Make-ahead Christmas menu

From freezable roast potatoes and stuffing balls to our get-ahead gravy, this pick-your-own make-ahead Christmas menu allows you to spend less time cooking and more time with friends and family over the holidays. 


Make-ahead Christmas menu

Apart from the turkey which, let’s face it, has to be cooked on the day, every dish on this menu can be made in advance to save you any last-minute hassle.

make ahead menu

Nibbles and starters

A choice of ideas to start off your three-course menu, beginning with a Christmas essential:

The main event

It’s the dinner we look forward to all year… so let’s make it count. Our pick of flavourings for the bird is seasonal citrus and herb. All the sides for the main course can be made in advance, and most can be frozen too.

The pudding

If you’re not going traditional pud, then how about these fruity or chocolatey versions?

Make ahead deserts

Check out the rest of our complete Christmas menus, here:

Classic Christmas menu
Last-minute Christmas menu
Vegan Christmas menu
Vegetarian Christmas menu
Christmas menu for two people

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