19+ Elegant Christmas Main Dishes

19+ Ideas for Christmas Dinner

Now that we’re all stuffed with turkey from Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas!

From beef to pork and everything in between, these are the best Christmas main dish recipes.

These easy Christmas Main Dishes will be total showstoppers at your holiday parties! If you’re tired of turkey, these Christmas main dish dinner ideas are perfect for you!

Are you tired of turkey? Because I know I am! now that Thanksgiving is over, we can start planning for my favorite holiday: Christmas!

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Aside from all of the usual excitements like gift giving and the first snow, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is the food! I love making an elegant dinner for close family and friends. These main dishes are some of my favorites!

Poultry Christmas Main Dishes

Cornish hens on a white plate with lemons - Christmas main dishes

Classic Cornish Hens are perfect for holiday parties! Basted with a zesty butter sauce and ready in under 1 hour. Your family will LOVE them! You can find the recipe here.

Roasted goose on a green plate with lettuce - Christmas main dishes

Succulent and sweet, roasted goose is the perfect Christmas dinner meal. These easy to follow steps will have you roasting your goose like a pro! You can find the recipe here.

Roasted duck on a white platter with oranges - Christmas main dishes

Classic crispy Duck a l’Orange makes for a perfect holiday or special event dinner. Super juicy and flavorful meat with a crispy, seasoned skin! You can find the recipe here.

Cornish hens in a white dish with cranberries and oranges - Christmas main dishes

Wow your holiday guests with Cranberry Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens! So simple and effortless, you’ll wonder why you thought it was complicated. You can find the recipe here.

Crispy baked chicken thighs with potatoes on a white plate - Christmas main dishes

This Crispy Baked Chicken Thigh recipe is simple, yet elegant enough to serve as one of your Christmas main dishes! Baked on a sheet pan, it really doesn’t get any easier! You can find the recipe here.

Pork Christmas Main Dishes

Top view of pork crown roast on a green dish - Christmas main dishes

Crown Roast of Pork is the perfect special occasion or holiday meal to serve for a crowd. Tasty and impressive presentation make this a winning pork recipe! You can find the recipe here.

Apple spiced pork tenderloin sliced on a white dish - Christmas main dishes

This Apple Spice Pork Tenderloin will blow you away with aromatic spices and an apple jelly glaze, surrounding with fresh apple and ham stuffing, all cooked on the same baking sheet! You can find the recipe here.

Pineapple glazed ham sliced on a tray with pineapple - Christmas main dishes

One pan Kahlua Pineapple Glazed Ham is the BEST spiral-cut baked ham recipe to serve a crowd on a budget. A huge hit for holiday parties, brunch or dinner! You can find the recipe here.

Herbed pork tenderloin sliced on a tray with cranberries - Christmas main dishes

This Balsamic Herbed Pork Roast with Cranberry Relish Glaze is festive enough to serve your family and friends over the holidays. But, you’ll never have to tell your guests just how easy it was to make! You can find the recipe here.

Orange bourbon glazed ham - Christmas main dishes

Slow Cooker Orange Bourbon Maple Glazed Ham is spiral sliced ham warmed low and slow in the crockpot with a homemade orange bourbon maple glaze! You can find the recipe here.

Beef Christmas Main Dishes

Cranberry glazed roast sliced on a cutting board - Christmas main dishes

Cranberry Glazed Tri-Tip is a tender piece of beef that pairs perfectly with a sweet cranberry-orange glaze for a perfect roast on the grill, smoker or even in the oven! You can find the recipe here.

Crab imperial filet mignon on a square white plate - Christmas main dishes

Crab Imperial Filet Mignon is an easy dish perfect for special occasions! Tender beef topped with buttery crab and clarified butter! You can find the recipe here.

Beef wellington cut in half on a white plate - Christmas Main Dishes

Mini Beef Wellington is one of the best Christmas main dishes out there! Mini pieces of beef tenderloin seasoned with mushrooms, thyme, Dijon and prosciutto, all tucked into puff pastry! You can find the recipe here.

Coffee crusted tenderloin sliced on a cutting board - Christmas main dishes

Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin will add a whole new flavor dimension to your roast! Serve with delicious whipped horseradish sauce. You can find the recipe here.

Standing rib roast sliced on a tray - Christmas main dishes

The easiest, most fool-proof way to make a Standing Rib Roast. Herb Crusted Standing Rib Roast with Mustard-Horseradish Sauce is a show stopping, jaw dropping dinner that’s simple to make. You can find the recipe here.

Pasta Christmas Main Dishes

Spaghetti and meatballs on a white dish - Christmas main dishes

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is the perfect, easy dish for Christmas dinner. You will never need to know how to make spaghetti and meatballs any other way! You can find the recipe here.

Beef stroganoff over noodles on a white plate - Christmas main dishes

This Beef Stroganoff is fast, easy to make, and cuts down on calories by using yogurt instead of cream or sour cream. Added peas and spinach make this beef stroganoff the best! You can find the recipe here.

Chicken stuffed shells covered in cream sauce - Christmas main dishes

These Chicken Stuffed Shells are unlike any other stuffed shells recipe you’ve made. Wrapped in prosciutto and topped with a creamy brie sauce, these stuffed pasta shells will impress your dinner guests any night of the week! You can find the recipe here.

Lobster ravioli in a white bowl - Christmas main dishes

Baked Lobster Ravioli is such an elegant dish, perfect for the holidays! Your guests will leave impressed! You can find the recipe here.

If you liked these Christmas main course ideas, check out these fun and festive Christmas desserts:

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