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Beautiful Christmas Roasts - 35 recipes

A succulent, meaty roast is the star attraction of any Christmas feast. Find recipes here to help you prepare your beef, pork or poultry roasts to juicy perfection.

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By williagx

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (10 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 35
Cooking time 80

  • 1 (8 to 12-pound) fresh goose (4 to 5.5-kg)
  • 4 lemons
  • 3 limes
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Small handful each parsley sprigs, thyme and sage, plus extra for garnishing
  • Olive oil , for browning, optional
  • 3 tablespoons clear honey
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves

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No holiday is complete without a delectable Christmas Rib Roast

  • 2 sticks unsalted, softened butter
  • 1 head garlic, with the cloves coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sage, chopped
  • 1 (3 to 5 pound) roast of beef
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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This Puerto Rican Roast Pork recipe results in a deliciously moist roasted pork shoulder with skin that transforms

  • WET RUB:
  • 1 (4.5-pound) skin-on pork shoulder roast
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fine sea or kosher salt (see Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4.4/5 (25 Votes)

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This Greek stuffed prosciutto & fig jam pork loin roll may sound and look intimidating, but it's actually simple an...

  • PAN SAUCE:
  • 3 to 4 pound pork loin roast, butterflied (your butcher can do this for you)
  • Kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 to 4 slices prosciutto
  • 1 jar fig jam (easily found at most grocery stores)
  • 1 cup Greek feta cheese, crumbled
  • Frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (or fresh spinach, washed and dried)
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Ruby Red Port Wine (or any red wine)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 pat unsalted butter
4.3/5 (17 Votes)

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This simple yet spectacular-looking crown roast earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating

  • ROAST:
  • 1/2 cup Calvados (apple brandy)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 sage sprig
  • 1 (16-rib) crown roast of pork (about 10 1/4-pounds), trimmed
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • PUREE:
  • 4 cups peeled Granny Smith apple, chopped (about 1 1/2-pounds)
  • 1 cup bottled chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup Calvados plus 2 tablespoons, divided (apple brandy)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Using a fairly inexpensive cut of beef (eye-round) and roasting it low and slow yielded a flavorful and very juicy ...

  • 1 (3.5- to 4.5-pound) boneless eye-round roast
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, separated
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
4.2/5 (195 Votes)

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Make a statement at your holiday dinner with this crown roast of pork filled with a delicious stuffing including ap...

  • 1 crown roast of pork with 24 ribs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 Fuji or McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 pound dried bread croutons
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken or turkey stock, warmed
5/5 (4 Votes)

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Weight watcher friendly roasted turkey breasts are low in calories but big on flavor

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided (15 Points)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped (0 Points)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (0 Points)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, grated (0 Points)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (0 Points)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground (0 Points)
  • 2 pounds uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast (use one 2-pound breast) (11 Points)
  • 1 1/2 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth, divided (1 Points)
  • 6 large garlic cloves, unpeeled (0 Points)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (0 Points)
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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I know, right? Truffle Butter sounds so pretentious

  • 1 (12 to 14-pound) fresh turkey, with giblets removed
  • 3 ounces white truffle butter, room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Large bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 large onion, unpeeled and cut in eighths
  • 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled and cut in half crosswise
  • Good olive oil
  • Note: I found truffle butter at my local Costco, and it wasn't as expensive as I thought.
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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A perfect slice of Prime Rib is moist, tender and juicy (of course)

  • 1 (7-pound) 1 (7-pound) first-cut beef standing rib roast* (3 bones), meat removed from bones, bones reserved
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Look for a roast with an untrimmed fat cap (ideally 1/2-inch thick). We prefer the flavor and texture of prime-grade beef, but choice grade will work as well.
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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Cornish hens are more than just mini me’s of everyday chickens, I do believe that they have a special flavor all ...

  • 2 Cornish hens (1 1/2 to 1 3/4-pounds) each
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh thyme
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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If you've never roasted grapes before, you're in for a sweet/savory treat

  • 3 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 cup Port, Madeira, or white wine
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons water, plus 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch or 1 pat unsalted butter (which I prefer)
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Having been raised by a German mom (Bavarian, to be exact), I find this traditional roasted pork with caramelized o...

  • EQUIPMENT:
  • 1 (3-pound) pork loin roast or a boneless pork shoulder roast, which is less expensive
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds, optional
  • 1 (8-ounce) box good quality beef stock
  • Olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan)
  • Kosher salt & pepper, to taste
  • Oven proof heavy skillet
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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The month of March is when I make my annual St

  • VEGETABLES:
  • 1 package corned beef brisket (3 to 4 Pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 head green cabbage (can use 2 If you'd like)
  • Olive oil, for searing
  • 1/2 bottle Guinness, or any beer
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 3 to 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 4 to 5-inch pieces
  • 6 to 8 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters (I use Yukon Gold potatoes)
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • BRISKET GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup bourbon (if you'd prefer, you can use apple juice)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Holiday Brisket is the perfect main course for any holiday gathering or celebration, because it feeds a crowd and t...

  • 1 (3-pound) fresh beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt of you choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® ground black pepper
  • 3 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 packages McCormick® brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 McCormick® bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® basil
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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