Top Holiday Main Dishes

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I’ve put together a selection of my favorite holiday main dish recipes that are reader favorites! I hope this helps you to decide what to make and serve at your next family gathering or party this year.

carving a turkey on a platter

Roasting and Carving a Turkey + Video

Carving a turkey doesn’t have to be intimidating. Use our video and cooking tips to make the best Thanksgiving dinner, from prep to plate!

cylindrical roll of herb butter (compound butter)

Herb Butter (Turkey Butter)

Herb butter is a delicious topping to use on poultry, beef, vegetables, and bread. Use this recipe to make a Thanksgiving turkey butter!

A plate of sliced glazed boneless turkey roast

Dry Brined Turkey Breast

A brined turkey breast is perfect for serving 2-4 people, with plenty of leftovers! Make this recipe for tender, juicy boneless turkey roast.

close up of chipotle orange glazed ham

Holiday Ham with Chipotle Orange Glaze

Orange ham glaze for baked ham is made with orange juice, cinnamon, and smoky chipotle power. It pairs perfectly with tender spiral ham!

plated serving of boneless rib roast with coffee cream gravy

Boneless Rib Roast (Prime Rib Recipe)

Boneless rib roast is a classic holiday meal of tender, succulent beef. Make this boneless prime rib recipe for an impressive holiday roast!

close up of tongs pulling tender meat from a roast leg of lamb

Bone-In or Boneless Leg of Lamb

This boneless leg of lamb is slow roasted to perfection. Its tenderness, sweetness, and earthy flavor profile is sure to satisfy!

serving of turkey casserole on white plate

Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

Have any leftover turkey? Turkey pot pie with puff pastry is a hearty meal of tender turkey, veggies & silky sauce in buttery pastry.

There's nothing like a Slow Cooker Ham Bone Bean Soup simmering away. Smoked ham bone with beans and barley, vegetables and Tabasco for that special touch. This really feeds a crowd!

Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

A great use of that leftover ham bone! My Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup is full of yummy vegetables, spices, peas, and barley! This set it and forget meal is warm and comforting.


Whether in the kitchen or on the grill, you’ll find me cooking American favorites with a love for BBQ, Mexican and Tex Mex. I’m passionate about making tasty food because life’s too short to be bland!

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