New Years Recipe Ideas

new years recipe ideas

Just because there are no big New Year’s Eve events this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate New Year in style.

Get festive at home, with a New Year’s Eve buffet and New Year’s Day dinner to get your taste buds tingling as we step into 2021. 

Whether you’re a lover of all things finger-food or enjoy a big family roast, we’ve put together this list of some of our favourite new year’s meal and recipe ideas for you to cook up this New Year.


There’s nothing like a delicious buffet spread out for the family on New Year’s Eve, and this year is a good time to make it that extra bit special.

From sweet treats to mouth-watering savouries, here are our favourites homemade snacks for welcoming in the new year:

Sausage rolls – Make your sausage rolls with a sausage of your choice, allowing you to really up the sausage roll game. Opt for a chorizo sausage for spicy flavour or stick with more traditional sausages.

Sandwich station – Offer the option to make your sandwiches with ingredients such as ham and cheese from Tom Hixson’s deli counter.

Chicken skewers – Serve chicken, peppers and any other veg of your choice on skewers. For a veggie option, swap for some potato!

Pizza pinwheels – Ideal for kids and a good veggie option, pizza pinwheels are easy to make with puff pastry! You can always add some ham if you fancy.

Bacon and cheese topped nachos – Top nachos with bacon, cheese, guacamole and salsa for a quick nacho dish

Trifle – Go retro with your favourite trifle recipe for an instant pleaser.

Chocolate brownies – Perfect finger-food dessert, whip out your favourite chocolate brownies recipe.


Some see New Year’s food to be similar to what’s eaten on Christmas day, while some take New Year as a chance to try something new.

Whatever you enjoy on New Year’s Day, here are some of our favourite dishes to inspire you:

Turkey salad – A good way to use up any of the leftover turkey from Christmas, turkey salad is healthy and tasty!

Pulled pork – A family favourite, pulled pork can be eaten in anything from burgers to wraps, and can be saved for leftover sandwiches at the end.

Beef – Choose from your favourite cuts of beef and serve with potatoes and vegetables. Whether you prefer Wagyu steak or sirloin steak, there’s a wide variety of beef to choose from, including plenty of roasting beef.

Whole chicken – Stuff with lemon halves before roasting, and roast carrots and parsnips in the same dish.

Roast pork – Serve with sage & onion stuffing, baked apples and roast potatoes for real wintertime flavours.

Squash and butter bean pie – Fill with herbs and serve as the ideal vegetarian option this New Year’s Day.

However you celebrate New Year this year, make it one to remember with a wide range of tasty dishes made with premium quality meat delivered directly to your doorstep from Tom Hixson of Smithfield. 

Browse our full range of beefporkchicken and more today, and have a very happy New Year from all at Tom Hixson of Smithfield!

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