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7 Last Minute Recipes If You Forgot To Plan Ahead

December 20, 2017

Your Mum/Dad/Aunty/Brother just called to ask what you’re bringing to Christmas lunch and, embarrassingly for you, the answer was: um.

If you’re rostered to bring a dish but you totally forgot, then we’ve got 7 last minute Christmas recipes that’ll win over your family and friends. No one needs to know that you were totally unprepared.

Prosciutto Rolls with Goats Cheese

Photo from iowagirleats.com

Photo from iowagirleats.com

Combine two very good things. Place on a  plate. Serve. (Ok, they’re not the only two ingredients in the recipe above, but you get the gist).

Tomato Salad

Photo from gourmettraveller.com.au

Photo from gourmettraveller.com.au

Did someone lump you with salad duty? Well, you’ll show them. This extremely easy, very summer-appropriate salad is (a) simple, (b) tasty, and (c) nailing that Christmas look.

Grizzly Bear Pie

Photo via saveur.com/

Photo from saveur.com

Pro tip: buy a pre-made pie shell. The rest is magic.

Roast Potato Salad with Bacon

Photo from traceysculinaryadventures.com

Photo from traceysculinaryadventures.com

Potato salad? Meh. Roast potato salad? All new heights of winning. Sometimes the best last minute Christmas recipes are also the simplest.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Photo from goodlifeeats.com

Photo from goodlifeeats.com

Please the vegetarians and impress everyone else. This one’s easy peasy and also super tasty. Downside? It’s less of a dish and more of a snack, but if you’re bringing “nibbles” then here’s your winner.

White Chocolate and Oreo Bark

Photo and recipe from kitchentreaty.com

Photo and recipe from kitchentreaty.com … but swap that vegetable shortening for white chocolate with a pinch of salt!

Scheduled on for dessert? Pour lightly salted white chocolate over roughly crushed Oreos and BAM, you’ve got a Christmas sweet thing that’s completely on trend.

Mini Sausage Rolls

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Yeah, yeah, the 80s called and they want their party pies back. But just before you dismiss these off hand, take a moment to consider that everyone loves a classic. Plus, it’s a chance to use your fancy napkins. And if you click on the photo you’ll discover a recipe suited to gourmet cheats…!