Boozy cranberry Sauce

Best 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.

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.

Christmas trimmings ideas

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

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

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

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.

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

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