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?
Christmas condiment recipes
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.
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.
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.
Want a quick gravy recipe? Our easy recipe for gravy uses just three ingredients and will be perfect to serve alongside your turkey this Christmas.
Christmas stuffing recipes
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.
This is two dishes in one, making Christmas even easier. Try our hearty sausage meat stuffing with potatoes, leek and parsnips. Plus, you can make this stuffing recipe the day before you serve it.
Prep this Italian-style stuffing recipe ahead, then cook while the roast is resting. For a veggie stuffing, just leave out the pancetta, while ciabatta will give the stuffing a great chunky texture.
Cranberry adds a sweet kick to these sausage stuffing balls. Pop these in the oven during the roast potatoes’ last 30 minutes of cooking and watch everyone devour them when you bring them to the Christmas table.
Other Christmas trimmings recipes
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.
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