A traditional roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings remains the top choice for celebrating Christmas! Whether you have Christmas lunch, Christmas dinner or celebrate on a different day entirely, I’ve collected all the recipes to help make your festive feast go with a bang!
Every family has slightly different traditions at Christmas and what to serve for the main meal is no exception. This is a collection of my family recipes that I serve on Christmas Day plus a few alternatives too.
Let me know in the comments if you include any other dishes in your traditional meal!
The Main Event
I do occasionally veer from tradition and serve something slightly different from a turkey. A very small gathering may get a chicken instead or I may cook a joint of beef or pork. More often than not a glazed ham will make an appearance as an extra. Here is my main go-to turkey recipe and a few alternative options.
I know that some folks wouldn’t dream of not serving roast potatoes with a roast dinner and others that couldn’t conceive Christmas without mash. For me, I must have both regular roasties and roast sweet potatoes!
Pig in blankets, stuffing and yorkshire puddings are all non-negotiable for me. I now often combine my two stuffing recipes by homemaking the sage and onion stuffing then adding sausage meat. It’s perfect!
All of my roast dinners include incredible amounts of vegetables. But there is something about Christmas where it is inevitable that I’ll make even more than normal I just can’t help myself.
Now I know that there is a glaring omission in this list of Christmas veg sides – the sprouts! I promise I’m working on getting the recipe written up and published!
Whilst on paper cranberry sauce, bread sauce and gravy might sound like too many sauces, I can assure you they are not! The only real decision to make is whether to make smooth or chunky cranberry sauce…
Now despite many people, I don’t actually like Christmas Pudding (I am more than willing to eat brandy butter with a spoon however). But someone always wants a traditional pud and so I almost always make one. If the crowds can be persuaded, warm mince pies and custard is a good festive alternative.
Whether I make a “steamed” pudding or not, there is always at least one other option. I’ve included a few of my favourites here including a couple of spins on a classic trifle.
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