Christmas Dinner Recipes

Get great ideas for your Christmas dinner like glazed ham, prime rib, turkey, and pork recipes. For Christmas side dishes, we have recipes for mashed potatoes, casseroles, breads, and vegetable dishes. We also have quick and easy recipes for appetizer, sides, and desserts that can be made in under 20 minutes.

Staff Picks

Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

Rating: 3.76 stars 396
Getting a great-tasting turkey on the Thanksgiving table is easier than you might think. Here, the bird is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of butter and fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme before going into the oven. Use the roasted vegetables and turkey neck to make Rich Gravy.

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.53 stars 114
Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Standing Rib Roast

Rating: 3.23 stars 186
Roast beef is classic British fare. It's the centerpiece of a traditional Sunday dinner, and the hearty main course for a holiday celebration. Chef Anne Willan has drawn on her own family's techniques for cooking and serving a standing rib roast for this recipe, which is served with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.

Prime Rib Roast

Rating: 3.04 stars 192
This prime rib roast is a perfect Sunday dinner, with leftovers for sandwiches.

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars 321
We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Sausage-Cheddar Balls

Rating: 3.34 stars 1270
This reinterpretation of meatballs combines breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, and onion for a very flavorful holiday appetizer, enough for a crowd of hungry folks.

Standing Rib Roast with Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 3.66 stars 134
Serve roast beef with all the trimmings for an easy meal rich in flavor. The centerpiece standing rib roast is presented with roasted potatoes that are ridged with a fork so they can soak up ample pan juices. The potatoes can be boiled, tossed with oil, and refrigerated until needed.

Christmas Punch

Rating: 3.32 stars 1162
In the 17th century, employees of the British East India Company discovered punch, a beguiling combination of spirits, water, lemon, sugar, and spices that became synonymous with good cheer and festive celebrations all over Europe. Here, pomegranate and lemon sharpen the sunny New World flavor of cranberries.

Roast Goose

Rating: 3.04 stars 283
Serve Brussels Sprouts with Vinegar-Glazed Onions with this holiday bird.

Pork Wellington with Prosciutto and Spinach-Mushroom Stuffing

Juicy pork tenderloin is filled with sauteed mushrooms and spinach, then wrapped in store-bought puff pastry lined with a layer of prosciutto. The resulting dish is a true showstopper, inside and out--it's just the thing for a holiday meal. Serve with mustard-cream sauce, Peppery Greens with Meyer-Lemon Dressing, and Rutabaga-Sweet Potato Mash with Garlic and Sage.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.6 stars 493
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Broiled Oysters

Rating: 3.45 stars 29
Oysters take very little time to cook. Our pan-broiled hors d'oeuvre, which consists of oysters tossed with herbs and showered with olive oil and Parmesan, spends just minutes in the oven; serve with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Rating: 3.19 stars

This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.