Christmas Potluck Menu Ideas

Christmas menu ideas
Christmas potluck menu ideas

With Christmas just days away we thought we’d put together a small collection of Christmas Potluck Menu Ideas to make your Christmas feast a winner. These are a few of our favourites recipes we love to put together for our loved ones at Christmas.

Delicious main meat courses and refreshing salads. Finish off with one, or two of our foolproof and mouth-watering desserts. Christmas potluck menu ideas has something for everyone!


Roasted Red Beet Salad With Yoghurt And Dill

Prep: 20 minutes | Total: 1 hour 20 minutes | Ingredients 11 | Servings 6

This beautiful Roasted Red Beet Salad With Yoghurt And Dill is a combination of roasted red beets (beetroot), cumin-infused oil, fresh dill, Spanish onions and preserved lemons finished with a perfectly simple, but oh so good yoghurt and tahini dressing. Sounds simple and it is, but that’s where the beauty lies…..everything is in perfect harmony.

 2 Bean and 2 Lime Salad

Prep: 15 minutes | Total 25 minutes | Ingredients 11 | Servings 6

We were thrilled to come across another Ottolenghi Flavour Bomb, yes that’s the way to describe his recipes. This 2 Bean and 2 Lime Salad really pack a punch. It’s refreshing,clean, vibrant with kaffir lime leaves and fresh lime juice, heady with mint and coriander, a smidge of garlic, a tickle of fresh green chillies, and popping with toasted black sesame seeds.

Ottolenghi Flavour combinations are a revelation and this 2 Bean and 2 Lime Salad doesn’t disappoint.

authentic thai beef salad

Prep: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 | Ingredients: 17 | Servings: 4 for a light meal or starter

Authentic Thai Beef Salad is one of the best salads going. Rare cooked beef combined with aromatic herbs and crisp salad ingredients dressed with a punchy, lime dressing topped with crispy fried shallots.

We were fortunate to be introduced to this salad whilst holidaying in Thailand, which is unbelievably tasty, super easy, and quick to make.

Red & Green Apple slaw

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Ingredients: 11 | Servings: 6 – 8

The beauty of preparing this Red & Green Apple Slaw ahead of time is you can have everything sliced a day or 2 ahead except for the apple and adding the lime juice to the dressing.


Festive Pineapple Glazed Ham with Candied Sweet Potatoes

Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes | Ingredients: 7 | Servings: 10

Festive Pineapple Glazed Ham is going to shine as the star of your Christmas table. You’ll be amazed how a few simple ingredients turn into the most delicious, sweet sticky glaze that pairs beautifully with ham.

Pineapple juice, sweet sherry, brown sugar, dijon mustard and powdered cloves combine to make this our most popular recipe to glaze a baked ham for the holidays for the past 25 years.

Baked Spiced Orange Glazed Ham - Easy

Prep: 45 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes | Ingredients: 12 | Servings: 16

Don’t be daunted by the thought of baking a whole ham as this Baked Spiced Orange Glazed Ham is not only easy, it looks spectacular and makes a sensational centrepiece. Oh, and did we mention it can be prepared ahead of time. What’s not to like!

Orange and Sage Stuffed Turkey Roll Recipe

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes | Ingredients: 7 | Servings: 4

Our Orange and Sage Stuffed Turkey Roll is the answer when you don’t want to roast a whole turkey. It’s moist, succulent, super flavourful, and an easy carve alternative.

Golden brown and perfumed with sage, garlic, orange zest, and lashing of butter bring it all together.

Orange and Maple Glazed Chicken

Prep: 15 minutes | total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Ingredients: 9 | Servings: 6

Succulent, Orange And Maple-Glazed Chicken is loaded with flavour. The breast stays gloriously moist under the bacon, which slowly bastes the breast and adds its smoky goodness to the meat and flavours the juices for an outstanding gravy.

When you’re looking for an impressive centrepiece for your meal, whether you’re using a whole chicken, whole turkey, turkey crown or turkey buffet. This really delivers big time!

Roast Lamb with Feta and Olive Dressing

Prep: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes | Ingredients: 19 | Servings: 4 – 6

Roast Lamb with Fetta and Olive Dressing is a Greek-inspired roast with a medley of traditional Greek flavours using garlic, oregano, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil.


Christmas Pavlova Wreath

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 Hour 50 minutes | Ingredients: 8 | Servings: 12 – 14

Christmas Pavlova Wreath is a knockout dessert finale for your Christmas feast. It has a crispy outer shell, and a soft marshmallow centre that is so light you’d think you were eating clouds. Topped off with freshly whipped cream and a summer’s bounty of fresh berries.

Upside Down Chocolate Crumble Tart

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 32 minutes + 8 hours refrigeration | Ingredients: 8 | Servings: 10 – 12

Upside Down Chocolate Crumble Tart is super easy. Chocolatey, luscious, creamy, smooth and ultra silky. It’s impressive and suggests a lot more time has gone into the making.

There’s no need to turn the oven on, and we love that!


Prep: 25 minutes | Total Time: 8 hours refrigeration | Ingredients: 10 | Servings: 12

No-Bake White Chocolate and Mango Cheesecake is a perfect summer dessert. Luscious mango, white chocolate, cream cheese, cream and scented with coconut and a little fresh lime juice.

There’s no turning the oven on to prepare this super smooth, mousse textured cheesecake, as it’s a no-bake cheesecake. Got to love that!

Chocolate Nemesis Cake

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes | Ingredients: 4 | Servings: 10 – 12

Chocolate Nemesis Cake is an ultra chocolatey, super smooth, chocolate mousse cake that you’d think you were eating a slice of chocolate heaven.

Using just four simple ingredients, it’s also flourless so it fits the bill for those that can’t eat gluten.

No Bake Lemon Posset Tart

Prep: 30 | Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes | Ingredients: 7 | Servings: 12

No-Bake Lemon Posset Tart might just be the simplest, most delectable lemon dessert you’ll ever make. Our tart is a combination of sweet ginger biscuit crumb base and a silky smooth lemon filling.

It requires no eggs, flour, or even gelatine to set. Just 5 simple ingredients and no baking is required.


Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours | Ingredients: 16 | Servings: 12

Perfect for the holiday season this Pumpkin Spice Roulade Cake is going to leave your family and guests begging for more. Scented with spices and filled with a homemade cream cheese frosting the moist pumpkin sponge is then finished by rolling in toasted pecans.

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