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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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I like how grilled pork and fruit bring out the best in each other. If you have leftover relish, break out the tortilla chips! —Cindy Esposito, Bloomfield, New Jersey
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Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Love a moist and tender chicken but not the mess of actual roasting? Use an oven cooking bag to keep chicken and veggies easily under control. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Apricot-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Apricot-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Apricot-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

“The cheese in this festive dish adds a nutty flavor and creamy texture,” writes Agnes Ward from Stratford, Ontario. “This is definitely an entree two will enjoy—I know we do.”

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
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Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

A succulent mixture of spinach, peppers and sunflower kernels gives extra-special flavor to these steak slices from Jetta Kaune of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. "When I have time, I roast my own sweet peppers for the filling," she notes.

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

The combination of sweet, savory, crunchy and spicy ingredients makes a fabulous stuffed turkey that's become a tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. Leftover stuffing can be a meal in itself. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast

Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast

Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast

A red wine sauce complements the brown sugar rub on the roast in this inviting entree. You can't go wrong with this down-home dish!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

This beef tenderloin recipe is a family favorite that's quick and always satisfying. The creamy sauce has the perfect blend of horseradish and mustard. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Classic Beef Wellingtons

Classic Beef Wellingtons

Classic Beef Wellingtons

Perfect for holidays, this entree is also impressively easy. Find ready-made puff pastry sheets in the frozen food section. —Kerry Dingwall, Ponte Vedra, Florida

Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce for Two

Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce for Two

Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce for Two

There's plenty of time to whip up this flaky fish and decadent cheese sauce. Turn a ho-hum weeknight into a special occasion.—Kristin Reynolds, Van Buren, Arkansas

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

This is one of my favorite chicken dishes, festive enough for a special occasion but not loaded with fat and sugar. -Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

This glaze is my favorite way to really spark a baked ham. We harvest horseradish (a member of the mustard family) from our fields every year. This leftovers make great sandwiches with horseradish, of course!—Cathy & Monte Seus, Tulelake, California
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