Diabetic Christmas Main Dish Recipes

From pork roasts to spatchcock turkeys, we have plenty of showstopping main courses that are diabetes-friendly. And they're so tasty that everyone will love them all the same!

Staff Picks

Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Make your own hot cereal mix with this healthy recipe. Keep it on hand and just cook up the amount you need when you're ready for a hot breakfast. One serving of the warm cereal contains 6 grams of fiber--almost a quarter of your daily quota-which helps stave off hunger throughout the morning.

Irish Pork Roast with Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4 stars
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In this easy one-pan dinner, boneless pork loin roast is cooked over a bed of carrots and parsnips for an all-in-one dish that makes an impressive centerpiece for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner. Choose free-range heritage pork if you can--its flavor really shines with no more seasoning than a bit of thyme and a little sea salt. If you'd like, dress up the meal with a traditional Irish apple condiment--Ploughmans chutney or Bramley applesauce, which you can find in specialty stores and online.

Overnight Oatmeal

Rating: 3.85 stars
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Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.

Mini Mushroom-&-Sausage Quiches

Rating: 3.95 stars
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These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets. Turkey sausage and sautéed mushrooms keep them light and savory. Small and satisfying, they're also a good finger food for your next cocktail party.

Tomato-Basil Skewers

Rating: 4.6 stars
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Skewering mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes makes them easy to nosh at a party.

Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites

Rating: 4 stars
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This Scandinavian-style appetizer is a good way to try pickled herring if you've never had it. The potent flavor of the herring is balanced by a dollop of sour cream and the potato slice it's served on.

Herb-Roasted Turkey

Rating: 5 stars
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This easy method produces all the good looks and moist flavor you dream of in an oven-roasted turkey. Make sure you show this beauty off at the table before you carve it. Garnish your serving platter with fresh herb sprigs and citrus wedges for a show-stopping Thanksgiving turkey.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Plums & Rosemary

Rating: 4.8 stars
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Lush vanilla- and rosemary-scented plums marry beautifully with succulent pork tenderloin.

Potato, Sausage and Egg Breakfast

This delicious, hearty breakfast takes almost no effort to prepare. This recipe will cook overnight in a slow cooker and all you need to do in the morning is prepare the poached eggs.

Apple Cider Chicken

Rating: 4.8 stars
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Fresh apples and apple cider add fall flavor to this quick chicken sauté.

Hunter's Chicken Stew

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Hunter's Chicken is found across Northern Italy, with many variations. This version uses meaty bone-in chicken thighs and is full of onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. It's also delicious served over egg noodles.

Two Simple Herb-Roasted Chickens

We've included a basic herb combination in this recipe for roasting two chickens at once, but season your chicken with whatever herbs you like. Though we like to roast two chickens at once, you can also easily halve all the ingredients and just roast one.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Fennel & Pork Stew

Rating: Unrated
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This meltingly tender pork shoulder ragout has a savory broth that's full of fennel. White wine gives the stew a bright edge of acidity.

Tuscan Pork Loin

Rating: Unrated
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Roasted pork loin is a staple of Italian cooking. In this recipe we coat the lean meat with garlic, rosemary and aromatic lemon zest before it goes in the oven, and then deglaze the pan with vermouth to make a savory gravy. The roast is perfect for entertaining but equally at home for a Sunday family supper.

Fennel, Porcini & Chicken Cacciatore

Rating: 5 stars
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Dried porcini give an earthy, punch to this Italian classic. Although it tastes great hot from the oven, the fennel-and-mushroom combination mellows beautifully overnight.