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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.

Greek Lemon Turkey

Greek Lemon Turkey

Greek Lemon Turkey

Baking this bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender. Round out servings of meat and vegetables with the flavorful herb drippings.

Ham & Swiss Chicken Roll-Ups

Ham & Swiss Chicken Roll-Ups

Ham & Swiss Chicken Roll-Ups

White wine dresses up cream of chicken soup to make a lovely sauce for chicken, ham and Swiss cheese roll-ups. The tried-and-true recipe comes from my mother. —Carol McCollough, Missoula, Montana

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Having a cousin who's a pork producer is a bonus when looking for great recipes. This slightly spicy entree turns out perfectly every time.
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Stuffed Sirloin Roast

Stuffed Sirloin Roast

Stuffed Sirloin Roast

Bacon on top gives this roast a slightly smoky flavor. With a colorful stuffing, slices look lovely on a platter.

Special Seafood Casserole

Special Seafood Casserole

Special Seafood Casserole

I first sampled this casserole at a baby shower and founds myself going back for more!

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

Traditional beef Wellington often calls for liver pate, but I prefer the mushroom filling version. This dish has replaced turkey as our standard Christmas fare.

Braised Herb Pork Chops

Braised Herb Pork Chops

Braised Herb Pork Chops

This herb-packed entree is great for entertaining because it goes together quickly and bakes for 2 hours. While visiting, my guests and I can enjoy the wonderful aroma.

Steak 'n' Onion Pie

Steak 'n' Onion Pie

Steak 'n' Onion Pie

The recipe for this old-fashioned meat pie comes from my mom, who made it for me when I was a child. No one will go away from the table hungry when this hearty dish is served.

Currant-Glazed Ham Balls

Currant-Glazed Ham Balls

Currant-Glazed Ham Balls

Of the 10 or so varieties of meatballs I make, these are by far the best. Ham and ground beef meatballs are dotted with chopped dried cranberries.

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every bite is packed with cheese, sausage and sauce. —Gay Barker, Chanute, Kansas

Ham and Leek Pies

Ham and Leek Pies

Ham and Leek Pies

I've been making these pies for years, so lots of friends and family now have the recipe. If you can't find leeks, a sweet or mild onion works just as well. —Bonny Tillman, Acworth, Georgia
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