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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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Slow-Cooked Ham with Pineapple Sauce

We serve this dish during the holidays because everyone is crazy about it. But it makes it to the table all year-round because it’s super simple to prepare. —Terry Roberts, Yorktown, Virginia
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Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

This moist stuffing, with its fruity blend of raisins and tart cherries, is a sweet twist on a traditional version. It's a tasty complement to tender poultry slices. Be prepared to dish up second helpings when you serve this bird.

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked in apple cider and orange juice, this tender ham is brushed with a sweet-tangy mustard and marmalade glaze. For more flavor, serve the slices with extra glaze on the side.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

With this easy, surefire recipe, you don't have to be intimidated to prepare rack of lamb for a holiday dinner. Rice pilaf and roasted asparagus are a lovely way to round out the meal.
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Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and Gravy

"CHRISTMAS was the time when our family forgot about the food budget and splurged on one special meal. I can still see Grandmother making dozens of these little meatballs! The hint of spices gives them a savory taste that makes them authentically Norwegian."

Marmalade Raisin Glazed Ham

Marmalade Raisin Glazed Ham

Marmalade Raisin Glazed Ham

A platter crowned with her impressive ham is passed around Barbara Nowakowski's table at holiday time. "I always get requests for this on special occasions," she relates from Mesa, Arizona. A spiced marmalade glaze and plump golden raisins add sweetness to every slice.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

For those who enjoy a main course of lamb, here's a quick and delicious treatment for it. The easy preparation gives me the extra time I need to focus on other menu items.

New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp

New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp

New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp

We have family members who attended college in New Orleans. This shrimp captures their favorite flavors from The Big Easy, with the right touch of spices and heat. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

The sweet and savory brisket is a great compliment to the zesty potatoes in this recipe. The rich color of the meat makes it an elegant holiday option.—Rachelle Schaefer, Studio City, California

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

Rosemary-Garlic Roast Beef

Rosemary-Garlic Roast Beef

Rosemary-Garlic Roast Beef

This tender and juicy roast looks beautiful when I serve it to guests. It also makes the house smell wonderful as it cooks. I usually serve it with warm French bread and a salad topped with buttermilk dressing. —Brenda Hlivyak, La Center, Washington

Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

A colorful spinach stuffing peeks out from the golden skin in this recipe developed in our Test Kitchen.
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