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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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There’s no place like home-style when roasting the big bird. Instead of sage stuffing with turkey, stuff this bird with fresh sage and sprigs of thyme. — Beth Jacobson, Taste of Home Magazine, Milwaukee, WI
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Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

The secret to this rib roast from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen is in the coffee rub. Allowing the rub to penetrate overnight heightens the flavor.

Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham

Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham

Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham

Although I usually buy spiral-sliced hams, I decided to do a home-baked ham with a gingery glaze. This is how you do special-occasion dining. —Ally Phillips, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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.
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Corn-Stuffed Crown Roast

Corn-Stuffed Crown Roast

Corn-Stuffed Crown Roast

"My mother always made this elegant entree for company dinners and special family celebrations," remembers Dorothy Swanson of St. Louis, Missouri.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I combined part of one recipe and another to come up with this extra-special roast.—Dale Ann Glover, Strathroy, Ontario

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.”

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

Roast Christmas Goose

Roast Christmas Goose

Roast Christmas Goose

I have such fond childhood memories of Christmas dinner and my mother serving a golden brown Christmas goose. To flavor the meat, Mom stuffed the bird with peeled and quartered fruit that's discarded after baking. -Rosemarie Forcum White Stone, Virginia

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

These tasty ham steaks combine orange marmalade and maple syrup for a terrific taste that goes beyond dinner: I like to serve leftovers at brunch. We love it with fruit and scrambled eggs. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

This recipe stars a delectable sauce made with wine, plump cherries, and steak portioned just right. --Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington

Pork Tenderloin with Pear Cream Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Pear Cream Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Pear Cream Sauce

Pork’s mild taste goes well with sweet flavors and many seasonings. Here, I’ve teamed it with both—luscious pears and a refreshing herb blend.—Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
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