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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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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

Roast Turkey with Sausage-Cabbage Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Sausage-Cabbage Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Sausage-Cabbage Stuffing

This turkey and trimmings recipe is a staple in my family. No one guesses that there's cabbage in the stuffing! — Alma Winberry, Great Falls, Montana

Glazed Ham

Glazed Ham

Glazed Ham

Holiday ham gets a sweet and tangy taste from this honey of a glaze. I make sure to have extra on hand because my family likes to use it as a dipping sauce.
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Asparagus Fish Bundles

Asparagus Fish Bundles

Asparagus Fish Bundles

Low-fat food can look just as appealing as heavy entrees. Wrapped around asparagus bundles, these mouthwatering fish fillets are an ideal example. The basil-thyme sauce is an exceptional touch to the lovely dinner.—Jane Shapton, Irvine, California

Autumn Pot Roast

Autumn Pot Roast

Autumn Pot Roast

Fork-tender and hearty, this pot roast is an old-fashioned stick-to-your-ribs main dish, assures field editor Shirley Kidd of New London, Minnesota.

Baked Herb Pork Roast

Baked Herb Pork Roast

Baked Herb Pork Roast

I received this recipe when we moved to Oklahoma. A going-away party was held for us, and the guests were asked to bring their favorite recipe as a remembrance. The special friend who brought this one has since died, and every time I make it, a flood of wonderful memories fills my heart.

Berry Barbecued Pork Roast

Berry Barbecued Pork Roast

Berry Barbecued Pork Roast

Moist and tender, this elegant pork roast topped with a thick ruby-red cranberry barbecue sauce is sure to please dinner guests! Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina sent the recipe.

Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

These moist golden hens are a tradition at our house on Christmas Eve. We think the spiced rice stuffing with cinnamon, sweet raisins and honey goes so well with the birds and makes the meal a special one. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Glazed Pineapple Ham

Glazed Pineapple Ham

Glazed Pineapple Ham

This was the first time that I've ever done our holiday ham, and I was so happy with how crispy and juicy it turned out. It's going to be a new tradition. —Chrissy Clark, Boise, Idaho

Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger, Middletown, Pennsylvania

Herbed Turkey and Dressing

Herbed Turkey and Dressing

Herbed Turkey and Dressing

Whenever I serve this succulent golden turkey and delectable dressing, guests fill their plates and I'm buried in compliments. This recipe always makes a holiday dinner one to remember. It's well worth the time. -Marilyn Clay, Palatine, Illinois
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