Christmas dinner traybake

Love Christmas dinner, but only have a basic kitchen set-up? This Christmas dinner traybake is the recipe for you. Perfect for Friendmas and easy on the washing up, too!

For this recipe you will need a large, flat or low-sided baking tray measuring 40x30cm/16x12in (or larger) lined with non-stick baking paper.


For the turkey marinade

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp finely chopped thyme
  • 1 orange, zest and 1 tbsp juice only
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the meat

  • 8 x turkey breast fillet pieces, each weighing about 100g/3½oz
  • 8 chipolata sausages
  • 16 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the roast vegetables and stuffing

  • 500g/1lb 2oz roasting potatoes, peeled, cut into evenly sized chunks (about 5cm/1¾in across) and rinsed
  • 300g/10½oz carrots, peeled and cut into batons
  • 300g/10½oz parsnips, peeled and cut into batons
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 6 tbsp olive oil or duck or goose fat
  • 12 ready-made stuffing balls

For the sprouts

  • 200g/7oz small Brussels sprouts, sliced in half
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed to a paste with a little salt
  • 180g/6oz cooked, peeled chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter, at room temperature

To serve

  • cranberry sauce or jam
  • 400ml/14fl oz turkey gravy
Christmas dinner traybake

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