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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.

Pork Roast with Tangy Sauce

Pork Roast with Tangy Sauce

Pork Roast with Tangy Sauce

Everyday dinners are considered a hit in our home when I plan them around this hearty roast. The juicy meat and pleasant sauce are delectable together. And the pork looks so festive with its fruity glaze.

Apricot Pineapple Ham

Apricot Pineapple Ham

Apricot Pineapple Ham

Tired of mixing up messy glazes to put on ham, I tried this simple recipe a few years ago. Young and old alike complimented me on the lovely, sweet and juicy ham - and I've prepared it this way ever since. -Cathy Neve, Yakima, Washington

Baked Pork Loin Roast

Baked Pork Loin Roast

Baked Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned with a flavorful rub of sage, oregano, thyme and nutmeg, this mouthwatering roast is perfect for special occasions. The impressive entree will have guest asking for seconds.—Edith Fisher, Leyden, Massachusetts
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Veal Scallopini

Veal Scallopini

Veal Scallopini

My husband and I prepare this veal dish for birthdays and other special occasions. We love to cook and often entertain friends and family. —Karen Bridges, Downers Grove, Illinois

Saucy Orange Shrimp

Saucy Orange Shrimp

Saucy Orange Shrimp

On a trip to New Orleans, my husband picked up some fresh Gulf shrimp. The wife of the shrimp boat captain sent this recipe along with him. It's our favorite way to prepare shrimp. —Gloria, Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

Lemony Turkey Breast

Lemony Turkey Breast

Lemony Turkey Breast

Lemon and a hint of garlic add a lovely touch to these moist slices of slow-cooked turkey breast. I usually serve the gravy over a combination of white and brown rice, along with broccoli for a healthy meal. —Lynn Laux of Ballwin, Missouri

Garlic-Onion Tomato Pizza

Garlic-Onion Tomato Pizza

Garlic-Onion Tomato Pizza

You won't miss the traditional tomato sauce when you bite into a slice of this pizza - it is absolutely delicious! We like it hot or at room temperature. It makes a wonderful appetizer cut into small pieces...or you can use the same topping for bruschetta. -Tammy Thomas, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

One of my best recipes is this pork loin, with its moist and tasty stuffing.—Jim Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan

Holiday Cranberry Pork Chops

Holiday Cranberry Pork Chops

Holiday Cranberry Pork Chops

I love to serve pork. Not only is it delicious, but it cooks up in no time. That's why this recipe are popular in our house...particularly around the holidays.—Tina Lust, Nevada, Ohio

Beef Sirloin Tip Roast

Beef Sirloin Tip Roast

Beef Sirloin Tip Roast

This meaty main course, served with a mouthwatering mushroom gravy, is a snap to assemble and pop in the oven. "It is my husband's favorite," says Mrs. Burgess Marshbanks from her home in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Marmalade Baked Ham

Marmalade Baked Ham

Marmalade Baked Ham

"My family loves the flavor that orange marmalade, beer and brown sugar give this ham," says Clo Runco. The Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania reader scores the ham and inserts whole cloves for an appealing look with little effort.
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