Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Whether you call it Christmas dinner or lunch – your Christmas main meal planning just got easier. Browse our collection of make-ahead Christmas recipes including soups, terrines, pâtés and even sausage rolls.

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One-pan roast turkey cushion with trimmings

One-pan roast turkey cushion with trimmings

This is your all-in-one Christmas lunch: a magnificent turkey cushion stuffed with a lentil and...

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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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Simple cheese straws

Canapé recipes

Simple cheese straws

This scrumptious cheese straw recipe makes the perfect nibble for your Christmas cocktail party and...

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Confit duck with lentils

Duck recipes

Confit duck with lentils

Chef Henry Harris’s confit duck legs, served with lentils, may seem like a labour of...

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Game pie

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Game pie

This richly filled game pie makes an incredible festive centrepiece and will surely impress yours...

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Game Pie

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Game Pie

Mixed game pie nestled in a baked hot water crust pastry – it’s great hot...

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Turkey cushion with fruity sausagemeat stuffing

December seasonal recipes

Turkey cushion with fruity sausagemeat stuffing

With a few simple techniques, this turkey cushion recipe show you how you can be...

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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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Oxtail braised in Guinness

Slow cooker recipes

Oxtail braised in Guinness

Oxtail is slow-cooked in Guinness and good-quality beef stock until the meat becomes melt-in-the-mouth and...

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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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Jalapeño, coriander and lime salt crusted ham with mango salsa

Gammon recipes

Jalapeño, coriander and lime salt crusted ham with...

We’ve given this glorious gammon recipe a bit of a kick with sweet and spicy...

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Ham hock terrine

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Ham hock terrine

This ham hock terrine recipe is a great starter or buffet item for a large...

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Pan-fried chicken supremes in mustard, cream and prune sauce

Creamy chicken recipes

Pan-fried chicken supremes in mustard, cream and prune...

If you can’t find chicken supremes, you can use skin-on chicken breasts instead – both...

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Sausage and taleggio brioche roll

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Sausage and taleggio brioche roll

An impressive centrepiece filled with a gooey, cheesy sausagemeat filling and encased in a soft...

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Butternut squash roulade

Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes

Butternut squash roulade

An impressive vegetarian roulade filled with a butternut squash puree, a creamy goats cheese sauce...

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Beetroot pithiviers

Beetroot recipes

Beetroot pithiviers

A showstopper vegetarian main course recipe, our beetroot pithiviers would be perfect for a winter...

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Warm fennel, butter bean and parmesan dip

Christmas canapés

Warm fennel, butter bean and parmesan dip

”A comfortingly smooth and savoury mixture. If you don’t want it warm, spread it cold...

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Smoked haddock, bacon and parmesan dip

Smoked haddock recipes

Smoked haddock, bacon and parmesan dip

Serve this cheesy dip, made with smoked haddock and crispy bacon at your next dinner...

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Trout terrine with capers, chopped egg, dill and chives

Trout recipes

Trout terrine with capers, chopped egg, dill and...

Served with fresh crusty bread and sharp pickled cucumbers, Gill Meller’s trout terrine is studded...

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Roast beef sirloin with spiced celeriac gratin

Celeriac recipes

Roast beef sirloin with spiced celeriac gratin

For a truly comforting Sunday roast, serve perfectly cooked beef sirloin with creamy spiced celeriac...

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Salmon tartare blinis

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Salmon tartare blinis

It wouldn’t be a party without canapés – Raymond Blanc puts his twist on a...

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Oat biscuits with herbs and goat’s cheese

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Oat biscuits with herbs and goat’s cheese

Forget blinis, Raymond Blanc’s combination of herby goat’s cheese and oat biscuit will be your...

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Mini pissaladières

Christmas canapés

Mini pissaladières

These classic French canapés may be small in size but the topping made from anchovies,...

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Potato and morcilla scotch eggs

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Potato and morcilla scotch eggs

We’ve given classic scotch eggs an upgrade by adding the Spanish version of black pudding...

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