25 Elegant Mains for Your Holiday Celebration

These beautiful recipes are sure to be a hit.

Updated Beef Wellington

Culinary triumph awaits: I'll guide you through wrapping beef tenderloin in eart…

One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing

Turkey and stuffing are already a perfect pair on the plate. With a little know-…

Roasted Whole Side of Salmon

When it comes to serving a crowd, most cooks turn to a large roast or bird. But …

Pastitsio

A triple-decker composition of tubular pasta, spiced meat sauce, and lush bécham…

Easier Prime Rib

A holiday roast creates a splendid centerpiece. It shouldn’t also create anxiety…

Spiral-Sliced Ham Glazed with Cider-Vinegar Caramel

Our ham is moist and juicy—and every bite benefits from the flavors of the glaze…

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion and Mu...

Beef tenderloin is perfect holiday fare. Add a rich stuffing and you've got the …

Whole Roast Ducks with Cherry Sauce

Rich and dark inside and out, duck is—as Julia Child once said—“a bird of a diff…

Oven-Steamed Fish with Scallions and Ginger

Classic Chinese and French methods produce moist, flavorful steamed fish. We use…

Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast

Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …

Beef Top Loin Roast with Potatoes

A tender, juicy roast isn’t hard to pull off. Neither are creamy, golden-brown p…

Cuban Roast Pork with Mojo

We wanted juicy, well-seasoned meat with tons of flavor.

Chicken Scarpariello for Two

Want an easy chicken dinner with big, bold flavors? We've got you covered.

Braised Brisket with Pomegranate, Cumin, and Cilantro

Beefy in flavor and size, brisket has the potential to be the ultimate braised d…

Roast Whole Turkey Breast with Gravy

A perfectly cooked, crispy-skinned turkey breast can be just the ticket for a sm…

Roasted Beef Chuck with Horseradish-Parsley Sauce

Christmas is a great time to splurge. But do you need to?

Porchetta

Italy’s rich herb-and-garlic-infused slow-cooked pork is one of the world’s bes…

Beef Short Rib Ragu

A typical Sunday gravy is an all-day affair and calls for multiple meats. We wan…

Roast Stuffed Cornish Hens

Brine these little birds to deepen their flavor, then roast them at relatively h…

Grilled Bone-In Leg of Lamb with Charred-Scallion S...

It took 112 pounds of meat, but we finally achieved a leg of lamb that tasted as…

Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)

No matter how much shellfish you pack into the pot, the pasta in dishes such as …

Boneless Rib Roast with Yorkshire Pudding and Jus

We wanted to bring these two classics together in one pan.

Smoked Pork Loin with Dried-Fruit Chutney

Classic barbecue recipes take most of a day. We wanted a smoky, company-worthy p…

Turkey Thigh Confit with Citrus Mustard Sauce

The hands-off, naturally make-ahead confit technique transforms turkey thighs in…

Baked Manicotti

Manicotti may look homey, but blanching and stuffing pasta tubes is a tedious ch…