Cook the perfect Christmas dinner with Hello Fresh

Crispy roast chicken packed with sage and onion stuffing, served with roast potatoes so crispy, you hear a crunch every time someone bites into one. Honey-glazed parsnips, sliced carrots, diced swede, juicy petit pois and fresh sprouts. Not forgetting a golden brown Yorkshire pudding or two, and lashings of rich, meaty gravy. What does your perfect Christmas dinner look like?

When you’re busy preparing for Christmas, it can be easy to leave thinking about the Christmas dinner until the last minute, but as it’s one of the highlights of Christmas Day, it’s important to get it right.

Luckily, I don’t have to cook a Christmas dinner this year because I’ll be at my mum’s in Ross-on-Wye for Christmas. Aren’t mother’s Christmas dinners just the best?! This is one of my mum’s masterpieces.

Perfect Christmas Dinner

It was a similar story last year, when I spent Christmas day in Portugal with my best friend. We had a two-course Christmas dinner at Restaurante D. Henrique in Lagos, Algarve and shared starters of tuna carpaccio and salmon and swordfish duet, followed by a roast rack of lamb and a beef fillet steak. 

If you’ve been tasked with cooking Christmas dinner this year and haven’t even given any thought to what meat you’ll be serving, or what veggies you’ll be dishing up with it – let alone the sides and sauces – rest assured that Hello Fresh are here to save Christmas Day!

Hello Fresh understand how stressful it can be to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner, so they’ve created an Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide to help take the hassle out of it, so you can spend more time having fun with the family on Christmas Day!

The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide offers a step-by-step guide to cooking a festive feast for up to ten people and getting it on the table by 4pm, although if you’re cooking for less people or want to eat at a different time, you can adjust the measurements and timings. 

Roast potatoes on a chopping board

The guide includes a list of things to do on Christmas Eve to save time on Christmas Day, like peeling and chopping the veg, preparing the sauces and sides, and getting the pudding ready – including an all-important reminder to defrost the turkey!

Sprouts next to Hello Fresh's Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide

Wondering how to get your roasties golden brown and crispy, or which seasoning to use on the turkey? Perhaps you need a recipe that makes Brussels sprouts taste amazing? You’ll be pleased to know that Hello Fresh’s Ultimate Christmas Dinner guide includes secret recipes for popular dishes, guaranteed to get the whole family into the festive spirit. 

Christmas dinner table shot

Credit: Hello Fresh

Simply download Hello Fresh’s Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide, and you’ll be on your way to conquering Christmas dinner!

Let me know your tips for the perfect Christmas dinner in the comment box below.

How to make the perfect Christmas dinner with Hello Fresh
This post is in collaboration with Hello Fresh. 


  1. Jenni
    December 10, 2017 / 11:56 am

    My goodness the pic of your mums Christmas dinner looks good and how lovely to have spent Christmas in Portugal last year. I love Hello Fresh boxes and their recipes are usually really easy to follow. Thankfully I go to Mums for Christmas dinner so no cooking for me x

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:24 am

      It was lovely spending Christmas in Portugal, but it made me realise how much I appreciate spending Xmas at my Mum’s.

  2. December 10, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    OMG How amazing is this, please!! I’m a student and would hate having to buy everything so this seems like the perfect idea to not forget anything and secondly, to not waste anything by making too much – you’ve just given me the perfect idea! πŸ™‚

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:26 am

      I love Hello Fresh boxes, they are so handy. I can only imagine how much time they could help you save on Christmas Day!

  3. December 10, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I’m always hearing good things about Hello Fresh. It’s great they have a Christmas guide too.

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:25 am

      I love their recipe boxes – I have one arriving today, actually!

  4. December 10, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    It’s my first year cooking dinner so I’m totally worried (guide downloaded β€” thank you Hello Fresh!) Can I come to your Mums for dinner though and totally cop out instead? That looks LUSH! x

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Haha, she does do a tasty Christmas dinner! We’re not big on turkey, so we always have chicken.

  5. December 12, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    What a fantastic guide – I’ve signed up. I don’t really have any tips – we usually go to Steve’s parents for dinner, haha – so I get out of cooking!

    • December 12, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚ I’m lucky that I get to go to my mum’s πŸ˜€

  6. December 13, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Ooh this looks so good! Admittedly I am not the cook in our house, the wife is and we tend to have Turkey and all the trimmings.

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      Sounds delicious. I tend to prefer chicken; I find turkey a bit dry at times.

  7. December 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    This is such a perfect dinner recipe, Kacie. Christmas will be so much fun and awesome time of the year when accompanied with such kind of a dish! πŸ˜€

    • December 18, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Glad you liked it Agness πŸ™‚ And Merry Christmas to you!

  8. December 17, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    This looks just fantastic, I dont know the brand but all that food would be amazing for Christmas.

    • December 18, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      I love Hello Fresh, they do recipe boxes and they’re really good.

  9. December 18, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    This is SO helpful. I’m making a Christmas dinner for the first time this year and I’m nervous about it! xxx

    • December 19, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Aww, bless you. I hope Hello Fresh’s Guide will be useful for you!

  10. December 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I only ever hear good things about HelloFresh so i really should try one of their boxes…think it’s great they’ve put together a guide for preparing Christmas Dinner. I don’t have any of my own tips unfortunately as i go to my mum’s for Christmas every year so i’ve never had to cook it myself lol! xx

    • December 19, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      Lucky you! I am the same to be fair, but I do a mean roast dinner (if I do say so myself), so I don’t think I’d struggle with Christmas dinner.

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