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 and our favourite easy red cabbage recipes for a pop of colour and flavour. For impressive mains and more, check out our best Christmas recipes. For quick and easy festive entertaining, check out our no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas. Find out what to eat this Christmas for a happy gut.

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.

A serving plate with lots of pigs in blankets on it

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?

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Pigs in blankets with sage in a bowl

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.

A pot filled with vegetables and stock with chicken wings on the side

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 Recipe

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.

Christmas stuffing in a roasting tray

Honey roasted parsnips

Bring an extra serving of veg to your Christmas dinner with crispy, golden, honey roasted parsnips.

Honey roasted parsnips with rosemary on a baking tray

Cranberry and port sauce

A side of festive cranberry and port sauce is a grown-up addition to your Christmas dinner.

A shallow bowl fille with cranberry and port sauce with a spoon

Beef dripping roast potatoes

Elevate your roast dinner by roasting your potatoes in hot beef dripping with garlic, rosemary, thyme and butter.

Potatoes roasting in fat in a tin with thyme on the side

Brussels sprouts gratin

This epic festive side dish combines brussels sprouts with streaky bacon, baked until golden and crisp.

A brussels sprout and bacon gratin in a large white baking dish, next to a plate of parsnips

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.

A dish of sprouts in somebody's hands

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.

A tray of vegan pigs in blankets with a pot of sauce

Vegan stuffing

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.

A large white dish filled with vegan stuffing. with a golden spoon taking a spoonful

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.

A small pot of 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

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

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 terrine, wrapped in streaky bacon

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.

Sausage stuffing balls on a plate with a fork

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, served with a green salad on a oval-shaped plate

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