Christmas is drawing nearer, and for those of us hosting this year, it can be an endless panic. Will the turkey be done right, will the mashed potatoes have no lumps? We all have different Christmas traditions, so it can be a bit anxiety-inducing to be responsible for the one thing you need to get right – the food.
Don’t worry, we’re all in this together. If you’re still struggling with what to put on your Christmas menu, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are some Christmas recipes you can still sneak in at the last minute, that look and taste like a dream.
Appetizers: Sun Dried Basil and Tomato Pastry Wreath
Kick things off with an appetizer that really packs a punch. This wreath looks impressive and tastes amazing, but in reality, only takes around 35 minutes to make and will be an instant hit with guests while they wait for the main event. You can prep it ahead of time and put it in the oven in the early morning, ready for guests to enjoy whenever they want. Find the recipe here.
To start: Carrot, Ginger, & Turmeric Soup
Why not start your Christmas dinner off with a soup that’s good for you and will warm you from the inside out. This Carrot, ginger, and turmeric soup will be a hit with everyone, it tastes great, looks beautiful and won’t fill anyone up too much. Prep it ahead of time and simply warm it up on the day. Find the recipe here.
The sides: Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Whatever you choose for your main event, you’ll need some winning sides to accompany it. This recipe will make Brussel sprouts cool again, with parmesan cutting the taste and making them a winner in even the fussiest of families. Find the recipe here.
The sides: Peas with Onion, Bacon, and Smoked Paprika
Staying on the sides, it’s important to jazz up what you already have. Peas can be made so much tastier with the right additions, bacon, garlic, paprika. Little additions to a vegetable that some people might think is bland will really make this Christmas dinner one to remember. Find the recipe here.
The sides: Super Easy Garlic Mashed Potato
Making the perfect mash can be tough. This one is creamy, moreish and contains garlic, so it really is the perfect mash. People will be asking for seconds, and even thirds! Find the recipe here.
The Sides: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
For something a bit more modern, try these sweet potato wedges. They’ll go down a treat with younger family members, they’re healthy, and with the green dip, they taste divine! Find the recipe here.
Dessert: Show-Stopping Layer Cake
The real show-stopper should be this layer cake, it looks store-bought and tastes incredible, but it’s actually not that difficult to make. It takes around 30 minutes to create and bake this cake, and once you’ve decorated it, you can be really proud to bring it out at the end of the dinner. Find the recipe here.
What are you planning to cook over the holidays? Let us know in the comments below…
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