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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.

Pork Loin Supper

Pork Loin Supper

Pork Loin Supper

A hint of cinnamon gives additional flavor to this tender roast, while the vegetables and dried fruits add extra goodness. This recipe was given to me by my aunt over 30 years ago. It's a complete meal in one pan.

Sirloin with Sour Cream Sauce

Sirloin with Sour Cream Sauce

Sirloin with Sour Cream Sauce

My in-laws raise beef for all their children, so I'm always looking for new ways to cook steak. This is an absolute favorite. It's so easy to fix, and the result is a tender steak smothered in a creamy onion and mushroom sauce. The aroma alone makes my husband's mouth water!

Savory Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Savory Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Savory Stuffed Chicken Breasts

"The moist chicken with its savory filling makes a special entree for two, yet it's not tricky to prepare," notes Katherine Suter of Prescott, Arizona.
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Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked Ham with Orange Glaze

Baked in apple cider and orange juice, this tender ham is brushed with a sweet-tangy mustard and marmalade glaze. For more flavor, serve the slices with extra glaze on the side.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Vegetables

Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Vegetables

Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Vegetables

There are no complicated steps to follow when preparing this roasted medley of tender pork and veggies. Just season with herbs, then pop in the oven for less than an hour. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

When winter weather doesn't allow for grilling outdoors, bake your steaks instead! Bread crumbs and seasonings seal in the meat's juices with wonderful results.

Orange Pork Tenderloin

Orange Pork Tenderloin

Orange Pork Tenderloin

Dining with flair can be fuss-free when pork tenderloin is the featured fare. Family and friends will be impressed with these tender pork slices served with a succulent orange sauce.

Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

"This is a very tasty and easy way to cook a turkey breast in the slow cooker," says Marie Ramsden, Fairgrove, Michigan. The sweet cranberry sauce complements the turkey nicely. Then use the extra meat in the two recipes here.

Special Scallops and Chicken

Special Scallops and Chicken

Special Scallops and Chicken

I make this main course when I want to wow company. It tastes heavenly, and guests always love it. The subtle flavor of tarragon in the creamy sauce complements the mushrooms, chicken and scallops nicely. —Sheila Vail Long Beach, California

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.

Christmas Night Lasagna

Christmas Night Lasagna

Christmas Night Lasagna

I tinkered with this recipe four or five times before I got it down to what it is now. It's easy—all you do is mess up two pots—but it tastes as good as the lasagnas that are a big production.
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