Christmas Main Dish Recipes

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Plum-Glazed Roast Chicken

Plum-Glazed Roast Chicken

Plum-Glazed Roast Chicken

I found a recipe in a local newspaper back in the 60's for duckling with fruit sauce. One duck wouldn't yield the number of servings I needed so I reworked the recipe to make it with a big meaty roasting chicken or capon. It's been a favorite holiday dish ever since. A small 9- to 11-pound turkey may be substituted for chicken—I've used both. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Crab & Herb Cheese Filet Mignon

Crab & Herb Cheese Filet Mignon

Crab & Herb Cheese Filet Mignon

Save the money you’d spend on going out for surf and turf. Instead, treat your clan to thick-cut steaks stuffed with garlic-herb cheese spread and fresh crabmeat. It’s a home-cooked entree that looks and tastes like it came from a four-star restaurant! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly recall the aroma of ham baking! Whenever I make a ham, I think of my mom—who was, in my opinion, the best cook ever! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland

Toasted Turkey Sandwiches

Toasted Turkey Sandwiches

Toasted Turkey Sandwiches

"This makes a yummy supper garnished with dill or sweet pickles," writes Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. She often adds a slice of American or cheddar cheese for another flavor.

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Ever since I first tried this, I've never made another stuffing. The sausage and pecans really give it a different flavor. Our home is on 20 acres where we have hay and horses—my husband, our two children, (8 and 6) and I ride a lot.

Ham with Pineapple Sauce

Ham with Pineapple Sauce

Ham with Pineapple Sauce

Drizzled with a slightly sweet pineapple sauce, these ham steaks are a delicious, speedy standby for busy nights. It's become a family favorite that I enjoy serving.

Festive Pork

Festive Pork

Festive Pork

Slices of tender pork are dressed up in a tangy sauce in this quick recipe shared by Marilyn Paradis, a field editor from Woodburn, Oregon. "The pretty sauce gives the pork a mouthwatering yuletide touch."—Marilyn Paradis, Woodburn, Oregon

Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

Most people wouldn't think of serving meat loaf for a holiday gathering, but think again! It's wonderful for a crowd because its hearty, zesty flavor appeals to all. —Vera Sullivan, Amity, Oregon

Marmalade Raisin Glazed Ham

Marmalade Raisin Glazed Ham

Marmalade Raisin Glazed Ham

A platter crowned with her impressive ham is passed around Barbara Nowakowski's table at holiday time. "I always get requests for this on special occasions," she relates from Mesa, Arizona. A spiced marmalade glaze and plump golden raisins add sweetness to every slice.

Smoked Salmon and Egg Wraps

Smoked Salmon and Egg Wraps

Smoked Salmon and Egg Wraps

These hearty breakfast roll-ups are great when you're serving a crowd. Everyone enjoys the smoked salmon flavor, which is nicely accented by a hint of dill in the eggs. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

“One of the hardest meals to plan is a holiday meal for two,” writes Joyce Kramer of Donalsonville, Georgia. “You want all the smells and feelings of the season, but you don't want leftovers until June! This recipe is the tasty answer.”
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