How to put a Christmas dinner together on a budget

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    Christmas dinner

    Christmas is quite a costly occasion – from gifts and drinks with friends to the Christmas dinner itself. To help you save money this Christmas, we’ve put together a budget-friendly recipe guide for creating a fuss-free festive feast.

    Simple roast turkey

    Roast lemon herb turkey Easy FoodA deliciously moist roast turkey, without a complicated list of ingredients to tackle.

    Classic herb stuffing

    We’re bringing it back to basics with this foolproof dish. Using just butter, onions, breadcrumbs and herbs, this simple stuffing recipe is a classic no-fuss option to seriously consider this festive season.

    Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic and honey

    Roasted Brussels sprouts Easy FoodJazz up your basic sprouts with the simple addition of sharp balsamic vinegar and sweet and sticky honey. A little goes a long way with this side dish!

    Roasted carrots and parsnips

    maple-and-whiskey-glazed-carrots-and-parsnips/Roasted root vegetables elevate any roast dinner, especially around this time of year when they’re at their peak.

    Roast potatoes

    Crispy_roast_potatoes Easy FoodTo make this recipe even more cost-effective, substitute the goose fat/duck fat for a basic bottle of vegetable oil. It’s a quarter of the price and a lot more versatile when it comes to cooking, meaning you’re definitely getting bang for your buck.

    Classic gravy

    Turkey gravy Easy Food ChristmasNo Christmas feast would be complete without a generous pour of homemade, flavour-packed gravy, infused with delicious turkey juices – and this straightforward, satisfying recipe is no exception!

    Looking for more advice on Christmas meal planning? Check out our five tips for menu planning at Christmas, here.