Christmas dinner recipes and tips


It feels like the whole country is on countdown to Friday. Most of us will be downing tools and starting on the Christmas treats with just the small matter of shopping and cooking Christmas dinner to deal with. I’m here to help – either get my full guide, or scroll down for a few of my tried and tested christmas recipes to help make your Christmas dinner extra delicious.

The complete Christmas dinner guide

If you need a proper helping hand, there is still time to get my complete Christmas guide with a shopping guide and time plans plus all these recipes:

  • Buying, cooking and serving the perfect turkey – what size to order, timings, temperatures, carving and seasoning.
  • Make-ahead and freeze gravy.
  • Crunchy bay and honey parsnips.
  • Sage, date and barley stuffing
  • Potato and celeriac purée.
  • Roast Brussels with pancetta, Marsala and chestnuts.
  • Bread sauce.
  • Cranberry and orange sauce.
  • The best crunchy roast potatoes.
  • Carrot and swede mash.

Buy the US guide here

Buy the UK guide here

And some of the other Christmas recipes from my site

Here’s are all my turkey top tips. From what size to buy, how to stuff, how long to cook and how to carve. Everything you need is here.

If you just need the odd recipe, here are some of my Christmas dinner faves. Just click on the pictures to get the recipe.

roast potatoes

The crunchiest roast potatoes



Brilliant Brussels



cranberry sauce

Cranberry orange sauce


cauliflower mash

Cauliflower puree


ice cream pudding

The easiest make ahead chocolate panettone ice cream pudding.



chicken or turkey stock – remember to freeze your leftover turkey bones to make this after Christmas.



The best traditional stuffing


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