10 Christmas Dinner Recipes

These Christmas dinner recipes are our most traditional Christmas centerpieces, certain to garner endless accolades and recipe requests.

A standing rib roast on a cutting board with caramelized onions
This standing rib roast is worthy of a special occasion, whether Christmas or Sunday dinner. And it’s so simple it’s practically foolproof. Here’s how to cook it.
A white oval platter holding a whole roast duck with clementines scattered around it.
Roast duck with clementines is essentially an easy orange glazed duck recipe with crispy skin that’s soul-achingly magnificent. Sorta makes you want to try it, eh?
A mustard-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board.
This mustard-glazed ham is covered with mustard, brown sugar, and maple syrup and is simple, subtle, and super impressive. And is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and any other holiday dinner (or insatiable pork craving).
A slow roasted lamb shoulder in an oval cast iron dish with orange wedges.
This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of chile, orange, and honey.
A glazed ham on a cutting board with several slices cut from the end and a carving fork and knife resting beside it.
This glazed ham with brown sugar, pineapple, honey, mustard, and marmalade is a centerpiece-worthy baked ham that we adore for its good looks and classic taste. Easy as can be and impressive as heck. Best cured pork we’ve ever had.
A medium-rare rib roast deboned and sliced into pieces on top of a wooden cutting board
Jamie Oliver’s Sunday roast is entirely worthy of a special occasion although it’s also an easy way to transform any old day or night into a meal to remember.
A root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.
This root beer-glazed ham is made with a glaze of root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard for an easy yet impressive main course. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
Medium-rare sliced standing rib roast on a cutting board
A standing rib roast is one of the ultimate party tricks. Stunning to present and even better to eat, this hunk of meat is a total showstopper. Did I mention how easy it is?
A whole roast leg of lamb on a rimmed baking sheet with charred lemon slices surrounding the lamb.
This roast leg of lamb is a simple yet impressive recipe that celebrates the rich, sigh-inducing good flavor of the best, most perfectly cooked bone-in lamb accented with garlic and lemon. And in a shorter cooking time than usual.
A fully cooked ham with ginger peach glaze on a carving board
This ham with ginger peach glaze is so tasty with its sweet and savory flavors. Save yourself some oven space (and a lot of time) and make this in your Instant Pot.


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