25 Christmas Main Course Recipes

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Break out the pots and pans, and choose from a variety of delicious Christmas main course recipes. 

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  • Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

    Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (16 Ratings)

    Every home cook needs a great roast chicken recipe up her sleeve. Not only is this one beautiful to look at, but it fills your home with the most amazing aroma of garlic, lemon and rosemary. Larger chickens typically have more flavor than the tiny broiler

  • Slow-Roasted Brisket

    Slow-Roasted Brisket

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (22 Ratings)

    The scent of this delicious slow-roasted brisket will drive you crazy as it cooks -- ever so slowly -- to perfect tenderness. It tastes every bit as wonderful as it smells.

  • Cornish Hens in Apricot and Cranberry Glaze

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    Average rating of 4/5. (7 Ratings)

    What on earth is a mother of seven doing posting about cooking for two? I started out this two-fer crusade simply wanting to come up with alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

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    Fresh Recipes for Holiday Leftovers

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    Average rating of 4/5. (2 Ratings)

    Got a fridge full of leftovers? Make the most of your leftover ham, turkey, and trimmings with these fresh meal ideas. Since most of your ingredients are already cooked, each recipe is fast and easy to prepare.

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  • Roast Turkey

    Roast Turkey

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    If you're prone to turkey trauma, relax. Here's a foolproof recipe that ensures a perfect feast.

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  • O Christmas Treat Pizza

    O Christmas Treat Pizza

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    Average rating of 5/5. (6 Ratings)

    Trimmed with colorful bell pepper ornaments and feta snowflakes, this spinach pizza makes a savory holiday morsel.

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  • Herb-roasted Turkey

    Herb-roasted Turkey

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    Average rating of 4/5. (16 Ratings)

    Turkey skin acts as a sort of rain slicker: outside flavors have a tough time penetrating it. So for this recipe, we combine herbs with softened butter and lemon zest and smear them directly onto the meat, after working the skin loose by hand.

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  •  Bacon, Mushroom and Beef Stew

    Bacon, Mushroom and Beef Stew

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Lovers of Julia Child will recognize her classic Boeuf Bourguignonne in this recipe, but this sped-up version is tailored to the time-pinched cook. A perfect family meal, it's great for entertaining guests—and tastes wonderful made the day before.

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  • Brown Beef Stew

    Brown Beef Stew

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    This stew seems like the ideal gift to give yourself this holiday week: a hearty, warming meal with an absence of fuss.

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  • Lemon-Herb Roast Chicken

    Lemon-Herb Roast Chicken

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This recipe makes a perfectly seasoned, perfectly moist, perfectly crisp-skinned and golden bird that requires no basting or fussing.

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  • Chicken Pita Sandwiches

    Chicken Pita Sandwiches

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    Average rating of 5/5. (2 Ratings)

    Leftover rotisserie chicken or holiday turkey makes great sandwiches for a quick meal or lunch box filler.

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  • Acorn, Apple and Apricot Chicken

    Acorn, Apple and Apricot Chicken

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    This delicious chicken dish boasts an autumnal array of fall flavors, from the sweet acorn squash and Granny Smith apples to the savoriness of the chicken.

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  • Hashed Potatoes with Greens and Cheese

    Hashed Potatoes with Greens and Cheese

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    The familiar yum factor of fried potatoes and melted cheese just might persuade your family to give greens a chance. Plus, this luscious hash — with a side of fried or scrambled eggs — feels an awful lot like breakfast for dinner, which everybody loves.

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  • Chicken Barbecue Quesadillas

    Chicken Barbecue Quesadillas

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (8 Ratings)

    These mini quesadillas are best enjoyed while they're still warm - which gives your child the chance to play party host, walking around with a serving tray of savory appetizers he helped make.

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  • Baked Ham with Cranberry Curry Glaze
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