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Not sure about traditional roast turkey this year? Try something new with these alternative recipes for the big day – we’ve got meaty, veggie and vegan options to suit all guests.
Ham is a great choice to feed a crowd, and there’s usually plenty of leftovers – ideal for Boxing Day sandwiches. The mulled wine glaze in this recipe creates a beautiful sweet and crispy layer, which complements the tangy cranberry sauce. Serve with a dish of dauphinoise spuds.
Get the recipe for our mulled wine ham.
Having veggie guests over this year? This roasted squash makes an excellent meat-free centrepiece. Pomegranate matches the sweetness of the roasted squash flesh, and feta adds the perfect hint of saltiness. Enjoy as a main or serve a small portion on the side of a meaty roast.
Get the recipe for our jewelled-stuffed butternut squash.
This twist on a classic nut roast makes for a filling plant-based Christmas dinner that all your guests can enjoy. Serve with vegetarian gravy and sweet potatoes for a main, or if you are still having a traditional turkey, it makes a great stuffing.
Get the recipe for our cashew and pistachio stuffing nut roast.
The combo of citrus and Chinese 5-spice with a classic roast duck in this recipe will create a flavour and aroma perfect for the holidays. Serve with duck fat potatoes for an ultimate indulgent meal for two.
Get the recipe for our sticky citrus duck with crispy potatoes.
A beautiful rib of beef looks great on the table, and this showstopper will tick all the ‘big day’ boxes. Sage adds a touch of bittersweet aroma to the tender rib of beef and nutty creamy porcini stuffing.
Get the recipe for our porcini, bacon and sage rib of beef.
A roast leg of lamb might not be the most obvious choice for Christmas, but with some classic festive spices and flavours, it makes a delicious choice for non-turkey fans. Serve this slow-cooked version with a mint and coriander sauce and scatter with the pomegranate seeds.
Get the recipe for our spiced pomegranate and clementine slow-roast lamb leg.
This slow-cooked pork belly has a wonderful juicy centre and the perfect crackling, which would make any meat-lover happy on Christmas Day. There’s a delicious spicy pepper and citrus hint running through this recipe – and it’s served with a side of homemade cranberry and orange ketchup.
Get the recipe for our Japanese seven-spice pork belly.