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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Pork Roast with Walnut-Pomegranate Filling

From EatingWell

Pomegranates become available in late fall just in time to grace holiday tables - all too often as decorations. For this festive roast the fruit is used in three forms: as a thick, sweet molasses for the filling plus whole seeds and juice for the sauce. Slicing through the roast reveals a colorful pinwheel of crushed walnuts mixed with the pomegranate molasses.

Pork Roast with Walnut-Pomegranate Filling

Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple & Lentil Salad

From EatingWell

Mustard and rosemary complement rich lamb and earthy lentils in this elegant meal. Don't let rack of lamb intimidate you. It is simple to prepare.

Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple & Lentil Salad

Pomegranate Duck

From EatingWell

Duck breasts may seem too fancy for the average weeknight, but they roast up beautifully and quickly. This preparation, with its luscious ruby-colored sauce, is definitely one that will impress.

Pomegranate Duck

Rosemary & Garlic Crusted Pork Loin with Butternut Squash & Potatoes

From EatingWell

Pork today is so lean, the meat will be dry and crumbly if overcooked, but there are a couple of tricks to help avoid that fate. The first is to turn the pork over halfway through the cooking time so the juices will concentrate in the center of the roast instead of settling on the bottom. Second, take the roast out of the oven when it is about 5 degrees below the recommended internal temperature, which is 160 degrees F. The meat will continue to cook as it rests.

Rosemary & Garlic Crusted Pork Loin with Butternut Squash & Potatoes

Tuscan Pork Loin

From EatingWell

Roasted pork loin is a staple of Italian cooking. In this recipe we coat the lean meat with garlic, rosemary and aromatic lemon zest before it goes in the oven, and then deglaze the pan with vermouth to make a savory gravy. The roast is perfect for entertaining but equally at home for a Sunday family supper.

Tuscan Pork Loin

Simple Roast Chicken

From EatingWell

There's no reason to get overly fussy with complicated techniques for a flavorful, rich and simple roast chicken, the ultimate comfort food.

Simple Roast Chicken

Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb

From EatingWell

Here, we make a roulade with a leg of lamb and fill and coat it with fresh mint pesto, which is a refreshing alternative to the traditional mint jelly that often accompanies lamb.

Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb

Bistro Beef Tenderloin

From EatingWell

Tenderloin is the most luxurious cut of beef. Although it's a fantastic dinner-party dish, leftovers the next day are pure heaven. Trim off any visible silver skin, the translucent, tough membrane lying along the outside curve of the tenderloin.

Bistro Beef Tenderloin

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

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