Christmas dinner ideas you won’t want to miss

If you’re looking for some inspiration this festive season to make the big day sparkle when you serve up the Christmas dinner, then you need to read this latest blog.

We’ll have your mouth watering with tantalising ideas.

menu planner

One thing that will get your menu planning under way is the Festive Menu Helper from Tesco. It takes you through every aspect of your dining experience, from party food to starters to drinks! You can also click to start over and go through the planner again.

It even lets you choose menus according to whether your guests are meat eaters, vegetarians or vegans.

You can choose your dining options and then pop into Willow Brook when you do your shopping and pick them up.


If you fancy making each dish from scratch, Tesco also has a great selection of recipes. We picked out this one, as it’s bound to divide the nation: Shredded sprouts and Wensleydale crumbs tart. You can read the full recipe here.

spout recipe

This Christmas cracker beef Wellington recipe has a five star rating in the reviews on the Tesco Real Food Website. It looks sensational! Bring some festive cheer to friends or family with this indulgent – and alternative – Christmas main.

If you fancy something more traditional, here’s some top tips on making the perfect roast, including super spuds, yummy Yorkshires, glorious gravy, pub-style crackling, side dishes with style and even ideas on what to do with your leftovers.

For a festive vegetarian showstopper, try this beetroot and ricotta stacked pithiver recipe. Bright layers of beetroot are layered up with herby ricotta and wrapped in buttery puff pastry – bake until golden and slice to reveal the striking striped effect inside.


beetroot recipe


For a mouth watering dessert to finish off your dinner, why not try this delicious meringues with pears and spiced chocolate caramel sauce recipe…

Sweet meringues lie under sharp Conference pears and a drizzle of spiced chocolate caramel sauce.

pear pudding

Finally, spoil yourself and your loved ones with a some festive fizz. There’s 25% off when you buy six bottles at Tesco.


We love this Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne 75Cl