TheTaste Ultimate Christmas Recipe Guide

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, not least because gorging on the most delicious foods is encouraged, if not expected. Indulgence comes as standard and the phrase “if you can’t treat yourself at Christmas, when can you?” will get you out of most predicaments.

From stocking the kitchen with the most delectable of seasonal bakes for when visitor call to making sure Christmas dinner is memorable from start to finish, having the right Christmas recipe for every family favourite on hand will ensure you have the most scrumptious festive season yet. We’ve gathered all you need from some of Ireland’s top chefs like Neven and Darina, to international stars like Jamie Oliver and Nigel Slater, to take the hassle out of your Christmas cooking.

CHRISTMAS DINNER STARTERS

JP McMahon- Scallops, mussels, buttermilk, leek_Aniar Restaurant

Scallop and Buttermilk Recipe by JP McMahon

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin Prawn Cocktail Recipe by Chef Bryan McCarthy Picture: Miki Barlok

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin Prawn Cocktail Recipe by Chef Bryan McCarthy

Onion Soup Recipe

Onion Soup Recipe with an Epoisses & Caraway Crust by John Whaite

CHRISTMAS DINNER MAIN COURSES

Salt-Rubbed Turkey Recipe with Sage and Orange by Neven Maguire

Honey Glazed Ham Recipe by Neven Maguire

Aromatic Butterflied Lamb Recipe with Caramelised Garlic and Orange Salsa by Neven Maguire

Roast Duck with Cranberry and Sage Stuffing Recipe By Chef Gearóid Lynch

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN MAIN COURSES

Roasted Festive Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe from The Flourishing Pantry

Lentil Pie Recipe by Tiny Vegan Kitchen

Herb Roulade with Spinach and Goats Cheese Recipe by Blazing Salads

CHRISTMAS DINNER SIDE DISHES

Sticky Fried Lebanese Sprouts Recipe

Sticky Lebanese Sprouts Recipe by John Whaite

Gratin Potato Recipe by Chef Gearóid Lynch

Gratin Potato Recipe by Chef Gearóid Lynch

Stuffing Log Recipe by Neven Maguire

cranberry-sauce

Cranberry Sauce Recipe from Fruit on the Table Cookbook

Get-Ahead Gravy Recipe by Jamie Oliver
Get-Ahead Gravy Recipe by Jamie Oliver

Balsamic and Bacon Baked Sprouts Recipe by The Wonky Spatula

Balsamic and Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts Recipe by The Wonky Spatula

CHRISTMAS DINNER DESSERTS

Tart recipe

Cranberry and Pear Tarte Recipe by Darina Allen

Clementine Meringue Recipe by Shane Smith

Tatin Recipe

Fig Tarte Tatin Recipe by Edd Kimber

Winter Bombe Recipe with Chocolate, Cherries, Vin Santa, Panettone & Pistachios by Jamie Oliver

Winter Bombe Recipe with Chocolate, Cherries, Vin Santo, Panettone & Pistachios by Jamie Oliver

Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe by Darina Coffey

CHRISTMAS DINNER LEFTOVERS RECIPES

Ham Hock Skillet Recipe

Ham Skillet Recipe by John Whaite

Turkey Stew, Sweet Leek & Smoky Bacon Biscuit Dumplings Recipe by Jamie Oliver

Roz Purcell turkey lasagne

Low-Carb Turkey Lasagne Recipe by Roz Purcell

CHRISTMAS BAKES

ginger-orange-christmas-pudding Catherine Fulvio

Ginger and Orange Christmas Pudding Recipe by Catherine Fulvio

Buche de Noel by Edd Kimber

Chocolate Pear Cake Recipe by Cove Cake Design

Nigel Slater Mince Pies 1

Mince Pie Recipe by Nigel Slater

Pandolce Christmas Cake Recipe by Eileen Dunne-Crescenzi

Louise Lennox Gingerbread HouseChristmas Gingerbread House Recipe by Lousie Lennox

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