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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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Flank Steak with Wine Sauce

Flank Steak with Wine Sauce

Flank Steak with Wine Sauce

“For best results, I always serve this lean and tasty flank steak rare. Deglaze the pan with wine, making sure to scrape up all the savory browned bits with a wooden spoon,” says Warner Beatty of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Glazed Pork with Strawberry Couscous

Glazed Pork with Strawberry Couscous

Glazed Pork with Strawberry Couscous

This is a delicious dish I often serve guests. I typically save it for when mint and strawberries are plentiful in my garden. Bernice V. Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Basted with a simple glaze, this wonderfully moist and tender turkey bakes to a lovely golden brown. Make it the centerpiece of your holiday table; guests will be glad you did. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
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Ham with Maple Gravy

Ham with Maple Gravy

Ham with Maple Gravy

Watch out when you make this dish, because the delicious aroma that comes from your kitchen will be sure to create some big appetites.

Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze

Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze

Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze

I have used this recipe for over 40 years and it is still a favorite of my family. My grandchildren love the sauce also on mashed potatoes.—Beverly Payne, El Sobrante, California

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

This showstopping entree will have everyone coming back for more. It’s a simple treatment that lends an appealing sweet-tart flavor to tender ham. Sherry Thompson - Seneca, South Carolina

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every bite is packed with cheese, sausage and sauce. —Gay Barker, Chanute, Kansas

Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey

For an impressive main course, look here. The moist, flavorful bird will have guests counting the minutes until carving time. — Scott Rugh, Portland, Oregon

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Honey and corn syrup blend with savoy herbs and seasonings to give turkey a slightly sweet flavor. This tried-and-true recipe never fails to win me compliments.

Herbed Roast Beef

Herbed Roast Beef

Herbed Roast Beef

A savory herb rub flavors this juicy roast that makes an impression every time my mom serves it for dinner. The creamy horseradish sauce adds a little kick to the crispy-coated slices of beef. -Kerry Sullivan, Maitland, Florida

Microwave Potato Ham Dinner

Microwave Potato Ham Dinner

Microwave Potato Ham Dinner

I've had this recipe for 15 years. From the first time I made it, my family couldn't get enough. Now that our three daughters are grown and married, they fix it for their families, too. —Sharon Price of Caldwell, Idaho
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