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Christmas trimmings ideas
Pigs in blankets
Pigs in blankets are an essential part of any festive spread. Chipolata sausages are wrapped in crisp streaky bacon for the perfect Christmas side dish.
Pigs in a blanket recipe with sage and apple
We love pigs in blankets! This is a classic Christmas side dish with a twist. Crisp bacon, sweet and sour apple and aromatic sage, what more could you want from your piggies at Christmas?
Master stock and get ahead gravy
This super-charged chicken stock makes a rich and flavourful gravy that’s perfect for your Christmas day roast.
Our easy gravy will save you juggling pans on Christmas day and you can even make and freeze it if you want to get ahead. Add any last-minute juices from the turkey to this when you reheat it for an extra bump of flavour.
Chestnut stuffing with dates and molasses
Impress guests over the festive period with our epic stuffing recipe, featuring chestnuts, sausagemeat, sage leaves and sour cherries.
Honey roasted parsnips
Bring an extra serving of veg to your Christmas dinner with crispy, golden, honey roasted parsnips.
Cranberry and port sauce
A side of festive cranberry and port sauce is a grown-up addition to your Christmas dinner.
Beef dripping roast potatoes
Elevate your roast dinner by roasting your potatoes in hot beef dripping with garlic, rosemary, thyme and butter.
Brussels sprouts gratin
This epic festive side dish combines brussels sprouts with streaky bacon, baked until golden and crisp.
Marmalade-glazed sprouts with chestnuts
Give Christmas sprouts an effortless twist with marmalade, chestnuts and thyme. Frying steamed sprouts in butter lends colour and a velvety shine to your veg.
Vegan pigs in duvets
No one needs to miss out this Christmas with these delicious vegan pigs in duvets, perfect as a canapé or as part of a plant-based Christmas dinner.
It wouldn’t be Christmas dinner without a dish of stuffing, and this version has the traditional flavours of sage and onion, alongside Puy lentils for added substance. It’s also delicious in a Boxing Day sandwich, with leftover roasted root vegetables and lashings of cranberry sauce.
Boozy cranberry sauce
Made with red wine and port, this tangy and boozy cranberry sauce makes a perfect accompaniment to your Christmas turkey or goose for Christmas dinner.
Sourdough bread sauce
A nice twist on an old classic, this sourdough bread sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas day feast. Pile your plate high and enjoy a good spoonful of this alongside all the trimmings. Make your own perfect sourdough loaf with our ultimate step-by-step guide here
Looking for ways to pimp up your butter for Christmas? Try our quick and easy bacon butter, it adds extra savoury flavour to have alongside your bread or to add flavour to roast chicken.
Want to jazz up your turkey this Christmas? Try self-basting your turkey with our quick and easy sweet Christmas butter.
Sage and onion stuffing
Make your own stuffing balls for Christmas Day, or serve them alongside a Sunday roast. Add plenty of ground mace and sage for flavour.
Take your Christmas feast to the next level and serve this epic stuffing with an umami miso hit and streaky bacon topping.
Sausage meat stuffing
Instead of same-old stuffing balls, make your own stuffing cakes with sausage, chestnuts, pancetta and sage. Plus, they can be made a day ahead and then chilled until Christmas Day itself.
We love Yorkshire puddings for Christmas dinner, and cookery writer Adam Bush shares his pro tips and tricks for making the best Yorkshire puddings to serve at you festive feast for an alternative Christmas dinning trimming.
Bacon-wrapped dates with quince marmalade
Swap sausages for dates and try these alternative pigs in blankets recipe. They look really impressive but these bacon-wrapped festive trimmings are actually very easy to make. Check out our best Christmas canapés here
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