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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.

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Here's a super way to savor roast turkey and stuffing without having to cook the big holiday bird. The stuffing is hearty, and the meat is juicy and tender. -Aura Lee Johnson, Vermilion, Ohio

Herbed Turkey and Dressing

Herbed Turkey and Dressing

Herbed Turkey and Dressing

Whenever I serve this succulent golden turkey and delectable dressing, guests fill their plates and I'm buried in compliments. This recipe always makes a holiday dinner one to remember. It's well worth the time. -Marilyn Clay, Palatine, Illinois

Apple-Almond Stuffed Turkey

Apple-Almond Stuffed Turkey

Apple-Almond Stuffed Turkey

I found this terrific recipe a few years back and tried it our on some friends at a dinner party. Everyone enjoyed the combination of flavors and unique ingredients. It has become my "staple". The currants and apples give the stuffing a nice sweet flavor, and the almonds add crunch. -Laurel McLennan, Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

These moist golden hens are a tradition at our house on Christmas Eve. We think the spiced rice stuffing with cinnamon, sweet raisins and honey goes so well with the birds and makes the meal a special one. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Orange-Glazed Ham

Orange-Glazed Ham

Orange-Glazed Ham

This delicious ham looked like a sparkling jewel on the table when my mom served it for Easter dinner. The flavor of the spice rub penetrates through every tender slice. Even its enticing aroma while baking can't match the wonderful taste. -Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Ham with Peach Chutney

Ham with Peach Chutney

Ham with Peach Chutney

For a special-occasion supper or a weekday meal, this fruity ham is sure to please.

Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing

Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing

Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing

As delicious as this is right out of the oven, the bird and stuffing both taste great as leftovers, too. I am careful, though, not to overcook the turkey.

Currant-Glazed Cornish Hens

Currant-Glazed Cornish Hens

Currant-Glazed Cornish Hens

The very first Christmas we were married, I served this to my husband. It's been a family favorite ever since! We have two children, 12 and 10.

Best Chicken Kiev

Best Chicken Kiev

Best Chicken Kiev

From holiday dinners to potluck suppers, this is one of my favorite meals. Folks love the mildly seasoned chicken roll-ups. —Karin Erickson, Burney, California

Goose with Apple-Prune Stuffing

Goose with Apple-Prune Stuffing

Goose with Apple-Prune Stuffing

Does my family like this dish? I guess so—they call it "lip-smacking' goose! We're retired farmers with three children, all grown, and six grandchildren.

Marinated Turkey

Marinated Turkey

Marinated Turkey

When I first fixed this, we were living on a ranch along a river with lots of game. Wild turkey can be dry, but not prepared this way! Of course, it's just as tasty with store-bought turkey. And the gravy it makes is out of this world. I'm a widow with two children, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
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