Main Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Main Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Roast Turkey
Herb Roasted Turkey. Diana Rattray

Turkey and Chicken

Herb Roasted Turkey - Fresh and dried herbs and olive oil flavor this perfectly roasted turkey. 

Brined Turkey Breast - A brined turkey breast is an excellent option for a smaller dinner. The brine adds flavor and makes the meat more moist and tender.

Roast Turkey With Giblet Gravy - This roast turkey includes the giblet gravy, and it includes an optional plum glaze.

Classic Roast Turkey - This turkey is roasted with basil leaves tucked under the skin, along with a butter and herb rub.

Basic Turkey Brine - For a moister, more flavorful bird, try a basic brine. The herbs and spices add flavor and the process helps make a more tender, juicier turkey.

Jane's Fried Turkey - This deep fried turkey recipe was shared on our forum several years ago. Read your fryer manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions thoroughly before frying a turkey.

Turkey With Herb Butter and Maple Glaze - Maple syrup, brown sugar, and apple cider team up with a variety of herbs and butter to glaze this fabulous turkey.

Orange Glazed Turkey Breast - A turkey breast is perfect for a small family or gathering, and the leftovers are excellent for sandwiches.

Roasted Split Turkey Breast with Cajun Spices - A split turkey breast is perfect for two or three people, and it cooks quickly. Spicy Cajun seasonings flavor this turkey.

Herbed Roasted Chicken - Roast chicken is another good option for a smaller family, or roast more than one for a larger dinner.

This roasted chicken is coated with a mixture of butter and herbs.

Iron Skillet Roast Chicken - This tender, juicy chicken is roasted in an iron skillet with a flavorful seasoning rub.

Ham and Pork

Jack Daniels Glazed Ham - This baked ham is glazed with a combination of Jack Daniel's Whiskey, orange zest, and spices.

Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze - The tangy glaze for this ham is a spiced mixture of brown sugar, mustard, and a little vinegar.

Baked Ham with Sweet Bourbon-Mustard Glaze - Honey, bourbon, orange juice, and mustard team up to make this delicious spirited ham glaze.

Baked Ham With Simple Peach-Mustard Glaze - Two ingredients make up the glaze for this simple baked ham. 

Ham with Beer Glaze - A tangy brown sugar, mustard, and beer glaze finish this baked ham.

Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork - This is an impressive roast for any special meal, and it is quite easy to prepare and roast.

Pork Rib Roast With Spice Rub - A mixture of spices flavors this succulent pork rib roast.

Pork Loin With Bacon and Brown Sugar Glaze - Smoky bacon is wrapped around this boneless pork loin. The maple and brown sugar glaze is the perfect finishing touch.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin - No need for an oven to roast this pork loin. this tender, juicy pork loin is slow cooked and then glazed with a brown sugar and mustard mixture.

Sweet Mustard Glazed Pork Loin Roast - This easy pork loin is roasted with a rub of seasoned salt or Cajun seasoning and finished with a flavorful sweet-tart glaze.

Beef and Lamb

Pepper and Herb Crusted Sirloin Strip Roast - This flavorful beef is roasted to perfection with a black pepper and herb crust.

Roast Beef Tenderloin With Pinot Noir Sauce - Use a good quality wine to make the sauce for this extra-special beef roast.

Herb and Spice Beef Tenderloin Roast - There is nothing quite like beef tenderloin for a special occasion. This tender roast is flavored with a mixture of several herbs and spices, along with a little Dijon mustard.

Perfect Rib Eye Roast - Cracked black pepper and plenty of garlic provide the flavor for this succulent roast beef. 

Boneless Rib Roast with Herbs - This tender beef roast is covered with a mixture of fresh and dried herbs.

Prime Rib Roast With Red Wine - This roast is marinated in a seasoned mixture of red wine and olive oil for a few hours before roasting

Eye of Round With Mustard Herb Crust - Eye of round is a lean and flavorful cut of beef. In this recipe, the beef is roasted with a mustard and herb rub.

Herb and Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb - This succulent roasted lamb is flavored with dried herbs, garlic, and a little lemon.

Rack of Lamb With Pecan Herb Crust - An herb and pecan crust adds flavor and texture to this fabulous rack of lamb.