Buffet Main-Dish Recipes
Roast Pork Loin with Pancetta and Sage
Tie this pork roast with twine to keep the pancetta in place, ensuring an elegant presentation.
Cornish Hens with Pomegranate-Molasses Glaze
These Cornish hens will shine on the buffet table thanks to a marinade of pomegranate molasses.
Dijon Baby Lamb Chops with Red Currant-Mint Dipping Sauce
Before serving, slice this rack of lamb into individual chops and arrange on a platter with dipping sauce.
Topping this ham with thinly sliced oranges provides an eye-catching contrast to its burnished crust and reinforces the citrus flavor of the glaze.
Baked Tortellini with Bacon
Cheese tortellini gets brown and bubbly under the broiler with the help of a simple white sauce and Parmesan cheese in this showstopping buffet recipe. Crisp bacon pieces add even more flavor.
Soupe de Poisson
Guests will come back for a second helping of this flavorful fish soup, created by chef Anthony Bourdain.
Classic Cheese Lasagna
Layer ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses between fresh lasagna noodles to make this classic meatless main dish.
Add this quick oyster pie to the buffet. The simple crust is made of crushed cracker crumbs, so there's no need to make a pie crust.
Our freezer-friendly chicken recipe makes one casserole that you can enjoy at your party, plus a second meal to freeze and pull out when you need a quick dinner.
Roasted Chicken with Chestnuts
Roast two small chickens filled with sauteed chestnuts and shallots for a main course that's both flavorful and impressive.
Butternut Squash and Sage Lasagna
Try this seasonal twist on meatless lasagna, made with butternut squash and sage. To save time, you may use store-bought dry lasagna noodles in place of the fresh pasta.
Honeyed Ham with Pears and Cranberries
Guests will love this ham roasted with fresh cranberries, apple cider, honey, brown sugar, and pears.
Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This special casserole can be made and frozen prior to your New Year's gathering.
Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
Top this vegetarian lasagna with a creamy sauce made from Madeira wine and lots of fresh parsley.
Baked Ziti with Sausage
Expecting a lot of people at your New Year's gathering? This recipe makes two pans of baked pasta.
Manicotti with Tomato Sauce
Fill manicotti with sun-dried tomatoes, nonfat ricotta, parsley, and basil for a flavorful buffet dish.
Whole Poached Salmon
A New Year's celebration calls for a spectacular dish. Poach whole salmon in a fish poacher and then cover it with an elegant arrangement of citrus or cucumber slices before coating with aspic. The buffet dish can be prepared for the party in a couple of hours, then kept in the refrigerator overnight.
Paprika-Rubbed Chickens with Roasted Garlic
Make a roasted chicken with a sweet, smoky paprika rub for your New Year's bash.
Honey-Orange Baked Ham
Glaze smoked ham in a zesty mixture of honey, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard for a special New Year's dish that steals the show.
Rib Roast with Herb Crust
Requiring only 15 minutes of prep time, this seared rib-eye dish with a golden herb crust will wow guests.
Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze
Top these broiled salmon fillets with a sweet and tangy glaze for a main course that's ready in just 20 minutes.
Whole Roasted Salmon with Orange-Butter Glaze
This party-worthy roasted fish is stuffed with cilantro, orange, and onion.