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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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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

Crown Roast of Pork

Crown Roast of Pork

My favorite entree for Christmas and other special occasions, a crown roast is easy to prepare. Both its elegant appearance and excellent flavor are sure to impress your friends and family. (Call ahead to order a crown roast from your butcher or meat department.)

Tuscan Pork Medallions

Tuscan Pork Medallions

Tuscan Pork Medallions

Pork tenderloin gets delightful Italian flavor from prosciutto, tomatoes and garden herbs. The beautifully browned slices are quick enough for weeknights yet will impress your guest. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

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."
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Fruit-Glazed Spiral Ham

Fruit-Glazed Spiral Ham

Fruit-Glazed Spiral Ham

"The combo of zesty horseradish and tangy mustard creates a delicious glaze perfect for pork. I've used this recipe for years and always get rave reviews." Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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.

Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

When Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida, declares, “The buffet is open,” guests make a beeline for the meatballs. “The combination of lean turkey, sausage, chili sauce and preserves is scrumptious!”

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Sun-dried tomatoes and curry take center stage in this pasta dish that's loaded with tender shrimp and crunchy asparagus. "This is one of my husband's favorites for special occasions," notes Shirley Kunde of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "Guests always enjoy it, too."

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

Cheese & Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Cheese & Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Cheese & Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes and a herb cream cheese make a delectable surprise when you cut into these lovely chicken rolls. They're topped with a yummy blue cheese sauce.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Youngsters will dig right into this playful potato-topped pie, loaded with ground beef and vegetables. The dashing details are easy to add after baking.

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!
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