Christmas Main Dish Recipes

The holidays are always a busy time. Luckily, we’ve got dozens of special recipes that are so surprisingly simple that they’ll make Christmas dinner one less thing you have to worry about. For an elegant and traditional Christmas main dish, try our roasted tarragon lamb, which lets the oven do most of the work, so you can concentrate on the rest of the meal (or enjoy a glass of eggnog). It’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside after just 30 minutes of roasting—and the green tarragon crust looks beautiful when it’s carved. Bacon wrapped pork loin with cherries is another crowd-pleaser that’s nearly impossible to dry out in the oven, thanks to the juice from the cherries and the bacon. Want something a little lighter? Our archives are packed with possibilities that are as fresh as they are festive. Here’s to having the most delicious holiday yet.