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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.

Rosemary Pork Roast

Rosemary Pork Roast

Rosemary Pork Roast

Tender and full of flavor, this lovely roast is an impressive main dish for a Christmas dinner or any special occasion. The aroma as the roast is baking, enhanced by rosemary and garlic, is mouthwatering. While it is in the oven I decorate my dining room table.—

Tender Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Tender Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Tender Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

As spectacular as it is to the eye— with ham, cheese and spinach peeking out of every slice— there's very little fuss to making this main dish. The meat turns out extremely tender, too.

Pork Tenderloin With Mushrooms

Pork Tenderloin With Mushrooms

Pork Tenderloin With Mushrooms

Over the years, I've found the trick to serving this tender pork with its mild onion-and-mushroom-flavored gravy is to fix enough— people tend to come back for seconds!
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Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

For over 50 years, this elegant entree has graced my family's holiday table. The zesty stuffing with its nice nutty crunch complements the slices of moist duck, while the hint of orange in the gravy sets it apart.

Mustard-Glazed Ham

Mustard-Glazed Ham

Mustard-Glazed Ham

MY MOM was known as the best cook in the country. This delicious glaze was in her collection of handwritten recipes. I laminated the ones I use most often, and this favorite was included. It's easy to prepare, and everyone seems to like ham made this way. -Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas

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

Turkey in Cognac Cream Sauce

Turkey in Cognac Cream Sauce

Turkey in Cognac Cream Sauce

I found this recipe in a magazine and over the years have adjusted it to suit my family's taste. It is special enough for company and easy enough for a weeknight meal.—Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida

Teriyaki-Portobello Pork Loin

Teriyaki-Portobello Pork Loin

Teriyaki-Portobello Pork Loin

My family loves my teriyaki pork roast and begs for more! The slow cooker does most of the work, and when I get home from school the whole house smells wonderful. Since I serve it with instant rice and frozen vegetables, I'm only five minutes from sitting down to a home cooked meal.—Lori Harris, Montgomery City, Missouri

Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Your Easter celebration will be so simple to orchestrate with this sweet, smoky ham recipe at your fingertips. It feeds a crowd and tastes fantastic. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Grilled Ribeyes with Herb Butter

Grilled Ribeyes with Herb Butter

Grilled Ribeyes with Herb Butter

I make this recipe for special occasions. The tantalizing fragrance of the herbs de Provence is unforgettable. The seasoning and herb butter goes well with filet mignon, T-bone and steak strips, too. —John Baranski, Baldwin City, Kansas

Crown Roast with Plum-Apple Stuffing

Crown Roast with Plum-Apple Stuffing

Crown Roast with Plum-Apple Stuffing

All eyes with be on this impressive roast when you place it on your holiday table. The fruit combination of golden raisin, dried plums and apples nicely complement the pork.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
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