More Christmas Dinner Ideas Recipes

Ham, turkey, and prime rib may be traditional favorites at Christmas, but maybe it's time to try something new. Browse our Christmas recipe collection for other great dinner ideas starring beef, lamb, venison, and more.

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Lemon-Rosemary Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce

From Midwest Living

Lemon-Rosemary Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce

Roasted Italian Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted chicken tastes better if something flavorful, such as an herb, is placed under its skin. The rub used in this recipe contributes a ton of flavor while working like a marinade.

Roasted Italian Chicken

Herb-Scented Tuscan Pork Loin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb-Scented Tuscan Pork Loin

Cornish Game Hens with Port Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tired of turkey at your holiday meal? Serve up these Cornish game hens instead.

Cornish Game Hens with Port Sauce

Italian Pork Roast

From Family Circle

Italian Pork Roast

Maple-Glazed Pork with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips

From Family Circle

Maple-Glazed Pork with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips

Easy Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef over a bed of fresh herbs, like the sprigs of rosemary, oregano, and thyme in this recipe, infuses the meat with fragrance.

Easy Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Pecan-Parmesan Pork with Port Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nuts and cheese make a flavorful coating for the pork tenderloin as it roasts. The tender pork is then served with a rich sauce , making this a perfect dish for entertaining.

Pecan-Parmesan Pork with Port Sauce

Honey Roast Chicken with Spring Peas & Shallots

From Better Homes and Gardens

Honey Roast Chicken with Spring Peas & Shallots

Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

From Heart-Healthy Living

Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

Holiday Roast Goose

From Better Homes and Gardens

Geese are as easy to cook as a turkey or big chicken, but with more fat. Brushing on a flavorful syrup near the end of roasting adds a dramatic glaze to the bird.

Holiday Roast Goose

Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

As the turkey breast cooks, make the simple homemade cranberry sauce.

Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

Salmon and Green Peppercorn Strudel

From Better Homes and Gardens

Phyllo pockets, filled with salmon and served with brandy-cream sauce, are elegant to serve for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and Valentine's Day.

Salmon and Green Peppercorn Strudel

Beef and Garlic Rice

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted garlic added to plain rice makes it the perfect go-along with the beef roast in this one-dish dinner recipe.

Beef and Garlic Rice

Beef Roast with Vegetables

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting the fall vegetables along with the beef gives then a pleasing caramelized flavor.

Beef Roast with Vegetables

Fillet Rolls in Phyllo

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tender, flaky pastry makes an impressive wrap for fish fillets.

Fillet Rolls in Phyllo

Salmon en Croute

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salmon and spinach elegantly wrapped in pastry creates an entree that is perfect for entertaining.

Salmon en Croute

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

The pork needs time to marinate so start this main dish recipe ahead of serving time. Then roast the pork before your guests arrive.

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Roast

From Better Homes and Gardens

As Christmas dinners became more intimate in the 1860s, holiday menus become more elegant. Richer, more elaborate dishes offered a wide variety of ingredients that were available by rail; figs and apricots from California, wild rice from the Midwest, and seafood from either coast. This elegant pork roast, topped with wine sauce, is nice enough to serve for Christmas or New Year's, in place of turkey or ham.

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Roast

Moroccan Lamb Roast

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow roast the lamb, rubbed with Moroccan-style spices, to make this dinner party entree.

Moroccan Lamb Roast

Harvest Leg of Lamb

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garlic and lemon flavor this roasted leg of lamb. If you are unable to find a whole leg of lamb, proceed with the recipe following the instructions in the note to use two boneless leg roasts.

Harvest Leg of Lamb

Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus

From Better Homes and Gardens

Savor the flavor-pairing of tarragon and Dijon-style mustard along with the bright colors of asparagus, parsley, and red peppers.

Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus

Herb Roasted Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roast carrots and peas alongside the chicken for an easy oven meal resplendent in old-fashioned goodness.

Herb Roasted Chicken

Lobster Newburg

From Better Homes and Gardens

Milk replaces cream in this low-fat version of an easy-to-fix classic. Serve this brunch or lunchtime favorite for a gathering of special friends.

Lobster Newburg

Wine-and-Herb-Marinated Rib Eye Roast

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a special occasion, serve this recipe for slow-roasted tender roast beef, marinaded up to 24 hours in red wine, oil, herbs, and sauces from the pantry or fridge.

Wine-and-Herb-Marinated Rib Eye Roast

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