We're continuing our Christmas Countdown with a fifth week of treats. Be sure to keep checking back as we add more and more fun and festive recipes to enjoy.

Parmesan Crusted Sprouts

Thanks to @the_mothercooker for this delicious recipe. 

Serves 4 people | Time: 30 mins


  • 500g sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 125ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 tsp plain flour or cornstarch
  • 50g grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Grating of fresh nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper

Crumb topping:

  • 25g stale breadcrumbs
  • 25g grated parmesan cheese


  1. Add sprouts to an ovenproof pan with 2 tbsp olive oil and the garlic and cook until tender (about 5-8 mins). Season with salt and pepper, then remove sprouts from the pan and set aside.
  2. To the pan add 2 tbsp butter, allow to melt and add the flour, stir until a paste forms. Add veg stock slowly, then repeat with the cream.
  3. Constantly mixing until it forms a thick sauce.
  4. Add the sprouts back in and grate in a good helping of fresh nutmeg, mix to combine and coat
  5. Finally, add breadcrumbs and 25g of parmesan to the top and pop in the oven for 5 minutes until golden.

Spiced Red Cabbage

Thank you to @the_mothercooker for another tasty dish!

Serves 4-6 people | Time: 50 mins


  • 650g red cabbage, sliced very thinly
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 and a half tsp allspice
  • 1 small brown onion, thinly sliced
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 150ml red wine or red wine vinegar
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise


  1. Add thinly sliced cabbage and onion to a large pan with 1 tbsp oil and allspice, cook on a medium heat for 5-8 minutes until wilted and softening.
  2. Next add orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, star anise, red wine and sugar. Stir to combine, lower heat to low and cover pan with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and cook for a further 20 mins on a medium heat until all liquid has evaporated and you are left with a sticky sauce.

Festive Brunch Recipe

A deliciously festive dish from @imtheonewhocooks


Serves: 1 | Time: 35 mins


  • 3 Morrisons The Best Cumberland Sausages
  • 3 rashers of Morrisons The Best streaky bacon
  • 1 large baking potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 stick of black pudding 
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely sliced (with seeds or deseeded depending on spice level)
  • 1/4 jar of Morrisons The Best cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 tsp allspice 
  • 50-75ml olive oil, for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 190°c
  2. Wrap the sausages in the bacon in a spiral motion.
  3. Grate the potato and into a clean tea towel to squeeze out all the moisture. Place the potato in a bowl, season to taste, add 1 egg, crumble in the black pudding and mix it through well until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Add your sausages to the oven on a baking tray with greaseproof paper to stop the bacon sticking and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  5. In a pan on medium-high heat, add olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Shape the potato in your hands into a patty shape and add to the pan carefully. Cook for 3 minutes each side or until evenly golden brown. Then add to the tray with the sausages and cook until the sausages are cooked in the middle, or for 15 minutes.
  6. In a small pan, heat a little olive oil on a medium heat and add the chillis. Cook for 5-8 minutes until the chillies are cooked and tender.
  7. Then leave to one side. Add some boiling hot water and then the cranberry sauce, along with allspice, carefully mix for a few minutes until the sauce becomes loose.
  8. In a frying pan, heat some oil on a medium heat, when you can feel the heat from the oil with your palm over the oil, add the egg and turn off the heat. Cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove sausages and rosti from the oven, add to the plate, place the egg on the rosti, spoon over the chilli cranberry sauce over the giant pigs in blanket and enjoy.

Leftover Panettone Pancakes 


Serves 4 | Time: 20 mins


  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 160g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150ml milk
  • Handful of diced raisins
  • 60g leftover panettone, roughly chopped
  • Butter, for the pan

Optional decoration:

  • Handful crushed almonds
  • Drizzle of maple syrup


  1. Add the caster sugar, orange zest and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and sift in the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and mix together.
  2. Create a well in the centre, crack in the eggs, add the vanilla extract and pour in the milk. Using a fork, begin whisking together in small circular motions, gradually incorporating the dry mixture until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Fold through the raisins and panettone and set aside. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. Allow to melt and add a ladle of batter to the centre of the pan. Once the top of the pancake begins to bubble it is ready to flip. Cook for a minute or two on the second side and set aside. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  4. Stack your pancakes and drizzle with maple syrup and crushed almonds. Perfect Boxing Day breakfast.

Festive Rolls Recipe

Another delicious festive recipe, thanks to @chloemilb for this tasty treat!

Serves 10-12 | Time: 40 mins



  • 350g leftover turkey, finely chopped
  • 250g leftover stuffing
  • 180g leftover cranberry sauce, strained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 375g puff pastry
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 100g leftover cheddar/blue cheese (optional)
  • Seasoning, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  2. Mix the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, garlic and onion powder in a mixing bowl.
  3. Roll out the pastry into a 70x20cm rectangle and place the meat mixture in a sausage shape along the centre, working lengthways.
  4. Sprinkle a little cheese over your filling if desired.
  5. Brush the exposed pastry with egg wash and pull one of the long sides of the pastry over to meet the other. Keep the pastry tight to the meat so that there are no air holes and enclose around the sausage. Press the edges together with a fork. If you are wanting to freeze for a later date simply cut into 10cm pieces and pop in the freezer in an air-tight container. You can then egg wash before cooking from frozen, just allow an extra 10 minutes cooking time.
  6. If cooking immediately, brush the whole roll with egg yolk and leave to dry for 10 mins. Egg wash again and cut into 10cm pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste and bake on a lined tray for 20 minutes. The perfect festive snack or party food for your Boxing Day buffet.

Leftover Turkey Enchiladas 

Serves 4-6 | Time: 40 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chipotle paste
  • Morrisons mild enchilada kit
  • 240g black beans, drained
  • 200g grated cheddar
  • 350g leftover turkey, shredded into bite-sized chunks
  • Handful of nachos, crushed
  • Sour cream

Optional serving suggestions:

  • Guacamole
  • Refried beans
  • Salsa
  • Handful jalapenos


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, 400°F.
  2. Add your oil to a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and fry for 1 min, followed by the onion and fry for 3 mins until translucent.
  3. Add the chipotle paste followed by the sachet of seasoning and 1 sachet of tomato sauce from the enchilada kit and the drained black beans.
  4. Season and add 150ml-200ml of water, stir and simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Stir through 100g of cheddar and all the turkey, season and heat for a further few minutes.
  6. To assemble, take the tortillas and spoon the filling down the middle of each one. Roll them up and place them seam side down into a lightly greased oven dish.
  7. Spoon over the remaining tomato sachet, sprinkle with cheese, add crushed nachos and dollop with sour cream. Place in the oven for 15-20 mins, then tuck in and enjoy.

Trio of New Year Nibbles Recipes

Thanks to @whatwillycook for this delicious array of New Year nibbles ideas.

Makes 10 portions | Time: 25-30mins


Best Pigs In Blankets with Cranberry Mayo


  • 1 pack small, raw, cocktail sausages
  • 1 pack unsmoked streaky bacon
  • ½ tsp of honey, per pig in a blanket
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 2 tbsps cranberry sauce


1. Wrap all of your little sausages in half a piece of streaky bacon split longways. Wrap around and then back over the first wrap to secure everything. Repeat and place on a tray with tin foil on until you've got as many as you need.

2. Splodge about half a teaspoon of honey onto your pigs in blanket and roll around so that everything is nicely covered.

3. Stick in a preheated oven at 180ºC for about 20 minutes.

4. Mix your mayo and cranberry sauce and use for a dip.

Cheddar and Chutney Bites


  • 30cm x 30cm square ready-roll puff pastry
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • as much of your favourite chutney that covers the pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  • Flour, for dusting


1. Flour a surface and cut a square of ready-roll puff pastry. Spread with chutney using a spatula. Grate over as much cheese as you want.

2. Roll up like a yule log and slice into little spirals. Place on a piece of baking paper on a tray, wash with a little whisked egg, and bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC in a preheated oven.

3. Slice into little bite size bits and enjoy!

Smoked Salmon Blinis


  • 100g self raising flour
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Bunch of chives
  • 200g smoked salmon
  • Dill, for topping
  • Black pepper
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 150g cream cheese


1. Mix lemon juice, black pepper and cream cheese together so that your topping is ready.

2. Place your flour in a bowl and make a well. Whisk in milk and egg until you have a thick, smooth batter. Chop chives finely and whisk those in as well.

3. Using a non stick pan that you've gotten nice and hot, add little spoonfuls of batter to cook. They should bubble up a little bit at the top and only need about half a minute on each side, or cook until nicely browned and set aside on a plate. If your non stick pan is a bit rubbish a little butter is perfect for these.

4. Slap your creamy, lemony cheese on your blini, add a little bit of salmon, top with black pepper and dill. Enjoy the most delightfully fancy blinis.