Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

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  • Baked squash

    • Jane on January 08, 2017

      This is a good recipe when you need something special for a vegan at the holidays. It looks very pretty and tastes great. My only change was to add some chopped pecans. An issue was that the rice was nowhere near cooked after baking for 2 hours since there is so little liquid in the stuffing. My vegan son didn't mind but I found the crunch a little off-putting. I would suggest pre-cooking the rice, in which case you will need less since the stuffing amount was just right to fill the hollowed out squash.

  • Balsamic potatoes

    • KarinaFrancis on July 23, 2018

      A bit different from the usual roast potato, great for a change

  • Thai green curry

    • VineTomato on June 22, 2017

      Five stars. It has been a while since I've made my own curry paste, we have an amazing Thai place just up the road from us in Earlsfield so I normally buy the curry paste they make. The paste was fresh, herby and full of flavour - will be making this again! I missed the greens off the shopping list, so added in some frozen spring greens which worked okay, fresh would have been nicer. I deep fried the tofu in cornflour which is our favourite way with tofu. All in all a lovely dish to celebrate the end of the heat wave!

    • joneshayley on December 28, 2019

      A lovely leftover recipe. Easy deep paste that makes for a full Flavoured and delicious curry. Takes a while to reduce the coconut milk.

  • Bánh mì

    • joneshayley on December 30, 2019

      Wonderful way with leftover turkey - such a wild veer from the Christmas meal it’s not at all like “leftovers” and more like a great standalone meal.

  • Potato al forno

    • joneshayley on January 07, 2020

      Very nice, but wouldn’t be my go to.

  • Glazed carrots

    • sjwill82 on September 02, 2017

      Made this several times since Christmas. Great way to serve carrots as a side dish to a roast.

  • Roasted apple & squash soup

    • raybun on January 10, 2017

      This was divine!!! Easy to throw together, the roasting of the veg really deepens the flavour. The leftovers are going to be most welcome this (cold) week. I served it with goats cheese & prosciutto paninis for a more substantial meal.

  • Gravadlax

    • raybun on December 25, 2016

      This was a stunning centrepiece at our Christmas Eve meal. The texture was fantastic as was the flavour. The colour was absolutely beautiful thanks to the beetroot. I served it on rye bread covered in horseradish mixed with sour cream. Very impressed, considering how quick and easy it is to prepare. I cured the salmon last weekend for 36 hours, and as Jamie says it can sit happily in the fridge for up to 2 weeks afterwards.

  • Tiramisù

    • lou_weez on December 09, 2017

      I made this today for Christmas, but before I placed it in the freezer, I may have had a sneaky taste and it was really good. I am a little skeptical of how it will go once defrosted, but the recipe did say it was ok to freeze.

  • Salmon en croûte

    • lou_weez on December 27, 2017

      This was a fabulous Christmas Eve main. I cooked the spinach and cheese sauce the night before and assembled the dish in the morning.

  • Carbonara cake

    • lou_weez on December 30, 2019

      Simple, kid-friendly meal that uses up some leftover ham.

  • Yorkshire puds

    • averythingcooks on January 08, 2018

      I made these on a lazy, cold Sunday to go with a saucy pot roast & oven roasted carrots. They were delicious! They rose sky high as promised and they were crispy on the outside and "hollow and eggy" on the inside . The rimmed baking sheet under the muffin tin is essential. Note to self : yes - he said to not open the oven during the 16 minute baking time BUT you should at least turn the light on at 14 minutes as the tops did get a little darker than expected .

  • Turkey pie

    • averythingcooks on November 25, 2021

      I watched JO make this the other day and with leftover roast chicken & some leeks on hand, I came here. With less chicken than called for, I added diced carrots & celery to veg. The key method here is the slow gentle cooking of the veg with chopped bacon and the result looked exactly like it did on TV (soft & silky) and it smelled great. I proceeded as directed but added the peas to the filling (he serves them on the side) and in place of pastry, I topped it with Diana Henry's nut & cheddar crumble topping. Delicious beside a green salad.

  • Champ pie

    • averythingcooks on March 05, 2017

      This was delicious ! I made half in my 6 inch springform and used Gruyere instead of cheddar because that is what I had..........I'm sure it is just as good with mature cheddar.

  • Best roast potatoes

    • averythingcooks on September 02, 2019

      I make these using Yukon golds and a mix of hot oil, melted butter and chopped rosemary. They are fluffy and deliciously crisp at the same time. Tonight they went beside Dorie Greenspan's wonderful saucy pot roast.

  • Red onion gratin

    • angrygreycat on December 25, 2018

      Made this for Christmas Eve dinner for a change from my usually roasted small onions. Nice flavor with the mix of Parmesan and Gruyere. Super easy as you can make it ahead and then just stick it under the broiler for a couple minutes when you are ready to eat.

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  • ISBN 10 1250146267
  • ISBN 13 9781250146267
  • Published Oct 10 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 416
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Flatiron Books

Publishers Text

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook will be packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. It’s everything you need for the best Christmas ever.


  • Introduction
  • Smart Starters
  • The Main Event
  • Veggie and Vegan Plates
  • The Wonderful World of Potatoes
  • Scrumptious Vegetables
  • Gravy, Sauces and all the Trimmings
  • Incredible Leftovers
  • Spectacular Festive Desserts
  • Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treats
  • Cute Edible Gifts
  • Super-Fantastic Salads
  • Dips, Bites and Handheld Nibbles
  • Perfect Christmas Drinks
  • Guide to Roasting Meat

“I’ve got all the bases covered, with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and, of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You’ll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I’ve designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it’ll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal.” —Jamie Oliver

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