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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 are always searching new ways to utilize Florida citrus, which is plentiful during the holidays in our own back yard. I know you will enjoy this. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
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Christmas Carol Ham

Christmas Carol Ham

Christmas Carol Ham

This slow-cooked entree is tender and delicious with regular or turkey ham. "My family loves this dish," writes Julie Williquette of Hartselle, Alabama. "Simmered in pineapple juice, the ham slices are so flavorful."

Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

Sheets of easy-to-use phyllo dough create a crisp buttery crust for this comforting entree from Nancy Granaman. "This egg and vegetable pie always gets thumbs-up approval from my sons and husband," says the Burlington, Iowa cook.

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

This is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for serving all year long. In summer, I barbecue it, and in winter I roast it in the oven.—Elaine Seip, Medicine Hat, Alberta
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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

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

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

A juicy ham slice is just as tasty as a whole ham, and it's easier and faster to prepare. Plus, topped with golden pineapple sauce, this dish is so elegant on the table.

Holiday Glazed Ham

Holiday Glazed Ham

Holiday Glazed Ham

This easy glaze is sure to complement any holiday ham. I serve the remaining glaze on the side. —Tammy Harris, Deltona, Florida

Herbed Roast Turkey Breast

Herbed Roast Turkey Breast

Herbed Roast Turkey Breast

I made this turkey breast for my first formal dinner party as a newlywed. It was such a success that it's become a standby on all of my entertaining menus.

Tenderloin with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Tenderloin with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Tenderloin with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Served with green beans, garlic mashed potatoes and seven-layer salad, this is the main course at my family's annual Christmas gathering. Even those who aren't fond of meat comment on its tenderness and flavor. Likely, since garlic goes well with everything, the sauce'd be good with pork or poultry besides. My husband and I have a 16-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter. -Beth Taylor, Chapin, South Carolina

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.

Apricot Pineapple Ham

Apricot Pineapple Ham

Apricot Pineapple Ham

Tired of mixing up messy glazes to put on ham, I tried this simple recipe a few years ago. Young and old alike complimented me on the lovely, sweet and juicy ham - and I've prepared it this way ever since. -Cathy Neve, Yakima, Washington
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