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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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A Christmas Story Meat Loaf

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Christina Addison
I've watched the film “A Christmas Story” so many times since I was a kid. Now I have a family of my own, so I recreated the mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, OH
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Potluck Sausage Casserole

Potluck Sausage Casserole

Potluck Sausage Casserole

Whenever my husband digs in to this pasta casserole full of Italian sausage and veggies, he gets a big smile on his face. I love that!

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

This moist stuffing, with its fruity blend of raisins and tart cherries, is a sweet twist on a traditional version. It's a tasty complement to tender poultry slices. Be prepared to dish up second helpings when you serve this bird.

Raspberry-Chipotle Glazed Ham

Raspberry-Chipotle Glazed Ham

Raspberry-Chipotle Glazed Ham

Looking to liven up your same-old holiday ham? Try this recipe, which features a sweet and spicy sauce.
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Waldorf Stuffed Ham

Waldorf Stuffed Ham

Waldorf Stuffed Ham

I couldn’t resist trying something new for this contest, and this recipe just popped into my head. I served it to my husband, and he said it’s a keeper. —Colleen Vrooman, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Classic Beef Wellingtons

Classic Beef Wellingtons

Classic Beef Wellingtons

Perfect for holidays, this entree is also impressively easy. Find ready-made puff pastry sheets in the frozen food section.—Kerry Dingwall, Ponte Vedra, Florida

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Youngsters will dig right into this playful potato-topped pie, loaded with ground beef and vegetables. The dashing details are easy to add after baking.

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasting simply seasoned Cornish game hens and vegetables in one pan results in a full-flavored meal in one.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

The combination of sweet, savory, crunchy and spicy ingredients makes a fabulous stuffed turkey that's become a tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. Leftover stuffing can be a meal in itself. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

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

Rosemary Chicken Dinner

Rosemary Chicken Dinner

Rosemary Chicken Dinner

The fragrant rosemary is this hearty meat-and-potatoes dish makes the whole house smell wonderful! All you need to round out the meal is green salad or vegetable. —Christine Yost, Newark, New York

Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib

Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib

Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib

Restaurants have nothing on this recipe. For a true meat lover, it's very easy and the results are beyond belief. —Roger Bowlds, Bakersfield, California
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