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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.

Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

"Although our children are grown, it seems like I'm usually feeding a bunch. But when my husband and I dine alone, this is one of our favorite dishes. Stick a couple of baked potatoes in the oven and toss a salad, and you have a great meal."

Scampi Adobo

Scampi Adobo

Scampi Adobo

Being a home-grown Texan, I love spicy foods and the sweet flavor of cilantro. I created this unique Southwestern version of shrimp scampi in my own kitchen. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas

Glazed Ham with Cherry Sauce

Glazed Ham with Cherry Sauce

Glazed Ham with Cherry Sauce

Every time I serve this delicious smoked ham with its festive cherry sauce, I hear rave reviews. The glaze adds an impressive, glossy shine and gives the ham especially nice flavor.
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Lasagna Spinach Roll Ups

Lasagna Spinach Roll Ups

Lasagna Spinach Roll Ups

With five kinds of cheese, these pasta roll-ups are so flavorful. Keep them in mind when you want an impressive main course for special guests.—Mary Jane Jones, Williamstown, West Virginia

Sausage Mushroom Pie

Sausage Mushroom Pie

Sausage Mushroom Pie

A ready-to-bake pie shell speeds along the preparation of this delicious, hearty brunch dish. It's really satisfying during the cold winter months.

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing

Apples, cranberries and raisins make every bite of this stuffing moist and fruity. A dear friend shared the recipe with me years ago.

Savory Pork Loin Roast

Savory Pork Loin Roast

Savory Pork Loin Roast

This recipe is one of my family's favorite. The pork always tender and fragrant.—DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa

Pear Stuffing for Turkey

Pear Stuffing for Turkey

Pear Stuffing for Turkey

I find this to be a delicious change from the usual Southern-style dressing served around here. I found the recipe in one of my mother's old cookbooks.

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

Beef Rib Roast

Beef Rib Roast

Beef Rib Roast

"Our mom-Elizabeth Lorenz Abel-topped beef roast with bacon and onion," says Betty Abel Jellencich from Utica, New York. "Whenever I prepare it, I can't help but reminisce about the wonderful life she gave me and my brothers."

Breaded Beef Tenderloin

Breaded Beef Tenderloin

Breaded Beef Tenderloin

My husband is a hunter and I like to come up with different ways to cook the meat he brings home. I found venison and beef tenderloin are similar so I use this recipe for both types of meat.—Corrina Larson, Eden, New York
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