...

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Roast duck with wild rice

Duck recipes

Roast duck with wild rice

Find out how to cook a whole duck to crisp-skinned perfection with Debbie Major’s roast...

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Maple-glazed roast goose

Roast recipes

Maple-glazed roast goose

Debbie Major’s maple-glazed roast goose recipe is served with a chestnut stuffing and sticky apples...

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Roast chicken with sourdough bread sauce and gravy

Roast chicken recipes

Roast chicken with sourdough bread sauce and gravy

Jason Atherton demonstrates how to make proper roast chicken with all the trimmings, including a...

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Whole roasted cauliflower with cheddar and spring onion sauce

Cauliflower recipes

Whole roasted cauliflower with cheddar and spring onion...

This whole roasted cauliflower recipe is a truly showstopping vegetarian main course, for Christmas or...

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