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18 of our best holiday recipes

It's time to fill your tables, cookie tins and mugs with the holiday classics — from cookies, eggnog and hot chocolate to turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and more.
18 of our best holiday recipes

Christmas pudding with brandy-butter sauce. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

The holidays are fast approaching. It's time to decide on what to cook! From perfectly roasted turkeys to delicious roast beefs to tasty side dishes, cocktails and desserts, here are our picks for fool-proof, crowd-pleasing festive favourites.

20 Best-ever holiday recipes

Herb and garlic turkey

From roast turkey with cider glaze, to her and garlic, maple glazes, spice rubs and a splash of sherry or bourbon — turkey is one of the season’s most popular dishes! Get the rest of our holiday turkey recipes here.

Best turkey recipes: Roast turkey on a bed of saladPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Ultimate roast beef and gravy

Treat your guests to a quintessential British holiday dinner, starring this glorious rib roast with perfect gravy. Get this ultimate roast beef and gravy recipe.

roast beef recipe with potatoes served in a copper panPhoto, Erik Putz.

Traditional French-Canadian tourtiere

Christmas Eve is the perfect time for a raucous family party that lasts well into the night. We’ve updated a traditional French Canadian dish to help you get the festivities started. Simply light the fire, get cozy and dig in! Get this traditional French-Canadian tourtiere recipe.

Traditional French-Canadian tourtiere tartPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Creamy scalloped potatoes with crispy potato skins

Don’t toss those potato skins. Use them to top your scalloped potatoes instead! Get this creamy scalloped potatoes with crispy potato skins recipe.

creamy scalloped potatoes in a crock potPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Best-ever mashed potatoes

 Potato ricers make the best mashed potatoes (fluffy and smooth — without any work). Get this best-ever mashed potatoes recipe.

Best mashed potatoes with gravy chives and butter on topPhoto, Erik Putz.

Shallot tarte tatin

Up your side dish game this holiday with the beautifully rustic tarte. Get this shallot tarte tatin recipe.

Shallot tarte tatin on a white platePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Best-ever stuffing

For effortless, unforgettable stuffing, bake it in a dish (not in the turkey). Even better is using day-old bread, and seasoning it with lots of herbs. Get this best-ever stuffing recipe.

turkey stuffing recipe served on a gold platterPhoto, Erik Putz.

Sweet potato stuffing

This dish is a medely of flavours and textures, from whole wheat bread, sweet potatoes, juicy cranberries, crunchy walnuts and fragrant herbs. Get this sweet potato stuffing recipe.

A white platter filled with sweet potato stuffing.Photo, John Cullen.

Sweet and sour carrots

Roasted or boiled, carrots are a classic and colourful addition to the holiday table. Get this sweet-and-sour carrots recipe.

Sweet and sour carrotsPhoto, Sian Richards.

Vegetarian spinach and phyllo tart

For a no-roast holiday, this stunning phyllo tart makes an impressive main dish. Get this vegetarian spinach and phyllo tart recipe.

18 of our best holiday recipes

Homemade eggnog

From candy cane to chocolate, diry-free or even ’skinny’ eggnog, there’s a recipe here to get everyone in the holiday mood. Get this homemade eggnog recipe.

How to make eggnogPhoto, Erik Putz.

Minty hot chocolate

Got extra candy canes hanging around? Nothing beats a warm mug of soothing hot cocoa — complete with a candy-cane stir stick. Get this minty hot chocolate recipe.

Minty hot chocolatePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Christmas ale and easy roasted chestnuts

This festive ale recipe pairs perfectly with the old Christmas classic, roasted chestnuts

Christmas ale and easy roasted chestnutsPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Mulled wine

Serve mulled wine as guests arrive for dinner. It’s easier than cocktails and makes the house smell amazing. Get this mulled wine recipe.

How to make Mulled wineMaria Shumova/Getty Images.

Slow-rise Italian panettone

This festive Italian sweet bread is bursting with dried fruit goodness. Serve it warm at a holiday breakfast or for dessert. Get this slow-rise Italian panettone recipe.

panettone bread in a gift boxPhoto, Roberto Caruso.


These shortbreads are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Between our chocolate, lemon, and Skor bar variations, that festive cookie tin you keep stocked for drop-by guests won’t stay full for long. Get this shortbread recipe.

How to make shortbread cookiesPhoto, Sian Richards.

Gingerbread cookies

Whether you’re baking them as treats to enjoy at home, or as prettily decorative gifts, these gingerbread cookies are a must in our kitchen year after year. Get this gingerbread cookies recipe.

Classic Gingerbread cookiePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Luxury Christmas fruitcake

 Nothing says Christmas quite like a fruitcake. But trust is, this is one you’ll actually want to eat. Get this luxury fruitcake recipe.

FruitcakePhoto, Erik Putz.

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