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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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Vegetable Stuffed Flank Steak

This colorful beef dish was always a favorite request for birthday dinners while i was growing up. Savory, special and stuffed full of vegetables, it's as tender as the memories it still brings back every time I make it. -Julie Etzel Tualatin, Oregon
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Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

This is one of my favorite chicken dishes, festive enough for a special occasion but not loaded with fat and sugar. -Lillian Julow of Gainesville, Florida

Turkey with Corn Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Corn Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Corn Sausage Stuffing

All year long, my family looks forward to Christmas when I prepare this pretty and pleasing stuffing. Cream-style corn and sausage make every bite moist and delicious. —Janet Danner, Peebles, Ohio

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

This beef tenderloin recipe is a family favorite that's quick and always satisfying. The creamy sauce has the perfect balance of horseradish and mustard.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I combined part of one recipe and another to come up with this extra-special roast.—Dale Ann Glover, Strathroy, Ontario

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

I summer in northern Michigan and find the morels that grow wild up there just irresistible, but never pick mushrooms if you are not 100% sure they are safe to eat. If morels are not available, I use whatever mushrooms I can find at the supermarket. If you like crumble some goat cheese over the top. The tarts can be used as a vegetarian entree or an appetizers.—Jennifer Condreay, Centennial, Colorado

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Need a fix-it-and-forget-it entree for Christmas? Give this slow-cooker specialty a try. I like to serve it with boiled red potatoes.—Jeannie Mangan, Spokane, Washington

Vegetable Stuffed Flank Steak

Vegetable Stuffed Flank Steak

Vegetable Stuffed Flank Steak

This colorful beef dish was always a favorite request for birthday dinners while i was growing up. Savory, special and stuffed full of vegetables, it's as tender as the memories it still brings back every time I make it. -Julie Etzel Tualatin, Oregon

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls, from Carolyn Hannay of Antioch, Tennessee, are both speedy and special. "This is the kind of hearty dish we 10 kids would devour after doing chores on our parents' farm," Carolyn recalls. "Mom always had lots of hungry mouths to appreciate her good food. When I'm short on cooking time, I rely on this tasty recipe."

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Here's a super way to savor roast turkey and stuffing without having to cook the big holiday bird. The stuffing is hearty, and the meat is juicy and tender. -Aura Lee Johnson, Vermilion, Ohio

Wild West Wellingtons

Wild West Wellingtons

Wild West Wellingtons

"This spicy spin-off of traditional Beef Wellington is so attractive that it's perfect for a special occasion," says Jenni Dise of Phoenix, Arizona. "If you like extra-spicy fare, choose a hot salsa rather than mild or medium."

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

The secret to this rib roast from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen is in the coffee rub. Allowing the rub to penetrate overnight heightens the flavor.
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