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The best Jamie Oliver Christmas recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 15 October 2018

You've ordered the turkey and you've got your gravy recipe down to a tee, but you want to add something a little different to your festive repertoire? From sexier sides to vegetarian show-stopper alternatives to exciting new ways with leftovers, Jamie's here to help with these Christmas recipes.

If you're after a little extra help this year, check out Jamie's Christmas Cookbook – packed with all the classics you need for the big day, you'll find loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts and party food, as well as new ways with leftovers and party cocktails, too. These are a few of our favourite Christmas recipes from Jamie's Christmas Cookbook and his most recent cookbook,Veg.

hasselback potatoes

Hasselbacks with Blue Cheese and Crushed Hazelnuts from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

Jazz up your roast potatoes with Jamie's festive recipe for Hasselbacks with Blue Cheese and Crushed Hazelnuts. The perfect addition to your Christmas spread, or a great alternative to classic party canapés.

From the book

jamie baked squash

Baked Squash Stuffed with Nutty Cranberry-spiked Rice from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

For a veggie alternative to the classic Christmas roast, try this flavour-packed Baked Squash Stuffed with Nutty Cranberry-spiked Rice. A real crowd-pleaser and a wonderful celebration of the season's ingredients. 

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

best jamie oliver christmas recipes nut roast christmas cookbook

Vegetarian Nut Roast from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

Think nut roasts are all dry, lentil-packed stodge? Think again. Jamie has pulled out all the stops in this recipe, packing his vegetarian nut roast with squash, quinoa and chestnuts, apricots and spices, and cooking it in a spicy tomato sauce for a nutty, slightly sweet, spiced and filling roast that both vegetarians and meat-eaters will go mad for.

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

jamie sloppy joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

Get creative with your turkey leftovers and transform them into Jamie's Turkey Sloppy Joes, packed with succulent pulled meat, crunchy veg and plenty of gravy. It's a moist, lip-smacking burger that'll go down well on Boxing Day.

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

best jamie oliver christmas recipes pithivier pie veg cookbook

Vegetarian Pithivier Pie from Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone

All-butter puff pastry encases sweet leeks, celeriac, mushrooms and blue cheese in this impressive-looking pie. Make the filling the day before, then finish baking it in on the day for a show-stopping vegetarian Christmas centerpiece.

Order your copy of Jamie's VEG here.

best jamie oliver christmas recipes sticky onion tart veg cookbook

Sticky Onion Tart from Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver

With sticky, caramelised onions, sweet garlic, bay, fresh thyme and buttery puff pastry, this is Jamie's easy and savoury twist on a tarte tatin. Top with goat's cheese for some festive indulgence.

Order your copy of Jamie's VEG here.

leftover turkey stew

Turkey Stew from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

If burgers aren't your thing, turn your leftovers into a hearty Turkey Stew. Topped with bacon dumplings and served in a sweet leek gravy, this is a real winter warmer.

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

Jamie christmas brussels

Squashed Brussels Roasted with Chorizo & Chestnuts from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

Give up boring Brussels and roast them instead with chorizo and chestnuts. This Squashed Brussels side dish is guaranteed to get the family coming back for seconds. 

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

jamie red cabbage

Red Cabbage Crispy Smoked Bacon & Rosemary, Apple, Fennel Seeds & Balsamic from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

The humble red cabbage is a classic Christmas side, and Jamie's is even better. Try Jamie's Red Cabbage recipe, ramped up with crispy smoked bacon, rosemary, apple, fennel seeds and balsamic.

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

jamie winter bombe

Winter Bombe: Chocolate, Cherries, Vin Santo, Panettone and Pistachios from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook ​​​​​​​by Jamie Oliver

For a show-stopping dessert, try Jamie's Winter Bombe. It's an easy make-ahead alternative to traditional Christmas pudding, packed with festive flavours, from chocolate sauce and cherries to Vin Santo and Panettone. 

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

christmas pudding

Christmas Pudding from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook ​​​​​​​by Jamie Oliver

Or keep it traditional, but make it extra special with Jamie's ultimate Christmas Pudding. Loaded with sticky dates, raisins and cranberries, plump apricots, nutty pecan and fiery crystallised ginger, served with a swig of boozy bourbon and sweet golden syrup, it's the perfect way to round off your festive feast.

Buy Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook here.

Grab your copy of Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook for over 100 inspiring recipes to make your festive season a truly foodie one, plus all Jamie's failsafe tips and tricks to make your Christmas day cooking a breeze.

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