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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.

Citrus Pork Roast

Citrus Pork Roast

Citrus Pork Roast

Wonderful herb and citrus flavors are light and delicious additions to a traditional pork roast. Guests often comment that this roast looks almost too good to eat.

Mustard Baked Ham with Gravy

Mustard Baked Ham with Gravy

Mustard Baked Ham with Gravy

My mom made this dish often when I was young—and my husband's mother did the same in her kitchen! It's remained an all-time favorite in our home.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast Leg of Lamb

"A simple herb mixture on this roast provides irresistible flavor," relates Sharon Cusson of Augusta, Maine.
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Smoky Chuck Roast

Smoky Chuck Roast

Smoky Chuck Roast

You get outdoor barbecue flavor indoors with this juicy roast, remarks Auburn, Kansas field editor Myra Innes.

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

The combination of sweet, savory, crunchy and spicy ingredients makes a fabulous stuffed turkey that's become a tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. Leftover stuffing can be a meal in itself. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom and rice stuffing turns ordinary chicken breasts into a terrific main dish that folks will remember. Pecans give harvest taste to the moist, tender chicken. —Pat Neu, Gainesville, Texas

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

Ham Slice with Pineapple-Orange Sauce

A juicy ham slice is just as tasty as a whole ham, and it's easier and faster to prepare. Plus, topped with golden pineapple sauce, this dish is so elegant on the table.

Festive Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast

Festive Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast

Festive Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast

My family loves pork prepared in this festive way. You'll find that this succulent roast, with its tangy ruby glaze, is an entree that you, too, will be proud to serve at the holidays year after year.

Christmas Chicken Cordon Bleu

Christmas Chicken Cordon Bleu

Christmas Chicken Cordon Bleu

Christmas Eve wouldn't be complete without my dad's chicken cordon bleu! My husband tries all year to talk Dad into also making this scrumptious main dish for other occasions. It's a definite family favorite.

Herbed Sirloin Tip

Herbed Sirloin Tip

Herbed Sirloin Tip

I count on this recipe for family feasts as well as company supper. It's simple to prepare and delicious every time.

Stroganoff Meatballs

Stroganoff Meatballs

Stroganoff Meatballs

These no-fuss meatballs make a marvelous main meal...or serve them as an appealing appetizer. For even quicker preparation, make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze. Then thaw, combine with the creamy sauce and warm in a chafing dish.
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