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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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Pork tenderloin is a versatile cut that's ideal for hurried cooks because it roasts so quickly. Filled with a stuffing of fresh herbs, sausage, porcini and shiitake mushrooms, it makes a flavorful entree. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Sweet N Moist Ham

Sweet N Moist Ham

Sweet N Moist Ham

We served 75 pounds of ham fixed this way. It could not be simpler, and it's moist and delightfully sweet.

Cranberry-Mushroom Beef Brisket

Cranberry-Mushroom Beef Brisket

Cranberry-Mushroom Beef Brisket

I quickly fell for this fantastic sweet-and-sour brisket when I had it at a family wedding reception. Since the meat needs to be refrigerated overnight after it bakes, it is a great make-ahead entree.

Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce for Two

Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce for Two

Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce for Two

There's plenty of time to whip up this flaky fish and decadent cheese sauce. Turn a ho-hum weeknight into a special occasion.—Kristin Reynolds, Van Buren, Arkansas
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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."

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Brisket with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

The sweet and savory brisket is a great compliment to the zesty potatoes in this recipe. The rich color of the meat makes it an elegant holiday option.—Rachelle Schaefer, Studio City, California

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

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!

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

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

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

This recipe came with my first slow cooker. Now I'm on my fourth slow cooker and I still use the recipe! —Kahty Clark, Byron, Minnesota

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked in apple cider and orange juice, this tender ham is brushed with a sweet-tangy mustard and marmalade glaze. For more flavor, serve the slices with extra glaze on the side.
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