Dinner Ideas: 10 Unique Holiday Pork Recipes – Roast, Loin, Tenderloin

Sage-marinated Pork Loin with Roasted Turnips and Apples Recipe by Elle Decor

Sage-marinated Pork Loin with Roasted Turnips and Apples Recipe by Elle Decor

Spicy Fruit-Stuffed Pork Loin with Roasted Pears and Onions by MyRecipes.com

Spicy Fruit-Stuffed Pork Loin with Roasted Pears and Onions by MyRecipes.com

Holiday Pork Roast Recipe by Taste of Home

Holiday Pork Roast Recipe by Taste of Home

Holiday Glazed Pork Roast by Ocean Spray Cranberry

Holiday Glazed Pork Roast by Ocean Spray Cranberry

Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork Recipe by Traeger Grills

Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork Recipe by Traeger Grills

Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin on the grill by Serious Eats

Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin on the grill by Serious Eats

Pomegranate Pork with Gingered Kale by Oui Chef Network

Pomegranate Pork with Gingered Kale by Oui Chef Network

Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce by MyRecipes.com

Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce by MyRecipes.com

Easy and Elegant Brandied Ham Recipe by Martha Stewart

Easy and Elegant Brandied Ham Recipe by Martha Stewart

Puerto Rican Roasted Pork Pernil Recipe by CaliRicans.com

Puerto Rican Roasted Pork Pernil Recipe by CaliRicans.com

Holiday Pork Recipes

We are not a traditional family and when it comes to the holidays, we’re no exception. Our holiday dinner changes from year to year and has included traditional meals like pineapple and clove speared hams, to less traditional lasagna, and everything in between. Add to all that our chief cook, me, is a vegetarian and you’ll see we’re a bit eclectic.

This year I’m thinking Pork may be our holiday dinner. I know for a lot of people Turkey is Thanksgiving, Ham is Christmas, and Pork is New Year’s Eve, but we dare to be different (plus no one in the family likes turkey and they only put up with my ham). So I’ve done some online searching for some unique holiday pork recipes my family might like for the holidays. So far I haven’t decided on one, but here are a few I’m considering (click on any photo to visit the creator’s website and to access the recipes).

What’s your family’s holiday food tradition? Do you traditionally eat the same thing year after year or are you like us and whatever piques our interest makes it to the holiday table? I’d love to hear what you have and if you have a link to the recipe even better!

Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. I would love to change up the menu during the holidays, hubby likes the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving. Christmas dinner, we sometimes go a little off the path, but not too far. :)

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  2. Oh Pork is one thing I seem to have a hard time finding good recipes for! I am so excited to see all these great recipes! I really want to try the Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork Recipe by Traeger Grills!!! Looks so good! Thank you!!!! I am going to have to give pork a try more often now!!!!

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