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10 Recipes to Make Your Bonfire Night Go With a Bang

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10 Recipes to Make Your Bonfire Night Go With a Bang

Bonfire night food is about traditional and simple warming fare that can be enjoyed by all the family during the evening's outside festivities.

Think about warming casseroles, soups, baked potatoes and hearty dishes that can be made up in larger quantities and forgotten about while they cook, or won't mind standing while everyone enjoys the fireworks outside.

Warming drinks and bowls of soup are perfect to hand out and clutch onto to keep warm during the outdoor pyrotechnics. Afterwards enjoy the rewards of warm filling food that has been waiting in the oven to fend of the cold and satisfy hearty appetites.

We have a satisfying selection of bonfire night food that will keep you warm this bonfire night, from soups and chili to warming drinks and traditional parkin cake for dessert. Take a look and find all the ideas you need for a bonfire night that goes with a bang.


Baked potatoes are a bonfire night must. Simple to prepare, filling and satisfying they are always a hit, and topped off with bacon makes them the ultimate treat.

Chili with Cheese and Sour Cream

Cook up a big batch of chili before the even to allow the flavours to infuse. Ladel into warm bowls to satisfy a hungry crowd.

Chicken Chili

Fancy a variation on a theme? Shake the chili up by swopping the beef for chicken.

Vegetarian Chili

Look after vegetarians with this hearty vegetarian chili. Also great for topping in baked potatoes.

Roasted Pumpkin and Pear Soup

All bonfire nights need a warming autumnal soup and this one ticks all the boxes. Top off with chunks of tasty cheese for a decadent touch.

Creamy Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is loved by people of all ages. Try this recipe with roasted tomatoes which concentrates the flavours to heart warming effect.

Ginger Parkin Cake

Parkin is the traditional ginger cake enjoyed on bonfire night. This is a classic recipe to ensure you have a slice of tradition.

Chocolate Chestnut Cake

This cake is a handy favourite, perfect for slicing up and handing out to hungry revellers.

Apple and Cinnamon cupcakes

Championing autumnal flavours, apple and cinnamon muffins are a perfect treat to hand out as a sweet.

Warm Apple Punch

Warming apple punch is a perfect way of keeping your guests warm as they watch the fireworks or warm themselves by the bonfire.

Sausages are always a tasty and easy way to satisfy the hoards of revellers. Try grilling up something new on bonfire night for a sausage dish everyone will remember. Have a look at the sausage lowdown and find the sausage that suits you best.

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