Christmas Recipes

Easy Christmas Recipes

The best Christmas recipes you can rustle up every year for a festive feast you and your guests can share and celebrate together with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas Recipes

What are some of the more traditional Christmas recipes?

Traditionally, Christmas ham or roasted turkey are favourites for the main Christmas feast. Other traditional dishes include primed meat proteins, vegan nut roasts or beef wellingtons.

What are options for vegan or vegetarian Christmas recipes?

Christmas can still be Christmas, even without the turkey! You can replace your main dish with marinated tofu, nut roast and you can top it off with mushroom gravy. Get creative and blend your favourite veggie ingredients with your favourite Christmas flavours.

What are some popular side dishes for Christmas meals?

While the turkey or nut roast may be the main star, the side dishes at Christmas bring a lot to the table. Some of the most popular, traditional side dishes include roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and bread rolls.

Christmas Recipes For A Perfect Meal

This Christmas season, HelloFresh is sharing our top cooking secrets to help you create unforgettable holiday dishes. From the main course to delightful desserts, here are our insider tips for a festive feast:

How To Cook Christmas Ham

  • The Main Attraction: Christmas Ham is the centerpiece of many holiday tables. The secret to a perfectly cooked ham lies in the glaze. Experiment with flavors like orange, honey, plum, or maple. Allow ample time for the ham to marinate in the glaze before roasting to achieve a deliciously festive main dish.

The Secret To Cooking Tasty Roast Potatoes

  • Crispy and Flavorful: For roast potatoes that steal the show, seasoning is key. Start by par-boiling your peeled potatoes. Then, roast them in pre-heated goose fat, duck fat, or sunflower oil until they're irresistibly crispy. Remember to season at every stage for a side dish that might just upstage the main course.

What To Put On Your Christmas Pavlova

  • Festive Flavors for Dessert: A Christmas Pavlova is a perfect choice for a mid-summer celebration. To add a festive twist, top your Pavlova with seasonal fruits like cherries, oranges, and a dollop of raspberry jam. This combination of flavors will bring a touch of Christmas magic to your dessert table.

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Must-Have Ingredients for a Festive Feast

Whether it's your first time in charge of the Christmas feast or you're a seasoned pro, it can be difficult to keep all your plates spinning and know exactly what you need in the cupboards to prepare for your cooking bonanza. But don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's a comprehensive list of the top must-have ingredients needed for your cupboards this Christmas.
  • Turkey, ham, roast beef, or other preferred main meats.
  • Tofurky or other meat alternatives for vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Fruits and Nuts:
  • Cranberries (fresh or dried) for sauces and side dishes.
  • Oranges for zest, juice, or garnish.
  • Apples for pies and stuffing.
  • Pecans, walnuts, or almonds for baking and salads.
Herbs and Spices:
  • Rosemary, thyme, sage, and parsley for seasoning.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for baking and desserts.
  • Garlic and onion for savory dishes.
  • Ground ginger for gingerbread and spice blends.
Dairy and Alternatives:
  • Butter or margarine for baking and cooking.
  • Heavy cream or non-dairy milk alternatives.
  • Cheese for appetizers and casseroles.
  • Eggs for baking and custards (unless making vegan recipes).
  • Potatoes for mashing or roasting.
  • Carrots, Brussels sprouts, green beans, and other veggies for sides.
  • Onions, celery, and bell peppers for stuffing and savory dishes.
Bread and Grains:
  • Bread for stuffing and sandwiches.
  • Flour for baking.
  • Rice, quinoa, or other grains for side dishes.
Sugars and Sweeteners:
  • Granulated sugar, brown sugar, and powdered sugar.
  • Honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
  • Molasses for gingerbread and cookies.
Baking Essentials:
  • All-purpose flour.
  • Baking powder and baking soda.
  • Vanilla extract and almond extract.
  • Yeast for bread baking.
  • Chicken or vegetable broth for gravies and soups.
  • Wine or spirits for cooking and beverages.
  • Milk or non-dairy alternatives.
Condiments and Sauces:
  • Cranberry sauce or jelly.
  • Gravy.
  • Mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise for sandwiches and dips.
Sides and Extras:
  • Marshmallows for sweet potato casserole.
  • Pickles and olives for platters.
  • Pie crusts for dessert pies.
Decorative Items:
  • Sprinkles, edible glitter, and food coloring for decorating desserts.
  • Edible garnishes like mint leaves, pomegranate seeds, or citrus zest.
Remember that the specific ingredients you'll need can vary depending on your family's traditions and the recipes you choose to make. Planning your menu in advance and creating a shopping list based on your chosen dishes will help ensure you have all the essential ingredients on hand for a successful Christmas feast. And, what's more, HelloFresh recipes can help you ensure you have everything you need to create a memorable holiday meal.
Discover more ways to cook up a feast this Christmas with HelloFresh
Discover more ways to cook up a feast this Christmas with HelloFresh
Discover more ways to cook up a feast this Christmas with HelloFresh

Discover more ways to cook up a feast this Christmas with HelloFresh

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