Christmas is the perfect time to come together, celebrate with loved ones and enjoy some really good food. Whether you’re hosting the whole family for Christmas lunch with a Jewelled Stuffed British Bronze Turkey Crown, having friends over for nibbles and a Shimmering Salmon Mousse, or you want to enjoy mulled wine with a Crumble Mince Pie, we have everything to make your Christmas merry!
Our Christmas mains will take pride of place on your table, including traditional turkey to enjoy on Christmas Day and alternative centrepieces that will suit any occasion this festive season. With free-range British turkey, MSC-certified seafood that’s responsibly farmed and caught, and higher-welfare British beef with room to roam, you can be sure your produce has come from farmers we know and trust.
Partner & Executive Chef
“We know our customers spread their festive celebrations across a number of weeks – it’s no longer just about the big Christmas Day lunch. Our team has worked hard to develop showstopper mains that tick all the boxes for every occasion. Take the fuss out of Christmas carving with our Jewelled Stuffed Bronze Turkey Crown, delight your plant-based guests with our Ultimate Triple Nut Roast, and make our Old Fashioned Glazed Ham the star of your party spread. Whichever you choose, you can be sure it will be delicious!”
Tuck into our biggest ever plant-based Christmas at Waitrose – we’ve options for every dish, so you can create a whole menu. Highlights include our richly savoury Ultimate Triple Nut Roast made with sweet potato, lentils and chickpeas, and hand-finished with whole almonds, Brazil nuts and a glistening spiced clementine and apricot chutney glaze. Serve with our Fruity Stuffing Christmas Trees for a plant-based main course bursting with flavour.
Partner & Vegan Product Developer
“I love developing plant-based food as there are so many wonderful flavours and textures to incorporate. Our brand new Ultimate Triple Nut Roast is the perfect example of this. You discover something new in every mouthful – sweetness from the sweet potato, wholesome lentils and chickpeas, the chutney inside which delivers a fruity flavour bomb, and then there’s an earthy crunch from the whole almond and Brazil nuts. It’s truly a feast for the eyes and stomach that everybody will love.”
It’s time to party and we have a selection of savoury stars that take no time to prepare and will have your guests reaching for more. Look out for bitesized Feta Popcorn with Hot Honey, moreish Red Fox Welsh Rarebit Dip, and cocktail-inspired Old Fashioned Smoked Salmon – meaning you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen this Christmas. You’re welcome!
Add a touch of sparkle to your spread with our brand new Shimmering Salmon Mousse, made from MSC-certified Scottish smoked and poached salmon with a shimmering bronze lustre finish. Wow your guests with a large Waitrose Entertaining sharing centrepiece or make your Christmas Day starter one to remember with the smaller-scale version available in store. All of our salmon mousse is made using our salmon trim – another step in our mission to reduce food waste.
With over 20 new products across desserts and bakery for 2023, there are plenty of sweet treats to be enjoyed this Christmas, including a deer-licious sticky toffee pudding, a fabulously indulgent panettone, and a blonde chocolate bûche inspired by French patisseries. Which are you choosing first? It’s Christmas, after all!
Partner & Dessert Product Developer
“When creating desserts for Christmas, the team and I were so inspired by delicious trending flavours, as well as treats from French patisseries. The Golden Bûche de Noël showcases flavours of blonde chocolate, caramelised biscuit and salted caramel, making it truly decadent. We also wanted to bring an element of personalisation, so we’ve added a sugar sachet to each pack so that customers can bake their own sugar bark to decorate it with. I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!”
Christmas sandwiches are the best thing since sliced bread and we have three new additions gracing our festive fridges – Ham & Festive Slaw, Vegan Bubble & Squeak and Salt Beet & Emmental. Time to make lunch merry!