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Need last-minute Christmas food ideas? Read this.

Festive food planning just got way easier, thanks to these last-minute Christmas recipes that taste as good as they look.

Need last-minute Christmas food ideas? Read this.

Our ultimate last minute Christmas menu

So time is a’tickin’, and the 25th is edging nearer and nearer. If you haven’t worked out what’s for eats on Chrissy day, then don’t worry – we have your back. Here’s our take on a no-fuss, last-minute menu of Christmas food that’s easy, epic and uses minimum ingredients.

Honey Soy Butterflied Chicken

Honey Soy Butterflied Chicken

If you’re planning on firing up the barbecue this Christmas like we do Down Under, then this recipe is definitely going to the top of your list. There are only four ingredients involved – and half of them are just for the garnish! Yep, our Honey Soy Butterflied Chicken is completely fuss-free. (Can’t find Marion’s Honey Soy Garlic marinade in stores where you live? Get the recipe here.)

Epic Korean Potato Salad

Epic Korean Potato Salad

Ok, so you’ve got the charry chicken sitch going on. But what to pair it with? This: it’s an Epic Korean Potato Salad, full of crunchy cabbage, sweet apple and creamy potato. Just the freshness you need to cut through the savoury action. Oh, wait: did we mention there’s crispy bacon and hard-boiled eggs involved, too?

Roasted Sweet Potato and Mint Salad with Vietnamese Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato and Mint Salad with Vietnamese Dressing

Sweet potato gives a mellow earthiness to this salad, and the pops of mint bring herbaceous freshness and zing to every mouthful. Paired with the tangy Vietnamese dressing and it’s a knockout side dish.

Sticky Chilli Ginger Ham

Sticky Chilli Ginger Ham

Is there anything more traditional than a Christmas ham (other than turkey, that is!)? This Sticky Chilli Ginger Ham version is fuss-free, thanks to my ready-made, all-natural marinade. Moreish, sweet and with a mild chilli kick, this festive essential will go down a treat.

Creamy Roasted Potato and Bacon Salad with Miso Dressing

Creamy Roasted Potato and Bacon Salad with Miso Dressing

Think potato salad is gluggy, bland and boring? Then think again, because this version is amazingly savoury, and the bacon takes it beyond basic. Honestly, this is one salad you’ll be craving year-round.

3-ingredient Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwich

3-ingredient Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwich

Want to know the three little words that send us weak at the knees? Three-ingredient recipe. This decadent, eat-with-your-hands Black Forest Ice-cream Sandwich uses only store-bought elements, so it couldn’t be easier to pull together when the sweet tooth starts tingling. What’s great is once you’ve mastered the method of this Christmas dessert, you can totally play around with each of the components to mix up the flavours.

Easy Boozy Black Forest Trifle

Easy Boozy Black Forest Trifle

Trifles are a joyous spectacle come Christmas time and are a most-welcome retro comeback. And this one is strictly adults-only, thanks to a generous touch of spiced rum. Sorry, kids!

Like these last minute Christmas food ideas? Stay tuned for more easy recipes, or check out our Very Merry Christmas video for an awesome crispy crackling roast pork and decadent stuffing fix…

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