Slideshow: 13 Holiday Roasts to Feed a Crowd

Coke and Pineapple Glazed Ham
Coke and Pineapple Glazed Ham

A Filipino barbecue-inspired glazes gives this ham a crust that has a depth far beyond its sugary base, packing a ton of flavor into each small bite.

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[Photograph: Josh Bousel]

Ultra-Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder
Ultra-Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Pull-apart tender meat and ultra-crisp skin. It's not the most gorgeous roast in the world, but you'd be hard pressed to find one more flavorful.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

All-Belly Porchetta
All-Belly Porchetta

Want to put something on the holiday table that'll knock not just the socks, but the shoes, pants, and ok, in some cases, underpants off your dinner guests? Might we suggest an all-belly porchetta, the ultimate holiday roast?

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Perfect Prime Rib With Red Wine Jus
Perfect Prime Rib With Red Wine Jus

Is there anything more truly beautiful than a perfect prime rib? A deep brown crust crackling with salt and fat, sliced open to reveal a juicy pink center that extends from edge to edge, the faint but distinct funk of dry-aging permeating the room as it gets sliced. Here, it's slow-roasted and served with a rich red wine jus, for a glorious holiday centerpiece.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

The Ultimate Beef Wellington
The Ultimate Beef Wellington

The ultimate in luxurious roasts, Beef Wellington combines beef tenderloin, a rich mushroom duxelles, foie gras, and prosciutto, all wrapped in a buttery puff pastry crust.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grilled Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Grilled Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Eye of round replaces the traditional, but more expensive, rib or tenderloin roast. With the proper treatment, though, you can get an equally tender and flavorful roast with a crisp, herb-coated crust.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Grilled Garlic and Mint Pesto Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Grilled Garlic and Mint Pesto Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Bits of caramelized roasted garlic define in each bite of this stuffed leg of lamb, while a more mild mint pesto adds a touch of savory freshness.

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[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

Roasted Lemon and Thyme Leg of Lamb
Roasted Lemon and Thyme Leg of Lamb

Rich and succulent leg of lamb is marinated in a Greek-style marinade of tart citrus, garlic, and thyme before roasting to a tender medium-rare.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Turkey Porchetta
Turkey Porchetta

Deeply seasoned, easy to slice, juicier than any turkey breast you've ever tasted, bone-free, and covered in crisp skin, if the best flavor is what you're going for, this is truly the ultimate Thanksgiving roast. Want to take it to the next level? Give our sous-vide, deep-fried variation a shot!

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Easy Stuffed Roast Turkey With Giblet Gravy
Easy Stuffed Roast Turkey With Giblet Gravy

The trick to this super-simple stuffed turkey with juicy breast meat and crisp skin is using a baking stone.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]