Make-Ahead Christmas Recipes

There’s nothing like getting ahead for Christmas, and while you might not be able to roast your turkey the week before, you can cut your time peeling potatoes and boiling sprouts on the day significantly with round-up of make-ahead entrees, starters, sides and sauces.

Make it look like you’ve been slaving away all day, remember, Christmas dinner is just a roast - and there's plenty of elements in a roast that can be prepared days, if not weeks, ahead. Make sure you have plastic containers handy!



Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Sausage and Sage Stuffing
Anchovy Straws
Spinach and Potato Empanadas



Pate with Hazelnuts, Sage and Brandy
Celeriac, Camembert and Truffle Soup
Smoked Haddock, Pancetta and Gruyere Tart

Side dishes


Pancetta and Polenta Stuffing
Creamy Parsnip & Squash Bake
Spiced Braised Red Cabbage with Apples



Sticky Port Gravy
Buttered Toast Bread Sauce
Brandied Orange Cranberry Sauce

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