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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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Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Basted with a simple glaze, this wonderfully moist and tender turkey bakes to a lovely golden brown. Make it the centerpiece of your holiday table; guests will be glad you did. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

This showstopping entree will have everyone coming back for more. It’s a simple treatment that lends an appealing sweet-tart flavor to tender ham. Sherry Thompson - Seneca, South Carolina

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every bite is packed with cheese, sausage and sauce. —Gay Barker, Chanute, Kansas
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Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey

For an impressive main course, look here. The moist, flavorful bird will have guests counting the minutes until carving time. — Scott Rugh, Portland, Oregon

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Honey and corn syrup blend with savoy herbs and seasonings to give turkey a slightly sweet flavor. This tried-and-true recipe never fails to win me compliments.

Herbed Roast Beef

Herbed Roast Beef

Herbed Roast Beef

A savory herb rub flavors this juicy roast that makes an impression every time my mom serves it for dinner. The creamy horseradish sauce adds a little kick to the crispy-coated slices of beef. -Kerry Sullivan, Maitland, Florida

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.

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

This seafood dish is perfect for casual holiday gatherings and will reel in rave reviews. I've been using this tried-and-true recipe for more than 30 years. —Barbara Lindsey, Manvel, Texas

Pork with Corn Bread Stuffing

Pork with Corn Bread Stuffing

Pork with Corn Bread Stuffing

This main dish is one of my family's favorites. It's fantastic for holiday get-togethers, because it looks just as good as it tastes!

Roast Turkey Breast with Rosemary Gravy

Roast Turkey Breast with Rosemary Gravy

Roast Turkey Breast with Rosemary Gravy

A velvety gravy coats this remarkably tender and juicy turkey breast that’s perfect for a holiday get-together. Rebecca Clark — Warrior, Alabama

Rosemary Turkey Breast

Rosemary Turkey Breast

Rosemary Turkey Breast

In Wills Point, Texas, Dorothy Pritchett seasons turkey with a mixture of garlic and rosemary for a tasty and tender bird. The attractive main course is a perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal.
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