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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.

Festive Roast Pork

Festive Roast Pork

Festive Roast Pork

This main dish is easy to prepare and always gets rave reviews at the dinner table. See if your family likes it as much as mine does. I'm sure they will.

Pork Crown Roast with Apricot Apple Stuffing

Pork Crown Roast with Apricot Apple Stuffing

Pork Crown Roast with Apricot Apple Stuffing

Your guests will be so surprised when you set this meal on the table! It is a gorgeous presentation and tastes even better.—Mary Ann Taylor, Rockwell, Iowa

Pork Diane

Pork Diane

Pork Diane

For special-occasion meals during the busy lambing season on our farm, this flavorful pork dish is a lifesaver—I can serve an elegant dinner without having to spend hours in the kitchen! These tender medallions of pork look as luscious as they taste and practically melt at the touch of a fork. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice adds a delicious tartness tot the sauce.
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Pork with Corn Bread Stuffing

Pork with Corn Bread Stuffing

Pork with Corn Bread Stuffing

This main dish is one of my family's favorites. It's fantastic for holiday get-togethers, because it looks just as good as it tastes!

Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Hens

Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Hens

Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Hens

Oregon is noted for its cranberry production and has many bogs throughout the state. In the Northwest, we use cranberries in a great variety of ways-in sauce, as a complement to meats, and in baked goods like cakes and muffins.

Classic Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish Meatballs

I'm a "Svenska flicka" (Swedish girl) from northwest Iowa, where many Swedes settled at the turn of the century. This recipe was given to me by a Swedish friend. It's obviously a 20th century version of a 19th century favorite, since back then they didn't have bouillon cubes or evaporated milk! I think you'll agree that these modern-day "Kottbullar" are very tasty.

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Mostaccioli

Mostaccioli

Mostaccioli

Even though we're not Italian, this rich, cheesy pasta dish is a "family tradition" for holidays and special occasions. I was delighted the first time I tried this mostaccioli recipe—it has all the flavor of lasagna without the work of layering the ingredients. Try it…I'm sure it'll become one of your family's favorites, too! —Nancy Mundhenke, Kinsley, Kansas

Swiss 'n' Crab Supper Pie

Swiss 'n' Crab Supper Pie

Swiss 'n' Crab Supper Pie

Though some parts of Alaska are suitable for farming, we're on the Gulf, where commercial fishing is the main industry. Crab is plentiful here, and so is salmon, halibut, shrimp and sea herring. You don't need fresh crab for this delicious, easy-to-make supper pie, though-with canned crabmeat, it becomes a great "off-the-shelf" meal. Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork

Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork

Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork

I first made this recipe on Christmas...the oohs and aahs from my family were a delight! In addition to the holidays, I sometimes make a crown roast for Sunday dinner - it reminds me of my childhood, when Sunday dinners were always special. People would often stop by in the afternoon hoping to be asked to stay for a meal since Mom was such a good cook.

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls, from Carolyn Hannay of Antioch, Tennessee, are both speedy and special. "This is the kind of hearty dish we 10 kids would devour after doing chores on our parents' farm," Carolyn recalls. "Mom always had lots of hungry mouths to appreciate her good food. When I'm short on cooking time, I rely on this tasty recipe."

Herbed Rubbed Turkey

Herbed Rubbed Turkey

Herbed Rubbed Turkey

Rubs really have a way of locking in the flavor of meats. Here a wonderful blend of seasonings makes turkey extraordinary.—Twila Burkholder, Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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