Christmas Eve dinner recipes

If, like us, you love the continental approach to Christmas – where the celebrations begin with a slap-up Christmas Eve meal – we’ve got lots of dinner ideas for you.

There’s a classic lasagne, make-ahead fish pie, slow-cooked beef stew and lots more. They are all effortlessly elegant but hit just the right note for a special occasion.

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Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast fennel and apples

Roast recipes

Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast...

This recipe for pork belly was created by the three 2017 Masterchef finalists Lorna, Alison...

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Vegan miso mushroom, squash and chestnut wellington

Vegan Christmas recipes

Vegan miso mushroom, squash and chestnut wellington

This vegan wellington makes a standout centrepiece whatever the occasion. A mixture of miso mushrooms,...

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Real black bean chilli con carne with avocado and lime salsa

Chilli recipes

Real black bean chilli con carne with avocado...

A real beef and black bean chilli con carne that’s slow-cooked until rich, thick and...

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Vic’s slow-cooked beef stew

Casserole recipes

Vic’s slow-cooked beef stew

Digital Editor Vic Grimshaw’s slow-cooked beef stew celebrates the Aga. Leave to cook low and...

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Spiced lamb cutlets with rice and spinach salad

Spinach recipes

Spiced lamb cutlets with rice and spinach salad

Harissa is a wonderful North African paste made from roast peppers, chillies and spices –...

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Boursin roast chicken

Roast chicken recipes

Boursin roast chicken

Stuff a chicken with Boursin cheese, add a splash of vermouth, throw in a lemon...

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Creamy pork and sherry casserole with parmesan dumplings

Stews, casseroles, pot-roasts and slow-roasts

Creamy pork and sherry casserole with parmesan dumplings

This pork and sherry casserole can be made in either an oven or a slow-cooker,...

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Spicy ancho chilli, chicken and chorizo hotpot

Chicken casserole recipes

Spicy ancho chilli, chicken and chorizo hotpot

The ancho chillies give this hotpot a spicy and smoky kick and is incredibly easy...

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Partridge with Ampleforth Abbey cider and cabbage

November seasonal food

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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Classic lasagne

Lasagne recipes

Classic lasagne

Making a lasagne is a labour of love, one where the rewards are evident in...

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Grilled gammon steaks with peas, herb hollandaise and poached eggs

Gammon recipes

Grilled gammon steaks with peas, herb hollandaise and...

We’ve given gammon steaks a new lease of life by grilling them in a honey-mustard...

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Nathan Outlaw’s smoked fish pie

Fish pie recipes

Nathan Outlaw’s smoked fish pie

Nathan Outlaw’s easy smoked fish pie recipe works a treat. If you find smoked mussels...

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Horseradish and preserved lemon salmon roulade

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Horseradish and preserved lemon salmon roulade

Salmon roulade is retro no more – our new take on the classic recipe combines...

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Moroccan lamb tagine

October seasonal food

Moroccan lamb tagine

Melt-in-your-mouth lamb and warming Moroccan spices – this lamb tagine recipe is perfect served with...

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Indonesian pork rendang

Christmas Eve dinner recipes

Indonesian pork rendang

Keep calm and curry on with make-ahead pork rendang – a traditional Indonesian recipe that...

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Indian paneer and cabbage curry

Christmas Eve dinner recipes

Indian paneer and cabbage curry

Paneer replaces meat in this Indian vegetarian curry recipe. On the table and ready to...

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Glazed onglet steak with brown butter mash, crispy shallots and madeira

Christmas Eve dinner recipes

Glazed onglet steak with brown butter mash, crispy...

Onglet has a rich meaty flavour which makes this inexpensive cut stand out. This recipe...

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Angela Hartnett’s spaghetti alle vongole

Italian pasta recipes

Angela Hartnett’s spaghetti alle vongole

Angela Hartnett’s recipe for spaghetti alle vongole requires minimum effort for maximum results. This pasta...

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Baked gnocchi with cream, mushrooms and blue cheese sauce

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Baked gnocchi with cream, mushrooms and blue cheese...

This recipe of soft, pillowy gnocchi baked in a creamy blue cheese mushroom sauce is...

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Pork belly with chorizo, shallot and bean stew

Casserole recipes

Pork belly with chorizo, shallot and bean stew

If you’re after a roast that won’t break the bank or scrimp on flavour, this...

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Classic beef wellington

Beef fillet recipes

Classic beef wellington

The all-time luxurious dinner party recipe. Nothing beats cutting into a crispy, golden puff pastry...

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