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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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Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham

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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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.

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

When winter weather doesn't allow for grilling outdoors, bake your steaks instead! Bread crumbs and seasonings seal in the meat's juices with wonderful results.

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

"I THINK what I enjoy most about Ukrainian cooking is the smells it creates. This pork roast reminds me of my mother's kitchen—it smells wonderful! My mother canned and preserved in the fall and always used applesauce to glaze the meat. That's probably why I associate the sweet aroma of this hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal with cooler weather."
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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.

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

Festive Ham N Cheese Bread Sandwich

Festive Ham N Cheese Bread Sandwich

Festive Ham N Cheese Bread Sandwich

This sandwich is sized right for a crowd or a family meal during the holidays, according to Dona Bass of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. "What's more, it's perfect for preparing ahead," she describes. "I just stuff the bread and store it in the refrigerator, then pop it in the oven right before our guests arrive."—Dona Bass, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland

Grilled Lamb Chops with Wine Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops with Wine Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops with Wine Sauce

Karen Gorman of Gunnison, Colorado proves you don’t need fancy ingredients to create an elegant entree. The rich sauce and roasted tomatoes complement the and tender grilled chops beautifully.

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.

Fruit-Glazed Spiral Ham

Fruit-Glazed Spiral Ham

Fruit-Glazed Spiral Ham

"The combo of zesty horseradish and tangy mustard creates a delicious glaze perfect for pork. I've used this recipe for years and always get rave reviews." Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Classic Stuffed Turkey

Classic Stuffed Turkey

Classic Stuffed Turkey

"For years, my mother has stuffed a holiday turkey with this moist dressing," comments Kathi Graham of Naperville, Illinois. "Now I do the same thing. Its special flavor nicely compliments the tender, juicy slices of oven-roasted turkey."

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
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