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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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We make lasagna with shrimp and scallops as part of the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. Every bite delivers a tasty “jewel” from the sea. —Joe Colamonico, Murrells Inlet, SC
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More Christmas Main Dish Recipes

Crab-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Crab-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Crab-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Here's a deliciously different way to serve surf and turf. It's an elegant entree that often appears on my Christmas dinner table.

Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham

Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham

Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham

Although I usually buy spiral-sliced hams, I decided to do a home-baked ham with a gingery glaze. This is how you do special-occasion dining. —Ally Phillips, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Chicken Cheese Rolls

Chicken Cheese Rolls

Chicken Cheese Rolls

This entree is an elegant dinner for two or other special occasion. The cheese filling is tasty and combines well with the sweet and spicy flavors from the chutney. It's an uncomplicated recipe that is impressive.
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Portobello-Stuffed Pork Roast

Portobello-Stuffed Pork Roast

Portobello-Stuffed Pork Roast

Tart cherries and earthy mushrooms come together in a savory stuffing for pork tenderloin. The sauce—prepared with port wine and balsamic vinegar—makes every bite even better.—Linda Monach, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Rolled-Up Turkey

Rolled-Up Turkey

Rolled-Up Turkey

Whenever I think of this appealing rolled turkey filled with Mom's moist cornbread stuffing, I can almost smell the aroma of it baking in the oven. It's delicious!

Shrimp Filetto di Pomodoro

Shrimp Filetto di Pomodoro

Shrimp Filetto di Pomodoro

This sensational seafood and pasta dinner is great for special occasions. Scallops can be used in place of the shrimp if desired.—Cherie Chism, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

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.

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

The fruit juices combine with the ham liquid to make a sweet gravy my family looks forward to having each Easter and Christmas.

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

With pineapple, brown sugar, mustard and cloves, this baked ham is straightforward and simple - just what you're looking for in a holiday ham with easy steps. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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.

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

"I THINK what I enjoy most about Ukrainian cooking is the smells it creates. This pork roast reminds me of my mother's kitchen—it smells wonderful! My mother canned and preserved in the fall and always used applesauce to glaze the meat. That's probably why I associate the sweet aroma of this hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal with cooler weather."
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