It’s arguably the most wonderful time of the year – yes, the countdown is on to Christmas! We also know that some things just don’t change – and that includes feeding our families, getting the best value and taste from our food and hunting down brilliant recipe ideas to make Christmas that little bit extra special.
Here at LovePotatoes we have hundreds of dishes for every occasion and we’ve put together our ultimate festive season recipe collection. Potatoes are the star ingredient of the traditional Christmas dinner, but can be used in a whole range of meals. We’ve got you covered from options for your dining table centrepiece to festive leftover ideas and what to tuck in to while watching Christmas telly specials. Dive into the delicious dishes below.
Christmas Day Decisions
On the big day put potatoes at the centre of your Christmas dinner table where they belong.
Roast Potatoes A simple, yet effective roasties recipe to get your spuds to roasted potato perfection. If you struggle to get the right amount crispiness, fluffiness and colour, you’re going to want to read this.
Dauphiniose Potatoes Creamy and crispy, easy to make and oh-so delicious, it can only be Dauphinoise Potatoes. Soft potatoes baked in rich cream and topped with golden cheese, it is a warming, indulgent classic that we just can’t get enough of!
Hassleback Potatoes Simple, effective and a fun alternative to classic roasties. Mini Hasselback Potatoes sprinkled with rosemary and roasted garlic – have you given them a go?
Using up Christmas dinner leftovers
Cook once and eat twice! Some yummy ideas to put all those leftovers to tasty good use.
‘Boxing Day’ Soup If you’re hankering for a delicious soup and want to use up any leftover roast dinner veggies then this recipe is for you. Serves up to six and is low on fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt. Once made it can also be frozen for another day. AND there is a microwaveable recipe version too.
Leftover Lunch Hash This 20-minute recipe is a quick and simple way of serving up all those potato, veg and meat leftovers and they taste AMAZING!
Turkey Bubble and Squeak with Crispy Ham Shards Ah, bubble and squeak – the ultimate leftover food. Breathe new life into turkey from the day before with this method which finds cabbage, spuds, parma ham and poached eggs mixed together to create a fantastic brunch meal.
Creamy new potatoes Is it even a proper leftovers Boxing Day buffet if it doesn’t include a potato salad? This simple Creamy New Potato Salad recipe ensures yumminess every time with the help of crème fraiche, mayonnaise and beautiful salad potatoes.
‘Christmas Leftovers’ Jacket Potato This Jacket Potato recipe is great for getting through the brussel sprouts! Top them with crumbled blue cheese and enjoy
Brunches for the Crimbo Limbo
The betwixtmas period stretching from 26 December to New Year’s Eve is a strange time of indulging in pj wearing lazy mornings, brunching and not knowing what day it is.
Omelette For a quick, tasty brunch option is there much better than an omelette? A filling Potato and Mushroom Omelette is a twist on the classic recipe but still creamy, soft and delicious.
Potatoes with corned beef hash A traditional store cupboard staple, this Potatoes with Corned Beef Hash recipe is so satisfying and really easy to make. It’s also a recipe that can be easily modified to what you’ve got to hand.
Aussie Style Potato Scones If you caught the lockdown baking bug then these yummy potato scones are for you. We topped ours with avocado, chopped chilli and a poached egg.
Huevos Rancheros with potatoes Our version of the classic Mexican Huevos Rancheros breakfast. Made with potatoes, onion, garlic, sweetcorn, green chilli, chopped tomatoes, eggs and paprika. A hearty, and flavoursome way to start your day. Great served over freshly sliced and griddled bread.
Moreish snacks and sharing dishes
You’ve been through the TV mag and circled your Christmas shows, now chose the tastiest dishes to chill out with family in front of the telly with.
Spicy Homemade Potato Wedges Whether out the freezer or made yourself, potato wedges make for a moreish snack. In addition to the taste-good factor potatoes with skins are a natural source of fibre too. Check out our Mexican-Style Chilli Potato Wedges too if you fancy a full sharing dish.
Chickpea and potato masala The masala is a curry-lovers favourite and this is our delicious vegetarian version. Check out this warming and aromatic recipe, easy to make and cooks in 30 minutes.
Potato Cup Frittatas Twelve handy snack-sized potato cup frittatas – packed full of cheese, bacon and veg. Why not make a batch for some savoury treats during the week?
Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in red wine sauce Our super easy Patatas Bravas recipe serves 4 and is on your table (or lap) and ready to eat in 30 minutes.
New Year’s Eve Virtual Parties
Celebrate seeing in the New Year with a few drinks and delicious bites.
Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon These fantastic canape-style dishes are perfect nibbles. This method shows you how to arrange the ingredients in the best way possible in order to bring every bite to life. It features smoked salmon, horseradish and salmon caviar. Delicious!
Dhal Vada These crisp and golden spicy potato, lentil and chickpea nibbles are simple to make and simply moreish. Serve them with a mint chutney.
Greek-Style Potato and Chicken Filo Parcels These yummy Greek Style Potato and Chicken Filo Parcels are spiced with sumac and are a sensational party dish. Sprinkle with natural yogurt and pomegranate seeds for a great-looking (and great-tasting) extra-special finish.
Tornado Twister Potatoes Taking its origin from South Korean street food, give yourself a treat with these deliciously fun treats. Generously seasoned with paprika, oregano and chilli powder and served with zingy lime mayo.
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