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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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Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

This pork roast makes a wonderful summer meal, as the oven never needs heating. It's so tender, it just falls apart when served.—Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

Juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey

Juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey

Juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey

Add wonderful flavor to your turkey dinner through the use of delicious herbs. Make sure you use the drippings for a delicious gravy!— Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream

Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream

Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream

This shrimp and pasta combination is one of my husband's favorites. It's healthy, and he doesn't even know it. It's also easy to halve the recipe for two. —Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida
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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

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Let this sensational salmon perk up any dinner. With a super-flavorful glaze that kicks you right in the taste buds, this dish is anything but boring! —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey

Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey

Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey

My daughter loves to help me make this moist, herb roasted turkey. Her job is to hand Mommy the ingredients—if she doesn't eat them first! —Kimberly Jackson, Gay, Georgia

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

These authentic eggplant roll-ups may take some time to prepare, but the end result is restaurant-quality. Your family will request this recipe time and again. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Grandma "Sini" would make these meatballs for our traditional spaghetti dinner every Sunday. They freeze well, so bake an extra batch when time allows. Then combine with your favorite homemade or purchased sauce and serve over pasta.

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

This is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for serving all year long. In summer, I barbecue it, and in winter I roast it in the oven.—Elaine Seip, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers

Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers

Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers

I promise you that these are THE best, most perfectly seasoned shrimp you will ever eat. My husband doesn't normally care for shrimp, but he raves over these! —Jennifer Fulk, Moreno Valley, California

Cranberry Glazed Ham

Cranberry Glazed Ham

Cranberry Glazed Ham

That show-stopping entree you've been hoping for is right here, and it only takes five ingredients to make. The sweet and tangy cranberry glaze pairs beautifully with succulent ham. —Joni Peterson, Wichita, Kansas
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