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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 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."

Manicotti Crepes

Manicotti Crepes

Manicotti Crepes

Though they make take a little extra effort, these scrumptious crepes are worth it! Filled with meat and covered with a savory sauce.—Christine Rukavena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Makeover Manicotti Crepes

Makeover Manicotti Crepes

Makeover Manicotti Crepes

This made-lighter main dish will add a special touch to any event. “Green pepper and garlic give it a fresh vegetable aroma," Christine Rukavena relates from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

The fruit juices combine with the ham liquid to make a sweet gravy my family looks forward to having each Easter and Christmas.

Beef Burgundy Stew

Beef Burgundy Stew

Beef Burgundy Stew

I was drawn to the recipe because it was a preparation for two. There was no special occasion to serve this dish, but I made it often because my Mother, who was an excellent cook, loved it. She specifically wanted me to prepare it. I serve it either with noodles or rice.

Pork Wellington

Pork Wellington

Pork Wellington

This meal is a simple and nutritious way for kids to eat their vegetables. With the tender crust and tasty cheese, it's a real hit with everyone who samples it.

Cranberry-Mustard Pork Medallions

Cranberry-Mustard Pork Medallions

Cranberry-Mustard Pork Medallions

This pretty pork entree makes a great holiday dish. Topped with cranberry sauce, the pork medallions are light and filling, but they’re so delicious, guests always want more. –Tami Morrison of Kent, Washington

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Pork Loin Roast

This is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for serving all year long. In summer, I barbecue it, and in winter I roast it in the oven.—Elaine Seip, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Lemon-Basil Chicken Marsala

Lemon-Basil Chicken Marsala

Lemon-Basil Chicken Marsala

"This melt-in-your-mouth Chicken Marsala is based on a recipe picked up in a cooking class," recalls Greta Igl in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "But the basil and splash of lemon are my own touches. We’ve tried this dish in many restaurants, but always agree our homemade version tastes best. It’s so easy…and if we’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they reheat beautifully in the microwave.”

Beef Burgundy with Noodles

Beef Burgundy with Noodles

Beef Burgundy with Noodles

To save time, the night before serving this tasty dish, Mary Jo Nikolaus in Mansfield, Ohio trims the meat, cuts up the vegetables and stores in the fridge in separate containers. Prep takes only minutes next morning. At night, she simply cooks the noodles and bakes some cheesy garlic toast to complete her warm, hearty, fuss-free meal!

Slow Cooker Burgundy Beef

Slow Cooker Burgundy Beef

Slow Cooker Burgundy Beef

“When my adult children are coming over for dinner, this is the request. All three of them and their significant others love this dish. Yum!” -Urilla Cheverie of Alfred, Maine
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