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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Best-Ever Roast Chicken

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This is the classic roast chicken that all cooks should have in their arsenal. One of the secrets to success is starting it out breast-side down, which keeps the breast meat juicy. Though the chicken is fabulous on its own, you can take it to the next level with a few more ingredients by making a simple pan sauce.

Best-Ever Roast Chicken

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef over a bed of herbs infuses the meat with fragrance and flavor. Serve with mushroom tumble and spicy horseradish cream sauce.

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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

Maple Sugar-Ginger Roast Pork

From Food & Wine

Luisa Weiss, the editor of the Baked: New Frontiers in Baking cookbook, marinates this pork loin roast with a sweet-and-spicy combination of maple sugar, ginger and crushed red pepper; the sugar melts to form a luscious glaze as the meat roasts.

Maple Sugar-Ginger Roast Pork

Ditte Isager
Roast Pork Loin with Apricot Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

A Christmas dinner special, roast pork loin is as delicious as it looks. The added roasted vegetables and apricot stuffing makes this an incredible meal ready for any special occasion.

Roast Pork Loin with Apricot Stuffing

Pork Roast with Rosemary Rub

From Family Circle

Piney tasting rosemary is delicious with pork. Garlic, lemon, and thyme also add their nuances to this savory roast pork recipe.

Pork Roast with Rosemary Rub

Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream

From Better Homes and Gardens

Freshly cracked peppercorns will give your roast the most aromatic flavor. A creamy topper is the perfect complement.

Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream

Perfect Roast Chicken

From Tyler Florence

Perfect Roast Chicken

Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Tomatoes and Arugula

From Ladies' Home Journal

The arugula and blue cheese side dish add a fresh bite to the rich pork and beef flavors in this elegant dinner.

Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Tomatoes and Arugula

Horseradish-Crusted Roast Beef

From Food & Wine

To showcase deeply flavorful grass-fed beef, butcher-shop owners Jessica and Josh Applestone make a simple roast beef using any number of cuts, including rib loin (prime rib), top round or a tied sirloin tip. The roast -- deliciously crusted with horseradish and black peppercorns -- is perfect hot out of the oven, but it's also amazing cold on a sandwich: Thinly slice the roast beef and serve it on white bread with horseradish mayonnaise and juicy tomatoes.

Horseradish-Crusted Roast Beef

Cedric Angeles
Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Porcini Mushrooms

From EatingWell

Stuffing this lean pork with mushrooms adds not only elegance but also flavor and juiciness.

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Porcini Mushrooms

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

Orange-Ginger Duck

From Better Homes and Gardens

Duck is always a great special occasion main dish. The marinated duck in this recipe features an orange-ginger glaze that certainly won't disappoint. Serve it the next time you entertain.

Orange-Ginger Duck

Roast Pork with Garlic and Apples

From Ladies' Home Journal

The secret to our tender, juicy pork is to marinate it in a "brine"--a simple solution of water and salt. Then bake it with apples, garlic, and herbs to make a complete meal.

Roast Pork with Garlic and Apples

Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

From EatingWell

In our humble opinion, steak is best topped with sweet caramelized onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese. We recommend seeking out good-quality Gorgonzola for the best flavor, but any will work. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots.

Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

Standing Rib Roast

From Family Circle

Add this impressive standing rib roast recipe to your Christmas dinner menu. A creamy horseradish sauce makes the perfect accompaniment.

Standing Rib Roast

Individual Beef Wellingtons with Mushroom, Spinach & Blue Cheese Filling

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Prepare the components of the Wellingtons the day before or the morning before you intend to assemble them. Once assembled, freeze them for at least six to eight hours (ideally overnight) and up to a week. Make sure you have plenty of room in your freezer before starting.

Individual Beef Wellingtons with Mushroom, Spinach & Blue Cheese Filling

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

Savory Roasted Chicken & Gravy

From Family Circle

For this roast chicken recipe, the cavity is filled with onion, carrot, lemon, and fresh sage. Additional fresh sage leaves are placed under the skin. The result is tender, moist, and flavorful chicken meat.

Savory Roasted Chicken & Gravy

Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing

From Better Homes and Gardens

A moist and flavorful sausage, dried cherry, and wild rice stuffing forms a spiral when rolled into a top loin roast. Serve with the pan gravy for a delicious and elegant dinner.

Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing

Filet of Beef Wrapped in Bacon with Wild Mushroom & Rosemary Sauce

From Fine Cooking Magazine

If you can't find oyster mushrooms, use enough shiitakes or cremini to total about half a pound.

Filet of Beef Wrapped in Bacon with Wild Mushroom & Rosemary Sauce

Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic & Rosemary

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Roasting the meat with milk is a traditional Italian method that also produces a delicious gravy. I like to serve this dish with roasted shallots and garlic cloves and a green vegetable like zucchini or green beans.

Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic & Rosemary

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grape Sauce

From EatingWell

Here, we roast grapes to bring out their succulent sweetness, then combine them with thyme, mustard and Madeira in an easy, savory sauce for pork tenderloin. Serve with barley and steamed green beans.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grape Sauce

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

From Family Circle

Good food makes the holidays shine and this succulent roast beef tenderloin recipe is no exception. The creamy mushroom sauce adds the crowning touch.

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

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

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