Marks & Spencer is focusing on the classics this festive season.

“There is a growing sense of nostalgia this Christmas – meaning the perfect, traditional, pudding, pie or poultry is more important than ever,” says James Newton Brown, head of fresh product development at M&S Food. 

The jewel in Sparks’ collection is its Slow Cooked Turkey Crown, which it says cooks in just over an hour to allow customers to spend more time with family at Christmas. There are another 13 pre-slow cooked options from which to choose


Collection Slow Cooked Turkey Crown with Bacon & Stuffing

100822_M_SCFTO22_Reshoots_Slow Cooked Turkey Crown

£57.50-£74.95, 2.3kg-2.99kg (serves 6-8) or £75-£95, 3kg-3.8kg (serves 10-12)

The slow-cooked British Oakham Turkey Crown is stuffed with pork and cranberry stuffing, wrapped in dry cured bacon and served with turkey gravy. Arrives in store 1 December.


Collection Rustic Potato, Caramelised Onion & Brie Pie

Brie & Cranberry Pie Phase 7 2022 JL copy


Layers of French brie and skin-on potatoes enrobed in a caramelised onion, garlic, and mature cheddar cheese cream sauce, topped with butter shortcrust puff pastry. Lands in stores 18 December.


Layered Christmas Turkey Pie

Turkey Christmas Pie Phase8 2021 JL


Layers of Oakham turkey, sweet cranberry sauce, pork, leek & sage stuffing and rich turkey gravy, encased in a hot water crust pastry and topped with buttery puff pastry. Cooks straight from frozen.


British Oakham Turkey Breast Joint

290620_M_S_CFTO20_035_British Oakham Stuffed turkey Breast joint


British Oakham boneless turkey breast that serves six to eight people, basted with turkey stock and garnished with a sprig of rosemary.


Veggie and Vegan

Plant Kitchen Stuffed Vegan Turkey Joint

Vegan turkey roll cut out_UC356404


A vegan and gluten-free pea protein joint filled with a butternut squash, sweet cranberry and apple stuffing. In stores on 18 December.


Plant Kitchen Butternut, Almond & Pecan Nut Roast

PK Butternut Almond & Pecan Nut Roast 660532 kt


This roasted butternut squash, bulgur wheat and cannellini beans nut roast is filled with dried apricots, almonds, sweetened dried cranberries and pecan nuts with a sachet of red wine and thyme gravy.


Plant Kitchen Mince Pies

MW  PK Mince Pies Phase 4 2022 JL


Vegan-friendly shortcrust pastry mince pies filled with classic mincemeat with vine fruits and topped with a pastry star and sweet dusting. Lands in stores 6 December.


Made Without Chocolate Yule Log

Made Without Yule Log CFTO AL


Gluten-free chocolate sponge roll filled and covered with chocolate buttercream – coated in sweet dusting. It’s suitable for vegetarians and arrives in stores on 6 December.


Party food

Pizza Gyozas

Frozen party food group shot_AD


Fried gyozas are filled with a classic pizza sauce of tomato, oregano and basil. Served with a spicy tomato sauce for dipping and a sprinkle of Parmigiano Reggiano.


Reindeer-shaped Steamed Buns

8 Reindeer Steamed Buns 29297856 KT (2)


Eight “soft and fluffy” steamed bao buns in a festive reindeer shape, filled with wok-fried vegetables in a sticky plum and hoisin sauce. Suitable for vegans. They form part of a four for three offer on fresh party food.


Collection Mini Steak Sandwiches

10 Mini Steak Sandwiches 29302253 Phase 5 2022 JL (1)


Ten mini crunchy sourdough crostini topped with British rump steak slices, caramelised onion chutney, a creamy mustard bechamel sauce and finished off with crispy onions. They form part of a four for three offer on fresh party food.


Garlic Butter Brioche and Camembert Wreath

Garlic Butter Christmas Wreath Phase 6 2022 JL


A brioche tear and share wreath, handcrafted with swirls of garlic and parsley butter and topped with sundried tomatoes with a camembert cheese centre.


Cornish Cruncher Bites

cornish cruncher bites

£5.50, 230g

Combining three-year matured Cornish Cruncher cheddar with cooked risotto rice and coated in crispy breadcrumbs. Lands in stores 16 November.


Chorizo Croquetas

Party food Group Mushroom arancini Chorizo Croquettas Steamed Bao Buns-2


Spanish croquetas filled with a creamy bechamel sauce, chorizo pork sausage and coated in crispy breadcrumbs.


Food to go

Christmas Club Sandwich

xmas club sandwich KT


A 12-layer sandwich. Two slices of toasted oatmeal bread, with roast chicken, maple bacon, cranberry chutney, stuffing, spinach, spiced pickled red cabbage, gravy mayo and a centre slice of oatmeal bread.


Naughty & Spice Turkey Feast Roll

Naughty  Spice Turkey Feast Roll FOTM Phase 8 2021 JL


Brioche roll with turkey breast, hot cranberry sauce, spicy chorizo style pork stuffing and a creamy red cabbage slaw.


Pigs in Blankets Sandwich

Pigs in Blanket Sandwich FOTM Phase 8 2021 JL copy


Outdoor-bred pork sausage, gravy mayo with sage, ruby port & red onion chutney and caramelised onions on malted brown bread.


Plant Kitchen No Turkey Feast

07.M&S Plant Kitchen no Turkey feast POS


A vegan-friendly turkey alternative of pea and wheat protein with a vegan baconaise, cranberry chutney, fried onions and spinach on malted brown bread.



Get Your Skates on Colin the Caterpillar

280622_M_SCFTO_Week 2_P46_Get your Skates on Colin_V2_UC376443


A festive take on Colin the Caterpillar. A chocolatey sponge roll with chocolate buttercream, covered in milk chocolate and finished with edible festive decorations. It lands on 6 December.


Helter Skelter Cake

210622_M_SCFTO22_Week 1_P42_Helter Skelter Cake_V4_UC376281


A light, fluffy Madeira sponge filled with sweet raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream. The Helter Skelter Cake is topped with a white chocolate helter-skelter dome and edible snowballs that fall down from the top. Remove the dome to shatter and share, revealing a chocolate winter wonderland scene inside. It arrives in stores on 18 December.


Collection Hand Decorated Alphonso Mango Sorbet Platter

Alphonso Mango & Raspberry Semifreddo Christmas Phase 7 2021 JL


Hand decorated, smooth and fruity alphonso mango shaped sorbet, served on a strawberry sorbet platter with a crunchy Belgian white chocolate base. 


Rodney the Reindeer Baked Alaska

Rodney the Reindeer Baked Alaska 29264278 kt


A chocolate sponge with Madagascan vanilla semifreddo, Belgian chocolate sauce, finished with mallow. It comes ready to brown at home and includes a chocolate nose and chocolate antlers.