The holiday season is around the corner, which means it's time to celebrate with those we love.

Be it Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or Christmas – or just because – explore all there is to know about mastering the perfect festive spread. From show-stopping protein and veg mains and quick-to-make hearty sides to delectable desserts and last-minute gift ideas, we've got everything you need to prep for an unforgettable feast – so, dust off your pots and pans and let's get cooking.

Spuds and stems: the overture

From fiery fritters and crispy roasted potatoes to shaved Brussel sprouts and char-grilled leeks, pick from our list of potato and veg entrées and sides so good your guests will forget there was a main awaiting its big reveal.

Cue the oohs and ahs

Start the dinner party with these tempting potato and veg entrées

To bird or not to bird

A turkey is typically the beating heart of holiday fare – but cooking it can surely be a daunting exploit for some of us. Whether you prefer your turkey stuffed, braised or dry-brined, our curated selection of recipes is here to demystify cooking a holiday big bird.

Pro tip: Short on time? Pressure cook the turkey legs for 30 minutes.


If you're not into turkey this year, you can turn lamb and roast beef into festive showstoppers with our it's-not-turkey-but-it's-still-delicious holiday recipes!

Not a fan of protein altogether? Our tried-and-true veggie mains recipes are as satisfying as they are succulent.

Protein and veg mains

There's something for everybody with our tantalising holiday mains

American

30 Mins Prep | 240 Mins Cook

Indian

20 Mins Prep | 35 Mins Cook

Mexican

60 Mins Prep | 120 Mins Cook

Mediterranean

30 Mins Prep | 120 Mins Cook

American

15 Mins Prep | 150 Mins Cook

British

35 Mins Prep | 120 Mins Cook

American

None Mins Prep | None Mins Cook

French

40 Mins Prep | 45 Mins Cook

American

30 Mins Prep | 45 Mins Cook

Tender, juicy, no-fuss

These oven-ready turkeys are all you need for a snazzy main course

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Jennie-O whole bird turkey 10-12lbs

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Jennie-O whole bird turkey 12-14lbs

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Jennie-O whole bird turkey 14-16lbs

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Tegel whole turkey tender basted 3.75kg

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Pro tip:

Before you go elbow deep in your holiday blowout, ready up on your pre-feast prep with our turkey trussing and carving guides.

Trussing a turkey: Learn the importance of trussing and how you can ensure your turkey cooks evenly with our easy-to-follow trussing guide.

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Carving a turkey: Make sure not one ounce of your juicy protein goes to waste with our six-step turkey carving how-to.

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Thanks for the butter

'Thanksgiving' is a compound word, so it's only fitting that we include a list of our favourite compound butter recipes to use in your cooking this year. Be it savoury, smoked or spiced, there’s no better way to enhance the flavour of your meal than with a well-crafted compound butter; it is effortless to make yet adds magnificent complexity to your dish that ties all the flavours together, making your holiday spread that much more special to bond over.

Butter it up

10-minute compound butter recipes that turn your meal into culinary masterpieces

Mediterranean

10 Mins Prep | 20 Mins Cook

French

10 Mins Prep | 0 Mins Cook

French

15 Mins Prep | 0 Mins Cook

The curtain call

Picture yourself after a delicious meal, slouching in your chair, cradling your food baby surrounded by your near and dear. Suddenly, your pupils dilate, nostrils flare, salivary glands activate, and belly magically starts to rumble again.

Dessert has entered the building. No matter what anyone says, there's always room for it, that perfect sweet ending to an already-perfect evening centred around food.

We've selected an ensemble of dessert recipes you can make to end the meal on a special note – gluten-free and vegan options included.


No time to make it? Take your pick from our holiday-worthy SpinneysFOOD ready-made cakes and cookies.

Sweet finale

Crème-de-la-crème holiday desserts

Mediterranean

20 Mins Prep | 5 Mins Cook

Italian

30 Mins Prep | 40 Mins Cook

American

15 Mins Prep | 50 Mins Cook

American

120 Mins Prep | 10 Mins Cook

Spanish

10 Mins Prep | 20 Mins Cook

French

40 Mins Prep | 45 Mins Cook

French

10 Mins Prep | 40 Mins Cook

A sippable celebration!

Run your own makeshift sober bar with our selection of pre-bottled drink alternatives. Toast and clink your loved ones with our free-from wines and beers that scream holiday bash.


Want to go the extra mile? Unleash your inner mixologist with our homemade mocktail recipes.

Pour it up

Pick up one of our on-the-fly guiltless beverages

Want to DIY?

Mix it up this year with our simple yet stunning mocktail recipes

Thai

5 Mins Prep | 5 Mins Cook

British

10 Mins Prep | 8 Mins Cook

Asian

5 Mins Prep | None Mins Cook

European

5 Mins Prep | None Mins Cook

Italian

5 Mins Prep | None Mins Cook

Don't go empty-handed

If you're invited to a holiday gettogether this year, our personalised gift hampers are the ideal special something to bring over with you. Each of them comes replete with a selection of the finest food and beverage goodies ranging from elderflower pressés and sparkling juice to savoury snacks and sweet nibbles.

Show them you care

Take an elegant ready-to-gift hamper to your dinner party

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Birthday hamper

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Afternoon tea hamper

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Picnic hamper

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Happy holidays!