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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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Apricot-Filled Pork Tenderloin

Apricot-Filled Pork Tenderloin

Apricot-Filled Pork Tenderloin

This flavorful main course is a great company offering. The tenderloin tastes wonderful and looks so pretty when it's sliced to reveal a golden apricot center. In the 15 years I've been using this recipe, it has never failed me.

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

These lamb chops from our Test Kitchen are a delicious treat. They're moist, tender and flavor...making them a perfect choice for company.

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
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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

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

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

This makes a wonderfully easy entree for company. Filled with a combination of spinach, blue cheese and mushrooms, it gets rave reviews whenever I serve it.

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.

Apple-Orange Glazed Ham

Apple-Orange Glazed Ham

Apple-Orange Glazed Ham

This ham has a wonderful orange glaze that makes it special for any family supper or holiday gathering. You can also insert whole cloves into the ham for added color and flavor.

Holly Sandwich Wreath

Holly Sandwich Wreath

Holly Sandwich Wreath

Guests who have sweet expectations are in for a savory surprise when they sample warm slices of this golden wreath. Made with no-fuss pizza crust, the sandwich ring is packed with turkey, cheese, red pepper and green onions.

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."

Mustard-Glazed Ham

Mustard-Glazed Ham

Mustard-Glazed Ham

MY MOM was known as the best cook in the country. This delicious glaze was in her collection of handwritten recipes. I laminated the ones I use most often, and this favorite was included. It's easy to prepare, and everyone seems to like ham made this way. -Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas
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