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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 make lasagna with shrimp and scallops as part of the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. Every bite delivers a tasty “jewel” from the sea. —Joe Colamonico, Murrells Inlet, SC
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Festive Pork

Festive Pork

Festive Pork

Slices of tender pork are dressed up in a tangy sauce in this quick recipe shared by Marilyn Paradis, a field editor from Woodburn, Oregon. "The pretty sauce gives the pork a mouthwatering yuletide touch."—Marilyn Paradis, Woodburn, Oregon

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

Special Seafood Casserole

Special Seafood Casserole

Special Seafood Casserole

I first sampled this casserole at a baby shower and founds myself going back for more!
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Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Honey and corn syrup blend with savoy herbs and seasonings to give turkey a slightly sweet flavor. This tried-and-true recipe never fails to win me compliments.

Roast Chicken with Oyster Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Oyster Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Oyster Stuffing

The aroma of this moist, golden brown chicken is almost as wonderful as its flavor, and Mom's oyster stuffing is to die for! —Joan Jensen (daughter), Lowell, Indiana

Mustard & Apricot-Glazed Ham

Mustard & Apricot-Glazed Ham

Mustard & Apricot-Glazed Ham

Glazing a bone-in ham with apricot jam gives it an attractive look and delicious flavor. It's the star of many of our Sunday suppers.—Galelah Dowell, Fairland, Oklahoma

Spicy Filet Mignon

Spicy Filet Mignon

Spicy Filet Mignon

I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick, I make a more mellow side dish, like buttered potatoes or grilled fresh vegetables. —Vera Kobiako, Jupiter, Florida

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

Bistro Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Bistro Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Bistro Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

A mouthwatering rub featuring fresh tarragon, thyme and rosemary releases rich, bold flavor as this pork entree sizzles. Served with a delectable thickened sauce, it’s crazy good! —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami

Artichoke Beef Steaks

Artichoke Beef Steaks

Artichoke Beef Steaks

Light green artichokes and vibrant pimientos make these colorful steaks perfect for the holiday season. If weather permits, grill the steaks outside and prepare the topping in a skillet as directed.

Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Rolls

“I’ve been making this pretty, festive-looking dish for years and people often ask for the recipe. Convenient for company, it can be made ahead of time right up to the point of dusting with flour and browning.” —Virgina Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida
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