Two-tray Christmas dinner
Christmas lunch doesn't have to be complicated. This recipe shows you how to cook everything on oven trays – the turkey, golden roasties, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings – in just two hours
- Serves: 4 persons
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 2potatoes, cut into pieces
- 1thyme or rosemary sprig
- 1ready-stuffed or flavoured turkey breast
- 200g carrots and parsnips, cut into batons or chunks
- butternut squash slices
- 6pigs in blankets
- handful sprouts, quartered
- ready-made gravy
- bread sauce, to serve
Step 1Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the olive oil in a large oven tray. Put the potatoes in the tray and toss them around, then add a sprig of thyme or rosemary. Put the turkey breast in the centre of another tin and season the skin, then cover with foil. Put the trays in a oven for 40 mins.
Step 2Add the carrots and parsnips and some slices of butternut squash, along with a couple of knobs of butter to the turkey tray. Cook, covered, again for 20 mins.
Step 3Add the pigs in blankets and sprouts to the turkey tray and stir everything around. Cook both trays uncovered for 20 mins and then test the centre of the turkey to make sure it is cooked by piercing the thickest part of the breast with a skewer – the juices should run clear. Rest for 15 mins and then serve with your favourite ready-made gravy, bread sauce and any other accompaniments.