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 indulgent 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.
The trick to fantastic gravy is good ingredients. Real gravy needs the tin a roast has been cooked in for real flavour. Make sure you pour off any excess fat before you start and take your time stirring the roux to avoid lumps! This gravy will be great over the Christmas turkey or Sunday roast.
Christmas stuffing recipes
An absolute cracker of a recipe, even if we do say so ourselves. 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. Plus, you can make this stuffing recipe the day before you serve it.
An easy Italian-style stuffing. Prep this recipe ahead, then cook while the roast is resting. For a veggie stuffing, just leave out the pancetta. Ciabatta will give the stuffing a great chunky texture. This easy trimming goes well with all roasts, especially turkey.
Festive stuffing bites for your Christmas dinner. Balls of dried cranberry, sausage meat, and chestnuts, wrapped in streaky bacon. 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.
This recipe for bacon-wrapped dates with quince marmalade comes from Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle and makes for a great festive canapé or Christmas dinner side dish. They look really impressive but are actually very easy to make. Check out our best Christmas canapés here.
olive magazine podcast ep78 – Christmas condiments, fancy brunches and our foodie guide to eating and drinking in central London
This week on the olive magazine podcast we talk Christmas condiments, the rise and rise of fancy brunches, and where to grab the best food and drink in central London while Christmas shopping.