The 31 Best Main Dishes That’ll Make for a Memorable Holiday Meal
Can't decide what to serve as the heart of your holiday celebration? Try one of these clean main dishes, all of which are made to wow guests.
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Mouth-watering and visually stunning, a holiday main is meant to be a total showstopper. Whether you’re serving a roast pork loin or whole turkey, a giant head of cauliflower or a bubbling deep-dish casserole, the main dish you make for your holiday celebrations has to stand out. We’ve got exactly what you need, with impressive recipes that’ll make you look like a total pro and please your guests.
Whether you’re hosting plant-based, Paleo, keto or gluten-free guests, we’ve got plenty of main dish inspiration and ideas. Try the following recipes, all of which are among our favorite holiday meals. And don’t be surprised when there’s very little left of these dishes at the end of your celebration!
Meat-based holiday main dishes
Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Loin with Cherry Cranberry Pan Sauce
Cranberry-Glazed Pork Loin Roast with Cranberry Shallot Compote
Roasted Rosemary & Thyme Pork Tenderloin with Green Bean Mushroom Casserole
Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Inside-Out Stuffing & Roasted Vegetables
Cedar Plank Maple Dijon Salmon with Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Plant-based holiday main dishes
This Show-Stopping Hot Honey Hasselback Squash Will Impress Your Guests
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate Tahini Sauce, Raisins & Hazelnuts
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