From turkey and chicken, to standing rib roasts and lamb, these 20 holiday main dish recipes will make sure your celebration is show stopping!And the countdown to Turkey Day continues! So, I have a confession.
….I know, again!? I feel like I should change the name of this blog from “No Spoon Necessary” to “Confessions of a Nut Job”.
Anyways, confession: I totally planned on making you a turkey for Thanksgiving. I even played with smaller turkeys in the kitchen and perfected a recipe. It was damn delicious. But, when I went to actually purchase THE Big Bird, cook him and take photos, all I could find at the store were biiiiig ‘ole mama-jama turkeys. We are talking 14-16 pounders. No way were Boy and I going to consume 14 more pounds of turkey. So I scrapped it and decided to do a round up instead. AKA – I decided to spread the love and let some of my food bloggin’ friends help me do the heavy lifting.
Don’t be bummed though, the turkey recipe I developed is stored in my portable robot (aka laptop) and I WILL be bringing it to you next year… even if I have to specially order a smaller turkey weeks in advance.
Now that the
cat gobbler is out of the bag, I promise this list of recipes is stellar! And since I felt so guilty about not bringing you the one spectacular turkey recipe I worked so hard on developing, I decided to round up a bunch of holiday (not just Thanksgiving) main dishes for you to choose from! #Winning
I guarantee you will find something below that you and your family will love for the main event. So scroll down and prepare to drool.
…And if you could forgive me for not posting THE turkey recipe while you are at it, I would be forever grateful. 😉
Turkey and Chicken:
Blueberry & Brie Stuffed Turkey Wellington – Cooks with Cocktails (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey – Recipe Tin Eats (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Perfect Spatchcock Turkey – Flavor the Moments (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Perfect Roast Turkey – Culinary Ginger (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Herb & Butter Roasted Turkey with White Wine Pan Gravy – Half Baked Harvest
The Best Simple Roast Turkey & Gravy – Serious Eats
Easy Herb Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey – Pop Sugar
Whole Roasted Chicken with Herbs – Coley Cooks
Easy Turkey with Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce – Bite Me More
Herb Crusted Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Gravy (Pictured Above)
Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate-Coffee Sauce – Floating Kitchen (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider-Bourbon Compote (Pictured above)
Blueberry Glazed Ham – Olivia’s Cuisine (Pictured Above and Photo Credit)
Fried Honey Dijon Leg of Lamb – Girl Carnivore (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Prime Rib Roast – Hip Foodie Mom (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach & Walnuts – i, Food Blogger (Pictured Above & Photo Credit)
Holiday Ribeye Roast – Family Foodie
Bacon Wrapped Balsamic & Rosemary Beef Tenderloin – The Cookie Writer
Fennel Rack of Lamb – The Culinary Life
Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham – Half Baked Harvest
Slow Cooked Duck with Green Olives & Herbs de Provence – Food and Wine
There you have it OVER TWENTY show stopping main dishes to take your holiday table over the top! Don’t forget to pin this so you will have it to reference for Christmas and New Years options as well! Until next time, my friends, Cheers – to spreading the culinary love.