‘Tis the season of gift-giving, family gatherings and, of course, festive feasts! But for those that want to mix up what they serve at the table – or maybe even take the menu up a notch, this list is for you.

From winning meals to elegant desserts, try some of our favourite Christmas recipes to ensure your guests leave with full hearts and fuller bellies!

Avocado, garlic and cheese pull-apart bread

Pull-aparts are the perfect dish to pass around to sate people’s appetites before the big meal – and with avocado and garlic this is sure to get your guests’ tastebuds buzzing! Get the recipe.

Chicken puttanesca

This simple oven-bake meal is perfect for big gatherings, and it can be made in 3 easy steps! Get the recipe.

Christmas turkey with chorizo stuffing

Christmas Day needs a roast bird. With this recipe you can have it with stuffing, just like you love and remember, but with none of the guilt. Yum! Get the recipe.

Christmas pavlova

Pavlova has the reputation of being difficult to master, but as long as you have time and patience, this dessert will dazzle your guests. Get the recipe.

BBQ char siu pork

If you’ve got barbecue fans coming over for the holidays, be sure to try this delicious combination of flavours crowned by boneless pork spare ribs. Get the recipe.

Gingerbread family biscuits

There is something very irresistible about gingerbread folk. Their wry little smiles and catch me if you can demeanour brings a smile to your face whatever your age. Better still, they keep grandkids entertained for hours! Get the recipe.

Mango cheesecake slice

This tropical cheesecake is the perfect refresher after a hearty feast, and the delicious mango topping brings out the best in Aussie produce. Get the recipe.

Prawn salad with nuoc cham

This light salad is perfect on a scorching Australian Christmas – delicious fresh prawns served with a fragrant, spicy sauce. Get the recipe.

Grilled flounder and tomatoes

If you’re after a dish that requires minimal effort, then this is your go-to recipe! It’s super simple to make, and the herbs and spices added to the fish bring out such succulent flavours. Get the recipe.

Roast lamb with stuffing

The beautiful stuffing takes this traditional meal to a whole new level, making it extra special for a special end of year occasion. It’s all in the preparation, and then you can relax with your guests while it is cooking! Get the recipe.

Mini fruit tartlets

These fruit tartlets are perfect to serve with beautiful fresh berries for a nice, easy dessert. Get the recipe.

Kale, feta and pumpkin pie

Need to cater to some vegetarian friends but don’t want them stuck with only a salad? This oven baked delight is too easy! Get the recipe.

BBQ rack of lamb with mango chilli lime salad

If you’re having a Chrissy barbecue make sure to try this recipe – the fresh salad pairs beautifully with the tender, juicy lamb. Get the recipe.