Festive Pork Roast Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Marinate Festive Pork Roast all day long or overnight, then roast while getting the rest of this fall-inspired dinner ready. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges, Wild Rice Blend with Pecans, and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon all are reminiscent of autumn, but can be served any time of year for a weeknight dinner that's also suitable for guests. Rice blends are a nice addition to any meal, any season.

Festive Pork Roast


Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

Cut acorn squash into small, thin wedges. Toss with maple syrup and a bit of oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread on a foil-lined cookie sheet and roast in the oven at 375 degrees F. until cooked and browned, about 35 minutes.

Wild Rice Blend with Pecans

Cook a package of wild rice blend according to directions. Stir in chopped pecans.

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Steam brussels sprouts and drizzle with butter and a bit of lemon juice. Season to taste, adding a pinch of sugar if desired.