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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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Leftover turkey, dressing and sweet potatoes make terrific stuffing for jumbo pasta shells. We add cheese and use turkey gravy as the sauce for this crowd-pleaser. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
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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.

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasting simply seasoned Cornish game hens and vegetables in one pan results in a full-flavored meal in one.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

This recipe came with my first slow cooker. Now I'm on my fourth slow cooker and still use this recipe.—Kahty Clark, Byron, Minnesota
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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

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

Ham with Citrus Sauce

Ham with Citrus Sauce

Ham with Citrus Sauce

"If ham is included at our holiday family gatherings, everyone requests that it's served with this tasty orange sauce," relates Shelly Eckholm from Wing, North Dakota. "It is equally good served hot or cold."

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked in apple cider and orange juice, this tender ham is brushed with a sweet-tangy mustard and marmalade glaze. For more flavor, serve the slices with extra glaze on the side.

Flank Steak with Cranberry Sauce

Flank Steak with Cranberry Sauce

Flank Steak with Cranberry Sauce

This tasty and tender steak, served with a mild sweet-tart cranberry sauce, makes a pretty presentation for a special-occasion dinner, says Ellen De Munnik, Chesterfield, Michigan.

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.

Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom and rice stuffing turns ordinary chicken breasts into a terrific main dish that folks will remember. Pecans give harvest taste to the moist, tender chicken. —Pat Neu, Gainesville, Texas

Goat Cheese & Pear Stuffed Tenderloin

Goat Cheese & Pear Stuffed Tenderloin

Goat Cheese & Pear Stuffed Tenderloin

Fresh pears provide a bit of sweetness to a special stuffing for beef tenderloin and beautifully balances the arugula and goat cheese.—Cindie Haras, Boca Raton, Florida
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