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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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Individual Beef Wellingtons

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Individual Beef Wellingtons

A savory mushroom-wine sauce is draped over golden pastry. This elegant entree is perfect to present to guests on Christmas. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemony Shrimp with Pasta

Lemony Shrimp with Pasta

Lemony Shrimp with Pasta

"I created this supper standout one day with just the items in my refrigerator at the time. The recipe will leave your mouth watering for more! My family craves this dish any time of year because it’s so delicious and light. Enjoy!" writes Cyndi McLaughlin in Pinon Pines, California.

Mediterranean Shrimp Linguine

Mediterranean Shrimp Linguine

Mediterranean Shrimp Linguine

This picture-perfect linguine is a feast for the eyes and, with a hint of heat, a treat for the palate. —Megan Hidalgo, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Over the years, I've found the trick to serving this tender pork with its mild onion-and-mushroom-flavored gravy is to fix enough— people tend to come back for seconds!

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

Tomato Pizza Bread

Tomato Pizza Bread

Tomato Pizza Bread

Refrigerated pizza crust dough gets a tasty treatment from pleasant seasonings and easy cheese and tomato toppings. This basic recipe can be modified to suit individual tastes. My husband loves to add sliced ripe olives just before baking. We think it's best when served fresh out of the oven. -Kimberly McFarland, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Having a cousin who's a pork producer is a bonus when looking for great recipes. This slightly spicy entree turns out perfectly every time.

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

For years I prepared my Thanksgiving turkey only to have it turn out dry. That's when I decided to give this recipe a try. Baking the bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender...and there's no basting involved.—Shirley Bedzis, San Diego, California

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

Cranberry-Orange Roasted Turkey

Cranberry-Orange Roasted Turkey

Cranberry-Orange Roasted Turkey

You'll have an elegant centerpiece to your meal with this tender, juicy turkey. “The cranberry makes it so good. It has such a wonderful aroma and flavor.” Kara de la Vega - Santa Rosa, California

Festive Roast Pork

Festive Roast Pork

Festive Roast Pork

This main dish is easy to prepare and always gets rave reviews at the dinner table. See if your family likes it as much as mine does. I'm sure they will.
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