Christmas Main Dish Ideas
Christmas Main Dish Ideas – if you’re hosting Christmas dinner and don’t know what to make, I’ve got you covered! Below is a list of dinner ideas to help you create your Christmas dinner menu!
Not sure what to cook this Christmas? Want to try something new this year? Looking for some new Christmas dinner ideas that will impress your family?
No matter what you’re looking for, I’ve got you covered. Below is a list of Christmas mains for every scenario!
There are classics like lasagna and beef tenderloin.
There are secretly really easy recipes that will still impress like baked ziti, meatballs, and baked salmon.
And there are non-traditional ideas like short rib stuffed shells and calabrian chili pappardelle!
33 Christmas Main Dish Ideas
Classic Beef Tenderloin
This is a simple, yet perfect beef tenderloin!
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce
A restaurant level Christmas dinner
Garlic Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Serve with mashed potatoes on the side
Short Rib Stuffed Shells
Cheesy shells are covered in a short rib ragu and lots of cheese
Creamy Calabrian Chili Pappardelle with Sausage & Fennel
A non-traditional pasta dish that’s would make an amazing Christmas dinner
Italian Mac and Cheese Bake
An impressive dinner that’s secretly super easy
Spaghetti Sauce in the Slow Cooker
This cooks all day for you so you can spend the day with family
Sheet Pan Lasagna
This spin on the classic lasagna makes it 100x easier than classic lasagna.
Burrata Baked Ziti
Tip: Burrata gets way meltier than mozzarella
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
A vegan Christmas main dish the whole family will love.
Eggplant Rollatini with Parmesan Risotto
A fancy vegetarian holiday dinner
Baked Rosemary Chicken Meatballs
Served with a tomato orzo
These are perfectly tender and spiced. Served with creamy, savory, tangy gravy
A quick chicken main dish packed with flavor. This is great served with green beans
Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs
Served with a parmesan orzo
Rosé Coq Au Vin
A French inspired Christmas main
Lemon Herb Roast Chicken
Spatchcocking a chicken cooks in half the time and keeps the meat super moist
Herb Roast Turkey Breast
Who says turkey is just for Thanksgiving?!
Stuffed Turkey Breast
The turkey breast is stuffed with a cream cheese, spinach, herb, and bacon filling that will knock your socks off.
Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs
These come together in 30 minutes
Brown Sugar Baked Ham
You can make this in the oven or the slow cooker!
Cheesy Ground Beef Enchiladas
Loaded with ground beef, cheese, and red sauce
Garlic Herb Boneless Leg of Lamb
The garlic and herbs are stuffed in the leg of lamb to pack in tons of flavor
Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb
Tender, juicy and extremely flavorful
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Stuffed with sweet onion, butter, sage, spinach, garlic, cranberry sauce, and goat cheese
Pomegranate Cider Pork Loin Roast
This has a great pan sauce gravy to go on top
Something fancy to serve vegetarians
Baked Shrimp in Garlic Butter Sauce
Shrimp baked in a lemon garlic butter white wine sauce, finished with a golden crunchy parmesan breadcrumb topping
Crab Topped Salmon
A crab cake on top of a piece of salmon. So fancy and decadent!
Baked Blackened Salmon
A flavor packed, impressive dish that’s also super quick and easy
Almond Crusted Salmon
Salmon baked with an almond herb mixture packed on top
Baked Salmon with Lemon Sauce
The herby, creamy lemon sauce makes this salmon
Almond Crusted Tilapia
Served with a homemade tartar sauce