Best Christmas Day recipes

Fill the festive table with celebratory dishes with our pick of the best recipes for the big day, from sticky pigs in blankets to classic gravy

Ultimate roast potatoes

The much-loved roastie is a star of the Christmas table – a crunchy golden shell showered with sea salt and rosemary that encases the fluffiest of interiors

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Stove-top sage & onion stuffing

Whether you like yours meaty, full of herbs, slightly sweet or a tad crispy, our stuffing recipes are sure to please. Try this traditional flavour combination, prepared and cooked in 45 minutes

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Classic gravy

A rich gravy elevates the plate, so make sure you have lots to go round. Follow our simple gravy recipe, full of flavours from your chosen bird or joint, and just three other ingredients

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Lemon & sage-buttered Brussels

The humble Brussels sprouts, also known as baby cabbage, splits opinions across the country. Why not experiment a little this Christmas with our favourite vegetarian sprout recipe?

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Sticky pigs in blankets

There are hundreds of ways to create miniature succulent sausages tucked tightly in a bacon blanket. Look no further than this recipe for how to make pigs in blankets

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Maple-glazed red cabbage

No festive table is complete without a gorgeous plummy mound of sweet and sour cabbage. It’s best made the day before and left overnight for the flavours to develop

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Bread sauce

Festive flavours of bay leaf, nutmeg and clove. The secret to a rich bread sauce is to allow plenty of time for the flavours to infuse into the milk

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Sticky caramelised parsnips

Slender, sweet parsnip spears are a delicious accompaniment to your festive main. This recipe mixes brown sugar and sherry vinegar for sticky, golden results

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Cranberry sauce

This Christmas favourite works well with an injection of citrus or a few drops of port

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Traditional, on-trend or with a twist, we have hundreds of festive dishes and menu ideas for all diets, plus recipes for those all-important cocktails