Christmas feasts

Neil Perry's roast turkey with ricotta stuffing.
Neil Perry's roast turkey with ricotta stuffing.

A Christmas feast in Australia can be traditional or lean towards the unconventional.

Whatever your approach, we have the recipes and tips to help you plan your feast.

Here you'll find recipes for nibbles, main courses with all the trimmings, and desserts both hot and cold. Plus what to drink with each course, and some tips from the experts too.

Merry Christmas and happy eating!

Recipes, tips and more

Last-minute spiced Christmas pudding.

Karen Martini's last-minute Christmas pudding

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Plum pudding trifle

Plum pudding trifle

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Difficult

Dan Lepard

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Emiko Davies' raspberry swirl pavlova

Raspberry swirl pavlova with rose-scented berries and pistachio

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Emiko Davies

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
Neil Perry's cassata.

Cassata with sponge, ricotta filling and marzipan

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Barbecued chicken with salsa verde.

Barbecued chicken with salsa verde

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Baked ham with Guinness, mustard and marmalade glaze.

Baked ham with spiced Guinness, mustard and marmalade glaze

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Seared ocean trout with grilled cos lettuce and salsa verde

Seared ocean trout with grilled cos lettuce, peas and salsa verde

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Scampi crudo with orange, pistachio and mint.

Scampi crudo with orange, pistachio and mint

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Neil Perry's summer pudding.

Summer pudding

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (29)
Glazed Christmas ham.

Soy and citrus glazed baked ham

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Cabbage and parmesan salad.

Cabbage and parmesan salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Neil Perry's roast turkey.

Roast turkey with ricotta stuffing

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Christmas Mule. Karen Martini CHRISTMAS recipes for Epicure and Good Food.

Christmas mule

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Baked organic ham with cumquat marmalade glaze and allspice pineapple, shown with horseradish potatoes and grilled asparagus with sorrel and shaved black Australian truffle, and King prawn and Quinoa salad with pistachio and mint. Karen Martini CHRISTMAS recipes for Epicure and Good Food.

Baked ham with cumquat marmalade glaze and spiced pineapple

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Christmas Ham Glaze

Christmas ham glaze

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Crispy potatoes with capsicum.

Crispy potatoes with capsicum

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Roast turkey roll with Chinese pork and prawn stuffing.

Roast turkey roll with Chinese pork and prawn stuffing

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Roasted stuffed ocean trout.

Roasted ocean trout with sultana and pine nut stuffing

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Seafood platter.

Seafood platter

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Prawn salad with asparagus and mango.

Prawn salad with asparagus and mango

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Eggnog panna cotta with frosted berries

Eggnog panna cotta with frosted berries

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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Steamed christmas pudding

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Ice-cream puddings with star fruit and strawberry flakes.

Ice-cream puddings with star fruit and strawberry flakes

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Spiced nuts

Spiced nuts

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Christmas trifle

Christmas trifle

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Vanillekipferl Christmas biscuits.

Vanillekipferl

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Italian Christmas strudel with figs and nuts.

Italian Christmas strudel

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)