Christmas Recipes

Some of our favourite recipes for a festive feast to remember.


Champagne Ham Glazed with Apple and Cinnamon

Pavarotti's Glazed Ham with Seville Oranges

Ham On The Bone

Classic Roast Turkey

Roast Muscovado Brined Turkey

Jacob Brown's version of Thompson's Turkey

Barbecued Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze

Roast Leg of Lamb with Orange & Thyme

Roast Rack of Lamb

Minty Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb Served on a Salad of Green Peas, Broad Beans, Feta, Mint and Chilli with Tzatziki Dressing

Barbecued Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze

Summer Leg of Lamb & Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes with Butter Beans

Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Lemon and Lime Roast Chicken

Slow Cooked Duck with Wild Thyme

Roast Duck Breast with Fresh Cherries and Pomegranate Dressing

Festive Stuffing for Poultry

Prune and Bacon Stuffing

Simplest Stuffing

Spicy salmon with yogurt, dill and cucumber

Vegetarian Mains

Eggplant & Buffalo Mozzarella Stacks

Eggplant and Chickpeas with Mint Yoghurt

Haloumi Crumbed Eggplant with Turkish Tomato Confit

Tomato, Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart (gluten free)

Pumpkin and Feta Tart

Potato, Onion and Brie Tart

Asparagus and Blue Cheese Flaky Pastry Tart

Veronique's Savoury Clafoutis

Zucchini Beignets with Fresh Vegetable Salad and Mozzarella

Eggplant and Chickpeas with Mint Yoghurt

Polenta with Roast Mediterranean Vegetables and Balsamic Syrup

Vegetable Sides

Red, white and green baked vegetable salad

Roasted Parsnips with Crispy Parmesan & Garlic

Deluxe Salad

Fresh Summer Salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Mint & Pomegranate

Cauliflower Cheese with Crisp Parsley Breadcrumbs

Asparagus and Black Garlic with Quinoa

Shredded Lettuce Salad with Condensed Milk Dressing

Fava (Broad) Bean Salad with Mint

Cracked Wheat and Nut Tabbouleh with Pomegranate Syrup

Baby Beetroot with Cream and Chives

Silverbeet Gratin

Roasted Capsicums with Mozzarella & Tomatoes

Creamy Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato With Orange Glaze

Potato Salad

Warm Potato and Pea Salad

Warm Salad of New Potatoes, Asparagus Spears, Hard Boiled Eggs and Mint

Salad of Green Peas, Broad Beans, Feta, Chilli and Mint with Tzatziki Dressing

Grilled Caesar Salad with Barbecued Scallops and Prawns

Crisp Vegetable Salad with Watermelon, Lime and Peppermint

Melon Caprese Salad

Tomato and summer fruit panzanella


Dark Chocolate Matcha Truffles

Geoff Scott’s dark chocolate, sea salt & pistachio nut truffles

Truffles for Christmas

White Chocolate Christmas Tree

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Christmas Balls

Brandy Butter


Christmas Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Fruit mince recipes

Fruity Christmas Punch

Christmas Eggnog

Puddings & Desserts

Aunty Pat's Ultimate, Never-Fail Pavlova

Summer Fruit Salad with Sugared Yoghurt Cream

Meringues, Raspberries and Cream

Christmas Pudding Parfait

Chocolate Mousse Tart

Roulade with Fresh Strawberries and Mascarpone

Meringue Mountain with Strawberries

Strawberries, Honey & Mascarpone

Fresh Strawberry Fool

Italiano Strawberry Trifle

Cherries in Caramel Brandy Syrup

Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding Ice Cream

Domenica’s Kiwi-Irish Trifle

Middle Eastern Inspired Trifle

Nanna Napier’s Christmas Pudding



Picnic Fruit Cake / Christmas Cake

Julie Buiso's pineapple fruit cake


Simply the Best Banana Cake

Shonagh Koea's Christmas Cake

Peter’s Five Egg Christmas or Birthday Cake

Delicious Christmas Fruit Cake

Cayle Christmas Cake (suitable for diabetics)

Alison’s Golden Christmas Cake

Tropical Stained Glass Cake

Last Minute Christmas Cake

Sweetened Condensed Milk Christmas Cake

Howick Christmas Cake


Christmas Cake

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Christmas Tips from Alex McKay

Allyson Gofton's Favourite Christmas Recipes

Keep it simple with 4 Ingredients Christmas Recipes from Rachael Bermingham and Kim McCosker

Check out the full RNZ recipe collection here.


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