Christmas meal ideas to feed the masses

Feed your friends, family and neighbours without getting in a flap this Christmas with these crowd-pleasing recipes.

There really are no rules when it comes to preparing a delicious Christmas spread. They're as varied and unique as the families themselves. The only thing that matters, is there is something for everyone to enjoy. When it comes to feeding the masses, it helps to have a few quick and easy meal ideas tucked up your sleeve. Here's a few to get you started.

Christmas hams have long been a tradition at most Kiwi Christmas celebrations. They make a stellar piece on the Christmas table and go the extra mile for leftovers the following week. And when you're feeding a small crowd, they can really go the distance. Our Maple, Orange and Mustard Glazed Ham will go down a treat this Christmas, whether you're feeding a family of two or an army of forty. To check out our video on how to carve your ham or turkey, click here.

When you're looking to stray from the classic ham or turkey this Christmas, try our Oven-baked Salmon with Salsa-verde. It's a light fresh option, and will keep the punters happy. Top it with a salsa-verde for a little added kick or slice over fresh lemon and cherry tomatoes. Salmon is a great option at Christmas, serve it with a fresh salad and a few baby potatoes and you're on your way to starting your day right.

When you're looking for an option to feed the masses and you've left things to the last minute, try our Honey Mustard glazed kumara. It's delicious and takes next to no time to prepare! Try throwing it on the Barbie the next morning for delicious, crispy roasties.

Potatoes. What's not to love? Our Warm Potato and Broad Bean Salad with Feta and Bacon is one of those dishes that you won't be able to get enough of. It's quick and easy to whip up and will feed the masses. And with the added broad beans, you'll get that extra protein boost without even knowing. It makes for the perfect side dish, or eat it on its own. You won't be able to stop yourself.