Boozy cranberry Sauce

Best ever Christmas trimmings recipes

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It's the trimmings that really make a Christmas dinner into a feast, so try our festive recipes, from boozy cranberry sauce to simple stuffing and our unique sourdough bread sauce


Looking for Christmas dinner ideas? Try our best pigs in a blanket recipe, Christmas stuffing and gravy recipes, and other Christmas trimming ideas.

Our Christmas stuffing recipes are easy to make, from sausage meat stuffing to chestnut stuffing recipes. We also have Christmas side dish recipes for boozy cranberry sauce and bread sauce using sourdough.

Check out our best ever roast potato recipes to serve with Christmas dinner here



  • Our trimmings recipes include festive ingredients such as cranberries, port and bacon

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?

Sage and apple pigs in blankets

Christmas condiment recipes

Make-ahead gravy

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.

Make-ahead gravy

Easy cranberry sauce recipe

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.

Boozy cranberry Sauce

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

Sourdough bread Sauce

Bacon butter

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.

Bacon Butter Recipe

Christmas butter

Want to jazz up your turkey this Christmas? Try self-basting your turkey with our quick and easy sweet Christmas butter.

Christmas Butter Recipe

Easy gravy recipe

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.

Easy Gravy Recipe

Christmas stuffing recipes

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.

Sage and onion stuffing balls

Umami-bomb pork stuffing

Take your Christmas feast to the next level and serve this epic stuffing with an umami miso hit and streaky bacon topping.

Pork Stuffing Recipe with Miso

Stuffing recipe with pancetta and sage

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.

Pancetta and sage stuffing cakes

Bubble and squeak stuffing 

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.

Bubble and squeak stuffing

Ciabatta and rosemary stuffing

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.

Ciabatta and rosemary stuffing

Cranberry and chestnut stuffing

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.

Cranberry and chestnut stuffing

Other Christmas trimmings recipes

Yorkshire puddings

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.

Best Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

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

Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Quince Marmalade Recipe