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Looking for the perfect show stopping dish to please your holiday guests?

Stop scouring the recipe books for the perfect main course and check out these creative big plates that will feed a hungry holiday crowd. We’ve got you covered with a variety of dishes for meat lovers and a few for the vegetarians.

From tried and true favorites like prime rib and roast chicken to an updated take on chicken pot pie, these 16 savory dishes will leave everyone around the Christmas table happy.

1. Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

What could be better than pork wrapped pork? This succulent pork tenderloin makes a show-stopping Christmas dish. Finish with a spicy butter sauce to pump up the heat.

Recipe: Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

2. Roasted 12-lb turkey

Don’t let your fear of drying out a turkey stop you from making this delicious bird for your guests, courtesy of the Reluctant Entertainer.

Recipe: Roasted 12-lb turkey

3. Forager’s Wild Mushroom Pie

Matthew Kenney’s Plant Food + Wine (LA’s latest and greatest plant-based restaurant) presents a rich, veggie-focused menu offerering guests a sustainable, cruelty-free and delicious alternative, celebrating food, family and tradition.

Recipe: Forager’s Wild Mushroom Pie

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