5 Quick And Easy Christmas Dinner Dishes And Recipes

We all love a good Christmas dinner but sometimes it all just seems far too difficult. You have to balance different oven timings; multiple sides and you’re cooking for more people. However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. We’ve put together a quick and easy Christmas dinner recipe with 5 dishes to make your day more festive. Here’s our easy Christmas dinner menu.

5 Quick And Easy Christmas Dinner Menu And Recipes

5 Quick And Easy Christmas Dinner Menu And Recipes

Don’t spend hours slaving away over a hot stove. Dive right in with our easy Christmas dinner menu and treat your family to a top-class Christmas meal in half the prep time. Our Christmas dinner menu consists of:

  1. Prawn cocktails
  2. Smokey sweet root vegetables
  3. Pigs in blankets
  4. Roasted chicken
  5. Christmas pudding

Prawn cocktail with Marie Rose sauce

Preparation time: less than 30 mins

Cooking time: less than 10 mins

Serves 4

A prawn cocktail is a great simple starter that you can prepare in advance and serve up in seconds. This little starter is a Christmas classic and sets the mood for the courses to follow. You can really dress these up to make them look truly festive as well. So, the amount of time you spend is really up to you. We know, this easy Christmas dinner menu is off to a great start!

Smoky sweet root vegetables

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes plus overnight chilling

Serves 10

Roasted vegetables can take a long time to really crisp up. We know that at Christmas we’re going to spend more time in the kitchen. However, the more you can do the night before, the more relaxed you can be on the day. These delicious smoky sweet root vegetables are perfect to accompany that turkey centrepiece.

easy Christmas dinner dishes

Pigs in blankets

Preparation time: less than 30 mins

Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins

Serves 8

Who doesn’t absolutely love pigs in blankets? We love sausages, we love bacon, so this is just the best flavour combination. This is a necessity in our easy Christmas dinner menu. These crispy little bites of heaven are something special that we don’t get often so they’re a must have at Christmas. We suggest making extra portions, everyone wants these piled up on their plates.


Roast chicken and sage and onion stuffing and gooseberry sauce

Preparation time: 30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time: 1 to 2 hours

Serves 8

Unfortunately, a good roasted chicken or turkey will always take time. However, this recipe allows you to prep your Christmas dinner highlight the night before to save you time on the day. So, you can just throw it in the oven for 1 to 2 hours and enjoy the aroma of that turkey cooking away. You’ll even be able to fit some games of charades in between! Or just chow down on more prawn cocktails, it’s up to you.

Last Minute Christmas pudding

Preparation time: 1-2 hours

Cooking time: over 2 hours

Serves 6-8

Again, a Christmas pudding is something that requires true dedication. Some people spend hours on Christmas puddings, gradually feeding them with brandy. However, if you’ve forgotten all about it this year, this last-minute Christmas pudding recipe is a true saviour. Now just to set fire to that masterpiece!

easy Christmas dinner dishes

We told you we had you covered, this easy Christmas dinner menu will have you set this year. Get more festive inspiration with our 10 best and easy Christmas canape nibbles. Or if you want help this year check out the top turkey tips from one of our private chefs.

If you want easy and convenient Christmas this year, without any kitchen stress hire one of our Private Chefs. You can relax on the day and have amazing Christmas Feast.