Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the best feast of trimmings, sides and sauces. Our recipes will help you prepare the ultimate menu.


A gold glitter roundel, with the words GLOW UP! in the centre

Jazz up your Christmas dinner with ease with our Glow Up mini recipes: they including a sage and nutmeg garlic butter to toss with veg, rosemary candied pecans to add crunch and a surprisingly moreish hazelnut and orange chilli oil to intrigue your guests….

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Air fryer yorkshire puddings

Air fryer recipes

Air fryer yorkshire puddings

It might make a Yorkshire native faint in horror, but you can make cracking yorkshire puddings in an air fryer...

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Air fryer roast potatoes

Air fryer recipes

Air fryer roast potatoes

Here’s our ultimate air fryer roast potatoes recipe – infused with aromatic garlic and rosemary and given extra crunch from...

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Game terrine with brandy-soaked prunes

Game recipes

Game terrine with brandy-soaked prunes

Nicholas Balfe’s game terrine makes for a special Christmas dish. The rich, warming festive spices go beautifully with seasonal game...

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Wine jelly

Preserves recipes

Wine jelly

Debora Robertson’s wine jelly is a versatile condiment to have on hand at Christmas and can be made and stored...

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Creamy baked leeks

Leek recipes

Creamy baked leeks

In this festive side dish recipe, leeks are cooked slowly in cream and cheese until soft and golden. Recipe taken...

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Roast sprouts with bacon, chestnuts and cream

Brussels sprouts recipes

Roast sprouts with bacon, chestnuts and cream

Roast sprouts with bacon and chestnuts until the veg are just tender, then stir throughcr eam for an unapologetically decadent...

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Christmas Jansson’s temptation

Christmas recipes from around the world

Christmas Jansson’s temptation

Brontë Aurell shares her recipe for Jansson’s temptation (Jansson’s frestelse), a classic Swedish potato dish traditionally made with cream and...

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The best bread sauce

Bread sauce recipes

The best bread sauce

Bread sauce is a classic for good reason: it’s a seriously good addition to Christmas dinner, adding creamy richness and...

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Orange and honey-roast carrots and parsnips

Carrot recipes

Orange and honey-roast carrots and parsnips

Carrots and parsnips are an important part of a roast dinner because they add colour and sweetness – especially with...

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Braised red cabbage with pickled walnuts and tarragon

Red cabbage recipes

Braised red cabbage with pickled walnuts and tarragon

Red cabbage is an essential element of the festive plate, thanks to its sweetness and acidity. Make this Christmas side...

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Sprout and anchovy gratin with porcini crumb

Brussels sprouts recipes

Sprout and anchovy gratin with porcini crumb

Sprouts can soak up flavour yet stand up to bold, fierce cooking, thanks to their density. This side dish, with...

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Goose liver and sausagemeat stuffing

Stuffing recipes

Goose liver and sausagemeat stuffing

This rich sausagemeat stuffing for roast goose is bolstered with the goose’s liver and given zing with pickled walnuts. Stuffing...

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Goose gravy

Gravy recipes

Goose gravy

When there’s a roast goose in the mix, it’s easy to make a great gravy. The day before you’ll be...

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Christmas peas

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Christmas peas

Flecked with the pink of grapefruit and peppercorns, this bowl of peas provides a much needed flash of green at...

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Sprouts in blankets

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Sprouts in blankets

Two Christmas icons combine…What’s not to love? As the bacon crisps up, the sprouts are almost confited in bacon fat,...

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Celeriac, sage and black garlic gratin

Celeriac recipes

Celeriac, sage and black garlic gratin

Earthy celeriac, woody sage and the powerful umami of black garlic create the ultimate winter dish. This absolute flavour-bomb of...

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