Festive Food for All the Family

The festive season isn’t just about turkey dinners, mince pies and figgy pud! In fact, there’s far more to yuletide cuisine than meets the eye. For that very reason, we’ve compiled some of our all-time favourite ready and waiting to be discovered and devoured. Be it a sweet treat or a savoury snack, we’ve got it covered…

Speculaas biscuits

Fancy a homemade alternative to your usual chocolate-based Christmas tree decorations? Or how about a tasty tray bake for your annual Christmas Eve gathering? Devised by The Hairy Bikers, these spiced biscuits will do just the trick.


When all that leftover turkey starts to get tiring, try your hand at this French feast! A dish commonly eaten by skiers and snowboarders, the dish’s cheesy potato goodness is both relatively simple to make and an instant crowd pleaser.


Add a splash of brandy to give this creamy American classic an alcoholic twist! Heat it up to warm the cockles or serve cold for the perfect Christmas party drink.

Cranberry and pistachio nut roast

A nutty and nutritious meal that doesn’t have to be enjoyed by vegetarians alone. Whether you want to trade in your turkey or are quite simply curious, the combination of wild mushroom and sweet cranberries berries make this meat-free dish that little bit more special.

Christmas tree cupcakes

This recipe is a fun and festive favourite whose results are guaranteed to go down a storm! Prepare them these Christmas tree cupcakes as an after-school treat for your children or take them into the office as the Christmas workload begins to mount. They’ll most certainly be coming back for more!

Spiced pumpkin soup with bacon

Brought to you by Nigel Slater, this recipe is about as Christmassy as they come. Serve this hearty soup with a slice of warm, crusty bread for the ultimate Christmas day starter or pair it up with your cold turkey sandwich on Boxing Day!

In association with Inghams.