Christmas Starters, Sides & Mains | Recipes You Certainly Need To Try

Can you believe there are less than three weeks until Christmas? It doesn’t quite seem possible, does it? To get you in the festive spirit, I thought I would share some starters, sides and mains that you absolutely need to try this festive season.

Want something different to try this Christmas? Love your veggies? Then try this one pan air fryer cauliflower curry for a flavourful dish that the whole family will enjoy from Recipes From A Pantry.

If you are looking for the perfect festive lunch option for work, then this Ultimate Christmas Sandwich from A Balanced Belly is the perfect option. It’s gluten free, it’s dairy free and looks absolutely delicious!

Are you having turkey this year? Will you be using a whole turkey or particular pieces? If you have an Instant Pot, why not try this delicious Instant Pot turkey breast recipe from Recipes From A Pantry? The garlic butter sauce makes it deliciously unique.

I love stuffing, don’t you? This Nan’s Mixed Herb & Onion Stuffing¬†recipe from Tea & Cake For The Soul looks SOOO good!

Some people have chicken instead of turkey for their Christmas dinner. If you like your chicken with deliciously crispy skin, then this air fryer whole chicken may be the right choice for you.

Got some leftover turkey? Then these turkey and chorizo empanadas from Melanie’s Fab Finds are a fantastic dinner option.

You don’t need to stick to tradition at Christmas time by eating turkey – why not try fish? This air fryer salmon from Recipes From A Pantry is certainly worth a try!

Bintu from Recipes From A Pantry also has some amazingly delicious potato recipes – these Instant Pot mashed potatoes and Instant Pot sweet potatoes make for the perfect sides.

What dishes will you be making this year? Will you be trying any of these?

This article has 10 comments

  1. Latoyah

    There are some great ideas here! I need to try out some instant pot potatoes.


    Lots of great recipes here. I must try making the salmon for my husband he would love it.

  3. Jo

    Thanks for including my nan’s stuffing recipe. It smells so good when cooking too.

  4. Rhian westbury

    We’re quite traditional when it comes to Christmas dinner so turkey and the trimmings, but my dad always does bubble and squeak x

  5. Jenni

    This has made me so hungry! I would love to try the cauliflower curry

  6. Emma Raphael

    So many lovely ideas. I think we are going in for the full traditional turkey with all the trimmings this year, but I now know what we will do with the leftovers!!

  7. Elizabeth

    What a gorgeous collection of recipes! I’m certainly feeling festive just looking at all the photos (and hungry too!)

  8. Laura

    Oh there are some wonderful recipe ideas here. Definitely making my tummy rumble!

  9. Helen at Casa Costello

    Isn’t Christmas food just the best?? We are eating out this year but I’m still filling the store cupboards with plenty of food. I cannot go through Christmas without a helping of homemade stuffing!

  10. Louise

    I absolutely LOVE stuffing. I generally use a packet mix rather than making my own, though. That’s so bad, isn’t it?!

    Louise x

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