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Dry turkey isn’t going to cut it for your holiday dinner. But all the festive, traditional roast recipes out there are pretty darn intimidating. Rolling and pounding what? Four to five hours in the oven? Hard pass. Problem solved: Presenting nine festive, easy-to-pull-off roast entrees. Most of them cook in a single skillet or baking sheet for less than an hour. Best of all? They look and taste mega impressive.

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Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Escarole Salad

It’s tender, buttery, elegant…and made with one baking sheet.

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Pomegranate-Maple Glazed Lamb Chops

It’s easier than roasting chicken. (Seriously.)

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Orange and Herbs

Give the people what they want (but make your Crock-Pot do all the work).

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Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

It’s totally acceptable to bring the whole skillet to the table.

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Spicy Orange-Honey Glazed Ham

Completely foolproof. And did we mention the amazing sandwiches you can make with the leftovers?

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Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Juicy meat with crispy, golden skin. What more could you ask for?

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Maple-Herb Roasted Turkey Legs

There’s no need to cook the entire bird.

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Cornish Hens and Parmesan Polenta with Fennel and Arugula

So on trend. Oh, and it only uses one skillet.

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots and Dates

A crowd-pleasing combo of salty and sweet.

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