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Create a dinner that only seems like a bit-to-do. We’ve pulled together our favorite holiday dinner recipes for an extra-special meal full of extraordinary (but easy-to-make) dishes.
Cost per serving: $2.39
For many people, Christmas would not be Christmas without a turkey. This beautiful rendition uses the classic flavor combination of fresh rosemary, sage and thyme.
See recipe: Herb-Roasted Turkey
Eye of Round Roast with Pan Juices
Cost per serving: $2.48
This juicy roast is the essence of simplicity, with only five ingredients for the main dish and a savory sauce.
See recipe: Eye of Round Roast with Pan Juices
Fig-Stuffed Pork Loin
Cost per serving: $4.98
Serving a smaller crowd? Try making this stuffed pork loin. It’s just as special roast beef and you’ll waste less.
See recipe: Fig-Stuffed Pork Loin
Green Bean Salad with Melted Red Onions
Cost per serving: 86¢
No matter what you’re serving on Christmas, these green beans make a nice, light accompaniment and will cost you less than $1 a serving.
See recipe: Green Bean Salad with Melted Red Onions
Garlic-Shallot Mashed Potatoes
Cost per Serving: $1.27
Jazz up basic mashed potatoes with oven roasted shallots and garlic. If you’ve never cooked with shallots, you’ll love their sweet, slight onion flavor.
See recipe: Garlic-Shallot Mashed Potatoes
Cost per serving: 24¢
Why stick with dinner rolls when you can offer these savory, addictive muffins? To serve as an appetizer, bake them in mini muffin pans for 12 minutes or until springy when touched.
See recipe: Bacon-Cheddar Muffins
Spinach Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Cost per serving: $1.55
Dress-up a simple spinach salad with our quick blood orange vinaigrette.
See recipe: Spinach Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Cranberry and Apricot Chutney
Cost per serving: 84¢
Ham and turkey are both lent a little zing with a fruity, slightly spicy relish. To give yourself more time, make it in advance, just cover and refrigerate.
See recipe: Cranberry and Apricot Chutney
Cranberry and Chocolate Trifle
Cost per serving: $2.53
Presentation is the key to inspiring awe with this simple dessert. Make it in the morning (or day before) and refrigerate. Garnish with chocolate shavings and orange zest before serving.
See recipe: Cranberry and Chocolate Trifle
Upside-Down Pear and Apple Tart
Cost per serving: $1.19
If you don’t have time for homemade pastries, try this easy tart. Made with frozen puff pastry, it looks much more complicated than it actually is.
See recipe: Upside-Down Pear and Apple Tart
Winter Fruit Salad
Cost per serving: $1.83
After a heavy meal, give your guests some balance with a refreshing fruit salad. Since this is made in advance, there’s no last-minute fussing, either.
See recipe: Winter Fruit Salad