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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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With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just on Sundays. The roast turns out tender and savory every time. —Brandy Schaefer, Glen Carbon, Illinois
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Pheasant and Wild Rice

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Everyone in my family hunts, so we have an abundance of game. This recipe also works well with wild turkey or grouse and even with chicken if you prefer. I love to make this dish on special occasions and for guests.

Wild West Wellingtons

Wild West Wellingtons

Wild West Wellingtons

This spicy spin-off of traditional beef Wellington is so attractive that it's perfect for a special occasion. If you like your food extra spicy, choose a hot salsa rather than mild or medium. —Jenni Dise, Phoenix, Arizona

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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Turkey with Corn Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Corn Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Corn Sausage Stuffing

All year long, my family looks forward to Christmas when I prepare this pretty and pleasing stuffing. Cream-style corn and sausage make every bite moist and delicious. —Janet Danner, Peebles, Ohio

Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

This roasted chicken not only has a down-home country flavor. It's attractive as well. Friends and family are always impressed when I put this on the table.

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

Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Smoky and sweet flavors come through in every bite of this Kentucky-style ham. Since I found this recipe, it’s the only ham I make. —Sue Schiller, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and Gravy

"CHRISTMAS was the time when our family forgot about the food budget and splurged on one special meal. I can still see Grandmother making dozens of these little meatballs! The hint of spices gives them a savory taste that makes them authentically Norwegian."

Gobbler Cakes

Gobbler Cakes

Gobbler Cakes

I watched a chef make crab cakes and decided to try it with turkey and stuffing. Now the kids request them year-round, so I buy cooked turkey. —Suzee Krebs, Brielle, New Jersey

Grouper with Crabmeat Sauce

Grouper with Crabmeat Sauce

Grouper with Crabmeat Sauce

A creamy seafood sauce drapes over mild-flavored grouper for an elegant entree. Whether served to my family or to hundreds of people at a charity event, it's a winner.—Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida

Turkey Scallopini with Marsala Sauce

Turkey Scallopini with Marsala Sauce

Turkey Scallopini with Marsala Sauce

My family requests this entree at least once a month. The slightly sweet Marsala sauce is yummy over the turkey slices and hot cooked noodles.—Briana Knight, Ferndale, Washington
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