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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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Pork Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

"This delicious match receives rave reviews each time I make them and I've shared the recipes with numerous fans," writes Ann Berger Osowski from Orange City, Florida. "They're very versatile; the pork can be served hot or cold and the sauce can also be used as a zesty dip for fresh veggies."

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

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

Treat your family to tender slices of standing rib roast or use the seasoning blend on a different beef roast for a hearty, delicious main dish. I love to prepare this recipe for special occasions. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado
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White Seafood Lasagna

White Seafood Lasagna

White Seafood Lasagna

We make lasagna with shrimp and scallops as part of the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. Every bite delivers a tasty “jewel” from the sea. —Joe Colamonico, Murrells Inlet, SC

Perfect Prime Rib Roast

Perfect Prime Rib Roast

Perfect Prime Rib Roast

If you've never made prime rib before, you can't go wrong with this recipe. It comes from a chef at a favorite local restaurant. —Pauline Waasdorp, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Apple Orchard Pork Roast

Apple Orchard Pork Roast

Apple Orchard Pork Roast

Onions and apples meld perfectly to make a sweet and savory treatment for pork roast. Serve it with the accompanying sour cream sauce. —Vikki Lee, Gold River, California

Apricot Baked Ham

Apricot Baked Ham

Apricot Baked Ham

Ham is a super choice for a holiday meal because once you put it in the oven, it practically takes care of itself until dinnertime. I serve it because everyone in my family loves it! The sugary crust makes the ham beautiful to serve. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana

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.

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

Flank Steak Pinwheels

Flank Steak Pinwheels

Flank Steak Pinwheels

The secret to these pretty flank steak pinwheels lies in their butterfly treatment. Because the steaks are flattened, marinade isn’t need. Instead, they’re filled with a colorful stuffing of red pepper and spinach and draped with a flavorful, homemade blue cheese sauce.

Glazed Pork Roast

Glazed Pork Roast

Glazed Pork Roast

You don't need many ingredients to prepare this oh-so-good entree. It's a hit with old and young alike at my holiday table.—Gloria Carrara, West Warwick, Rhode Island
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