• Pigs in puff pastry blankets

    Pigs in puff pastry blankets

    Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
    Serve these irresistibly buttery pastry-wrapped chipolatas as a Christmas dinner side dish – they’re perfect as party canapés too

  • Pancetta & sage-wrapped chipolatas

    Pancetta & sage-wrapped chipolatas

    Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
    Update your pigs in blankets by swapping streaky bacon for pancetta – they can still be easily assembled the day before

  • Parsnip croquettes

    Parsnip croquettes

    This show-stealing side dish of roasted parsnips and creamy béchamel is breadcrumbed and deep-fried for crisp, golden bites

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  • Buttered toast bread sauce

    Buttered toast bread sauce

    Reinvent the traditional bread sauce by toasting your bread until golden, then add double cream, nutmeg and cloves – we guarantee this will be your new festive favourite

  • Persian cranberry sauce

    Persian cranberry sauce

    Middle Eastern flavours of pomegranate molasses and orange zest bring a new dimension to traditional cranberry sauce, with a thick and chunky texture

  • Sticky Port gravy

    Sticky Port gravy

    This full-flavoured, festive gravy can be made in advance – our secret ingredients of soy sauce and dried mushrooms add a deep hit of ‘umami’, or savouriness, to complement a roast

  • Salted maple-roasted parsnips

    Salted maple-roasted parsnips

    Roast root vegetables with maple syrup and thyme leaves until soft and sticky, then serve as a side dish to your traditional festive feast

  • Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

    Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

    Double cream, nutmeg and chestnuts make a luscious addition to traditional Brussels sprouts – just watch this extra-ingulgent side dish disappear on Christmas Day

  • Vegan stuffing

    Vegan stuffing

    Make these red onion, lentil and sage stuffing balls for a welcome addition to any festive feast. Linseeds, pecans, hazelnuts and pistachios pack in a classic crunch