Budget Christmas recipes

Going all out for Christmas doesn’t require you to overspend – discover our budget Christmas recipes that still deliver on festive decadence without breaking the bank. We’ve got plenty of recipes that either require minimal ingredients, keeping costs per head down or go far in terms of portion servings.

Another thrifty way to make the most of your Christmas budget is to familiarise yourself with our Christmas leftover recipes.

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Reindeer cupcakes

Christmas baking recipes

Reindeer cupcakes

Get the kids into the festive spirit with a spot of Christmas baking – they’ll...

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Peanut and soy sprouts stir-fry

Brussels sprouts recipes

Peanut and soy sprouts stir-fry

For the sprout lovers out there, this peanut and soy sprouts stir-fry recipe is a...

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Pigs in blankets traybake

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Pigs in blankets traybake

If pigs in blankets are your favourite Christmas side, then you’re in for a treat...

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The ultimate prawn cocktail

Prawn recipes

The ultimate prawn cocktail

The British version of the prawn cocktail has been in and out of fashion ever...

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Leftover Christmas veggie traybake with cranberry and brie

Christmas leftover recipes

Leftover Christmas veggie traybake with cranberry and brie

Use up your leftover Christmas veg in the best way! Mix up some festive veggies,...

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Red cabbage slaw

Red cabbage recipes

Red cabbage slaw

You can’t beat a side of cabbage slaw to brighten up the dinner table. This...

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Overnight roast gammon

Gammon recipes

Overnight roast gammon

Sweet, salty, sticky ham isn’t just for the weekend. Our trick? Cook it long and...

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Roast potatoes with polenta, balsamic and thyme

Roast potato recipes

Roast potatoes with polenta, balsamic and thyme

You can make these crispy roast potatoes ahead so that, when the meat has cooked,...

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Freezable bread sauce

Make-ahead Christmas sides

Freezable bread sauce

You can make this freezable bread sauce up to a month in advance of your...

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Leek and potato soup

Healthy soup recipes

Leek and potato soup

Make a big pot of this winter classic – leek and potato soup. Freeze half...

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Spiced turkey rice

Turkey recipes

Spiced turkey rice

Use your Christmas leftovers for this super-speedy spiced turkey rice, which uses ready-made rice to...

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Cola ham for Christmas

Christmas ham recipes

Cola ham for Christmas

Our cola Christmas ham is a hit year in, year out. A modern take on...

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Giant sausage roll

Sausage roll recipes

Giant sausage roll

Forget mini sausage rolls, make way for this giant sausage roll made with onions, mushrooms...

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Roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic pesto

Easter recipes

Roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic...

Try something new for your Sunday lunch – Debbie Major’s recipe combines succulent roast lamb...

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Red cabbage in pomegranate juice

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Red cabbage in pomegranate juice

Adding sweet-sharp pomegranate juice and warm spices to this easy red cabbage Christmas side dish...

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Freeze-ahead roast potatoes

Make-ahead Christmas sides

Freeze-ahead roast potatoes

Get ahead and save time when planning a big roast dinner by prepping and freezing...

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Warming sweet potato and ginger soup

Freezable soup recipes

Warming sweet potato and ginger soup

A healthy sweet potato soup recipe made with warming spices and a ginger kick.

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Turkey and chorizo stew with chickpeas

Christmas leftover recipes

Turkey and chorizo stew with chickpeas

Struggling to figure out what to do with all that leftover turkey? Then make this...

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Roast turkey with fennel and paprika

Christmas turkey recipes

Roast turkey with fennel and paprika

A Christmas roast with a spicy twist, if you want to simplify the recipe, just...

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Bubble and squeak with gammon and fried eggs

Gammon recipes

Bubble and squeak with gammon and fried eggs

Use up Sunday lunch leftovers with this bubble and squeak recipe. Throw in anything else...

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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. Coat the beef in a...

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Crackling ham

Christmas ham recipes

Crackling ham

Salty, crisp, juicy crackling ham makes a beautiful centrepiece for Christmas or Boxing Day. Maximum...

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Turkey and white bean chilli

Turkey recipes

Turkey and white bean chilli

Endless turkey sandwiches are not the only options for your leftover bird at Christmas. Try...

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Ham and split pea soup

Soup recipes

Ham and split pea soup

Use any leftover ham from Christmas to make this delicious, warming soup.

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