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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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Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

Fontina-Fruit Chicken Breasts

This is one of my favorite chicken dishes, festive enough for a special occasion but not loaded with fat and sugar. -Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing

Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing

Crown Roast of Pork with Stuffing

I make this roast every Christmas, much to the delight of family and friends. The recipe was passed down from my mother, so I've been using it for years. The succulent stuffing is oh-so-tasty! —Martha Forte, East Setauket, New York

Harvest Stuffed Chicken

Harvest Stuffed Chicken

Harvest Stuffed Chicken

This roasted chicken is easy enough to prepare every day, yet special enough for company. The corn bread and savory enhance the flavor of the homemade stuffing.
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Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Wow friends and family with this tender beef encased in a golden horseradish crust. Roasted garlic boosts the mouthwatering flavor even more. —Laura Bagozzi, Dublin, Ohio

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

These lamb chops from our Test Kitchen are a delicious treat. They're moist, tender and flavor...making them a perfect choice for company.

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

A cranberry and apricot stuffing wonderfully complements pork tenderloin. This is an elegant entree that you can pull together in no time. —Joann Brown, Los Alamos, New Mexico

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

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls

Apricot Ham Rolls, from Carolyn Hannay of Antioch, Tennessee, are both speedy and special. "This is the kind of hearty dish we 10 kids would devour after doing chores on our parents' farm," Carolyn recalls. "Mom always had lots of hungry mouths to appreciate her good food. When I'm short on cooking time, I rely on this tasty recipe."

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

Horseradish-Glazed Ham

This glaze is my favorite way to really spark a baked ham. We harvest horseradish (a member of the mustard family) from our fields every year. This leftovers make great sandwiches with horseradish, of course!—Cathy & Monte Seus, Tulelake, California

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

For over 50 years, this elegant entree has graced my family's holiday table. The zesty stuffing with its nice nutty crunch complements the slices of moist duck, while the hint of orange in the gravy sets it apart.

Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms

Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms

Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms

This meat-lover’s breakfast has a big "wow" factor. It’s one of my favorites because the Gruyere, bacon and fresh mushrooms in the topping are a great combination.—Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
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