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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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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

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

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

Asparagus 'n' Shrimp with Angel Hair

Asparagus 'n' Shrimp with Angel Hair

Asparagus 'n' Shrimp with Angel Hair

“We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so when I plan a romantic dinner, this is one dish I like to serve,” says Shari Neff of Takoma Park, Maryland. “It’s easy on the budget and turns out perfectly for two.”
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Herbed Roast Chicken

Herbed Roast Chicken

Herbed Roast Chicken

I have been using this easy recipe for years. Marinating the chicken before roasting gives it a mild citrus tang and an attractive look. —Samuel Onizuk, Elkton, Maryland

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

Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken

Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken

Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken

For a pretty presentation at your holiday gathering, reach for this impressive recipe. The sun-dried tomato sauce is great with the chicken as well as grilled veggies.—Jaqui Humphrey, Kirkland, Washington

Oregano Roasting Chicken

Oregano Roasting Chicken

Oregano Roasting Chicken

This is a fantastic five-ingredient recipe that takes almost no time to prep for the oven. —Simple and Delicious Test Kitchen

Roasted Citrus & Herb Turkey

Roasted Citrus & Herb Turkey

Roasted Citrus & Herb Turkey

Thanksgiving has never been the same since I tried this recipe. I have made it for the past 3 years, and it never fails to impress both in presentation and taste. This is a true showstopper!—Nancy M. Niemerg, Dieterich, IL

Beef Tenderloin Roast

Beef Tenderloin Roast

Beef Tenderloin Roast

Beef tenderloin is a simple way to dress up a holiday dinner. This impressive entree is actually easy to make because it bakes in the oven unattended, allowing you to prepare other parts of the meal.

Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing

Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing

Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing

It looks so elegant that everyone thinks I really fussed when I serve this roast. But it's actually so easy! The biggest challenge is to remember to order the crown roast from the meat department ahead of time. My family loves the succulent pork and savory bread stuffing. -Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

Easy & Elegant Tenderloin Roast

Easy & Elegant Tenderloin Roast

Easy & Elegant Tenderloin Roast

I love the simplicity of the recipe. Olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Just add the tenderloin and pop it in the oven. In an hour or so you’ve got an impressive main dish to feed a crowd. This leaves you with more time to visit with family and less time fussing in the kitchen. —Mary Kandell, Huron, Ohio
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