10 Make Ahead Christmas Recipes to Save You Tons of Time


#6. Crab Bisque

If you like to have a soup or a fish course during Christmas Dinner, then this Easy Crab Bisque recipe from BHG might be just the thing.

It’s a very simple but elegant soup, ready in 20 minutes, and can be made the night before and just warmed up before serving. There’s no fussy ingredients either, just a tasty combination of things you can buy at the grocery store.

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#7. Mince Pies

Whip up a batch of mincemeat for delicious Mince Pies. This recipe takes less than half an hour to prep but will keep for weeks in a jar in the fridge.

Then all you need to do is make or buy pastry for the crusts and fill and pop in the oven for warm mince pies and of course, a drop of Mulled Wine to accompany!

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#8. Golden Roast Potates

Don’t spend Christmas morning peeling potatoes, make these Golden Roast Potatoes from BBC Good Food that you can freeze ahead of time for up to 1 month, then cook on the day.

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#9. Star Mint Meringues

I love these Star Mint Meringues from BHG, not only do they look stunning and very Christmassy but they can easily be made ahead and either stored at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

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#10. Make Ahead Christmas Brandy Sauce

Nothing is yummier with your traditional Christmas Pudding than a boozy sauce, you can make this Brandy Sauce recipe from About Food with either brandy or rum depending on your preference.

Make your sauce a day or two in advance and refrigerate it then simply reheat when your Christmas pudding is ready.

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Over to you now. Do you have any make ahead Christmas recipes you can share with us? Tell us in the comments below.

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