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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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Crispy chicken with a sweet-tart sauce is served alongside wilted spinach for this special meal. Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida says, “I created the recipe many years ago for a contest, and it won the Grand Prize! It’s easy to make and comes off as very elegant.”
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Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

With this easy, surefire recipe, you don't have to be intimidated to prepare rack of lamb for a holiday dinner. Rice pilaf and roasted asparagus are a lovely way to round out the meal.

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Sun-dried tomatoes and curry take center stage in this pasta dish that's loaded with tender shrimp and crunchy asparagus. "This is one of my husband's favorites for special occasions," notes Shirley Kunde of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "Guests always enjoy it, too."

Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Trying out new recipes is such a "passion" of mine that my husband sometimes will ask to have something for dinner that he's actually seen before! My Creole-Stuffed Turkey originated when my sister from Texas and her family—who love Southern cooking—were here one Thanksgiving. Everyone kept coming back for another serving...and we ended up stuffed, too.
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Cheese & Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Cheese & Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Cheese & Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes and a herb cream cheese make a delectable surprise when you cut into these lovely chicken rolls. They're topped with a yummy blue cheese sauce.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Pork Roast with Apricot-Rice Stuffing

Pork Roast with Apricot-Rice Stuffing

Pork Roast with Apricot-Rice Stuffing

Guests rave when I put this impressive pork roast on the table. Bake the extra stuffing separately and serve it on the side.

Garden Veggie Lasagna

Garden Veggie Lasagna

Garden Veggie Lasagna

Stroll the farmers market and you'll find veggies and cheeses you might not know what to do with. Why not pull them together in one harmonious bunch and make this go-to lasagna when you crave a twist on an Italian favorite? —Samantha Neal, Morgantown, West Virginia

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

These lamb chops from our Test Kitchen are a delicious treat. They're moist, tender and flavor...making them a perfect choice for company.

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

A juicy ham slice is just as tasty as a whole ham, and it's easier and faster to prepare. Plus, topped with golden pineapple sauce, this dish is so elegant on the table.

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

This makes a wonderfully easy entree for company. Filled with a combination of spinach, blue cheese and mushrooms, it gets rave reviews whenever I serve it.

Pork Loin with Peppers

Pork Loin with Peppers

Pork Loin with Peppers

A sweet and zesty sauce perfectly flavors pork and peppers in this mouthwatering main course. The aroma while baking is unbeatable.—Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

Horseradish Honey Ham

Horseradish Honey Ham

Horseradish Honey Ham

When my husband and I first tasted this delicious ham, we were surprised to learn that the sauce included horseradish. That secret ingredient definitely is the key to its tangy taste. I serve it for Easter and Christmas.
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