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Christmas Main Dish Recipes

If you need a main dish for Christmas dinner, there are plenty of impressive options to serve guests. Browse our collection of Christmas main dish recipes for turkey, pork, chicken, ham, lasagna, stuffing and more.

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There’s no place like home-style when roasting the big bird. Instead of sage stuffing with turkey, stuff this bird with fresh sage and sprigs of thyme. — Beth Jacobson, Taste of Home Magazine, Milwaukee, WI
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Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

This recipe stars a delectable sauce made with wine, plump cherries, and steak portioned just right. --Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington

Raspberry-Chipotle Glazed Ham

Raspberry-Chipotle Glazed Ham

Raspberry-Chipotle Glazed Ham

Looking to liven up your same-old holiday ham? Try this recipe, which features a sweet and spicy sauce.

Ham with Peach Glaze

Ham with Peach Glaze

Ham with Peach Glaze

Tender slices of this fruit-glazed ham are on our family's Christmas menu every year. Topping the meat with pineapple slices, cherries and cloves makes it look festive--and adds to the flavor of this easy holiday entree. -Christine Eilerts Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

A cranberry and apricot stuffing wonderfully complements pork tenderloin. This is an elegant entree that you can pull together in no time.

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Everyone in my family hunts, so we have an abundance of game. This recipe also works well with wild turkey or grouse and even with chicken if you prefer. I love to make this dish on special occasions and for guests.

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

Apple Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

Apple Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

Apple Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

I added roasted apples, cherries and onions to turn ordinary pork into a "break-away" dish and I haven't turned back since. There is a short time frame between caramelized onions and burnt ones, so pay close attention once they start cooking. —Josh Downey, McHenry, Illinois

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

These tasty ham steaks combine orange marmalade and maple syrup for a terrific taste that goes beyond dinner: I like to serve leftovers at brunch. We love it with fruit and scrambled eggs. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing

Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing

Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing

I make this roast every Christmas, much to the delight of family and friends. The recipe was passed down from my mother, so I've been using it for years. The succulent stuffing is oh-so-tasty! —Martha Forte, East Setauket, New York

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Honey and corn syrup blend with savoy herbs and seasonings to give turkey a slightly sweet flavor. This tried-and-true recipe never fails to win me compliments.

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

One of the hardest meals to plan is a holiday meal for two. You want all the smells and feelings of the season, but you don't want leftovers until June! This recipe is the tasty answer. —Joyce Kramer, Donalsonville, Georgia
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