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12 Unconventional Christmas Meals That Are Better Than A Roast

Try something different this year.
12/15/2016 07:00am ET

The holidays are rooted in culinary traditions that cross over generations and span continents. Traditions that ― as great as they might be ― you should occasionally consider breaking away from for the sake of shaking things up.

We’re not saying that you should rethink the holiday entirely, we’re merely suggesting that you consider deviating from the same old roast that often sits at the center of the table. As great as a roast can be ― beef, bird or ham ― there are other options just as deserving out there.

We have 12 of those great options for you below. By the time you see them all you won’t have any doubts that it’s time to switch up this holiday meal.

1
Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Slow Cooker Cabernet Beef Short Ribs With Mascarpone Polenta
How Sweet It Is
3
Smoky Oven Baked Salmon With Horseradish Sauce
A Spicy Perspective
4
Seafood Stew With Saffron Rice
Feasting at Home
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5
Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato And Basil Meatballs
Minimalist Baker
6
Cranberry Beef Bourguignon
Half Baked Harvest
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7
Beef Stroganoff
Bev Cooks
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8
Spaghetti And Meatballs
Half Baked Harvest
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9
Baked Haddock With Roasted Tomato And Fennel
Feasting at Home
10
Pulled Pork Gnocchi In Italian Cream Sauce
Bev Cooks
11
Seafood And Chorizo Paella
Half Baked Harvest
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12
Holiday Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls With Spinach
Naturally Ella
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