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A turkey, bacon & chorizo bombe on a serving platter

Budget Christmas recipes

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Put on a delicious Christmas spread without breaking the bank. These recipes make the most of smaller, affordable cuts of meat and simple flavour hacks.


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  • A turkey, bacon & chorizo bombe on a serving platter

    Turkey, bacon & chorizo bombe

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Inspired by the internet sensation that is the bacon bombe, we've devised a Christmas cracker of a roast turkey with a stuffing of bacon and chorizo

  • A dish serving charred Brussels sprouts with Marmite butter

    Charred Brussels sprouts with Marmite butter

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Marmite and sprouts may sound like a nightmare combination, but trust us: it works. Try our recipe and it's sure to become a Christmas tradition

  • Roasted roots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Maximise your oven space by throwing everything into one dish and roasting with goose fat

  • A bowl serving juniper & apple red cabbage

    Juniper & apple red cabbage

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try this twist on braised cabbage for Christmas Day, with juniper berries, orange zest, red onion and red apple for festive colour and flavour

  • Easy red wine gravy

    Easy red wine gravy

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a full and flavoursome gravy on the table

  • Roasted veg and pigs-in-blankets in a traybake

    All-the-trimmings traybake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.15 ratings

    Enjoy the best of Christmas in a traybake. A perfect Boxing Day feast for using up leftovers like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and pigs-in-blankets

  • Cherry chocolate pavlova

    Cherry chocolate pavlova

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.19 ratings

    Finish your meal with this impressive dessert, with billowing cream and fresh summer fruit

  • Chicken terrine with leeks & apricots on a platter with knife

    Chicken terrine with leeks & apricots

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Whet the appetite for the main event by serving guests this special chicken terrine with leeks and apricots. It can be made up to three days ahead

  • Christmas rocky road served on a platter

    Christmas rocky road

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.9 ratings

    Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

  • Last-minute Christmas loaf cake cut into slices and served with a cup of tea

    Last-minute Christmas loaf cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar

  • Christmas lunch loaf on a plate

    Christmas lunch loaf

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Looking for an alternative to turkey at Christmas? This festive lunch loaf is packed with flavour, plus it's cheaper and easier to prep and serve

  • Roast turkey breast served on a decorative plate

    Roast turkey breast

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Cooking for a smaller crowd this Christmas? Try this roast turkey breast as an easy alternative to cooking a whole turkey for your festive dinner

  • Two-tray Christmas dinner with chicken and vegetables

    Two-tray Christmas dinner

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.1 rating

    Make a fuss-free Christmas dinner with this two-tray method that includes stuffing, veg and the turkey. It's ideal if you have a small oven, and saves on the washing-up

  • Christmas crinkle cookies on a baking tray

    Christmas crinkle cookies

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.41 ratings

    Love crinkle cookies? Try our extra-festive version for Christmas, with orange zest, mixed spice and cinnamon – and not forgetting the classic fudgy centre

  • Christmas tree garlic bread

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.11 ratings

    Each piece of this pull-apart bread has a melted mozarella centre. Brushed with garlic butter and served with a tomato dipping sauce, this will be a hit at any Christmas party buffet table

  • Baked feta with sumac & grapes

    Baked feta with sumac & grapes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    A modern dinner party starter that’s great for a budget - salty feta, sweet grapes, tangy sumac and aniseed dill create contrasting yet complementary flavours

  • Freeze-ahead roasties

    Freeze-ahead roasties

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.16 ratings

    Save precious time when planning a group meal by prepping and freezing your potatoes in advance.

  • Traditional mincemeat in pastry cases to make mince pies

    Easy mincemeat

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make homemade mincemeat for your Christmas bakes. It's a lot easier than you might think, and the recipe can be scaled up or down. This works well as a gift, too

  • Jammy star cookies served on a cake stand

    Jammy star cookies

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    Bake these lovely star-shaped biscuits to give as edible Christmas gifts for family and friends. They're easy to make, so kids can get involved too

  • Golden honey-roasted parsnips on a plate

    Honey-roasted parsnips

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.39 ratings

    These golden, honeyed parsnips have just the right mix of earthiness and sweet glaze to make a moreish Christmas side dish, and they’re quick to prepare

  • Slow cooked turkey breasts with wine & bacon

    Slow-cooker turkey breasts with wine & bacon

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    If you like the idea of Christmas turkey but often find it dry, then you must try this. The tender turkey is wrapped in bacon then braised in a slow cooker

  • 3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables served on a square plate

    3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Save yourself time and washing-up on Christmas Day by cooking carrots, leeks and Brussels sprouts together along with butter and sage for a perfect side dish


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