Cook Your Own Donna Hay Christmas Feast

If you love Donna Hay, go all out this Christmas with a three-course Donna dining experience!

Mix and match these amazing recipes to create your ideal Donna-themed Christmas feast.

We've compiled three courses, three ways, with delicious recipes all from the brilliant Donna Hay.

Entrees:

If you're making a roast chicken or turkey, this entree can help kill two birds with one stone. Either follow Donna's bread stuffing mixture, or improvise around these savoury mini pastry treats with your own stuffing recipe.

Prawns have become a staple of the Aussie Christmas. If you're having people over for Christmas lunch, try serving these delightful tiny prawn burgers.

Chicken wings are always a crowd favourite, whether it's Christmas or not! Instead of buying a pre-packaged marinade, go with Donna's easy recipe. 

Mains:

A big leg of ham is often a central part of the Christmas feast. If you prefer cooked over cold cuts, don't go past Donna's easy glaze.

Christmas tends to get in the way of many well-intended health kicks. However, with Donna's poached turkey, you can still enjoy a hearty Christmas meal that isn't as heavy as a roast or BBQ. 

Cooking for a large group of people can be hectic. With a slow roast, you can pop it in the oven or slow-cooker and enjoy the rest of your day with your loved ones.

Desserts:

Trifle is another Christmas tradition, with many having their own favourite recipes. In true Donna style, this recipe is simple, sticking to a time-and-tested combination of raspberry and white chocolate, topped with a delicious vanilla bean mascarpone. 

Both a decoration and a tasty treat, this Gingerbread garland is a great, light finish to a heavy Christmas feast. 

If dessert is your favourite part of a Christmas meal, dive into a decadent tart with everyone's favourite on-trend flavour: salted caramel.

Sides:

Chances are, you didn't need us to tell you to put some form of potato with your Christmas roast! However, Donna definitely knows a thing or two about making them extra crispy!

A simple side salad to appeal to broad tastes. This is the kind of simple but sophisticated side you would see on a restaurant menu.

Iceberg lettuce is having a bit of a renaissance, replacing rocket and radicchio as the trendy salad leaf. But we all know a good salad comes down to the dressing, and this buttermilk, mustard and balsamic mixture is the perfect touch.

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