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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.

Zippy Raspberry Roast Pork

Zippy Raspberry Roast Pork

Zippy Raspberry Roast Pork

Rosemary, sage, thyme and garlic make a mouthwatering pork rub in this main course. The raspberry sauce gets a slight kick from chipotle peppers, but complements the meat well.—Kim Pettipas, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Velvet Shrimp

Velvet Shrimp

Velvet Shrimp

A thick and creamy white sauce tops linguine and shrimp in this savory entree. "This is a fast and easy way to get a meal on the table in a hurry," Vonda Nixon relates from Anchorage, Alaska. "The clients of my cooking business request this dish time and again."

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

“Rich and creamy” perfectly describes Vonda Nixon’s scrumptious seafood pasta. “Topped with shrimp, a white sauce and cheese, this linguine dish is a fast, easy meal,” Vonda says from Anchorage, Alaska. This made-over version skims back on calories and fat, but it’s still a seafood delight sure to prove popular in your home.
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Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

When my family asks me to serve chicken for dinner, I usually prepare these elegant stuffed chicken rolls. I can easily double the recipe for a crowd.

Basic Baked Lobster Tails

Basic Baked Lobster Tails

Basic Baked Lobster Tails

Lobster tails are a treat in themselves, but for an extra-special dinner you can serve them with steak!

Spicy Shrimp

Spicy Shrimp

Spicy Shrimp

“I think my Spicy Shrimp is unique, and it’s easy to prepare,” writes Bob Gebhardt of Wausau, Wisconsin.

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is filled with a flavorful mushroom stuffing in this pretty entree from our home economists.

Grilled Marinated Sirloin

Grilled Marinated Sirloin

Grilled Marinated Sirloin

A tasty marinade laced with lime juice is the secret behind this moist and elegant sirloin recipe from our Test Kitchen. You'll enjoy warm-weather entertaining and stay out of a hot kitchen with this grilled summer standout.

Pork Roast with Zesty Tomato Sauce

Pork Roast with Zesty Tomato Sauce

Pork Roast with Zesty Tomato Sauce

All eight of my sisters agree: Our mom’s cooking was her best gift to us. We love filling the house with the tantalizing aroma of this roast, which was one of her specialties. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Friends of ours served this homey dish when we visited them in Maryland. We just had to get the recipe and have since added a few items to make it even tastier.—Carole Rago, Altoona, PA

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Individual Beef Wellingtons

A savory mushroom-wine sauce is draped over the golden pastry in this recipe from our Test Kitchen. The elegant entree is perfect to present to guests on Christmas.
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