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CHRISTMAS DINNER RECIPES – MAIN DISHES, SIDE DISHES, AND SOUPS!

Read through our top Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve also another Christmas facet dishes and soups to round out the meal!

Before dinner begins, satisfy your guests with Christmas appetizers!

MAIN DISHES

Nanna’s Baked Ham

From the author: “My Nanna used to create this ham on Christmas and Easter. She always served it along with her special baked macaroni and cheese. it was a match made in heaven, and in her memory I share this recipe with you.”

Roast Goose

The finest possible fare—and most historic—for a harvest or vacation dinner. Most grocers will provide a frozen goose at any time; throughout the vacations fresh birds are usually available. Even better is a free-range goose which can be more tender and taste better.

Roast goose

Roast Turkey With Apple-Pecan Stuffing

This formula for roast turkey won third place in the 1989 old Farmer’s Almanac recipe Contest, but the delicious apple-pecan stuffing is the real star of the show!

Rib Roast with Potatoes

A simple, yet tasty, rib roast accompanied by roast potatoes.

Best Ever beef roast

This is just about the best means in the world to cook a beef roast. From little roasts all the way up to ones that resemble the leg of a brontosaurus—totally foolproof.

beef roast

Cranberry and Port-Braised short ribs

This recipe’s strong ingredients set it apart from your average rib roast.

Pork crown roast With Cherry cornbread Stuffing

Impress your guests with this tasty recipe. They won’t know it’s so easy to prepare.

Lasagna With 2 Sauces

Sporting a meat sauce and a white sauce, this classic crowd-pleaser just got twice as nice!

Lasagna with 2 Sauces.

Roasted Chicken With Root Vegetables

A hearty recipe because of a smattering of root veggies, such as beets and carrots.

Curried Butternut Squash

For a deeply satisfying vegetarian (and vegan) meal, showcase the color and flavor of natural harvest food. Use brown rice (versus white) for a heartier dish.

Curried Butternut Squash

SIDE DISHES

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

They’re light, flavorful, and full of potato-y deliciousness—everyone’s favorite american comfort food. the secret of this recipe is to dry the spuds fully and use a ricer or food mill.

Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

This is essentially a two-ingredient dish, and it’s always a hit. If you do have any left over, serve it chilled in a salad.

roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.

Holiday Creamed Onions

They’re rich and satisfying, yet super-easy and lighter than most “creamed” recipes. fresh onions yield the most flavor, but we won’t tell your guests if you use frozen.

Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole

From a reader: “This is a new favorite in my household. I made this deliriously delicious dish for a potluck and it was a huge hit. it was gone almost immediately and much defeated clean by those fighting for the last little bit of it.”

Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole.

Classic green Bean Casserole

To the joy of some and the lament of others, the green bean casserole is a holiday staple in many households. Here’s a recipe that should please everyone.

Yorkshire Pudding

This yorkshire pudding is delicious served alongside any meal, but goes especially well with a roast beef. try making individual puddings with a muffin tin!

yorkshire pudding

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Inevitably, some of the leaves come off the sprouts as they roast, and they become delectably charred in the heat of the oven. Don’t discard them; they taste sublime.

HOLIDAY SOUPS

Curried Apple Squash Soup

The tangy combination of tart apples and hot spices elevates squash to first-course holiday status.

Vermont Butternut Squash Soup

The maple syrup really brings out the butternut flavor.

Vermont Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Chestnut Soup

This rich, flavorful soup has a slightly nutty taste and a soft, creamy texture. Note that you may use store-bought, pre-roasted chestnuts, which come vacuum-packed in jars. However, in our testing, we found that freshly roasted chestnuts tasted best.

Curried kwanzaa Stew

Curried kwanzaa stew is traditionally served during kwanzaa, a seven-day holiday celebration featuring music, dancing, and a feast.

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