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16 no-fuss shortcuts for your Christmas table

Put these great products on your shopping list for an easy and stress-free Christmas.

For take-it-easy seafood, pick up Coles Raw Garlic Prawn Skewers or Sweet Chilli Prawn Skewers. All they need is 2 minutes each side on a hot chargrill, then you can pop them on a platter with lemon or lime wedges and basil leaves.

  1. Not everyone has time to make sausage rolls from scratch, so here’s a handy shortcut to this finger food favourite. Coles Hand Rolled Sausage Rolls have delicious flaky pastry and a great-tasting filling.

  2. Coles Crackling Ham was a hit last Christmas and this year it’s also an award-winner, coming top in the Meal Solution - Cook At Home category in the Product of the Year 2020 Awards*. Just cook following packet directions and enjoy delicious ham with crispy crackling – it’s easy to carve too.

    *Survey of 10,000 people by Nielsen.

  3. Love turkey at Christmas? New Coles Easy Carve RSPCA Approved Turkey Breast Roast with Prune & Macadamia Stuffing makes this festive favourite a breeze to serve. The handy Aussie-made roast comes stuffed and ready to cook. We love it with roasted Dutch or baby carrots, goat’s cheese, coriander sprigs and pistachios.

  4. Aussie lamb lovers – your festive feast is sorted with new Coles Australian Butterflied Lamb Leg with Pomegranate & Rosemary Marinade. You barely need to do any prep, so simply get it in the oven to enjoy tender Aussie lamb with a caramelised crust. It’s great with roasted pumpkin wedges, baby rocket leaves, goat’s cheese, pomegranate seeds and pepitas.

  5. Here’s an easy way to add a vegetarian main to your Christmas menu – just grab the new Coles Pumpkin, Fetta & Cranberry Parcel. It comes in a pack of two, ready to bake until golden and puffed for a meat-free, fuss-free main dish.

  6. Finding a vegan main can be a challenge, but everyone can tuck into a hearty dinner with Coles Plant Based Christmas Roast with Sweet Chutney 800g. The meat-free roast is lightly seasoned with mixed herbs and has a tomato and rosemary chutney.

  7. Don’t stress when you’re been asked to bring a salad to the feast – Coles has a great range of salad kits that have everything you need in the bag, ready to toss and serve. Our crowd-pleasing pick is the great-value Coles Family Coleslaw Kit – it comes with crunchy noodles and a tangy lime dressing.

  8. A show-stopping pav is a festive must-have and Coles Pavlova 500g makes a perfect base. It’s made in Australia and has a crisp outside with a fluffy marshmallow middle. Top with cream and berries for a classic finish.

  9. New Coles Finest Luxury Chocolate Raspberry & Prosecco Sponge Pudding 550g will impress everyone. The rich chocolate sponge is covered in rose gold shimmer glitter and comes with an irresistible sauce to pour over.

  10. Give your guests a spectacular treat with new Coles Finest Luxury Chocolate Melting Pudding 550g. It’s an indulgent choc sponge hidden under a hand-decorated golden chocolate dome. Heat the toffee sauce included and pour over to watch the magic happen.

  11. Share a plate of festive mini puddings – Coles Belgian Chocolate Mini Puddings and Salted Caramel Mini Puddings come in packs of 9 and are simple to heat and serve. Top with whipped cream or add a homemade touch with a DIY coffee syrup – cook 1 tsp instant coffee, ¼ cup (55g) brown sugar and 1/3 cup (80ml) water in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup thickens, then cool before drizzling.

  12. Need a zero-stress solution for gluten-free guests? Grab a Coles Gluten Free Christmas Pudding. Ready to heat and serve, the authentic pud has juicy vine fruits and a hint of cider and rum.

  13. It’s easy to create this Candy Cane Layer Cake with 2 Coles Make At Home White Mud Cakes – here’s what to do. Cut ten 4cm-wide strips from baking paper. Process broken candy canes in a food processor until crushed. Place 1 cake on a serving plate. Cover with bought vanilla frosting. Top with remaining cake. Cover top and side with more frosting. Smooth the surface. Chill for 30 mins. Arrange baking paper vertically around side of cake at even intervals. Press crushed candy cane onto side and top of cake. Remove paper. Top with assorted chocolates, raspberry macarons and extra candy canes.

  14. Grab a 1kg Coles Build Your Own Gingerbread House Kit from Coles Bakery from Coles Bakery, then try this clever festive idea. Assemble the house using some of the royal icing from the kit following packet directions. Use the remaining icing to decorate the house with lollies from the kit, plus any extra sweets you like.

  15. Get into the festive spirit with new Coles Finest Sloe Gin Fruit Mince Pies. The hard-to-resist pies feature citrus-infused fruit mince in all-butter shortcrust pastry. They’re sprinkled with sugar for the perfect finish.