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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.

Apricot Baked Ham

Apricot Baked Ham

Apricot Baked Ham

Ham is a super choice for a holiday meal because once you put it in the oven, it practically takes care of itself until dinnertime. I serve it because everyone in my family loves it! The sugary crust makes the ham beautiful to serve. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana

Garlic Pork Roast

Garlic Pork Roast

Garlic Pork Roast

The garlic gives this roast its special flavor. The broth or wine boils down to make a flavorful gravy.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

This glaze is my favorite way to really spark a baked ham. We harvest horseradish (a member of the mustard family) from our fields every year. This leftovers make great sandwiches with horseradish, of course!—Cathy & Monte Seus, Tulelake, California
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Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly recall the aroma of ham baking! Whenever I make a ham, I think of my mom—who was, in my opinion, the best cook ever! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Everyone in my family hunts, so we have an abundance of game. This recipe also works well with wild turkey or grouse and even with chicken if you prefer. I love to make this dish on special occasions and for guests.

Plum-Glazed Lamb

Plum-Glazed Lamb

Plum-Glazed Lamb

Fruity and flavorful, this wonderful glaze is simple to prepare, and its hint of garlic really complements the lamb. The recipe makes enough glaze to baste the lamb during roasting and leaves plenty to pass when serving. —Ann Eastman Greenville, California

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

Treat your family to tender slices of standing rib roast or use the seasoning blend on a different beef roast for a hearty, delicious main dish. I love to prepare this recipe for special occasions. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado

Sugar-Glazed Ham

Sugar-Glazed Ham

Sugar-Glazed Ham

This old-fashioned sugar glaze gives your ham a pretty, golden-brown coating just like Grandma used to make. The mustard and vinegar complement the brown sugar and add tangy flavor. Be prepared to serve seconds! —Carol Strong Battle Heathville, Virginia

Wild Goose with Giblet Stuffing

Wild Goose with Giblet Stuffing

Wild Goose with Giblet Stuffing

This recipe is one of our favorite ways to prepare goose and it's especially nice for the holidays. My husband does a lot of hunting, so I'm always looking for new ways to fix game. — Louise Laginess, East Jordan, Michigan

Baked Ham with Cumberland Sauce

Baked Ham with Cumberland Sauce

Baked Ham with Cumberland Sauce

The centerpiece of a beautiful spring family dinner. this golden ham with tangy jewel-toned sauce is impressive to serve. —Eunice Stoen, Decorah, Iowa

Roast Prime Rib

Roast Prime Rib

Roast Prime Rib

When I first prepared this roast for a family reunion, "scrumptious" was the word used most to describe it. This roast is an easy yet elegant entree that turns out moist and tender every time.—Wendell Obermeier, Charles City, Iowa
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