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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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Every home cook has a go-to party dish; this one is mine. The only prep is popping everything in to marinate before roasting. It's a lifesaver during the holidays. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.

Spinach-Basil Lasagna

Spinach-Basil Lasagna

Spinach-Basil Lasagna

In the kitchen, my husband and I like to use classic ingredients in new ways. I came up with this lasagna one day and haven't made another type since. We love it! —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, MI

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

In my mind, few foods in a holiday spread are as tempting as a big baked ham. I always hope for leftovers so we can have ham sandwiches in the following days. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
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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

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

A succulent mixture of spinach, peppers and sunflower kernels gives extra-special flavor to these steak slices from Jetta Kaune of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. "When I have time, I roast my own sweet peppers for the filling," she notes.

Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Wow friends and family with this tender beef encased in a golden horseradish crust. Roasted garlic boosts the mouthwatering flavor even more. —Laura Bagozzi, Dublin, Ohio

Salmon Steaks with Dill Sauce

Salmon Steaks with Dill Sauce

Salmon Steaks with Dill Sauce

I first made this recipe when we lived in Alaska and my husband did a lot of fishing. Dill is a wonderful complement to salmon. —Joan Peterson, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.

Crown Roast with Plum-Apple Stuffing

Crown Roast with Plum-Apple Stuffing

Crown Roast with Plum-Apple Stuffing

All eyes with be on this impressive roast when you place it on your holiday table. The fruit combination of golden raisin, dried plums and apples nicely complement the pork.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Our home economists perch a turkey on top of whole onions, which can be served alongside the carved bird. The pairing of white wine and rosemary creates a mouth-watering gravy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Gobbler Cakes

Gobbler Cakes

Gobbler Cakes

I watched a chef make crab cakes and decided to try it with turkey and stuffing. Now the kids request them year-round, so I buy cooked turkey. —Suzee Krebs, Brielle, New Jersey
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