17 Christmas trimmings recipes
It's the trimmings that really make a Christmas dinner into a feast, so try our top Christmas trimmings 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.
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Christmas trimmings ideas
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?
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.
Bring an extra serving of veg to your Christmas dinner with crispy, golden, honey roasted parsnips.
A side of festive cranberry and port sauce is a grown-up addition to your Christmas dinner.
This epic festive side dish combines brussels sprouts with streaky bacon, baked until golden and crisp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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