Whether you’re throwing a household New Year’s Eve bash or staying up late to watch the ball drop in Time Square, you’ll need some fun and festive New Year’s Eve dinner ideas to get you ready for the night ahead. From belly-filling casseroles to vegetable-focused vegetarian ideas, we rounded up tons of delicious mains to keep you satisfied ‘til the clock strikes midnight. No matter your New Year’s Eve food traditions, we’ve got something for you. Feeling fancy? Try a spotlight-stealing steak dinner crowned with a pat of butter, or a whole-roasted salmon recipe that doubles as a stunning centerpiece. Start the year off right with colorful, filling salads or celebrate your cravings for carbs, carbs and more carbs (such as pasta, gnocchi and risotto, to name a few).
Chicken Roulades With Marinated Tomatoes
Flattened chicken breast rolled up with spinach and Parmesan turn an ordinary dinner into a party-worthy dish.
Everything Bagel Crusted Salmon
The crazy-flavorful everything spice blend (plus a squeeze of lemon!) provides fast flavor for flaky roasted salmon.
Pasta With Red Pepper Alfredo
Roasted veggies blended with cream and Parmesan create a silky sauce for this creamy pasta dish.
Orange-Ginger Roast Chicken With Fennel and Radicchio Salad
This fresh and earthy salad makes a colorful pairing to citrus-infused chicken. It’s a meal fit for any celebration.
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Top this cheesy risotto with a fried egg for extra protein.
Chickpea and Kale Rigatoni With Smoky Bread Crumbs
For a serious flavor upgrade, toss pasta with smoky bread crumbs, crispy chickpeas and melty Manchego.
Herb-Roasted Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes
Season chicken with rosemary and fennel, and serve it over creamy polenta, for a refreshed take of this dinnertime staple.
Instant Pot Pork Ragu
Instead of roasting for hours in the oven, this juicy shredded pork shoulder cooks in the Instant Pot for just 35 minutes (yes, you read that right).