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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 are always searching new ways to utilize Florida citrus, which is plentiful during the holidays in our own back yard. I know you will enjoy this. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
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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

Holiday Glazed Ham

Holiday Glazed Ham

Holiday Glazed Ham

This easy glaze is sure to complement any holiday ham. I serve the remaining glaze on the side. —Tammy Harris, Deltona, Florida

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
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Seafood Medley

Seafood Medley

Seafood Medley

“This is our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.” Rich, creamy and delicious with flaky and tender orange roughy, this dish is perfect for company.” —Marilyn Bishop, Redbridge, Ontario

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

Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Saltimbocca

A delicious wine sauce makes this hearty entree even more special. You can assemble the rolls ahead of time and chill until ready to cook.—Vance Werner Jr., Franklin, Wisconsin

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

While recovering from hip surgery, I wrote my family for some of their favorite recipes to compile into a cookbook. This seasoned turkey is timeless. —Della Stamp, Long Beach, California

Crown Roast of Pork

Crown Roast of Pork

Crown Roast of Pork

My favorite entree for Christmas and other special occasions, a crown roast is easy to prepare. Both its elegant appearance and excellent flavor are sure to impress your friends and family. (Call ahead to order a crown roast from your butcher or meat department.)

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

The wine gives a mellow flavor to this stew that has tender pieces of beef and carrots. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

Broccoli-Ham Cheese Pie

Sheets of easy-to-use phyllo dough create a crisp buttery crust for this comforting entree from Nancy Granaman. "This egg and vegetable pie always gets thumbs-up approval from my sons and husband," says the Burlington, Iowa cook.

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Need a fix-it-and-forget-it entree for Christmas? Give this slow-cooker specialty a try. I like to serve it with boiled red potatoes.—Jeannie Mangan, Spokane, Washington
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