Chicken Liver Pâté Recipe

Easy Christmas pâté recipes

Try our impressive starter ideas and our top Christmas pâté recipes, from a classic French chicken liver pâté to an unusual hot-smoked salmon version

Looking for the best pâté recipes? Want the best mouth-watering terrine recipes for Christmas to impress your guests? Whip up a classic chicken liver pâté or try our delicate tuna niçoise pâté.  


Try our inventive ideas below, then check out our best starter recipes and ham hock recipes for even more inspiration.

Easy Christmas pâté recipes

Chicken liver pâté

This recipe for classic French chicken liver pâté is luxuriously creamy and rich in texture. Serve with cornichons and an oaked chardonnay.

Smoked mackerel pâté with cucumber and pickled beetroot

This smoked mackerel pâté is really easy to make but packs in a lot of flavour. Serving with cucumber and pickled beetroot makes it a bit more special.

Tuna niçoise pâté

Our creamy tuna niçoise pâté recipe is super simple and takes no time at all to make. This recipe serves six and makes for a perfect dinner party starter.

Hot-smoked salmon and watercress pâté with bagel crisps

A twist on the classic american salmon and cream cheese bagel. This version uses warmed smoked salmon, lemon and watercress on top of crispy bagel.

Einkhorn drop scones with chicken liver pâté

This recipe for einkhorn drop scone with chicken liver pâté comes from Craft London on the Greenwich Peninsula and makes a great dinner party starter.

Potted smoked salmon

This lovely, light, rillette-style pâté combines fresh salmon with smoked to add real depth of flavour. Clarified butter seals the pots, so these can be made a day or two in advance – just the thing for a Christmas party.